Jalopy Stock Car Races

Season Finals

Grant County Fairgrounds

Ulysses, Kansas

  

Friday Night – September 7, 1956

 

Sponsor – Charles B. Hart American Legion Post 379

Races Sanctioned by – Grant County Racing Association 

Race Director – Ernest Mann of Ulysses, Kansas

 

Total Purse – $600

 

 

 

Time Trials – 37 Cars – 1 Lap

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

21.54

  2

62

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

21.65

  3

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

21.78

  4

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

21.83

  5

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

21.95

  6

40

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

22.05

  7

98

Cecil “Junior” Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

22.12

  8

97

Dale Carter

Ulysses, Kansas

22.18

  9

41

Johnny Thomas

Ashland, Kansas

22.20

10

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

22.22

11

11

John McGee

Wichita, Kansas

22.25

12

69

Bill Humphreys

Ulysses, Kansas

22.29

13

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

22.39

14

35

Jack Shultz

Elkhart, Kansas

22.48

15

19

Carroll Russell

Hooker, Oklahoma

22.53

16

96

Jimmy Selfridge

Dighton, Kansas

22.59

17

88

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

22.70

18

25

Paul Fox

 

22.71

19

86

Max Allen

Sublette, Kansas

22.77

19

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

22.77

21

44

Leonard “Hank” Wedel

Liberal, Kansas

22.82

22

90

Max Malone

Plains, Kansas

22.83

23

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

22.94

24

37

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

22.99

25

88

Loren Patton

 

23.22

26

33

Bob Gilkey

 

23.32

27

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

23.40

28

37

Bernard Pfeifer

Leoti, Kansas

23.55

29

44

Ronnie Brummett

Hugoton, Kansas

23.84

30

30

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

23.89

31

76

Welden Mentor

 

24.00

32

34

Rod Higgins

Walsh, Colorado 

24.20

33

89

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

24.25

34

42

Johnny Rice

 

24.48

35

32

Bob Parker

 

25.16

36

70

Verl Manski

 

25.19

37

54

Albert “Irish” Bruggeman

Garden City, Kansas

25.90

38

19

Harold Wicker

 

NT

39

34

Bob Murphy

Ulysses, Kansas

NT

 

Junior Maupin

Cokeley collection

 

Dean Lewis

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Hank Wedel

Coffman collection

 

Don Shumard

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Nut Cokeley

Cokeley collection

 

Bill Humphreys

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Johnny Thomas

Thomas collection

 

Bob Elliott

Cokeley collection

 

 

Larry Torson

Cokeley collection

 

Chuck Arnold

Dutch Davis collection

 

Jimmy Selfridge

Cokeley collection

 

Ray Cott

Jennie Talbert photo

 

Scott Talbert

Cokeley collection

 

Lyle Lewis

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Duane Caldwell

Cokeley collection

 

Carroll Russell

Coffman collection

 

Gene Coffman

Coffman collection

 

Bob Murphy

Cokeley collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 12 Cars – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

30

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

  2

2

86

Max Allen

Sublette, Kansas

  3

3

88

Loren Patton

 

  7

4

35

Jack Shultz

Elkhart, Kansas

10

5

34

Rod Higgins

Walsh, Colorado

  6

6

44

Ronnie Brummett

Hugoton, Kansas

12

7

76

Welden Mentor

 

11

8

70

Verl Manski

 

  9

 

54

Albert “Irish” Bruggeman

Garden City, Kansas

  8

 

19

Carroll Russell

Hooker, Oklahoma

  4

 

11

John McGee

Wichita, Kansas

  5

DNF

32

Bob Parker

 

  1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 10 Cars – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

62

Clarence” Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

  7

2

88

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

  3

3

96

Jimmy Selfridge

Dighton, Kansas

  6

4

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

  8

5

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

  1

6

40

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

10

 

37

Bernard Pfeifer

Leoti, Kansas

  2

 

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

  4

 

37

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

  5

 

89

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

  9

          Cokeley collected $24 from the purse for his victory in this race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race – 13 Cars – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

  1

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

  1

  2

98

Cecil “Junior” Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

  9

  3

97

Dale Carter

Ulysses, Kansas

  5

  4

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

12

  5

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

10

  6

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

  3

  7

79

Dean Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

  6

  8

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

  7

  9

41

Johnny Thomas

Ashland, Kansas

13

10

25

Paul Fox

 

