Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Saturday – September 17, 1960

 

 

Sanctioned by – International Motor Contest Association (I.M.C.A.)

  

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Ramo Stott*

Keokuk, Iowa

1960 Ford

4:05.10

2

Dick Hutcherson**

Keokuk, Iowa

1957 Pontiac

 

3

Mert Williams

Rochester, Minnesota

1958 Ford

 

4

Dick Hendershot***

Hutchinson, Kansas

1957 Chevrolet

 

  

 

 

Second Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Ernie Derr

Keokuk, Iowa

1960 Pontiac

4:08.65

2

Bob Eichor

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1960 Ford

 

3

Leonard “Lenny” Funk

Otis, Kansas

1959 Plymouth

 

4

Newt Bartholomew

Carlisle, Iowa

1957 Chevrolet

 

  

 

 

Dash – 5 Laps

4 fastest cars from time trials

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Dick Hutcherson**

Keokuk, Iowa

1957 Pontiac

2:35.05

2

Ernie Derr

Keokuk, Iowa

1960 Pontiac

 

3

Ramo Stott*

Keokuk, Iowa

1960 Ford

 

4

Bob Eichor

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1960 Ford

 

  

 

 

Consolation Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Mert Williams

Rochester, Minnesota

1958 Ford

3:05.50

2

Leonard “Lenny” Funk

Otis, Kansas

1959 Plymouth

 

3

Newt Bartholomew

Carlisle, Iowa

1957 Chevrolet

 

4

Dick Hendershot***

Hutchinson, Kansas

1957 Chevrolet

 

  

 

 

Novelty Race – 4 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

 

1

Newt Bartholomew

Carlisle, Iowa

1957 Chevrolet

 

2

Mert Williams

Rochester, Minnesota

1958 Ford

 

3

Willard “Mickey” McCormick

Mitchell, Indiana

1957 Chrysler

 

4

Dick Hendershot***

Hutchinson, Kansas

1957 Chevrolet

 

                These drivers raced for one lap, the drivers got out, ran around their cars, got back in and raced for another lap.  After the second lap, they got out, ate a piece of pie, got back in and raced for another lap.  After the third lap, they got out, drank a cup of soda pop, got back in to their cars, and raced for another lap.  The one who completed the fourth lap first was the winner.

 

 

Feature Race – 25 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

  1

Ernie Derr

Keokuk, Iowa

1960 Pontiac

12:32.22

  2

Ramo Stott*

Keokuk, Iowa

1960 Ford

 

  3

Leonard “Lenny” Funk

Otis, Kansas

1959 Plymouth

 

  4

Mert Williams

Rochester, Minnesota

1958 Ford

 

  5

Dick Hutcherson**

Keokuk, Iowa

1957 Pontiac

 

  6

Bob Eichor

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1960 Ford

 

                The first three finishers pulled steadily away from the rest of the field for the final twenty laps.  Derr took the lead at the start and kept it for the entire distance winning by three full car lengths.  Stott and Funk were often side-by-side but neither could muster enough speed to challenge Derr.

 

 

 

 

Lenny Funk

Funk collection

 

 

 

* Ramo Stott went on to compete in the Daytona “500” eleven times.

 

** Dick Hutcherson (1931-2005) went on to compete in the Daytona “500” three times.

 

*** Richard M. “Dick” Hendershot (1925-1976) was fatally injured in a racing accident at Salina, Kansas.

 

 

 

 

 

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