Jalopy Stock Car Races

Grant County Fairgrounds

Ulysses, Kansas

Friday Night – June 8, 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 – 19 Cars – 1 Lap

Place 

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

21.00

  2

25

Floyd “Dutch” Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

21.02

  3

80

Stanley Trahern

Ensign, Kansas

21.40

  4

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

21.50

  5

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

21.90

  6

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

22.10

  6

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

22.10

  8

76

Harold Minter

Ulysses, Kansas

22.18

  9

97

Dale Carter

Ulysses, Kansas

22.20

10

89

J. D. Pflieger

Dodge City, Kansas

22.30

11

13

Eldon Smith

Syracuse, Kansas

22.40

12

66

Clem Smith

Ulysses, Kansas

23.00

13

89

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

23.20

14

12

Raymond Odle

Elkhart, Kansas

23.25

15

57

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

23.50

16

44

Ronnie Brummett

Hugoton, Kansas

26.00

17

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

27.00

18

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

NT

19

13

Eldon Smith

Syracuse, Kansas

DQ

     Smith had turned in a time of 22.40 in time trials but that time was disallowed when his was disqualified after his car was protested and he forfeited his winnings for the night.

 

Nut Cokeley

Cokeley collection

 

Bob Elliott

Cokeley collection

 

Chuck Arnold

Dutch Davis collection

 

Don Shumard

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Dutch Davis

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Dean Lewis

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

  

Stanley Trahern

Cokeley collection

 

J. D. Pflieger

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Ray Cott

Jennie Talbert photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

First Heat Race – 6 Cars – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

4

2

12

Raymond Odle

Elkhart, Kansas

1

3

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

2

 

57

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

3

 

44

Ronnie Brummett

Hugoton, Kansas

6

DNF

97

Dale Carter

Ulysses, Kansas

5

     Carter crashed through the fence on the outside of the racetrack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Second Heat Race – 6 Cars – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

1

2

89

J. D. Pflieger

Dodge City, Kansas

5

3

89

Bob Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

4

 

76

Harold Minter

Ulysses, Kansas

2

 

66

Clem Smith

Ulysses, Kansas

3

 DQ

13

Eldon Smith

Syracuse, Kansas

6

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Third Heat Race – 4  Cars – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

1

2

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

2

3

25

Floyd “Dutch” Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

4

4

80

Stanley Trahern

Ensign, Kansas

3

     Cokeley was paid $28 from the purse for his victory in this race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

Trophy Dash – 6 Cars

Trophy awarded by the Webber Implement Company of Ulysses

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

5

 

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

1

 

12

Raymond Odle

Elkhart, Kansas

2

 

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

3

 

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

6

 DQ

13

Eldon Smith

Syracuse, Kansas

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Consolation Race – 5 Cars – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

4

2

66

Clem Smith

Ulysses, Kansas

2

3

76

Harold Minter

Ulysses, Kansas

3

4

57

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

1

DNF

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

5

     Shumard spun out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

B Feature Race – 7 Cars – 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

98

Jerry Elliott

Ulysses, Kansas

4

2

79

Dean Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

5

3

76

Harold Minter

Ulysses, Kansas

6

4

12

Raymond Odle

Elkhart, Kansas

1

 

11

Raymond Cott

Ulysses, Kansas

2

 

57

Fred Gleason

Ulysses, Kansas

3

 DNF

66

Clem Smith

Ulysses, Kansas

7

     Smith rolled his car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

A Feature Race – 9 Cars – 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

1

25

Floyd “Dutch” Davis

Dodge City, Kansas

9

2

89

J. D. Pflieger

Dodge City, Kansas

1

3

88

Charles “Chuck” Lucas

Big Bow, Kansas

5

4

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

6

DNF

80

Stanley Trahern

Ensign, Kansas

8

DNF

75

Charles “Chuck” Arnold

Ulysses, Kansas

7

DNF

89

Bob Elliott

Dodge City, Kansas

2

DNF

72

Clarence “Nut” Cokeley

Liberal, Kansas

4

DQ

13

Eldon Smith

Syracuse, Kansas

3

     Smith finished this race first but was disqualified after his car was protested and he forfeited his winnings for the night.

     The cars driven by Trahern and Arnold each suffered flat tires.

     The cars driven by Elliott and Cokeley each rolled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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