Ames Tribune article from June 2, 1958
GREAT WEATHER BRINGS OUT 35 CARS AT STRIP
Sunny skies and the improved facilities brought out about 35 cars to the Ames Drag Strip for competition Sunday for the first really good weekend at the strip for the year. The late morning time trials produced a faster time for the quarter mile than the trophy runs later in the day. Gregg Gammack, local Nightcrawler clubber, hit the finish line with a fast 15.82.
Even though the track was in the best condition so far this year, most times seemed to be slightly off the expected speeds as much as a second. This could be attributed to the large percentage of entrants who were from out of town and unaccustomed to the track, and also to the particularly hot concrete starting pads. The concrete was so warm that more than an average amount of rubber was left at the strip.
Other classifications, car type, time, winner and his home town include : SSA, '58 Chevy, 16.23, Donald Nason, Conrad; SB, '56 Chevy, 17.36, Micky Greg, Kelly; SBA, '57 Chevy, 17.78, Jerrey Jetter, Webster City; SC, '55 Chevy, 18.00, Gene Gore, Ames; SD, '52 Olds, 18.41, Meryl Richardson, Kelley; SE, '58 Volvo, 19.00, Gerry Livingston, Ames; SF, '32 Ford, 20.80, Ben Jameson; CB, '34 Ford, 16.26, Bob Wentworth, Waterloo; CC, '58 Chevy 15.95, Gunner Overland, Ames.