HOT ROD RACES

Sportsman Park – Oakley, Kansas

Sunday Afternoon – August 27, 1950

14 hot rods entered

 

 

 

This photo was taken from the grandstand at Sportsman Park in Oakley, Kansas and probably on this date.  The car closest to the camera is the blue #1 hot rod of Lloyd Walinder of Oberlin, Kansas.  The hot rod in front of the Jeep is the #22 owned by brothers Cloyd and Emmett Ricketts of Winona, Kansas and driven by Les Suter of Oakley.  The men standing beside the Ricketts Brothers’ hot rod are, left to right, owners Cloyd Ricketts, Emmett Ricketts, and mechanic Bob Bartell.

The light colored hot rod in the infield behind Cloyd Ricketts, appears to be the #7-11 owned by L. E. Pickrel of Scott City, Kansas.

The sign on the sideboard of the pickup truck in the background at left reads “Highway Motors” which was a business owned by the Harold Shaw of Grainfield, Kansas who also owned a #27 hot rod driven by Mickey McCormick – Mirl Barnett photo

 

 

 

TROPHY DASH

PLACE

CAR #

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Lloyd Walinder

Oberlin, KS

 

 

 

 

FIRST HEAT

PLACE

CAR #

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

11

T. E. Russell

Denver, CO

 

 

 

 

SECOND HEAT

PLACE

CAR #

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

13

Junior Pickrel

Tribune, KS

 

 

 

 

FEATURE

PLACE

CAR #

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

22

Les Suter

Oakley, KS

 

 

 

The #7-11 hot rod nearest the camera is the same hot rod that is described in the photo at the top of this web page.  The #13 hot rod in the background here is the car that Junior Pickrel won the second heat race in on this afternoon.  Both hot rods were owned by Leroy Eugene "L. E." Pickrel, Sr. of Scott City, Kansas - Mills collection

 

 

 

Les Suter is shown here in the Ricketts Brothers’ #22 Wayne Chevrolet 6 powered hot rod at Sportsman Park in Oakley, Kansas.  Suter won the feature race in this car on this day – Cloyd Rickets collection

 

 

 

Lloyd Walinder of Oberlin, Kansas is shown here with his blue #1 hot rod in which he won the trophy dash on this date at Oakley, KansasPunch Lemburg collection as published in the book Roaring Roadsters 2 by Don Radbruch