Seventeenth Annual Kansas State Championship

Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-Mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Saturday September 12, 1981

 

Promotional company Speedways Inc. of Wichita, Kansas

Race director C. Ray Hall of Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Clay Bontrager of Hutchinson, Kansas takes a victory lap after winning the A feature race on this day - 81 Speedway program

 

 

 

Terry Dickey of Wichita, Kansas in the 1# - Jim Petty collection

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

77

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

2

21

Don Davis, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

48x

Steve Bush

Wichita, Kansas

4

84D

Terry Guinn

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

5

7c

Howard Spitler

Republic, Kansas

6

6B

Gerald Spurgeon

Ponca City, Oklahoma

7

8F

Jay Woodside

Wichita, Kansas

8

57

Dhon Hauserman

Wichita, Kansas

 

  

 

Second Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

42

Ken Sweet

Wichita, Kansas

2

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

3

50B

Larry McDaniels

Wichita, Kansas

4

31

Gary Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

5

1

Ralph Thompson

Dodge City, Kansas

6

60

David Hughes

Breckinridge, Oklahoma

7

086

Buddy Wysong

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  

 

Third Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

40

Joe Wallace

Kansas City, Kansas

  2

44x

Rob Glasse

Wichita, Kansas

  3

1#

Terry Dickey

Wichita, Kansas

  4

67B

Jerry Burkes

Wichita, Kansas

  5

65

Rusty Hilderman

Topeka, Kansas

  6

71

Gerald Folk

Iola, Kansas

  7

05

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  8

B10

Kenny Farr

Leoti, Kansas

  9

22x

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

10

99

Bill Goodson

Manhattan, Kansas

 

  

 

Fourth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

7B

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

  2

22

Steve Fuqua

Topeka, Kansas

  3

12

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

  4

70

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

  5

11H

Francis Hoppenstedt

Manhattan, Kansas

  6

2

Rich Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

  7

3

Gary Macy

Hennessey, Oklahoma

  8

13

Von Morton

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

14N

Henry Martin

McPherson, Kansas

10

20x

Don Graves

Liberal, Kansas

Deatherage blew the engine in his own #4 car during warm-up laps and picked up the ride in the #12 that was owned by Bob Billups of Wichita, Kansas.

  

  

 

Fifth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

721

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

  2

86

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  3

64

David Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

  4

B48

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

  5

44

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

  6

76

John Craig

Manhattan, Kansas

  7

98

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

  8

2x

Sam Randol

Topeka, Kansas

  9

30

Jim Graves

Liberal, Kansas

10

50JR

Jack Mohn

Salina, Kansas

 

  

 

Trophy Dash

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

77

Shelby Sweenson

Abilene, Kansas

2

42

Ken Sweet

Wichita, Kansas

3

721

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

4

7B

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

5

40

Joe Wallace

Kansas City, Kansas

 

  

 

C Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

8F

Jay Woodside

Wichita, Kansas

  2

13

Von Morton

Hutchinson, Kansas

  3

05

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  4

3

Gary Macy

Hennessey, Oklahoma

  5

90

Johnny Boe

Enid, Oklahoma

  6

18

Tony Bruce, Sr.

Liberal, Kansas

  7

98

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

  8

14N

Henry Marin

McPherson, Kansas

  9

22x

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

10

1x

Sam Randol

Topeka, Kansas

11

B10

Kenny Farr

Leoti, Kansas

12

99

Bill Goodson

Manhattan, Kansas

13

20

Dick Julian

Great Bend, Kansas

 

  

 

B Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

70

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

  2

7c

Don Spitler

Republic, Kansas

  3

31

Gary Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

  4

B48

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

  5

84D

Terry Guinn

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  6

67B

Jerry Burkes

Wichita, Kansas

  7

44

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

  8

71

Gerald Folk

Iola, Kansas

  9

65

Rusty Hilderman

Topeka, Kansas

10

60

David Hughes

Breckinridge, Oklahoma

11

11H

Francis Hoppenstedt

Manhattan, Kansas

12

2

Rich Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

13

8F

Jay Woodside

Wichita, Kansas

14

13

Von Morton

Hutchinson, Kansas

15

76

John Craig

Manhattan, Kansas

 

 

 

A Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

7B

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

  2

721

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

  3

40

Joe Wallace

Kansas City, Kansas

  4

42

Ken Sweet

Wichita, Kansas

  5

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

  6

21

Don Davis, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

7c

Howard Spitler

Republic, Kansas

  8

77

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

  9

48x

Steve Bush

Wichita, Kansas

10

64

David Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

11

86

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

12

1#

Terry Dickey

Wichita, Kansas

13

B48

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

Bontrager took over took over the lead on the sixth lap and held it for the rest of the race.

Gemmill just nosed out Wallace at the finish line to finish in second place.

 

 

 

 

Shelby Steenson

Racing from the Past website

   

Steve Bush

Joe Aldershof collection

 

Howard Spitler

Racing from the Past website

Steve Lutkie

Steve Lutkie collection

 

 

 

Buddy Wysong

Racing from the Past website

Joe Wallace

Racing from the Past website

 Van Gemmill

Brian Carroll collection

Rob Glasse

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

Gary Kratzer

Racing from the Past website 

Francis Hoppenstedt

Racing from the Past website

Von Morton

Racing from the Past website 

Terry Deatherage

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Larry McDaniels

Bill Rogers collection

 

Dhon Hauserman

Rick Kippes photo

 

Dick Julian

Racing from the Past website

Don Morris

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Sam Brittendall

Duane Toyne collection from the Racing from the Past website

 

Oren Haas

81 Speedway program

Don Davis, Jr.

Racing from the Past website

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Racing from the Past website 

 

 

 

Rich Wilson

Wilson collection

 Lonnie Smith

81 Speedway program

David Brack

Mike Cornelison photo

Ken Sweets

81 Speedway program

 

 

 

 

 

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