Seventeenth Annual Kansas State Championship

Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Monday – September 14, 1981

 

Promotional company – Speedways Inc. of Wichita, Kansas

Race director – C. Ray Hall of Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Larry McDaniels of Wichita, Kansas is shown taking the checkered flag for his victory in the 20-lap A Feature – Jim Morris photo for the Hutchinson News

 

 

 

 Clay Bontrager of Hutchinson is shown here going through the north turn – Mike Cornelison photo

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

721

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

2

7B

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

44x

Rob Glasse

Wichita, Kansas

4

31

Gary Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

5

13

Von Morton

Hutchinson, Kansas

6

60

David Hughes

Breckinridge, Oklahoma

7

71

Tom Folk

Iola, Kansas

8

03

Mike Young

El Reno, Oklahoma

 

  

 

Second Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

50B

Larry McDaniels

Wichita, Kansas

2

86

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

3

65

Rusty Hilderman

Topeka, Kansas

4

18

Tony Bruce, Sr.

Liberal, Kansas

5

2

Rich Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

6

99

Bill Goodson

Manhattan, Kansas

 

  

 

Third Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

55x

Ron Simmons

Ft. Scott, Kansas

2

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

3

7c

Howard Spitler

Republic, Kansas

4

55

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

5

67B

Jerry Burkes

Wichita, Kansas

6

48M

Craig Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

7

22x

Larry Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  

 

Fourth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

57

Dhon Hauserman

Wichita, Kansas

2

70

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

3

3

Gary Macy

Hennessey, Oklahoma

4

48x

Steve Bush

Wichita, Kansas

5

1

Ralph Thompson

Dodge City, Kansas

6

77

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

7

B48

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

   

  

 

Trophy Dash

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

50B

Larry McDaniels

Wichita, Kansas

2

721

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

3

57

Dhon Hauserman

Wichita, Kansas

 

  

 

B Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

60

David Hughes

Breckinridge, Oklahoma

  2

13

Von Morton

Hutchinson, Kansas

  3

B48

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

  4

77

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

  5

2

Rich Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

  6

71

Tom Folk

Iola, Kansas

  7

48M

Craig Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

67B

Jerry Burkes

Wichita, Kansas

  9

22x

Larry Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

10

99

Bill Goodson

Manhattan, Kansas

 

 

 

A Feature Race – 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

50B

Larry McDaniels

Wichita, Kansas

  2

57

Dhon Hauserman

Wichita, Kansas

  3

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

  4

7c

Howard Spitler

Republic, Kansas

  5

55x

Ron Simmons

Ft. Scott, Kansas

  6

77

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

  7

31

Gary Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

  8

7B

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

55

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

10

44x

Rob Glasse

Wichita, Kansas

11

65

Rusty Hilderman

Topeka, Kansas

12

13

Von Morton

Hutchinson, Kansas

13

18

Tony Bruce, Sr.

Liberal, Kansas

 

86

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

DNF

721

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Gemmill dropped out on the fifth lap.

McDaniels was leading Hauserman, Bontrager, and Lutkie on the ninth lap when Lutkie tried to pass Bontrager on the inside.  Their two cars touched sending Bontrager crashing into the wall.  Bontrager’s crew was able to make repairs in time for him to rejoin the field when the race restarted. 

 

 

 

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

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

171

2

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

149

3

Dhon Hauserman

Wichita, Kansas

141

4

Larry McDaniels

Wichita, Kansas

137

5

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

136

6

Howard Spitler

Republic, Kansas

128

7

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

124

 

Shelby Steenson

Racing from the Past website

   

Steve Bush

Joe Aldershof collection

 

Howard Spitler

Racing from the Past website

Steve Lutkie

Steve Lutkie collection

 

Craig Miller

Racing from the Past website 

Terry Deatherage

Racing from the Past website 

 Van Gemmill

Brian Carroll collection

Rob Glasse

Racing from the Past website

 

 

Gary Kratzer

Racing from the Past website 

Dhon Hauserman

Rick Kippes photo

Von Morton

Racing from the Past website 

 

Don Morris

Racing from the Past website

 

Larry McDaniels

Bill Rogers collection

 Lonnie Smith

81 Speedway program

Rich Wilson

Wilson collection

Clay Bontrager

81 Speedway program

 

Sam Brittendall

Duane Toyne collection from the Racing from the Past website

 

 

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