  8

11

90

Max Malone

Plains, Kansas

11

12

69

Bill Humphreys

Ulysses, Kansas

  4

DNF

44

Leonard “Hank” Wedel

Liberal, Kansas

  2

          Wedel’s car crashed into a light pole on the infield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 6 Cars – 6 Laps

Trophy Sponsor – Stutzman Body Shop

Trophy Queen – Sharon Kay Stutzman

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

62

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

3

2

98

Cecil “Junior” Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

6

3

88

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

4

4

86

Max Allen

Sublette, Kansas

2

5

30

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

1

DNF

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model T Race

Sponsored by the Model T Association

          Five Model T Fords were entered in this event.  Neither driver names nor race distance was recorded but the race was won by a 1925 Model T Ford.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolation Race – 19 Cars – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

  9

2

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

14

3

41

Johnny Thomas

Ashland, Kansas

19

4

40

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

12

5

34

Rod Higgins

Walsh, Colorado

  3

6

32

Bob Parker

 

  1

7

25

Paul Fox

 

16

 

76

Welden Mentor

 

  5

 

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

  7

 

37

Bernard Pfeifer

Leoti, Kansas

  8

 

37

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

10

 

89

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

11

 

69

Bill Humphreys

Ulysses, Kansas

13

DNF

19

Carroll Russell

Hooker, Oklahoma

  2

DNF

70

Verl Manski

 

  4

DNF

42

Johnny Rice

 

  6

DNF

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

15

DNF

90

Max Malone

Plains, Kansas

17

DNF

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

18

          Manski and Shumard both rolled their cars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature – 18 Cars – 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

18

2

11

John McGee

Wichita, Kansas

  5

3

35

Jack Shultz

Elkhart, Kansas

10

4

88

Loren Patton

 

  7

5

33

Bob Gilkey

 

13

6

37

Bernard Pfeifer

Leoti, Kansas

16

7

30

Gene Coffman

Liberal, Kansas

  2

 

32

Bob Parker

 

  1

 

19

Carroll Russell

Hooker, Oklahoma

  4

 

34

Rod Higgins

Walsh, Colorado

  6

 

54

Albert “Irish” Bruggeman

Garden City, Kansas

  8

 

70

Verl Manski

 

  9

 

76

Welden Mentor

 

11

 

44

Ronnie Brummett

Hugoton, Kansas

12

 

88

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

17

DNF

86

Max Allen

Sublette, Kansas

  3

DNF

42

Johnny Rice

 

14

DNF

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

15

          Allen’s car rolled.

          Cott’s car caught fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature – 19 Cars – 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

12

2

62

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

  3

3

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

18

4

41

Johnny Thomas

Ashland, Kansas

19

5

98

Cecil “Junior” Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

15

6

55

Larry Torson

Dodge City, Kansas

  7

7

40

Scott Talbert, Sr.

Ulysses, Kansas

  6

 

37

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

  1

 

96

Jimmy Selfridge

Dighton, Kansas

  2

 

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

  4

 

89

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

  5

 

44

Leonard “Hank” Wedel

Liberal, Kansas

  8

 

15

Duane Caldwell

Sublette, Kansas

  9

 

25

Paul Fox

 

14

 

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

16

 

90

Max Malone

Plains, Kansas

17

DNF

69

Bill Humphreys

Ulysses, Kansas

10

DNF

28

Don Shumard

Ulysses, Kansas

13

DNF

97

Dale Carter

Ulysses, Kansas

11

          Humphrey’s car crashed into that driven by Shumard.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 Lap Feature – 23 Cars – 50 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

  2

2

98

Cecil “Junior” Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

  5

3

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

  8

4

11

John McGee

Wichita, Kansas

  9

5

62

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

  1

 

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Ulysses, Kansas

  3

 

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

  4

 

97

Dale Carter

Ulysses, Kansas

  6

 

88

Jim Gibbs

Dodge City, Kansas

  7

 

35

Jack Shultz

Elkhart, Kansas

10

 

19

Carroll Russell

Hooker, Oklahoma

11

 

25

Paul Fox

 

12

 

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

13

 

90

Max Malone

Plains, Kansas

14

 

37

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

15

 

88

Loren Patton

 

16

 

33

Bob Gilkey

 

17

 

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

18

 

37

Bernard Pfeifer

Leoti, Kansas

19

 

76

Welden Mentor

 

20

 

89

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

21

 

42

Johnny Rice

 

22

 

54

Albert “Irish” Bruggeman

Garden City, Kansas 

23

          Cokeley was paid $10 from the purse for his fifth place finish in this race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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