chet Wilson , owner            Walt  McWhorter                                                    drove
OF  No 25 midget               a  stock  car =   No 76 
walt driver  1956               with a Fessler powerd
  WICHITA, KANSAS         RACING Engine. in 1952                                           walt was   only 17
                                          years  old.  
this Race car Driver Is The Father and
Grand Father of  3 Well Known race Car Drivers   Picture 1952  BILL  MEARS.  BILL RACE AT C.J. staduim, Wichita
Kan.
Buddy Quick drove this 32 ford vic. at C. J
staduim, Wichita Kan. in the 50"s this car
had a (bed) steel head board for a roll bar.
and a  Broken frame but  Won lots of races!
  RUSS WALLACE, FATHER , RUSTY , KENNY , MIKE.
        LAKE HILL SPEEDWAY, VALLEYPARK,  MO.
KEN  SCHRADER ,  GUY ON THE  RIGHT SIDE.
                      VALLEYPARK, MO.   
   A. J.  FOYT   1958
JACK  HEWITT
FESSLER
RACE ENGINES
SMOKEY  YUNICK  ENGINE  BUILDER
FIREBALL  ROBERTS  DRIVING  NO 3  CAR
"Jim" Roper's name became a part of history when he won the first ever NASCAR Winston Cup Series stock car race June 19, 1949 in Charlotte, N.C.  competed that day were Lee Petty, Curtis Turner and Buck Baker

After reading about the upcoming first NASCAR Strictly Stock car race for modern sedans in a syndicated comic strip in 1949, he and friend Millard Clothier headed for the Charlotte Speedway in two Lincolns from Clothier's car dealership in Great Bend to race in the 150-mile, 200-lap event. It was the second NASCAR-sanctioned race, but the first ever for stock car racing. The first NASCAR-sanctioned race was in February 1948.

In 1955, Roper suffered a broken vertebrae in a sprint car accident. He recovered but decided to end his driving career. He later became a professional flagman at race events, built race cars in which to train other drivers and eventually became a thoroughbred horse breeder and settled near Kaufman, Texas. He moved back to Kansas  after taking ill and requested Bryson Mills take him back home to spend his final days.

He started driving in the track roadster division in 1947 for a longtime friend, Earl Mills of Newton. He won the Beacon Championship at the CeJay Speedway in Wichita in 1947 driving a 1933 Auburn roadster powered by a Ford V-8 flathead engine.
ClicIn 1968 the USAC Champ Dirt Cars made their annual trek to Sacramento, CA. In this Jim Chini shot scanned from the 1989 Golden State 100 program, Mario Andretti leads Bud Tingelstad, Bill Vuckovich, and Gary Bettenhausen. 
A.J. Foyt wins the Hossier Hundred for the 5th
time. who pocketed $8,300.
Bettenhausen was runner-up, Al Unser was third, Andretti fourth, and Bruce Walkup rounded out the top five. (Holtsman Family collection)
  Hewitt  has the most career victories in the history of the United States Auto Club. He's won two national Silver Crown championships, is the second all-time winner in USAC Sprints and is the only man ever to win all four races the same year at the USAC Four Crown Nationals at Eldora. He did that in 1998, the same year he became —

At Age 46 — the oldest rookie ever to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, where he finished 12th. Just recently he was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of fame
LEGENDS  OF  THE  PAST.
LEGENDS  OF  THE  PAST.
FESSLER
RACE ENGINES
BUG  GO KART.
SAMMY  FESSLER  IS THE FATHER OF WELL
            KNOWN ENGINE BUILDER 
     HURRICANE   SHANE 
                         PICTURE 1959 GO KART
Bill Laycock #82 car