JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Night May 26, 1957

 

 

Race promoter Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Sanctioned by Merrick Racing Promotions of Dodge City, Kansas

Sponsored by Larned Jaycees of Larned, Kansas

President of the Larned Jaycees Dean Sallee of Larned, Kansas

Speedway general manager Wilbur Dirks of Larned, Kansas

Public address announcer Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Flagman / starter Ben Hughes of Dodge City, Kansas

 

Attendance 1,000

 

 

 

 

List of Entries  23 Cars

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

7

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

13

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

20

Don Graves

Great Bend, Kansas

Don Graves

Great Bend, Kansas

25

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Shinkle, Salmans, Cauble & Harris**

Larned, Kansas

39

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

Steve Schafer

Hutchinson, Kansas

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

46

Alvin "Al" Elliott

Larned, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

80

Stanley Trahern

Dodge City, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

88

Jack Culver

Dodge City, Kansas

Jack & Jerry Culver

Dodge City, Kansas

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

 

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

98

Cecil "Junior" Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

Cecil Maupin, Sr.

Dodge City, Kansas

99

Harold Shute

Dodge City, Kansas

Harold Shute

Dodge City, Kansas

Nelson Carlson

Toiler & Toiler

  

Jack Culver

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

 

Lyle Lewis

Huddleston & Peoples photo from the Cokeley collection

  

 

Nut Cokeley

Cokeley collection

 

Leland Salmans

Leland Salmans collection

 

Ace Noland

Cokeley collection

 

Don Shumard

Coffman collection

 

Ron Nicholson

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Ted Kreger

Coffman collection

 

John Riead

Riead collection

 

Don Spreier

Cokeley collection

 

Paul Befort, Jr.

Coffman collection

 

Junior Maupin

Cokeley collection

 

Stanley Trahern

Cokeley collection

 

Fritz Kuntzsch

Cokeley collection

 

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy collection

 

Bob Webster

:Leland Salmans collection

 

Bernie Beydler

Leland Salmans collection

 

Marvin Lowery

Mike Constant collection

 

Kenny Roach

Stan Morrison collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race  8 Cars

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owners

Car Owners From

Started

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Dodge City, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

  8

2

98

Cecil "Junior" Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

Cecil Maupin, Sr.

Dodge City, Kansas

  3

3

39

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

Steve Schafer

Hutchinson, Kansas

  4

4

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

  1

5

13

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

  6

6

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

  5

7

20

Don Graves

Great Bend, Kansas

Don Graves

Great Bend, Kansas

  2

8

7

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

  7

     Graves rolled in the first turn of the race and Jinks drove under him thus Graves' car came down on top of Jinks' car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Second Heat Race   8 Cars

 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

4

2

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

2

3

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Shinkle, Salmans, Cauble & Harris**

Larned, Kansas

3

4

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

7

5

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

6

6

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

1

DNF

25

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

5

DNF

46

Alvin "Al" Elliott

Larned, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

8

     Salmans' car spun out and was hit by Elliott's car which was then struck by Noland's car.

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Third Heat Race  7 Cars

 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

 

1

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

5

 

2

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

1

 

3

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

3

 

4

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

7

 

5

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

2

 

6

99

Harold Shute

Dodge City, Kansas

Harold Shute

Dodge City, Kansas

4

 

DNF

88

Jack Culver

Dodge City, Kansas

Jack & Jerry Culver

Dodge City, Kansas

6

 

     Culver's car was running in fourth place when it threw a wheel.

 

 

 

 

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash  6 Cars

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Dodge City, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

1

2

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

3

3

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

5

4

98

Cecil "Junior" Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

Cecil Maupin, Sr.

Dodge City, Kansas

2

5

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

4

DNF

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

6

     Lowery's car ran off of the racetrack and got stuck in the mud.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

First Semi-Final Race  10 Cars

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

39

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

Steve Schafer

Hutchinson, Kansas

  2

2

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

  5

3

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

  9

4

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

10

5

85

Kenny Roach

Great Bend, Kansas

J. L. "Junior" Stillwell

Great Bend, Kansas

  1

DNF

13

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

  3

DNF

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

  8

DNF

7

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

Jerry Jinks

Larned, Kansas

  4

DNF

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

  6

DNF

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

  7

     The jalopy driven by Salmans became hooked on the back of the car driven by Shumard on the first lap on the back stretch.

     Riead led this entire race followed by Befort in second place.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final Race  10 Cars

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

Started

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Dodge City, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

  3

2

98

Cecil "Junior" Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

Cecil Maupin, Sr.

Dodge City, Kansas

  1

3

25

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

  6

4

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

  8

5

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

  4

6

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

  2

7

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

  9

DNF

29

Bob Webster

Larned, Kansas

Shinkle, Salmans, Cauble & Harris**

Larned, Kansas

  5

DNF

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

  7

DNF

46

Alvin "Al" Elliott

Larned, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

10

     On the first lap of this race, Webster spun out on the west end of the racetrack and then crashed his jalopy into the guard raining around the outside of the track so hard that it tore both right side wheels off of the car.

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Consolation Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

2

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

3

13

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Clyde Bennett

Larned, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race  15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

80

Stanley Trahern

Dodge City, Kansas

Bob Kenneman & Melvin Tuxhorn

Montezuma, Kansas

2

73

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

Paul Befort, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

3

98

Cecil "Junior" Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

Cecil Maupin, Sr.

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

     

 

A Feature Race 18 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

97

Lyle Lewis

Dighton, Kansas

Dale James

Dighton, Kansas

2

25

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

James "Ace" Noland

Dodge City, Kansas

3

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

DNF

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

DNF

88

Jack Culver

Dodge City, Kansas

Jack & Jerry Culver

Dodge City, Kansas

DNF

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

DNF

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

     The jalopies driven by Murphy and Carlson tangled and then crashed in the guard railing on the west end of the racetrack.

     Culver received minor head and face injuries when his car became entangled with two others (including one driven by Salmans) and went "spiraling through the air and crashed to the ground" coming to rest in a mud hole on the eighteenth lap of this race.  The raced had been scheduled for 20 laps but officials ruled it complete at 18 laps.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This photo of James "Ace" Noland's jalopy on its hauler was taken less than two days after Noland placed second in the A feature at Larned on this night - Cokeley collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

* D. Vane Tabler, Rex Fischer, Dean Sallee, and Riley Eugene "Gene" Constant all of Larned.

 

** Ted Shinkle, Bob Salmans, Ron Cauble, and Bill Harris all of Larned. 

 

 

 

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