Sixteenth Annual Kansas State Championship

Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday September 14, 1980

 

Promotional company Speedways Inc. of Wichita, Kansas

Race director C. Ray Hall of Wichita, Kansas

 

Attendance 4,252 

 

 

 

#721 Van Gemmill of Ponca City, Oklahoma driving his own car sponsored by Art Downs and #c88 Ferris Collier of Lampe, Missouri in a car owned by Don Carpenter of Ulysses, Kansas are shown here lining up on the front straightaway for a race at Hutchinson.  Gemmill won the 20-lap A feature race on this day while Collier finished in fourth place - Brian Carroll collection

 

 

 

Loyd Farr of Leoti, Kansas on the front straightaway at Hutchinson Mike Cornelison photo

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

98

Randy Ogden

Woodward, Oklahoma

2

44x

Rob Glasse

Wichita, Kansas

3

55+

Gary Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

4

11+

Francis Hoppenstedt

Salina, Kansas

5

27

J. J. Adolph

Manhattan, Kansas

 

  

 

Second Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

57

Dhon Hauserman

Wichita, Kansas

2

B83

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

3

60

David Hughes

Alva, Oklahoma

4

c88

Ferris Collier

Lampe, Missouri

5

44

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

6

0

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

7

65

Randy Hilderman

Topeka, Kansas

8

99

Rick Dauer

Falun, Kansas

9

8

Bill Bell

Dodge City, Kansas

10

97x

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

 

  

 

Third Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

721

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

2

73

Buck Cadwell

Arnett, Oklahoma

3

7B

Clay Bontrager

Yoder, Kansas

4

77x

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

5

7

Greg Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

6

3

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

7

33

Bob Dauer

Marquette, Kansas

8

83

Bill Pierce

 

9

61

Bill Richardson

 

 

  

 

Fourth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

4

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

  2

42

Gene Claxton

Kansas City, Missouri

  3

48x

John Arnce

Wichita, Kansas

  4

41

John Tipping

Enid, Oklahoma

  5

30

Alan Ashley

Wichita, Kansas

  6

59

Larry Atchley

Kansas City, Kansas

  7

64

David Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

  8

21x

Doug Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

  9

76

John Craig

Manhattan, Kansas

 

  

 

Fifth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

86

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

2

53

Frank McGehee

Wichita, Kansas

3

4x

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

4

32

Bud Purkey

Coffeyville, Kansas

5

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

6

14

Roger Chambers

Yates Center, Kansas

7

75

Tim Porter

Kansas City, Kansas

8

69

Lynn Page

Hutchinson, Kansas

9

21

Marvin McNett

Great Bend, Kansas

  

  

 

Trophy Dash 4 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

57

Dhon Hauserman

Wichita, Kansas

2

721

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

3

98

Randy Ogden

Woodward, Oklahoma

4

4

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

5

86

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  

  

 

C Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

21

Marvin McNett

Great Bend, Kansas

  2

20

Dick Julian

Great Bend, Kansas

  3

8

Bill Bell

Dodge City, Kansas

  4

76

John Craig

Manhattan, Kansas

  5

37

Marlin Kelly

Newton, Kansas

  6

50

Dan Irsik

Arlington, Kansas

 

  

 

B Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

44

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

  2

17

Roger Chambers

Yates Center, Kansas

  3

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

  4

76

John Craig

Manhattan, Kansas

  5

37

Marlin Kelly

Newton, Kansas

  6

75

Tim Porter

Kansas City, Kansas

  7

21x

Doug Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

  8

59

Larry Atchley

Kansas City, Kansas

  9

64

David Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

10

07

Sonny Truitt

Coffeyville, Kansas

11

65

Rusty Hilderman

Topeka, Kansas

12

70

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

DNF

0

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

 

 

 

A Feature Race 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

721

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

  2

B83

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

  3

86

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  4

c88

Ferris Collier

Lampe, Missouri

  5

98

Randy Ogden

Woodward, Oklahoma

  6

53

Frank McGehee

Wichita, Kansas

  7

4

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

  8

55+

Gary Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

  9

60

David Hughes

Alva, Oklahoma

10

42

Gene Claxton

Kansas City, Missouri

11

77x

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

12

11+

Francis Hoppenstedt

Salina, Kansas

13

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

14

7B

Clay Bontrager

Yoder, Kansas

15

44

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

 

17

Roger Chambers

Yates Center, Kansas

 

32

Bud Purkey

Coffeyville, Kansas

The race was halted monetarily on the seventeenth lap for a crash in the southwest turn involving Haas, Chambers, and Purkey.  The race resumed only to be halted again for another wreck on the restart.

 

 

 

Kansas State Late Model Stock Car Racing Championship

Determined from those winning the most total points in the late model stock car races run on this racetrack three days during the Kansas State Fair.

Place

Driver

From

Total Points

1

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

181

2

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

169

3

Ferris Collier

Lampe, Missouri

164

4

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

161

 

 

 

#0 Mel Potts of Salina, Kansas stopped on the front straightaway during the B feature race Jim Petty collection

 

 

 

Dick Julian

Warren Vincent photo

Gary Holbert

Warren Vincent photo

 Lonnie Smith

81 Speedway program

Bill Bell

Racing from the Past website 

 

 

 

Gary Kratzer

Racing from the Past website 

Ferris Collier

Warren Vincent photo

Steve Lutkie

Steve Lutkie collection

Oren Haas

81 Speedway program

 

 

 

Bob Dauer

Warren Vincent photo

J. J. Adolph

Warren Vincent photo

David Brack

Mike Cornelison photo

Terry Deatherage

Warren Vincent photo

 

 

 

Rick Dauer

Warren Vincent photo

Buck Cadwell

Warren Vincent photo

Van Gemmill

Brian Carroll collection

John Tipping

Warren Vincent photo

 

 

 

Frank McGehee

Haehn collection

Rob Glasse

Warren Vincent photo

Bud Purkey

Mike Cornelison photo

Roger Chambers

Warren Vincent photo

 

 

 

Milton Ward

Warren Vincent photo

Don Morris

Warren Vincent photo

Doug Thompson

Warren Vincent photo

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Warren Vincent photo

 

 

 

Francis Hoppenstedt

Warren Vincent photo

Dhon Hauserman

Rick Kippes photo

Randy Ogden

Warren Vincent photo

Roger Thompson

Warren Vincent photo

 

 

 

Clay Bontrager

81 Speedway program

 

 

 

 

 

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