Jalopy Stock Car Races

Grant County Fairgrounds

Ulysses, Kansas

Friday Night June 6, 1958

 

Sponsor Grant County Jaycees

Total Purse $300

Attendance   "a huge crowd"

Track condition   "real muddy"

 

Admission:

Adults $1.00

Children 50

 

 

 

This very poor quality photograph was taken just after trophy queen Susan Reeves (at left) had presented trophy dash winner Gene Coffman (dressed in all white) with his trophy on this evening and given him a kiss.  She then quickly took off for the bleacher thus becoming known as the "kiss-and-run trophy girl" - Coffman collection

 

 

 

 

List of Entries 15

 

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

2

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Walter Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

 

7

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

 

13

Lavon Turner

Tribune, Kansas

Dick Wilson

Johnson, Kansas

 

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

19

Allan Fischer

Hooker, Oklahoma

Raymond V. Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

 

22

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

 

23

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

Ralph Miller

Liberal, Kansas

 

27

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Bud Hibler

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, Sr.

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

 

 

Allan Fischer

Coffman collection

 

Stanley Trahern

Coffman collection

 

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Cokeley collection

 

Duane Caldwell

Cokeley collection

 

Nut Cokeley

Cokeley collection

 

Gene Coffman

Coffman collection

 

Lavon Turner

Hauser collection

 

Bob Murphy

Cokeley collection

 

Fred Gleason

Cokeley collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race 4 Cars 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

 

Started

1

23

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

Ralph Miller

Liberal, Kansas

1

2

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

2

3

76

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

4

4

22

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

3

           First place in this race paid $12 in prize money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Second Heat Race 5 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

7

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

5

3

34

Bertie "Junior" Dapron

Walsh, Colorado

Rod Higgins

Walsh, Colorado

4

DNF

33

Bob Schneider

Walsh, Colorado

Virgil Beeson

Walsh, Colorado

1

DNF

13

Lavon Turner

Tribune, Kansas

Dick Wilson

Johnson, Kansas

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Turner spun out.

 

 

  

Third Heat Race 6 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

1

2

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

Floyd Keller

Ulysses, Kansas

3

3

75

Cliff Schriner

Sublette, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

4

4

27

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Bud Hibler

Hooker, Oklahoma

5

5

19

Allan Fischer

Hooker, Oklahoma

Raymond V. Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

2

6

2

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Walter Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

6

          First place in this race paid $12 while fourth place paid $6 in prize money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash 6 Cars 6 Laps

Trophy Sponsor Hilton Firestone, Ulysses, Kansas

Trophy Queen Susan Reeves

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

23

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

Ralph Miller

Liberal, Kansas

2

2

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

4

3

7

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

3

4

66

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

6

5

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

1

DNF

50

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

Floyd Keller

Ulysses, Kansas

5

          Murphy and Stanley Trahern were fighting for the lead when they tangled in the final turn and Coffman slipped past before Trahern could recover.  The accident caused Murphy to run off of the racetrack and over an embankment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Semi-Final 7 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

23

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

Ralph Miller

Liberal, Kansas

1

2

80

Stanley Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Henry Doerksen

Sublette, Kansas

4

3

27

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Bud Hibler

Hooker, Oklahoma

7

4

2

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Walter Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

3

5

66

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

6

6

22

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

Bruch Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

2

7

34

Bertie "Junior" Dapron

Walsh, Colorado

Rod Higgins

Walsh, Colorado

5

          Bob Murphy was scheduled to start in this race but his car could not be repaired in time after his wreck in the trophy dash.

          First place in this race paid $8 in prize money while third place paid $6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final 7 Cars 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

 

Started

1

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

1

2

19

Allan Fischer

Hooker, Oklahoma

Raymond V. Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

6

3

75

Cliff Schriner

Sublette, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

7

4

7

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

5

5

13

Lavon Turner

Tribune, Kansas

Dick Wilson

Johnson, Kansas

4

DNF

33

Bob Schneider

Walsh, Colorado

Virgil Beeson

Walsh, Colorado

3

DNF

76

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature 5 Cars 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

23

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

Ralph Miller

Liberal, Kansas

1

2

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

Carl Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

2

3

22

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

Bruce Westphal

Springfield, Colorado

3

4

2

Don Adams

Hooker, Oklahoma

Walter Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

4

DNF

33

Bob Schneider

Walsh, Colorado

Virgil Beeson

Walsh, Colorado

5

            First place in this race paid $20 in prize money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

A Feature 7 Cars 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

19

Allan Fischer

Hooker, Oklahoma

Raymond V. Hanson

Hooker, Oklahoma

4

2

7

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

Merle E. "Rabbit" Trahern

Sublette, Kansas

3

3

27

Clarence "Nut" Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

Bud Hibler

Hooker, Oklahoma

6

4

75

Cliff Schriner

Sublette, Kansas

Gene Crook

Satanta, Kansas

5

5

13

Lavon Turner

Tribune, Kansas

Dick Wilson

Johnson, Kansas

1

6

34

Bertie "Junior" Dapron

Walsh, Colorado

Rod Higgins

Walsh, Colorado

2

7

66

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

7

          Third place in this race paid $13 in prize money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merle "Rabbit" Trahern of Sublette, Kansas is shown here loading up his car for the trip home after finishing in second place in the A feature on this evening - Coffman collection

 

 

 

 

Donna Coffman's admission ticket to these races

Coffman collection

The pit pass worn by Gene Coffman during the races on this evening

Coffman collection

  

 

 

 

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