I drove this 1956 Chevrolet 2-door hardtop at 81 Speedway for car owner Jack Shipman during the 1976 racing season.  I also drove it at the 11th Annual Enid Winter Nationals at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Enid, Oklahoma the weekend of October 16-17, 1976.  My turn in time trials came early in the order and the racetrack was in excellent shape.  The car was running very good but just died while going down the back stretch on the clock.  I coasted off of the racetrack and into the pits where we learned that the coil wire had come off.  Shipman replaced the coil wire and I was allowed to take another lap for my time trial.  The drawback was that I had to wait until all of the other cars had run their time trial first and, by the time I got to take that final lap, the racetrack had worn out making it very dry and slippery so I am certain that lap was not nearly as good as the first one I had going but could not complete.

I survived a crash-filled B feature to finish in the top ten in a badly over-heating car.

           Below are the times for one lap to the one-thousandth of a second that were turned in during time trials at the Winter Nationals at Enid, Oklahoma that weekend:

 

Position

Car #

Driver

Hometown

Car Owner

Time

1

16

Bob Drake

Fort Supply, OK

Bob Drake 

22.253

2

19x

Terry Ellis

Wichita, KS

Lloyd Roten

22.441

3

21x

Chuck Schommer

Wichita, KS

Chuck Schommer

22.661

4

80

Stan Hacker

Kingman, KS

Stan Hacker

22.749

5

25

Mike Farrell

Wichita, KS

Glen Smith

22.883

6

62

Woody Smith

Oklahoma City, OK

Woody Smith

22.889

7

01

Dean Wheeler

Woodward, OK

Dean Wheeler

22.963

8

9

Oren Haas

Wichita, KS

Alan Bybee

22.965

9

5

Ron Case

Wichita, KS

John Hebb

22.983

10

44

Steve Kammerer

Wichita, KS

Dave Harrison

23.046

11

17

Bill Beebe

Enid, OK

Bill Beebe

23.065

12

67

Larry Pankratz

Wichita, KS

Larry Pankratz

23.080

13

48x

John Arnce

Wichita, KS

R. J. Ellis

23.082

14

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, KS

Lonnie Smith

23.111

15

144

Rob Glass

Wichita, KS

Bob Glass

23.116

16

134

Lloyd Edmonds

Wichita, KS

Gary Fouch

23.174

17

8

Lewis Rutherford

Ponca City, OK

Lewis Rutherford

23.205

18

77

Bill Tice

Enid, OK

Bill Tice

23.229

19

1776

Charles Benton

Enid, OK

Charlie Lavicky

23.232

20

99

Carter Durham

Enid, OK

Bill Morrow

23.267

21

0X

John Shearhod

Wichita, KS

George Riley

23.292

22

69

Tim Burpo

Kingfisher, OK

Tim Burpo 

23.214

23

30

Alan Ashley

Wichita, KS

Larry & Carl Ashley

23.335

24

35

Terry Stueve

Wichita, KS

Chuck Macy

23.342

25

21

Larry Layton

Enid, OK

Erie Layton 

23.370

26

96

Bill Root

Enid, OK

Bill Root

23.402

27

33x

Jack Burnett

Glencoe, OK

Jack Burnett 

23.414

28

39

Joe Smith

Woodward, OK

Gordie Morrison

23.453

29

42

Chris Massey

Benton, KS

Chris Massey 

23.513

30

15

Wayne Sigley

Augusta, KS

Harold Littlejohn

23.552

31

61

Bob Lawrence

Wichita, KS

Jack Shipman

23.593

32

44x

Clyde Johnson

Clovis, NM

 

