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Charleston Jaycee Speedway | 1966

Racing continued each week for the A Class (sprints) and the B Class starting May 7 after two weeks of rainouts. In July, a C Class was added to the weekly schedule to accomodate cars that compete at other area tracks, although those cars were often added to the B Class depending on car counts. Season point champions were Jim Hall in Class A and J.D. Godsey in the combined Class B-C standings.


May 7
A Class: 1. Harold Lemons, 2. Dennis Carter.
B Class: 1. Jim Cloud, 2. J.D. Godsey, 3. Bob Potter.

May 14
A Class: 1. Jim Hall, 2. Dennis Carter, 3. Dale Gaebler, 4. Harold Lemons.
B Class: 1. Hal Greer, 2. Jim Stoker, 3. Bill Clark, 4. Andy Hopper.

May 28
A Class: 1. Bill Dunn, 2. Jim Hall, 3. Jerry Nelms, 4. Harold Lemons, 5. Stan Sireakoraski, 6. Don Rushin.
B Class: 1. Jim Cloud, 2. Jerry Burkey, 3. Shirley Lindsey, 4. Jim Powers, 5. Jim Stoker, 6. Dugan Hopper.

May 29 | Memorial Day event
A Class: 1. Bill Dunn, 2. Durell Fowler, 3. Harold Lemons, 4. Earl Stinnett, 5. Dale Gaebler, 6. Don Rushin.
B Class: 1. J.D. Godsey, 2. Shirley Lindsey, 3. Buddy Williams, 4. Jim Powers, 5. Jerry Burkey, 6. Jim Stoker.

June 18
A Class: 1. Earl Stinnett.
B Class: 1. J.D. Godsey.

June 25
A Class: 1. Jim Hall, 2. Earl Stinnett, 3. Harold Lemons, 4. Dale Gaebler.
B Class: 1. Dugan Hopper, 2. Shirley Lindsey, 3. Jim Powers, 4. Larry Colson.
Powder puff race: 1. Sue Hopper, 2. Marilyn Dick.

July 3
A Class: 1. Jim Hall, 2. Bill Dunn, 3. Harold Lemons, 4. Dale Gaebler, 5. Dennis Carter.
B Class: 1. Jim Cloud, 2. Jim Powers, 3. J.D. Godsey, 4. Jerry Burkey, 5. Dugan Hopper, 6. Shirley Lindsey.

July 9
A Class: 1. Jim Hall, 2. Harold Lemons, 3. Earl Stinnett.
B Class: 1. J.D. Godsey, 2. Shirley Lindsey, 3. Jerry Burke, 4. Dugan Hopper.

July 16
A Class: 1. Bill Dunn, 2. Jim Hall, 3. Harold Lemons, 4. Charles Dunn.
B Class: 1. Howell Greer, 2. Larry Colson, 3. J.D. Godsey, 4. Shirley Lindsey, 5. Jim Cloud.

July 23
A Class: 1. Bill Dunn, 2. Earl Stinnett, 3. Jim Hall, 4. Don Johnson, 5. Bill Adams, 6. Don Rushin.
B Class: n/a

July 30
A Class: 1. Sug Rice, 2. Ray English, 3. Earl Stinnett, 4. Bill Dunn, 5. Dale Gaebler.
B Class: 1. Larry Colson, 2. Bill Clark, 3. Earl Stinnett, 4. Bill Taylor, 5. Paul Hogue.

Aug. 6
A Class: 1. Sug Rice, 2. Gale Gaebler, 3. Ray English, 4. Chuck Amati, 5. Bill Dunn.
B Class: 1. Howell Greer, 2. Bob Potter, 3. Larry Purcell, 4. Paul Hoge, 5. Larry Colson.

Aug. 20
A Class: 1. Cliff Cockrum, 2. Sug Rice, 3. Earl Stinnett, 4. Tom Pate, 5. Frank Kmucha, 6. Ray English.
B Class: 1. J.K. Thacker, 2. Bob Potter, 3. James Stoker, 4. Bill Clark, 5. Larry Colson.

Aug. 27
A Class: 1. Jim Hall, 2. Jesse Ladd, 3. Sug Rice, 4. Cliff Cockrum, 5. Earl Stinnett, 6. Jim Huddleston.
B Class: 1. Eurbie Hayes, 2. Melvin Woodford, 3. Larry Barnum, 4. Bill Clark, 5. Tommy Cox.

Sept. 12
A Class: 1. Dale Gaebler.
B Class: 1. Eurbie Hayes.

Sept. 19
A Class: 1. Jim Hall, 2. Bill Dunn, 3. Dale Gaebler, 4. Cliff Cockrum, 5. Ray English, 6. Earl Stinnett.
B Class: 1. Larry Barnum, 2. Paul Hogue, 3. Howell Greer, 4. Tommy Cox, 5. J.K. Thacker, 6. Bob Potter.

Sept. 26
A Class: 1. Ray English, 2. Earl Stinnett, 3. Jim Hall.
B Class: 1. Butch Rosenfeld, 2. J.K. Thacker, 3. Jackie Joyce, 4. Larry Colson.









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