Stock Car Races

Grant County Fairgrounds

Ulysses, Kansas

Friday Night – August 12, 1955

 

Sponsor – Charles B. Hart American Legion Post 379

Races Sanctioned by – Grant County Racing Association 

Race Director – Ernest Mann of Ulysses, Kansas

 

Total Purse – $300

Attendance – “A record breaking crowd largely due to perfect weather” 

 Number of Entries – “A record breaking 26 cars”

 

 

 

 

Time Trials – 26 Cars – 1 Lap

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

  21.17*

  2

34

Harvey Main

Ulysses, Kansas

21.20

  3

25

Lowell “Bus” Talbert

Elkhart, Kansas 

21.28

  4

98

 

 

21.43

  5

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

21.45

  6

7

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

21.72

  7

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

21.77

  8

99

Jack Walker

Tribune, Kansas

21.86

  9

18

Max Malone

Copeland, Kansas

22.01

10

37

Bernard Pfeifer 

Leoti, Kansas

22.08

11

80

Glen McDonald

Montezuma, Kansas

22.23

12

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

22.33

13

98

 

 

22.40

14

41

Bill Humphreys

Ulysses, Kansas

22.40

15

14

Bob Parks

Sublette, Kansas

22.42

16

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

22.43

17

4

Dale Carter

Ulysses, Kansas

22.53

18

40

Scott Talbert

Elkhart, Kansas

22.72

19

89

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

23.19

20

12

Calvin Christensen

Ulysses, Kansas

23.30

21

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

23.75

22

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

24.00

23

45

Levon Turner

Liberal, Kansas

24.36

25

44

Leonard “Hank” Wedel

Liberal, Kansas

25.24

26

66

Howard Spencer

Dodge City, Kansas

NT

Nut Cokeley

Cokeley collection

 

Bob Murphy

Cokeley collection

 

Don Shumard

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Chuck Arnold

Dutch Davis collection

 

Scott Talbert

Cokeley collection

 

Levon Turner

Coffman collection

 

Hank Wedel

Cokeley collection

 

Jerry Elliott

Cokeley collection

 

Bus Talbert

Talbert family collection

 

Max Malone

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

First Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

 

Unknown

 

2

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley**

Liberal, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

34

Harvey Main

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 6 Laps

Trophy donated by the Western Drive-in

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race – 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

2

 

Unknown

 

3

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley**

Liberal, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Race – 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

80

Glen McDonald

Montezuma, Kansas

DQ

34

Harvey Main

Ulysses, Kansas

           Main led the final few laps but was disqualified by the judges who then awarded the victory to second place finisher McDonald.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* New one lap track record

 

** Clarence “Nut” Cokeley of Liberal, Kansas finished second in the first heat race and third in the B feature winning a total of $17 from the purse.

 

 

 

 

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