Jalopy Stock Car Races

Grant County Fairgrounds

Ulysses, Kansas

Friday June 12, 1959

 

Sponsor Grant County Jaycees

Total Purse $300

 

 

 

 

List of Entries 12

 

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

Frank Garcia

Liberal, Kansas

 

6

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

 

7

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

 

27

Archie Smothermon

Hooker, Oklahoma

Lloyd N. Reccius, Jr.

Hooker, Oklahoma

 

40

Leo Siler

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

 

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

Floyd Keller

Ulysses, Kansas

66

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

 

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

 

76

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

 

80

Sidney "Sid" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

 

81

Harold Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

Harold Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

 

91

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Max Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

Archie Smothermon

Cokeley collection

 

Rabbit Trahern

Coffman collection

 

Nut Cokeley

Cokeley collection

 

Sid Trahern

Coffman collection

 

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Cokeley collection

  

Paul Befort, Jr.

Coffman collection

 

Bob Murphy

Cokeley collection

 

Leo Siler

Cokeley collection

 

Fred Gleason

Cokeley collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 First Heat 6 Cars 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

1

Frank Garcia

Liberal, Kansas

5

2

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

4

3

6

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

6

4

66

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

1

5

76

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

2

6

91

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Max Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 Second Heat 5 Cars 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

Floyd Keller

Ulysses, Kansas

4

2

7

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

5

3

81

Harold Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

Harold Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

1

DNF

80

Sidney "Sid" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

3

DNF

40

Leo Siler

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

2

          Siler's car lost a wheel on the second lap and had to drop out of the race.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 Trophy Dash 5 Cars 6 Laps

Trophy Sponsor Bollinger Chevrolet, Ulysses, Kansas

Trophy Queen Connie Lazier

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

1

2

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

Floyd Keller

Ulysses, Kansas

5

3

7

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

4

4

1

Frank Garcia

Liberal, Kansas

 

 

2

5

81

Harold Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

Harold Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Semi-Final 6 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

7

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

5

2

91

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Max Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

2

3

66

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

1

4

81

Harold Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

Harold Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

3

DNF

80

Sidney "Sid" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

4

DNF

1

Frank Garcia

Liberal, Kansas

6

          Trahern pushed Garcia's car into the infield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 Second Semi-Final 5 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

2

2

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

Floyd Keller

Ulysses, Kansas

3

3

6

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

5

4

27

Archie Smothermon

Hooker, Oklahoma

Lloyd N. Reccius, Jr.

Hooker, Oklahoma

4

5

76

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

1

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 B Feature 4 Cars 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

6

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

4

2

91

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Max Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

2

3

27

Archie Smothermon

Hooker, Oklahoma

Lloyd N. Reccius, Jr.

Hooker, Oklahoma

3

4

66

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

1

            Talbert finished the race on a flat tire.

 

  

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 A Feature 5 Cars 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

7

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

5

2

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

Floyd Keller

Ulysses, Kansas

4

3

80

Sidney "Sid" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

3

4

81

Harold Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

Harold Libich

Hooker, Oklahoma

2

DNF

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walter Scott Talbert, Sr. (1915-1988) finished fourth in the first heat race, third in the first semi-final, and fourth in the B feature to collect a total of $22 from the purse.

 

 

 

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