Tenth Annual Kansas State Championship

Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Tuesday – September 17, 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

 

 

 

 

Parade Lap Preceding the A Feature

#59 Shelby Steenson leads an unidentified car and #77x Gary Holbert on the parade lap preceding the A Feature – Glenda Holbert photo for the Hutchinson News

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Van Gemmill

Garden City, Kansas

4:25.9

2

Don Kreie

Dodge City, Kansas

 

3

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

 

4

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

 

5

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Chuck Kidwell

Harvard, Nebraska

4:24.0

2

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

 

3

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

 

5

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Larry Stromer

Grand Island, Nebraska

4:27.2

2

Renn Allsman

Belleville, Kansas

 

3

Joel Hayes

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

Henry Martin

McPherson, Kansas

 

5

Jerry Barnes

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Fourth Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

4:28.0

2

Bob Gilmore

Chase, Kansas

 

3

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

Butch Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

 

5

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 5 Laps

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Don Kreie

Dodge City, Kansas

 

2

Van Gemmill

Garden City, Kansas

 

3

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

 

4

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

5

Larry Stromer

Grand Island, Nebraska

 

 

 

 

B Feature – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

 

  1

Dave Oltman

Salina, Kansas

 

  2

Charlie Laing

Wichita, Kansas

 

  3

Jack Johnson

Haysville, Kansas

 

  4

Von Morton

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  5

Craig Hatch

Yates Center, Kansas

 

  6

Ken Davis

Wichita, Kansas

 

  7

Buddy Wysong

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  8

Elmo Lane

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  9

Lowell Allen

Pratt, Kansas

 

10

Larry Boeschling

New Cambria, Kansas

 

 

 

 

A Feature – 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

 

  1

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

 

  2

Bob Gilmore

Chase, Kansas

 

  3

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

 

  4

Chuck Kidwell

Harvard, Nebraska

 

  5

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

 

  6

Van Gemmill

Garden City, Kansas

 

  7

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

 

  8

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

 

  9

Larry Croisant

Beloit, Kansas

 

10

Tom Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

DNF

Don Kreie

Dodge City, Kansas

 

DNF

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

 

Steenson’s car suffered a blown engine on the third lap.

The cars driven by Kreie and Kizzar tangled and then crashed into the stage in front of the grandstand.

Potts took the lead on the third lap and pulled away to a big lead.

 

 

 

Kansas State Late Model Stock Car Racing Championship

Determined from those winning the most total points over the two days of Late Model stock car racing at the Kansas State Fair

Place

Driver

From

Total Points

1

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

63

2

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

60

3

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

58

4

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

55

5

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

48

 

 

 

  

Mel Potts

Racing from the Past website

Oren Haas

Racing from the Past website

Jack Johnson

Mullens family collection

 Van Gemmill

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Gary Holbert

Racing from the Past website

Jim Kizzar

Racing from the Past website

Don Kreie

Roger Burnett collection

Butch Brack

Schrater family collection

 

 

 

Dave Oltman

Racing from the Past website 

Shelby Steenson

Racing from the Past website 

Loyd Farr

Racing from the Past website 

 Elmo Lane

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Von Morton

Racing from the Past website

Buddy Wysong

Racing from the Past website

J. D. Martin

Merrick racing program

Charlie Laing

91 Speedway program

 

 

 

Sam Brittendall

Duane Toyne collection from the Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

  

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