James Robert “Jake” Betts

1924 - 1999


The man in the foreground of this photo is unidentified but the man behind him is Jake Betts of Oberlin, Kansas.  The hot rod was owned by Royal Fisher also of Oberlin, and sponsored by the Kump Motor Company of Oberlin.  Betts was the usual driver although Bud Manning of Oakley, Kansas was assigned to drive it at Oakley, Kansas on August 8, 1950.  Please contact Bob Lawrence if you can identify the other man in this photo – Punch Lemburg collection as published in the book Roaring Roadsters #2 by Don Radbruch


Royal Fisher is shown here in 1949 in the first track hot rod he owned.  Driver Jake Betts won the third heat in this car at Oakley, Kansass on August 10, 1949 – Fisher family collection


Another view of the Royal Fisher owned, Jake Betts driven track hot rod – Fisher family collection




Royal Fisher

1923 - 1981