Tenth Annual Kansas State Modified Championship Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday September 15, 1974

 

 

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

Race Director Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

 Flagman / Starter Forrest Cox of Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

This photo was taken on this afternoon at Hutchinson.  The lead car was #199 Mike Allison from Oklahoma City but none of the other drivers have been identified to date.  Please contact Bob Lawrence at sprintguy @ cox.net if you can identify any of the others, or know during which race this picture was taken Frank Niemeir photo for the Hutchinson News 

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

112

Larry Dewell

Fowler, Kansas

2

6

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

3

55

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

4

25

Jerry Stone

Wichita, Kansas

5

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

 

 

 

Second Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

11

Jim Harkness

Ness City, Kansas

2

15

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

3

56

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

4

57

Terry Kowalsky

Great Bend, Kansas

5

4

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

Harkness was in fourth position with one lap remaining and then passed three cars on the final lap to win the race.

  

 

 

Third Heat Race 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

19

Thad Dosher

Topeka, Kansas

2

199

Mike Allison

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

3

96

Richard Brehmer

Enid, Oklahoma

4

75

John Beeson

Ness City, Kansas

5

117

Gene See

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Trophy Dash 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

56

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

2

15

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

3

6

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

First Semi-Final 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

54

Arnold Horner

Jetmore, Kansas

2

77

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

3

 

Lee Martin

Oberlin, Kansas

 

 

 

Second Semi-Final

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

2

25

Jerry Stone

Wichita, Kansas

3

4

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

B Feature

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

17

Mike Peters

Wichita, Kansas

2

 

Lee Martin

Oberlin, Kansas

3

54

Arnold Horner

Jetmore, Kansas

4

 

Terry Brown

Ft. Scott, Kansas

5

 

Billy Dye

Wichita, Kansas

6

 

Pat McCoy

Arkansas City, Kansas

7

 

Jim Beeson

Scott City, Kansas

8

 

C. W. Carr

Garden City, Kansas

Peters won this race easily.

 

 

 

A Feature

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

6

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

  2

112

Larry Dewell

Fowler, Kansas

  3

15

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

  4

25

Jerry Stone

Wichita, Kansas

  5

55

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

  6

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

  7

77

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

  8

4

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

  9

96

Richard Brehmer

Enid, Oklahoma

10

57

Terry Kowalsky

Great Bend, Kansas

DNF

11

Jim Harkness

Ness City, Kansas

DNF

19

Thad Dosher

Topeka, Kansas

Harkness had started on the outside of the front row and was battling with Dosher for second place late in the race when their two cars locked wheels in the northwest turn.

Reed led for most of the race and was never challenged for the win.

 

 

 

 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

1

Larry Dewell

Fowler, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Jim Harkness

NCRA yearbook

Frank Lies

Racing from the Past website

Jerry Stone

Hutchinson Nationals program

 

 

 

Lee Martin

Racing from the Past website

Jon Johnson

Racing from the Past website

Grady Wade

Racing from the Past website 

Walt McWhorter

Lies collection

 

 

 

 

Dale Reed

Racing from the Past website

Larry Dewell

Racing from the Past website

Herb Copeland

Hutchinson Nationals program

 

 

 

 

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