Eighth Annual Kansas State Modified Championship Races

On the Historic Half-Mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Saturday September 16, 1972

 

 

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

Race Director Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

 

Attendance 8,000 

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Forrest Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

2

Frank Offutt

Utica, Kansas

3

Wylan Cattrell

Wichita, Kansas

4

David Unruh

Quinter, Kansas

5

Jim Richardson

Wichita, Kansas

6

Lonnie Snowden

Wichita, Kansas

7

Bill Dye

Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

 

  

Second Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

2

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

3

Alan Herbert

Dodge City, Kansas

4

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

5

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

6

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Third Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Larry Dewell

Fowler, Kansas

2

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

3

Lawrence Sinks

Lawrence, Kansas

4

Jay Woodside

Kansas City, Missouri

5

Bill Smith

Lecompton, Kansas

6

Don Smith

Norfolk, Nebraska

DNF

Thad Dosher

Topeka, Kansas

DNF

Lee Martin

Kinsley, Kansas

The #37 driven by Dosher and the #38 driven by Martin tangled in the northeast turn with Martin spinning into the infield minus a wheel.  Dosher continued on only to drop out later.

 

 

Trophy Dash

Place

Driver

From

1

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

2

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

3

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

4

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

5

Larry Dewell

Fowler, Kansas

 

 

 

B Feature 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

2

Jim Harkness

Wichita, Kansas

3

Richard Powell

Enid, Oklahoma

4

Lonnie Snowden

Wichita, Kansas

5

Randy Jones

Jetmore, Kansas

6

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

7

Don Smith

Norfolk, Nebraska

DNF

Ken Pearson

Pleasanton, Kansas

Pearson rolled his #88 car one and a half times on the back straightway after the flagman gave the signal for a false start.

Bryant assumed the lead on the second lap and held it for the rest of the race.

 

 

 

A Feature 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Larry Dewell

Fowler, Kansas

  2

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

  3

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

  4

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

  5

Lawrence Sinks

Lawrence, Kansas

  6

Alan Herbert

Dodge City, Kansas

  7

Jay Woodside

Kansas City, Missouri

  8

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

  9

Forrest Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

10

Wylan Cattrell

Wichita, Kansas

Dewell started on the pole and lead the entire race finishing two car lengths ahead of second place Copeland.  The first four cars ran nose-to-tail the whole race with no passing among them.

 

 

   

Roy Bryant

Bob Mays collection

Frank Lies

Bob Mays collection

Grady Wade

Monte Cole collection

Racing from the Past website  

Forrest Coleman

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Dale Reed

Racing from the Past website

Larry Dewell

Racing from the Past website

Jon Johnson

Racing from the Past website

Herb Copeland

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Wylan Cattrell

Racing from the Past website

Alan Herbert

Dodge City Globe 

Harold Leep

Cokeley collection

Jim Harkness

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Lawrence Sinks

Lawrence Sinks collection

 Randy Jones

Rhea collection from the Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

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