July 12, 1970

Winfield Daily Courier
Thursday, July 9, 1970, page 6:

Stock Car Races Are Scheduled

 

Semi-late model stock car races are coming to the Winfield fairgrounds racetrack this Sunday at 2 p.m.  Approximately 40 cars are entered in the races.  Winners will be picked from three heats, a trophy dash, consolation races, and the "A" feature, a 20-lap affair.  The semi-late model stock car includes cars made from 1954 to 1961*.

Several drivers are entered in the races, Lou Steward, Kenny Moore, and Wayne Wilt will all be competing from Winfield, while Bob Lawrence, Bud Haehn, and Mel Montgomery will all be down from Wichita's big "81" Speedway.  Bud Haehn and Mel Montgomery are favored in the races and both are in a points battle at the "81" Speedway.

 

*The rules were loosely enforced at Winfield, to say the least, and inclusive models were actually 1949-1970 as no car was turned away because it was too new to race there.

 

ABOVE, LEFT:  Tom Lutkie, of Wichita, Kansas, raced this Chevrolet at Winfield on this day.
ABOVE, RIGHT:  Gary Moore of Wichita, Kansas, raced this 1959 Plymouth stock car at Winfield on this day.  The car was owned by Pinky Mullens also of Wichita.

   LEFT:  This ad appeared on page 4 of the Saturday, July 11, 1970 issue of the

Winfield Daily Courier.

 

 

RIGHT:  Copies of this flyer were placed in store windows and under windshields of parked cars in the Winfield area.

 

Pinky Mullens is shown here on the front straight-away lining up for the start of the first heat race on this day at Winfield.  Mullens owned this 1957 Chevrolet that had been prepared by Ed Schauf – Mullens family collection

 

This photo of the trophy dash appeared in the Winfield Daily Courier on Monday, July 13, 1970 with the following caption:

"THREE TIME WINNER - Pinky Mullens won all three races he competed in at the stock car races held at the fairgrounds yesterday.  Mullens won the first heat, the trophy dash, and the 'A' feature.  This picture shows the cars going around the northwest curve (fourth turn) at the fairgrounds track."

The car in front at right is the 1957 Chevrolet #02 of Pinky Mullens from Wichita.  The car in second place is the #84 Chevrolet driven by Jack Johnson of Haysville, Kansas.  The Ford in third place was driven by Jack Petty of Wichita and the fourth car in line is the 1956 Chevrolet #11 of Bud Haehn also of Wichita.  The above caption is all that the local newspaper printed about the races that day.  Note the steel pipe guard railing around the outside of the racetrack.

The following results are taken from the official score sheets that were signed by head scorer, Ann Alexander.  The score sheets only listed the car numbers so the driver names have been added.  Entrants that appear in blue were not running at the finish.

 

First Heat - 8 Laps

Fin.

Car #

Make

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Owner From

Start

Laps Com.

1

02

Chevrolet

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

Pinky Mullens 

Wichita, KS

2

8

2

11

Chevrolet

Bud Haehn

Wichita, KS

John Rush

Wichita, KS

10

8

3

42

Chevrolet

Dan Casmaer

Wichita, KS

Dan Casmaer

Wichita, KS

3

8

4

20

Plymouth

Harold Armstrong

Wichita, KS

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

8

8

5

020

Plymouth

Gary Moore

Wichita, KS

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

9

8

6

4A

Chevrolet

Ken Pearson

Wichita, KS

Ken Pearson

Wichita, KS

4

8

7

41

Chevrolet

John Marshall

Wichita, KS

John Marshall

Wichita, KS

6

8

8

68

Chevrolet

Bob Gilliland

Wichita, KS

J. L. “Mack” Macklin

Wichita, KS

1

8

9

143

Chrysler

Charlie Lutkie

Wichita, KS

Charlie Lutkie

Wichita, KS

7

3

10

59x 

Chevrolet

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, KS

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, KS

5

1

 

 

Second Heat - 8 Laps

Fin.

Car #

Make

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Owner From

Start

Laps Com.

