Fourteenth Annual Kansas State Super Modified Championship Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday – September 10, 1978

 

Race Director – C. Ray Hall of Wichita, Kansas

Promotional Company – Speedways Inc. of Wichita, Kansas

 

Attendance – “A capacity crowd” 

 

 

 

#75 John Beeson of Scott City, Kansas and #06 Gary Pletcher of Sharon Springs, Kansas dice in the first heat race – Leroy Byers photo form the Bob Mays collection 

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

3:20.2

2

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

56

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

06

Gary Pletcher

Sharon Springs, Kansas

 

5

75

John Beeson

Scott City, Kansas

 

6

77

Larry Ratcliffe

Hill City, Kansas

 

7

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

8

23

Dave Miller

Dodge City, Kansas

 

9

82

John Kelly

Wichita, Kansas

 

The above finishing order is as it was given in the Hutchinson News.  Whether Roy Bryant finished second or seventh is currently unknown.

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

43

Jim Selenke

Wichita, Kansas

3:23.2

2

88

Dave Frusher

Ness City, Kansas

 

3

62

Charlie Turner

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

4

5

Frank Offutt

Utica, Kansas

 

5

20

Randy Jones

Jetmore, Kansas

 

6

92

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

7

97

Alan Herbert

Dodge City, Kansas

 

8

22

Rick Salem

Oberlin, Kansas

 

9

80

Steve Hunt

Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

Selenke took the lead on the first lap and held onto it all the way.  Frusher stated in the third row but moved into second place on the fifth lap.  Turner had started on the pole and ran in second place until he was passed by Frusher.

 

 

 

Third Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

27

Terry Uehling

Ness City, Kansas

3:24.4

  2

17

Davie Moore

Wichita, Kansas

 

  3

51

Eldon Borger

Jetmore, Kansas

 

  4

79

Fred Hembree

Ness City, Kansas

 

  5

25

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

  6

12

Tim Wheaton

Dodge City, Kansas

 

  7

61

Jerry Walkingstick

Dewey, Oklahoma

 

  8

72

Bruce Endorf

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

  9

74

Jim Bryant

Quinter, Kansas

 

10

7x

Dutch Ter Steege

Bethany, Oklahoma

 

11

14

Wylan Cattrell

Wichita, Kansas

 

Moore started second and led until the final turn when seventh place starter Uehling passed him for the victory.

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 4 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

88

Dave Frusher

Ness City, Kansas

1:36.2

2

56

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

17

Davie Moore

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

 

 

 

 

B Feature Race – 12 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

22

Rick Salem

Oberlin, Kansas

5:01.8

  2

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

  3

61

Jerry Walkingstick

Dewey, Oklahoma

 

  4

72

Bruce Endorf

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

  5

80

Steve Hunt

Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

  6

97

Alan Herbert

Dodge City, Kansas

 

  7

82

John Kelly

Wichita, Kansas

 

  8

14

Wylan Cattrell

Wichita, Kansas

 

  9

74

Jim Bryant

Quinter, Kansas

 

10

7x

Dutch Ter Steege

Bethany, Oklahoma

 

11

18

Scott Anderson

Clay Center, Kansas

 

12

23

Dave Miller

Dodge City, Kansas

 

Salem started in fifth place and took over the lead on the eighth lap.

 

 

 

A Feature – 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

27

Terry Uehling

Ness City, Kansas

7:12.22

  2

56

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

  3

88

Dave Frusher

Ness City, Kansas

 

  4

43

Jim Selenke

Wichita, Kansas

 

  5

98

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

 

  6

62

Charlie Turner

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

  7

20

Randy Jones

Jetmore, Kansas

 

  8

92

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

  9

79

Fred Hembree

Ness City, Kansas

 

10

25

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

11

22

Rick Salem

Oberlin, Kansas

 

12

06

Gary Pletcher

Sharon Springs, Kansas

 

13

51

Eldon Borger

Jetmore, Kansas

 

14

97

Alan Herbert

Dodge City, Kansas

 

   

 

 

 

 Kansas State Modified Racing Championship

Determined from those winning the most total points over the two days of modified racing at the Kansas State Fair.

Place

Driver

From

Points

1

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

173

2

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

168

 

 

  

 

Rick Salem

Racing from the Past website

Frank Lies

Racing from the Past website

 

Dave Frusher

Racing from the Past website

 

Davie Moore

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Terry Uehling

Rusty Manning photo

Jon Johnson

Racing from the Past website

Larry Radcliffe

Racing from the Past website

 

Roy Bryant

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Randy Jones

Racing from the Past website

Dick Walker

Racing from the Past website

Alan Herbert

Racing from the Past website

Eldon Borger

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Fred Hembree

Racing from the Past website

Dale Reed

Racing from the Past website

Jerry Walkingstick

Racing from the Past website

Bruce Endorf

Endorf collection

 

 

 

Jim Bryant

Racing from the Past website

Dutch Ter Steege

Racing from the Past website

Wylan Cattrell

Racing from the Past website 

Walt McWhorter

Racing from the Past website

 

 

  

 

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