Jalopy Stock Car Races

Grant County Fairgrounds

Ulysses, Kansas

Monday – July 4, 1955

Afternoon Program

 

Sponsor – Charles B. Hart American Legion Post 379

Races Sanctioned by – Grant County Racing Association 

Race Director – Ernest Mann of Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

 

            Two complete racing programs were run on this date.  The first was run in the afternoon and then everybody (spectators and competitors) came back and raced again that night.  Hot winds are credited with keeping the size of the crowds small.

            Calvin Christiansen of Ulysses suffered some cuts on his head and the loss of some teeth when he rolled his car in the north turn landing upside down.  It is not known if this happened during the afternoon races or during the nighttime program.

Although a full racing program was run in the afternoon, all we know about any of these races (except the A feature) is that Clarence “Nut” Cokeley of Liberal, Kansas is one of the drivers that competed in them but he did not place.

 

           

 

A Feature Race – 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Purse

1

Jack Walker

Tribune, Kansas

$58

2

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

Unknown

3

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Elkhart, Kansas

Unknown

Lyle Lewis

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Don Shumard

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Darrel Harms

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Levon Turner

Coffman collection

 

Harvey Main

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Scott Talbert

Cokeley collection

 

Nut Cokeley

Cokeley collection

 

Bob Murphy

Cokeley collection

 

Scott Talbert

Cokeley collection

 

Chuck Arnold

Dutch Davis collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Jalopy Stock Car Races

Grant County Fairgrounds

Ulysses, Kansas

Monday – July 4, 1955

Night Program

 

 

 

Time Trials – 1 Lap

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

22.05*

 

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

Harvey Main

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Elkhart, Kansas

 

 

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

 

 

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

Levon Turner

Elkhart, Kansas

 

 

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

 

 

Darrel Harms

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

Jack Walker

Tribune, Kansas

 

 

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Levon Turner

Elkhart, Kansas

 

2

Unknown

 

 

3

Unknown

 

 

4

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Darrel Harms

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Harvey Main

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

 

2

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Elkhart, Kansas

 

3

Harvey Main

Ulysses, Kansas

 

4

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Levon Turner

Elkhart, Kansas

 

2

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

 

3

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Feature Race – 50 Laps

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Levon Turner

Elkhart, Kansas

 

2

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

 

3

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

 

4

Harvey Main

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Levon Turner won a total of $93 for first place finishes in the first heat, B feature, and A feature on this afternoon.

            Clarence “Nut” Cokeley of Liberal, Kansas drove car #44 owned by “Kirton and Sally”.  Nut finished fourth in the “slow heat race” which paid $4.  If you know who “Kirton and Sally” were, please contact Bob Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

* New one-lap track record.

 

 

 

 

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