1

84

Chevrolet

Jack Johnson

Haysville, KS

Kenneth Bohannan

Arkansas City, KS

1

8

2

43

Chevrolet

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, KS

Charlie Lutkie

Wichita, KS

9

8

3

4x

Ford

Joel Hayes

Wichita, KS

Joel Hayes

Wichita, KS

7

8

4

5

Ford

Buddy Hill

Wichita, KS

John Hebb

Wichita, KS

5

8

5

22

Ford

 

 

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

10

8

6

100

Chevrolet

Arkie Findley

Wichita, KS

Don Burnett

Wichita, KS

3

8

7

49

Ford

Fred Cornelison

Wichita, KS

Fred Cornelison

Wichita, KS

11

8

8

187

Chevrolet

Gordon Dodson

Wichita, KS

Gordon Dodson

Wichita, KS

6

8

9

24

Ford

Gary Spencer

Winfield, KS

Wayne Wilt

Winfield, KS

8

4

10

05

Ford

Mel Montgomery

Wichita, KS

John Hebb

Wichita, KS

4

3

11

72

 

Kent Albright

Enid, OK

Kent Albright

Enid, OK

2

1

 

 

Third Heat - 8 Laps

Fin.

Car #

Make

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Owner From

Start

Laps Comp.

1

2

Pontiac

Bob Wills

Enid, OK

Bob Wills

Enid, OK

2

8

2

77

Ford

Jack Petty

Wichita, KS

Orbin Mashaney

Maize, KS

5

8

3

30

Chevrolet

Howard Cleous

Garden Plain, KS

Howard Clouis

Garden Plain, KS

4

8

4

39

Ford

Leon Roberts

Wichita, KS

Leon Roberts

Wichita, KS

12

8

5

99

Chevrolet

Ralph Henderson

Mulvane, KS

Ralph Henderson

Mulvane, KS

1

8

6

59

Chevrolet

Tom Lutkie

Wichita, KS

Tom Lutkie

Wichita, KS

8

8

7

70

Ford

R. B. Flynn

Wichita, KS

R. B. Flynn

Wichita, KS

9

8

8

555

Ford

Bob Reed

Wichita, KS

Bob Reed

Wichita, KS

11

8

9

114

Chevrolet

Dwayne McDonald

Peck, KS

Gary Beyer

Peck, KS

3

8

10

069

Chevrolet

Bob Jarry

Haysville, KS

Bob Jarry

Haysville, KS

7

8

11

10

Ford

Lou Steward

Winfield, KS

Don Burnett

Wichita, KS

10

8

12

4

Ford

Bob Proctor

Wichita, KS

Bob Proctor

Wichita, KS

6

2

 

 

Trophy Dash - 4 Laps

Fin.

Car #

Make

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Owner From

Start

Laps Comp.

1

02

Chevrolet

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

2

4

2

84

Chevrolet

Jack Johnson

Haysville, KS

Kenneth Bohannan

Arkansas City, KS

4

4

3

77

Ford

Jack Petty

Wichita, KS

Orbin Mashaney

Maize, KS

5

4

4

11

Chevrolet

Bud Haehn

Wichita, KS

John Rush

Wichita, KS

1

4

5

43

Chevrolet

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, KS

Charlie Lutkie

Wichita, KS

3

3

6

2

Pontiac

Bob Wills

Enid, OK

Bob Wills

Enid, OK

DNS

0

Pole sitter Bud Haehn spun out on the original start of the trophy dash and had to go to the rear of the field for the restart.  That moved the starting spot of each of the other cars up one place for the restart.

 

 

Consolation - 10 Laps

Fin.

Car #

Make

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Owner From

Start

Laps Comp.

