JayCee Speedway

Larned, Kansas

Sunday Night August 4, 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

Trophy girl Ruth Peterson of Larned, Kansas

  

 

 

 

List of Entries  16 Cars

Car #

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

 

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

 

11

Glenn Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

 

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy " Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

33

Clarence Cochran

Hutchinson, Kansas

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

46

Darrell Harms

Dodge City, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

 

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

 

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

90

Max Sloan

Plains, Kansas

Routon & Sumner

Dodge City, Kansas

 

94

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Vivan E. Cates

Claflin, Kansas

 

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

Nelson Carlson

Toiler & Toiler

    

Leland Salmans

Leland Salmans collection

 

Don Spreier

Cokeley collection

 

Ron Nicholson

Bill Nicholson collection

 

Ted Kreger

Coffman collection

  

Don Shumard

Coffman collection

 

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy collection

 

Fritz Kuntzsch

Tiller & Toiler

 

Bernie Beydler

Leland Salmans collection

 

Marvin Lowery

Mike Constant collection

 

Gene Potts

Don Cates collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

First Heat Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owners

Car Owners From

1

33

Clarence Cochran

Hutchinson, Kansas

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

2

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

3

90

Max Malone

Plains, Kansas

Routon & Sumner

Dodge City, Kansas

4

46

Darrell Harms

Dodge City, Kansas

Harold Skelton 

Larned, Kansas

5

94

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Vivan E. Cates

Claflin, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   

 

 

Second Heat Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

2

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. T. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

3

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

4

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

 

5

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

Trophy Dash 5 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

33

Clarence Cochran

Hutchinson, Kansas

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

2

90

Max Malone

Plains, Kansas

Routon & Sumner

Dodge City, Kansas

3

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

  

 

First Semi-Final Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

2

71

Bob Murphy

Larned, Kansas

Herman Dirks

Albert, Kansas

3

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilbur Dirks

Larned, Kansas

4

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

DNF

94

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Vivan E. Cates

Claflin, Kansas

DNF

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

DNF

46

Darrell Harms

Dodge City, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

     The cars driven by Kuntzsch and Harms made contact on the first lap near the third turn and both slid into the infield.

     Potts dropped out of the race on the sixth lap.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final Race  10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

2

33

Clarence Cochran

Hutchinson, Kansas

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

3

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

4

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

5

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

DNF

90

Max Malone

Plains, Kansas

Routon & Sumner 

Dodge City, Kansas

     Malone dropped out on the ninth lap with mechanical trouble.

 

  

 

 

 

  

    

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Consolation Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

94

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Vivan E. Cates

Claflin, Kansas

2

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

3

35

Fritz Kuntzsch

Larned, Kansas

Joe & Harry Vratil

Larned, Kansas

4

95

Bernie Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

5

11

Glenn Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

12

Ted Kreger

Dodge City, Kansas

Elmer "Shorty" Adams

Dodge City, Kansas

2

46

Darrell Harms

Dodge City, Kansas

Harold Skelton

Larned, Kansas

3

53

Dale May

Great Bend, Kansas

Joe Clawson

Great Bend, Kansas

4

94

Gene Potts

Great Bend, Kansas

Vivan E. Cates

Claflin, Kansas

5

8

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

Leland Salmans

Larned, Kansas

95

Bernard "Bernie" Beydler

Great Bend, Kansas

Al Krueger

Great Bend, Kansas

DNF

11

Glenn Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

Marvin Morrison

Great Bend, Kansas

DNF

33

Clarence Cochran

Hutchinson, Kansas

Leroy Powell

Great Bend, Kansas

     Beydler, Morrison, and Cochran tangled on the first lap in the third turn sending all three cars into the infield.  Only Beydler was able to return to the race.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Feature Race 20 Laps

 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Car Owner

Car Owner From

1

28

Don Shumard

Dodge City, Kansas

W. L. "Tommy" Jones

Montezuma, Kansas

2

3

Nelson Carlson

Larned, Kansas

Wilber Dirks

Larned, Kansas

3

43

Ron Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

John Nicholson

Larned, Kansas

4

82

Don Spreier

Larned, Kansas

Charles Berryman

Larned, Kansas

5

74

Marvin Lowery

Larned, Kansas

Tabler, Fischer, Sallee & Constant*

Larned, Kansas

     Spreier passed Lowery for fourth place on the final lap.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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