Fifteenth Annual Kansas State Championship

Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday September 16, 1979

 

Promotional company Speedways Inc. of Wichita, Kansas

Race director C. Ray Hall of Wichita, Kansas

  

 

 

 Pinky Mullens of Wichita, Kansas is shown here in the northeast turn.  He finished fourth in the fifth heat race on this afternoon Mullens family collection

 

 

 

#65 Ferris Collier of Lampe, Missouri managed to beat #60 David Hughes of Breckinridge, Oklahoma to the finish line in the fourth heat race Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

2

49

Andy Claiborne

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

3

77x

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

4

71

Dan Ayres

Leavenworth, Kansas

5

33

Bob Dauer

Marquette, Kansas

6

48x

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

7

99x

Tom Wunder

Topeka, Kansas

8

20

Dick Julian

Great Bend, Kansas

9

41x

John Tipping

Enid, Oklahoma

Smith easily won this race.

 

  

 

Second Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

77

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

2

1

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

3

13

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

4

1#

Terry Dickey

Wichita, Kansas

5

80

Frank Key

Wichita, Kansas

6

27

J. J. Adolph

Manhattan, Kansas

7

36x

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

8

c88

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Steenson easily won this race.

 

  

 

Third Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

3

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

75

Tim Porter

Kansas City, Kansas

3

8

Bill Bell

Dodge City, Kansas

4

30

Alan Ashley

Wichita, Kansas

5

121

Doug Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

6

16

Vernon Strutt

Great Bend, Kansas

7

63

Harlan Schreiner

Lincoln, Nebraska

8

444

Bill Wills

Salina, Kansas

9

84

Francis Hoppenstedt

Manhattan, Kansas

Hendershot started fourth and took the lead on the seventh lap.

 

  

 

Fourth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

65

Ferris Collier

Lampe, Missouri

  2

60

David Hughes

Breckinridge, Oklahoma

  3

57

Dhon Hauserman

Wichita, Kansas

  4

97

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

  5

7

Greg Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

  6

44x

Rob Glasse

Wichita, Kansas

  7

23

Gary Pletcher

Sharon Springs, Kansas

  8

112

Bob Billups

Wichita, Kansas

  9

68

Roy McClellan

 

10

50

Jerry Lyon

 

Collier started fifth and took the lead on the seventh lap.

 

  

 

Fifth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

44

Steve Kammerer

Wichita, Kansas

2

4

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

3

411

Jake Jacobs

Marquette, Kansas

4

02

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

5

25

Dale Ulery

Ness City, Kansas

6

24

Ricky Dunsworth

Hutchinson, Kansas

7

21x

Steve Foster

Wichita, Kansas

Kammerer started fourth and took over the lead of this race on the fourth lap.

 

  

 

Sixth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

283

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

  2

777

Dave Oltman

Salina, Kansas

  3

54

Marvin Bradford

Salina, Kansas

  4

65x

Rusty Hilderman

Topeka, Kansas

  5

4x

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

  6

98

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

  7

47

Frank Sell

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

38

David Chambers

 

  9

70

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

10

6

Larry Croisant

Beloit, Kansas

11

86

Craig Hatch

Yates Center, Kansas

Farr gained the lead of this race from Oltman on the fourth lap.

 

  

 

Trophy Dash

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

2

65

Ferris Collier

Lampe, Missouri

3

77

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

4

44

Steve Kammerer

Wichita, Kansas

5

283

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

  

  

 

C Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

36x

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

  2

99x

Tom Wunder

Topeka, Kansas

  3

63

Harlan Schriner

Lincoln, Nebraska

  4

50

Jerry Lyon

 

  5

47

Frank Sell

Hutchinson, Kansas

  6

20

Dick Julian

Great Bend, Kansas

  7

48

Craig Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

444

Bill Wills

Salina, Kansas

  9

38

David Chambers

 

10

41x

John Tipping

Enid, Oklahoma

 

  

 

B Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

1#

Terry Dickey

Wichita, Kansas

  2

65x

Rusty Hilderman

Topeka, Kansas

  3

71

Dan Ayres

Leavenworth, Kansas

  4

97

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

  5

80

Frank Key

Wichita, Kansas

  6

4x

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

  7

44x

Rob Glasse

Wichita, Kansas

  8

33

Bob Dauer

Marquette, Kansas

  9

27

J. J. Adolph

Manhattan, Kansas

10

98

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

11

7

Greg Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

12

48x

Sam Brittendallq

Salina, Kansas

 

 

 

A Feature Race 16 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

65

Ferris Collier

Lampe, Missouri

  2

283

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

  3

77

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

  4

60

David Hughes

Breckinridge, Oklahoma

  5

13

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  6

777

Dave Oltman

Salina, Kansas

  7

71

Dean Ayres

Leavenworth, Kansas

  8

77x

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

  9

1#

Terry Dickey

Wichita, Kansas

10

65x

Rusty Hilderman

Topeka, Kansas

11

97

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

12

54

Marvin Bradford

Salina, Kansas

13

411

Jack Jacobs

Marquette, Kansas

14

75

Tim Porter

Kansas City, Kansas 

DNF

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

The race was ruled complete by officials after Smith rolled his car on the front straightaway on the 17th lap.

 

 

 

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

Ferris Collier

Lampe, Missouri

227

 

 

 

 

Dick Julian

Racing from the Past website

Gary Holbert

Racing from the Past website

 

Loyd Farr

Racing from the Past website

Bill Bell

Racing from the Past website 

 

 

 

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Racing from the Past website

Steve Kammerer

81 Speedway program

 Van Gemmill

Racing from the Past website

Henry Ellington

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Bob Dauer

Racing from the Past website 

J. J. Adolph

Racing from the Past website

Bud Haehn

Racing from the Past website 

Terry Deatherage

Racing from the Past website 

 

 

 

Craig Hatch

Racing from the Past website

Shelby Steenson

Racing from the Past website

Bill Wills

Racing from the Past website

John Tipping

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Andy Claiborne

Claiborne collection

Rob Glasse

Racing from the Past website

Frank Sell

Racing from the Past website 

Steve Foster

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Craig Miller

Racing from the Past website

Ricky Dunsworth

Racing from the Past website

Doug Thompson

Racing from the Past website

Marvin Bradford 

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Francis Hoppenstedt

Racing from the Past website

Dhon Hauserman

Rick Kippes photo

Roger Thompson

Racing from the Past website

 Vernon Strutt

Racing from the Past website 

 

 

 

Milton Ward

Racing from the Past website

 Lonnie Smith

81 Speedway program

Sam Brittendall

Duane Toyne collection from the Racing from the Past website

Dave Oltman

Racing from the Past website  

 

 

 

Terry Dickey

Racing from the Past website

Tom Wunder

Racing from the Past website

Don Morris

Racing from the Past website

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

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