Jalopy Stock Car Races

Grant County Fairgrounds

Ulysses, Kansas

Friday Night – July 29, 1955

 

Sponsor – Charles B. Hart American Legion Post 379

Races Sanctioned by – Grant County Racing Association 

Race Director – Ernest Mann of Ulysses, Kansas

Flagman / Starter – Dean Burchfield 

 

Attendance – 800 

Total Gate Receipts – $600

Total Purse – $300

 

 

 

Jerry Elliott

Gail Elliott collection

  

 

Don Shumard

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Hank Wedal

Cokeley collection

 

Levon Turner

Coffman collection

 

Dutch Davis

Cokeley collection

 

Nut Cokeley

Cokeley collection

 

Scott Talbert

Cokeley collection

 

Duane Caldwell

Cokeley collection

 

Bob Murphy

Cokeley collection

 

Chuck Arnold

Dutch Davis collection

 

 

Time Trials – 24 Cars – 1 Lap

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

80

Glen McDonald

Montezuma, Kansas

  21.25*

  2

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

21.46

  3

44

Leonard “Hank” Wedel

Liberal, Kansas

21.46

  4

99

Harold Schute

Dodge City, Kansas

21.89

  5

40

Scott Talbert

Elkhart, Kansas

22.07

  6

21

Bernard Leonard

Dodge City, Kansas

22.21

  7

57

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

22.30

  8

25

Floyd “Dutch” Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

22.53

  9

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

22.60

10

29

Kenneth Gillette

Dodge City, Kansas

22.68

11

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

22.94

12

98

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

22.96

13

41

Bill Humphreys

Ulysses, Kansas

23.39

14

6

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

23.51

15

89

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

23.68

16

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

24.00

17

45

Levon Turner

Elkhart, Kansas

24.84

 

66

Howard Spencer

Dodger City, Kansas

NT

 

37

Bernard Pfeifer

Leoti, Kansas

NT

 

3

 

 

NT

 

98

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

NT

 

14

Bob Parks

Sublette, Kansas

NT

 

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

NT

 

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

NT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

DNF

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

 

          Murphy was moving up fast when he ran off of the racetrack sailed over an embankment on the north end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 6 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

1

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race – 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

1

98

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature – 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

1

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

 

DNF

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

 

          Although his car blew a tire and overturned, Arnold was not injured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicki and Karen Elliott are shown here presenting the trophy on this evening to Charles “Chuck” Arnold of Ulysses who had just won the trophy dash.  The flagman is Dean Burchfield – Grant County Museum collection

 

 

 

 

* New one-lap track record

 

   

 

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