Jalopy and Rail Races

Sportsman Park - Oakley, Kansas

Sunday Afternoon – August 19, 1962 




Oakley Graphic

Thursday – August 16, 1962 – Front Page:



SUNDAY (August 19th) - Final event of a big fair week-end is stock car races at 2 p.m., and Jaycee sponsors said it is known some of the state top drivers will be here.  A good field is expected as well because of fair pull.  Five tons of salt are being put on the track to keep dust down.

Jaycees said drivers of 23 cars who gave a crowd-pleasing performance at the Thomas County Fair (Wednesday night, August 8, 1962) indicated they will be here.



Trophy Presentation Photos Taken Minutes Apart on This Afternoon


Nut Cokeley is shown standing near the right rear wheel of his rail awaiting the trophy girl to be escorted over for the trophy presentation after Nut won the trophy dash driving the white #7 rail owned by Pete Ansley of Adams, Oklahoma.




None of the people in this “trophy presentation” photo have been identified but the man was probably the winner of the jalopy trophy dash.



Clarence “Nut” Cokeley



Oakley Graphic

Thursday – August 23, 1962 – Front Page:


Name Stock Car Race Winners

Don Shumard, Dodge City, won jalopy races and Nut Cokeley, Liberal, a regular champion, the rails in Jaycees stock car races at the fair Sunday (August 19, 1962).

Some 600 persons attended.  Sportsmanship award was won by David Ross, Jetmore.







Here is a better view of the rail that Nut Cokeley was driving on this afternoon at Oakley. The car was built and owned by Pete Ansley of Adams, Oklahoma.  Click your mouse on the photo to see another photo of this car taken from a different angle.




for a copy of the rules and specifications that governed these races at Oakley




All of the photographs on this web page are from the Cokeley collection




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