Jalopy Stock Car Races

Grant County Fairgrounds

Ulysses, Kansas

Friday Night June 13, 1958

 

Sponsor Grant County Jaycees

Total Purse $300

 

Admission:

Adults $1.00

Children 50

 

 

  

List of Entries 15

 

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

2

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Walter Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

4

Larry Hart

Hooker, Oklahoma

Larry K. Hart

Hooker, Oklahoma

5

Floyd "Dutch" Davis*

Dodge City, Kansas

C. J. Fitzgerald

Minneola, Kansas

 

7

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

 

13

Lavon Turner

Tribune, Kansas

Dick Wilson

Johnson, Kansas

22

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

 

23

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

Ralph Miller

Liberal, Kansas

26

Archie Smothermon

Hooker, Oklahoma

Isaac C. "Junior" Seawright

Hooker, Oklahoma

 

33

Bob Schneider

Walsh, Colorado

Virgil Beeson

Walsh, Colorado

 

34

Bertie "Junior" Dapron

Walsh, Colorado

Rod Higgins

Walsh, Colorado

 

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

Floyd Keller

Ulysses, Kansas

 

66

Scott Talbert, Jr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

 

75

Cliff Schriner**

Sublette, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

 

76

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

 

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

Don Adams

Cokeley collection

 

Rabbit Trahern

Cokeley collection

 

 

Dutch Davis

Cokeley collection

 

Stanley Trahern

Coffman collection

 

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Cokeley collection

 

Archie Smothermon

Cokeley collection

 

Gene Coffman

Coffman collection

 

Lavon Turner

Hauser collection

 

Bob Murphy

Cokeley collection

 

Fred Gleason

Cokeley collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race 6 Cars 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

2

2

22

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

Bruce Westphal 

Springfield, Colorado

5

3

33

Bob  Schneider

Walsh, Colorado

Virgil Beeson

Walsh, Colorado

3

4

4

Larry Hart

Hooker, Oklahoma

Larry K. Hart

Hooker, Oklahoma

6

5

76

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

1

DNF

2

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Walter Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Second Heat Race 7 Cars 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

13

Levon Turner

Tribune, Kansas

Dick Wilson

Johnson, Kansas

2

2

7

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

4

3

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

Floyd Keller

Ulysses, Kansas

6

4

34

Bertie "Junior" Dapron

Walsh, Colorado

Rod Higgins

Walsh, Colorado

3

5

66

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

5

DNF

75

Cliff Schriner**

Sublette, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

7

DNF

23

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

Ralph Miller

Liberal, Kansas

1

          Coffman was running in first place when his car blew a tire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Trophy Dash 4 Cars 6 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

2

2

7

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

3

3

13

Lavon Turner

Tribune, Kansas

Dick Wilson

Johnson, Kansas

4

4

22

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

Bruce Westphal 

Springfield, Colorado

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolation Race 4 Cars 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

66

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

3

2

75

Clif Schriner**

Sublette, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

4

3

2

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Walter Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

2

4

76

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

1

          First place in this race paid $8 in prize money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Semi-Final 7 Cars 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

23

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

Ralph Miller

Liberal, Kansas

4

2

34

Bertie "Junior" Dapron

Walsh, Colorado

Rod Higgins

Walsh, Colorado

5

3

75

Cliff Schriner

Sublette, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

7

4

33

Bob  Schneider

Walsh, Colorado

Virgil Beeson

Walsh, Colorado

2

5

22

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

3

6

76

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

Fred Gelason

Ulysses, Kansas

1

DNF

66

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

6

          First place in this race paid $8 in prize money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final 7 Cars 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

1

2

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

Floyd Keller

Ulysses, Kansas

6

3

2

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Walter Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

2

4

26

Archie Smothermon

Hooker, Oklahoma

Isaac C. "Junior" Seawright

Hooker, Oklahoma

7

5

13

Lavon Turner

Tribune, Kansas

Dick Wilson

Johnson, Kansas

4

DNF

4

Larry Hart

Hooker, Oklahoma

Larry K. Hart

Hooker, Oklahoma

3

DNF

7

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature 6 Cars 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

1

2

2

Don Admas

Hooker, Oklahoma

Walter Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

3

3

26

Archie Smothermon

Hooker, Oklahoma

Isaac C. "Junior" Seawright

Hooker, Oklahoma

6

4

22

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

4

5

4

Larry Hart

Hooker, Oklahoma

Larry K. Hart

Hooker, Oklahoma

5

DNF

33

Bob Schneider

Walsh, Colorado

Virgil Beeson

Walsh, Colorado

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

A Feature 6 Cars 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

23

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

Ralph Miller

Liberal, Kansas

1

2

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

Floyd Keller

Ulysses, Kansas

5

3

34

Bertie "Junior" Dapron

Walsh, Colorado

Rod Higgins

Walsh, Colorado

3

4

75

Cliff Schriner**

Sublette, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

6

5

66

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

4

 DNF

13

Lavon Turner

Tribune, Kansas

Dick Wilson

Johnson, Kansas

2

          Turner's car lost a wheel.

          First place in this race paid $35 in prize money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the late 1950s, there was a group of driver's wives who often sat together in the bleachers.  These ladies kept amazingly good records of the racing programs of the western Kansas and northwestern Oklahoma races in which their husbands competed.  Dot (Mrs. Nut) Cokeley and Donna (Mrs. Gene) Coffman, both of Liberal, Kansas, were two of the most faithful in their record keeping but some of the others in this loosely-knit group were Elsie (Mrs. Dutch) Davis,  and Donna (Mrs. Ace) Noland both from Dodge City, Kansas and Jennie (Mrs. Scott) Talbert of Ulysses, Kansas.  Without the attention they gave to compiling and preserving the records of these races and for the generosity of their families in sharing them, the history of the races at Ulysses (and at several other racetracks) would have been lost and this web site would not have been possible.  The photo above was taken on this night in the bleachers at Ulysses as Zida (Mrs. Cliff) Schriner at left, assisted Donna Coffman with her diligent record keeping - Coffman collection

  

 

 

 

Donna Coffman's admission ticket to these races and the pit pass worn by Gene Coffman on this particular evening are displayed above - Coffman collection

 

 

 

 

 

* Floyd "Dutch" Davis scratched his car from all of the races this night when it lost oil pressure during warm-up laps.

 

** One source says that the driver of this car on this particular evening was Charlie Pitts of Hutchinson, Kansas.

 

 

 

 

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