23.641

33

09

Chuck Barnes

Ponca City, OK

Chuck Barnes

23.656

34

16x

Frank Key

Wichita, KS

Glen Michels

23.665

35

8x

Johnny Grogan

Woodward, OK

Johnny Grogan 

23.667

36

151

Bernard Hodge

Enid, OK

Bernard Hodge 

23.720

37

60

David Hughes

Breckinridge, OK

David Hughes

23.742

38

1

Richard Gonzalez

Wichita, KS

Richard Gonzalez

23.836

39

52x

John Carter

Potwin, KS

John Carter

23.842

40

36

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, KS

Henry Ellington

23.902

41

1991

Ralph Henderson

Mulvane, KS

Ralph Henderson

23.920

42

68

Gilbert Lane

Wichita, KS

Gilbert Lane

23.922

43

12

Randall White

Oklahoma City, OK

 

23.935

44

166

Ronnie Ramer

Omega, OK

Ronnie Ramer 

23.943

45

81

Delbert Shrum

Bartlesville, OK

Delbert Shrum

23.954

46

4

Jim Dunham

Oklahoma City, OK

 

23.959

47

2

Bob Wills

Enid, OK

Bob Wills

23.983

48

76x

Bill Johnston

Oklahoma City, OK

 

24.008

49

152

D. A. Dodd

Del City, OK

 

24.021

50

048

Darryl Johnson

Wichita, KS

Darell Johnson

24.080

51

97

Roy Weidner

Enid, OK

Roy Weidner 

24.083

52

62x

Lee Bob Harvey

Wichita, KS

Lee Bob Harvey

24.165

53

34

Max Wilson

Enid, OK

Max Wilson

24.256

54

14

Hal Thomas

Woodward, OK

Hal Thomas

24.260

55

U2

Garry Riley

Wichita, KS

Don Uncapher

24.302

56

149

Jim Johnson

Wichita, KS

Jim Johnson

24.334

57

55

Kenneth Brandon

Oklahoma City, OK

 

24.366

58

33

Leo Layton

Derby, KS

Steve Douglas

24.370

59

139

Troy Batson

Wichita, KS

Troy Batson

24.499

60

18

Larry Dixon

Mulvane, KS

Larry Dixon 

24.560

61

160

Ernest Ramey

Wichita, KS

Ernest Ramey

24.588

62

076

Chick Johnson

Arkansas City, KS

Chick Johnson

24.588

63

27x

Gary Stoner

Alva, OK

Larry Golbeck 

24.589

64

11x

Roy Allen, Jr.

Enid, OK

Roy Allen, Jr.

24.614

65

11

Steve Frock

Tulsa, OK

 

24.617

66

29x

Walt Stout

Owasso, OK

Ken Larison

24,704

67

141

Jim Colburn

Wichita, KS

Jim Colburn 

24.866

68

92x

Arkie Findley

Wichita, KS

Delbert Smith

24.906

69

31

Craig Ridgeway 

Jet, OK

Buddy VanOsdol

24.991

70

00

Tim Wheeler

Woodward, OK

Tim Wheeler 

25.034

71

98

Dale Rieth

Woodward, OK

Dale Rieth

25.246

72

7

David Givens

Kingfisher, OK

David Givens

25.562

73

55x

Len Auernheimer

Newton, KS

Len Auernheimer

26.465

74

1600

Don Tyre

Tulsa, OK

 

NT

74

64

Gary Smith

Edmond, OK

Gary Smith

NT

74

5A

Charles Ormerod

Wichita, KS

Charles Ormerod

NT

74

45x

Delbert Smoot

Muskogee, OK

Delbert Smoot 

NT

74

15x

Roger Martin

Woodward, OK

Roger Martin

NT

74

22

Jack Lancaster

Wichita, KS

Jack Lancaster

NT

74

6

Greg Cherry

Oklahoma City, OK

Sam Powers 

NT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Results (incomplete)

Place

Car #

Driver

Hometown

Car Owner

 

1

19x

Terry Ellis

Wichita, KS

Lloyd Roten

 

2

01

Dean Wheeler

Woodward, OK

Dean Wheeler

 

3

17

Bill Bebee

Enid, OK

Bill Bebee

 

 

 

 

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