Tenth Annual Kansas State Championship

Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Monday – September 16, 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

Number of cars entered – 84

 

 

 

 

#77x Gary Holbert of Concordia, Kansas passes an unidentified #43 car in the second heat race that Holbert went on the win.  Please contact Bob Lawrence at sprintguy @ cox.net if you can identify who the driver of the #43 car was – Jim Morris photo for the Hutchinson News

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

  1

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

5:03.5

  2

Butch Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

 

  3

Sam Cell

Great Bend, Kansas

 

  4

Larry Boeschling

New Cambria, Kansas

 

  5

Chuck Kidwell

Harvard, Nebraska

 

  6

Unknown

 

 

  7

Unknown

 

 

  8

Unknown

 

 

  9

Unknown

 

 

10

Alan Combs

Herington, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

5:10.0

2

John Heintzman

So. Hutchinson, Kansas

 

3

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

 

4

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

5

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

5:49.5

2

Kenneth Farr

Leota, Kansas

 

3

Don Kreie

Dodge City, Kansas

 

4

Dick Lecklider

Lindsborg, Kansas

 

5

R. B. Flynn

Wichita, Kansas

 

Steenson led this entire race.

 

 

 

Fourth Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

4:37.0

2

Mel Montgomery

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

 

4

Clifford Reusser

Corpus Christi, Texas

 

5

Ron McAninch

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Fifth Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Larry Stromer

Grand Island, Nebraska

4:58.0

2

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

 

3

Bob Gilmore

Chase, Kansas

 

4

Vyrl Warren

Pierceville, Kansas

 

5

Lawrence Petrie

Salina, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 5 Cars – 5 Laps

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Butch Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

 

2

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

 

3

Don Kreie

Dodge City, Kansas

 

4

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

 

5

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

DNF 

Potts lead the first two laps before spinning out in the northwest turn.  Second place running Holbert’s car collided with that of Potts and also spun out.

Brack just managed to beat Kizzar to the finish line in a close finish.

 

 

 

B Feature – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

  1

Alan Combs

Herington, Kansas

7:30.5

  2

Jack Johnson

Haysville, Kansas

 

  3

Tom Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

  4

J. B. Barsh

Syracuse, Kansas

 

  5

Renn Allsman

Belleville, Kansas

 

  6

Rex Evans

Wichita, Kansas

 

  7

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

 

  8

Jerry Barnes

Dodge City, Kansas

 

  9

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

 

10

Harold Armstrong

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

A Feature – 25 Cars – 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

  1

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

8:56.2

  2

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

 

  3

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

 

  4

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

 

  5

Larry Stromer

Grand Island, Nebraska

 

  6

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

  7

Don Kreie

Dodge City, Kansas

 

  8

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

 

  9

Mel Montgomery

Wichita, Kansas

 

10

Bob Gilmore

Chase, Kansas

 

Haas started this race from the pole position.

Stromer led the first seven laps before being passed for the lead in the southeast turn by Steenson who had started in fourth position.

 

 

 

  

Mel Potts

Racing from the Past website

Oren Haas

Schrater family collection

Jack Johnson

Mullens family collection

Alan Combs

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Gary Holbert

Racing from the Past website

Jim Kizzar

Racing from the Past website

Don Kreie

Roger Burnett collection

R. B. Flynn

Bob Lawrence collection

 

 

 

Mel Montgomery

Racing from the Past website 

Shelby Steenson

Racing from the Past website 

Loyd Farr

Racing from the Past website 

Butch Brack

Schrater family collection

 

 

 

J. D. Martin

Merrick racing program

Sam Brittendall

Duane Toyne collection from the Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

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