Thirteenth Annual Kansas State Championship

Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-Mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Monday – September 12, 1977

 

Promotional Company – Merrick Racing Promotions (M.R.P.)

Race Director – Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Flagman / Starter – Forrest Cox of Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

#7 Greg Holbert of Concordia, Kansas can be seen here leading a pack of unidentified late model stock cars around the northwest turn during the third heat race – Jim Morris photo for the Hutchinson News

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

6x

Gary Pletcher

Sharon Springs, Kansas

  2

33

Bob Dauer

Marquette, Kansas

  3

94

Frank Offutt

Utica, Kansas

  4

30

Marvin Bradford

Salina, Kansas

  5

9

Francis Hoppenstedt

Manhattan, Kansas

  6

60

Bob Horyna

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

59

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  8

7-11

Harold Lohf

Salina, Kansas

  9

98

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

10

27

O. B. Barsh

Garden City, Kansas

 

  

 

Second Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

05

Terry Dickey

Wichita, Kansas

  2

0

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

  3

38

Glen Duvall

Garnett, Kansas

  4

71x

Tom Folk

Iola, Kansas

  5

84

Roger Chambers

Yates Center, Kansas

  6

48x

Craig Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

24

Ricky Dunsworth

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

321

Danny Lambe

Great Bend, Kansas

  9

15x

Jerry Lindholm

Lindsborg, Kansas

10

11

Roy Ubank

Hutchinson, Kansas

11

31

Gary Pinkston

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  

 

Third Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

68

Larry Walters

Lowry City, Missouri

  2

3

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

  3

11w

Orville Clinton

Minneapolis, Kansas

  4

7

Greg Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

  5

19

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

  6

777

Dave Oltman

Salina, Kansas

  7

5

Dale Ulery

Dodge City, Kansas

  8

69

Lynn Page

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

7x

Larry Sherbert

Ellinwood, Kansas

10

97

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

11

99x

Leroy Dauer

Falun, Kansas

 

  

 

Fourth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

x11

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

  2

71

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

  3

79

Don Kreie

Dodge City, Kansas

  4

53

Jim VanWormer

Aurora, Colorado

  5

98x

Wendell Allen

Chanute, Kansas

  6

02

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

  7

198

Rick Riner

Wichita, Kansas

  8

14N

Henry Martin

McPherson, Kansas

  9

5x

Clifford Reusser

Hutchinson, Kansas

10

87

George Carr, Jr.

Garden City, Kansas

11

75x

Lynn Hanafin

Wichita, Kansas

12

2

Gary Moore

Wichita, Kansas

 

  

 

Fifth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

1

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

  2

15

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

  3

22x

Max Sloan

Great Bend, Kansas

  4

77

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

  5

00

Frank Sell

Hutchinson, Kansas

  6

55x

Gray Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

  7

90

Larry McDaniels

Chanute, Kansas

  8

21

Doug Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

  9

1x

Chris Massey

Benton, Kansas

10

03

Ken Jenkins

Liberal, Kansas

11

021

Steve Foster

Abilene, Kansas

 

  

 

B Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

59

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  2

77

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

  3

99x

Leroy Dauer

Falun, Kansas

  4

02

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

  5

21

Doug Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

  6

5

Dale Ulery

Dodge City, Kansas

  7

98

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

  8

7-11

Harold Lohf

Salina, Kansas

  9

03

Ken Jenkins

Liberal, Kansas

10

5x

Clifford Reusser

Dodge City, Kansas

11

321

Danny Lambe

Great Bend, Kansas

12

24

Ricky Dunsworth

Hutchinson, Kansas

13

84

Roger Chambers

Yates Center, Kansas

DNF

1

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

          The race had to be stopped when Fuller’s car spun to a stop with flames shooting out from underneath.

          Later in the race, it had to be stopped again when Dunsworth’s car spun out striking pitman Jack Mohn of Salina, Kansas and track official Rex Snodgrass.  The accident broke a small bone in Mohn’s foot and caused a laceration to Snodgrass’ nose.

 

  

 

A Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

x11

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

  2

05

Terry Dickey

Wichita, Kansas

  3

68

Larry Walters

Lowry City, Missouri

  4

30

Marvin Bradford

Salina, Kansas

  5

6x

Gary Pletcher

Sharon Springs, Kansas

  6

1

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

  7

71

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

  8

3

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

15

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

10

77

Gary Holbert

Concorida, Kansas

11

11w

Orville Clinton

Minneapolis, Kansas

12

94

Frank Offutt

Utica, Kansas

13

53

Jim VanWormer

Aurora, Colorado

14

19

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

15

98x

Wendell Allen

Chanute, Kansas

16

22x

Max Sloan

Great Bend, Kansas

17

38

Glen Duvall

Garnett, Kansas

18

00

Frank Sell

Hutchinson, Kansas

19

71x

Tom Folk

Iola, Kansas

DNF

33

Bob Dauer

Marquette, Kansas

          Dauer spun out in the first corner of the race but was able to back into the infield averting a multi-car pileup.  He rejoined the race only to drop out a few laps later.

          Haehn took the lead on the second lap and pulled away to a win by a wide margin.

 

 

 

Kansas State Late Model Stock Car Racing Championship

Determined from those winning the most total points over the three days of Late Model stock car racing at the Kansas State Fair

Place

Driver

From

Total Points

1

Gary Pletcher

Sharon Springs, Kansas

95

2

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

87

3

Larry Walters

Lowry City, Missouri

83

4

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

82

  

 

 

 

Larry McDaniels

Racing from the Past website

 

Pinky Mullens

Racing from the Past website

 

Lloyd Farr

Racing from the Past website 

Dave Oltman

Racing from the Past website  

 

 

 

Frank Sell

Racing from the Past website 

Doug Thompson

Racing from the Past website

Mel Potts

Racing from the Past website 

Ricky Dunsworth

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

Leroy Dauer

Racing from the Past website

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Racing from the Past website

Gary Kratzer

Racing from the Past website

Max Sloan

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Racing from the Past website

 

Gary Holbert

Racing from the Past website

Francis Hoppenstedt

Racing from the Past website

Terry Dickey

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Milton Ward

Racing from the Past website

Bud Haehn

Racing from the Past website

Marvin Bradford

Racing from the Past website

Cliff Reusser

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Craig Miller

Racing from the Past website

Steve Lutkie

Steve Lutkie collection

Bob Dauer

Racing from the Past website

Don Kreie

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Steve Foster

Racing from the Past website 

J. D. Martin

Racing from the Past website

Roger Chambers

Racing from the Past website 

Larry Walters

Racing from the Past website 

 

 

 

 Orville Clinton

Racing from the Past website

Sam Brittendall

Duane Toyne collection from the Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

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