Jalopy Stock Car Races

Grant County Fairgrounds

Ulysses, Kansas

Friday Night – June 29, 1956

 

Sponsor – Charles B. Hart American Legion Post 379 of Ulysses, Kansas

Races Sanctioned by – Grant County Racing Association 

Race Director – Ernest Mann of Ulysses, Kansas

  

Total Purse – $400

 

 

 

 

Time Trials – 17 Cars – 1 Lap

Place 

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

20.49

  2

80

Stanley Trahern

Ensign, Kansas

21.02

  3

41

Johnny Thomas

Ashland, Kansas

21.16

  4

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

21.34

  5

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

21.55

  6

66

Clem Smith

Ulysses, Kansas

21.56

  7

89

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

21.69

  8

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

21.77

  9

40

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

21.84

10

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

21.87

11

66

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

22.18

12

69

Bill Humphreys

Ulysses, Kansas

22.51

13

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

22.88

14

3

Floyd “Dutch” Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

23.17

15

57

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

23.79

16

4

L. L. Ethridge

Dodge City, Kansas

24.39

17

34

Chuck Stevenson

Dodge City, Kansas

NT

     Stevenson rolled his car while taking his time trial.

 

Nut Cokeley

Cokeley collection

 

Bob Elliott

Cokeley collection

 

Chuck Arnold

Dutch Davis collection

 

Lyle Lewis

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Bill Humphreys

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Dean Lewis

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

  

Stanley Trahern

Cokeley collection

 

Scott Talbert

Cokeley collection

 

Johnny Thomas

Cokeley collection

 

Ray Cott

Jennie Talbert photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

First Heat Race – 8 Cars – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

66

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

2

2

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

7

3

66

Clem Smith

Ulysses, Kansas

8

4

3

Floyd “Dutch” Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

5

 

4

L. L. Ethridge

Dodge City, Kansas

1

 

69

Bill Humphreys

Ulysses, Kansas

3

 

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

6

DNF

57

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

Second Heat Race – 9 Cars – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

41

Johnny Thomas

Ashland, Kansas

1

2

80

Stanley Trahern

Ensign, Kansas

5

3

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

8

4

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

9

 

40

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

2

 

89

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

3

 

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

4

 

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

6

 

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

7

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

  

Trophy Dash – 4  Cars

Sponsored by Gray and Robbins Construction Company

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

41

Johnny Thomas

Ashland, Kansas

3

 

66

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

1

 

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

2

 DNF

80

Stanley Trahern

Ensign, Kansas

4

     Trahern spun out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Consolation Race – 9 Cars

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

89

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

2

2

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

4

3

40

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

5

4

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

8

 

4

L. L. Ethridge

Dodge City, Kansas

1

 

57

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

3

 

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

6

 

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

7

 

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

   

 

  

B Feature Race – 8 Cars – 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

66

Clem Smith

Ulysses, Kansas

8

2

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

7

3

4

L. L. Ethridge

Dodge City, Kansas

1

4

3

Floyd “Dutch” Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

5

DNF

66

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

2

DNF

69

Bill Humphreys

Ulysses, Kansas

3

DNF

57

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

4

DNF

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

6

     Gibbs’ car rolled.

     Humphreys’s car crashed into the fence.

     Gleason’s car lost a tire.

     Cott’s car crashed into the fence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

A Feature Race – 9 Cars – 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Ensign, Kansas

5

2

41

Johnny Thomas

Ashland, Kansas

1

3

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

7

4

40

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

2

5

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

9

 

89

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

3

 

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

4

 

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

6

 

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

8

     Cokeley collected $24 from the purse for his third place finish in this race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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