1

020

Plymouth

Gary Moore

Wichita, KS

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

1

10

2

99

Chevrolet

Ralph Henderson

Mulvane, KS

Ralph Henderson

Mulvane, KS

3

10

3

22

Ford

 

 

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

2

10

4

4A

Chevrolet

Ken Pearson

Wichita, KS

Ken Pearson

Wichita, KS

4

10

5

41

Chevrolet

John Marshall

Wichita, KS

John Marshall

Wichita, KS

6

10

6

187

Chevrolet

Gordon Dodson

Wichita, KS

Gordon Dodson

Wichita, KS

9

10

7

49

Ford

Fred Cornelison

Wichita, KS

Fred Cornelison

Wichita, KS

7

10

8

10

Ford

Lou Steward

Winfield, KS

Don Burnett

Wichita, KS

13

10

9

24

Ford

Gary Spencer

Winfield, KS

Wayne Wilt

Winfield, KS

15

10

10

114

Chevrolet

Dwayne McDonald

Peck, KS

Gary Beyer

Peck, KS

11

7

11

59

Chevrolet

Tom Lutkie

Wichita, KS

Tom Lutkie

Wichita, KS

5

6

12

555

Ford

Bob Reed

Wichita, KS

Bob Reed

Wichita, KS

10

5

13

143

Chrysler

Charlie Lutkie

Wichita, KS

Charlie Lutkie

Wichita, KS

14

5

14

59x

Chevrolet

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, KS

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, KS

17

5

15

68

Chevrolet

Bob Gilliland

Wichita, KS

J. L. “Mack” Macklin

Wichita, KS

8

2

16

069

Chevrolet

Bob Jarry

Haysville, KS

Bob Jarry

Haysville, KS

12

1

17

4

Ford

Bob Proctor

Wichita, KS

Bob Proctor

Wichita, KS

16

0

 

 

A Feature - 15 Laps

Fin.

Car #

Make

Driver

Driver From

Car Owner

Owner From

Started

Laps Comp.

1

02

Chevrolet

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

1

15

2

42

Chevrolet

Dan Casmaer

Wichita, KS

Dan Casmaer

Wichita, KS

6

15

3

20

Plymouth

Harold Armstrong

Wichita, KS

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

9

15

4

30

Chevrolet

Howard Cleous

Garden Plain, KS

Howard Cleous

Garden Plain, KS

8

15

5

5

Ford

Buddy Hill

Wichita, KS

John Hebb

Wichita, KS

10

15

6

187

Chevrolet

Gordon Dodson

Wichita, KS

Gordon Dodson

Wichita, KS

13

15

7

68

Chevrolet

Bob Gilliland

Wichita, KS

J. L. “Mack” Macklin

Wichita, KS

17

15

8

99 

Chevrolet

Ralph Henderson

Mulvane, KS

Ralph Henderson

Mulvane, KS

15

15

9

22

Ford

 

 

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

14

15

10

4x

Ford

Joel Hayes

Wichita, KS

Joel Hayes

Wichita, KS

7

15

11

49

Ford

Fred Cornelison

Wichita, KS

Fred Cornelison

Wichita, KS

12

15

12

77

Ford

Jack Petty

Wichita, KS

Orbin Mashaney

Maize, KS

5

12

13

020

Plymouth

Gary Moore

Wichita, KS

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, KS

16

9

14

39

Ford

Leon Roberts

Wichita, KS

Leon Roberts

Wichita, KS

11

6

15

11

Chevrolet

Bud Haehn

Wichita, KS

John Rush

Wichita, KS

3

6

16

43

Chevrolet

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, KS

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, KS

4

5

17

84

Chevrolet

Jack Johnson

Haysville, KS

Kenneth Bohannan

Arkansas City, KS

2

5

18

70

Ford

R. B. Flynn

Wichita, KS

R. B. Flynn

Wichita, KS

18

1

 

 

Pinky Mullens taking a victory lap after winning the trophy dash on this date at Winfield – Mullens family collection

 

 

 

Starter Al Alexander looks on as the engine blows during the A feature in the #020 Plymouth stock car driven by Gary Moore.  Moore coasted off of the racetrack and was scored as having officially finished in thirteenth place - Gary Moore collection

 

 

 

SOME OF THE DRIVERS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THESE RACES

Pinky Mullens

Ralph Henderson

Harold Armstrong

Dan Casmaer

R. B. Flynn

Kent Albright

 

Mike Lutkie

Bud Haehn

Charlie Lutkie

Mel Montgomery

Steve Lutkie

Gordon Dodson

 

Lou Steward

Gary Moore

Jack Petty

Bob Reed

John Marshall

Jack Johnson

 

 

 

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