Fourteenth Kansas State Championship

Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-Mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday September 17, 1978

 

Promotional company Speedways Inc. of Wichita, Kansas

Race director C. Ray Hall of Wichita, Kansas

  

 

 

First Heat Race 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

  1

86

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

  2

40

Dean Ayres

Independence, Missouri

 

  3

54

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

 

  4

3

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  5

123

Danny Duvall

Pryor, Oklahoma

 

  6

26

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

 

  7

90

Larry McDaniels

Wichita, Kansas

 

  8

30x

 

 

 

  9

24

Ricky Dunsworth

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

10

4

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

 

11

144

Corky VanGotten

Chanute, Kansas

 

12

5X

Jim Stolzenberg

Clyde, Kansas

 

13

H11

Don Davis, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  

 

Second Heat Race 6 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

  1

99

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

 

  2

93

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

 

  3

7

Greg Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

 

  4

63

Harlan Schriner

Lincoln, Nebraska

 

  5

5

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

  6

199

Leroy Dauer

Falun, Kansas

 

  7

36

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  8

14N

Henry Martin

McPherson, Kansas

 

  9

30

Marvin Bradford

Salina, Kansas

 

10

84

Robert Thompson

Manhattan, Kansas

 

11

43

Roland Bird

Salina, Kansas

 

12

3x

Ron Simmons

Ft. Scott, Kansas

 

13

H63

Frankie Minor

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

14

6%

John Welch

 

 

Gemmill passed Haas for the lead on the third lap.

 

  

 

Third Heat Race Eight Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

15

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

3:35.0

  2

211

Marvin McNett

Great Bend, Kansas

 

  3

71

Gerald Folk

Iola, Kansas

 

  4

88x

Frank Starkey

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  5

411

Jake Jacobs

Marquette, Kansas

 

  6

37

Orville Clinton

Minneapolis, Kansas

 

  7

112

Gailen Budden

Abilene, Kansas

 

  8

777

Dave Oltman

Salina, Kansas

 

  9

555

Bob Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

10

14

Bob Brushman

Hoisington, Kansas

 

11

87

Norman Carr, Sr.

Garden City, Kansas

 

12

13

Tom Duvall

 

 

13

20

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

 

14

283

Norman Heironimus

Springfield, Missouri

 

 

  

 

Fourth Heat Race 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

 x11

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

3:27.0

  2

242

Garry Abell

Salina, Kansas

 

  3

41

John Tipping

Enid, Oklahoma

 

  4

77x

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

 

  5

44

Steve Kammerer

Wichita, Kansas

 

  6

68

Larry Boeschling

Salina, Kansas

 

  7

21x

Doug Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

 

  8

55

Alan Combs

Herington, Kansas

 

  9

37x

Randy Romig

Garnett, Kansas

 

10

47

Frank Sell

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

11

22

Max Sloan

Great Bend, Kansas

 

12

70

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

 

13

5

Clifford Reusser

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  

 

 Fifth Heat Race 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

88

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

3:30.8

  2

53

Jim VanWormer

Aurora, Colorado

 

  3

2

Howard Spitler

Republic, Kansas

 

  4

66

Ron Dauer

Lindsborg, Kansas

 

  5

77

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

 

  6

33

Bob Dauer

Marquette, Kansas

 

  7

94

Don Kreie

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  8

21

Steve Foster

Abilene, Kansas

 

  9

98

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

 

10

76

Les Angel, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

11

12x

Sonny Martin

McPherson, Kansas

 

12

222

Nunie Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

 

13

56

Steve Moore

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  

 

D Feature Race 5 Cars 4 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

1

05

Clifford Reusser

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

2

56

Steve Moore

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

3

12x

Sonny Martin

McPherson, Kansas

 

4

222

Nunie Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

 

5

H32

Doug Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  

 

C Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

  1

3x

Ron Simmons

Ft. Scott, Kansas

 

  2

37x

Randy Romig

Garnett, Kansas

 

  3

369

Rick Dauer

Falun, Kansas

 

  4

43

Roland Bird

Salina, Kansas

 

  5

70

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

 

  6

24

Ricky Dunsworth

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  7

22

Max Sloan

Great Bend, Kansas

 

  8

144

Corky VanGotten

Chanute, Kansas

 

  9

5x

Jim Stolzenberg

Clyde, Kansas

 

10

21

Steve Foster

Abilene, Kansas

 

11

14

Bob Brushman

Hoisington, Kansas

 

12

76

Les Angel, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

13

30

Marvin Bradford

Salina, Kansas

 

14

5

Clifford Reusser

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

15

13

Tom Duvall

 

 

 

  

 

B Feature Race 9 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

  1

05

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

   2

44

Steve Kammerer

Wichita, Kansas

 

  3

26

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

 

  4

77

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

 

  5

199

Leroy Dauer

Falun, Kansas

 

  6

21x

Doug Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

 

  7

90

Larry McDaniels

Wichita, Kansas

 

  8

411

Jake Jacobs

Marquette, Kansas

 

  9

36

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

10

777

Dave Oltman

Salina, Kansas

 

11

123

Danny Duvall

Pryor, Oklahoma

 

12

55x

Alan Combs

Herington, Kansas

 

13

37

Orville Clinton

Minneapolis, Kansas

 

14

37x

Randy Romig

Garnett, Kansas

 

15

112

Gailen Budden

Abilene, Kansas

 

16

30x

 

 

 

17

48

Craig Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

18

14N

Henry Martin

McPherson, Kansas

 

19

369

Rick Dauer

Falun, Kansas

 

Kammerer passed Lutkie on the ninth lap but the race was stopped for a three-car pileup and scoring reverted to the last completed lap.  Officials then ruled the race, scheduled to run 10 laps, was complete at nine laps giving Lutkie the victory.

  

 

 

A Feature Race 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

x11 

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

8:44.0

  2

99

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

 

  3

40

Dean Ayres

Independence, Missouri

 

  4

88

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

 

  5

2

Howard Spitler

Republic, Kansas

 

  6

41

John Tipping

Enid, Oklahoma

 

  7

77x

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

 

  8

54

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

 

  9

53

Jim VanWormer

Aurora, Colorado

 

10

3

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

11

7

Greg Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

 

12

66

Ron Dauer

Lindsborg, Kansas

 

13

88x

Frank Starkey

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

86 

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

Lutkie started on the pole and led the first two laps before being passed by fellow front row starter Gemmill.  Haehn then passed Gemmill on the tenth lap and led the remainder of the race.

 

 

 

Kansas State Late Model Stock Car Racing Championship

Determined from those winning the most total points from the Late Model stock car races run on this racetrack on July 30th and over the three days of Late Model stock car racing at the Kansas State Fair

Place

Driver

From

Total Points

1

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

192

2

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

191

 

 

 

 

Garry Abell

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Bud Haehn

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Loyd Farr

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Steve Lutkie

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Steve Foster

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Steve Kammerer

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 Van Gemmill

Larry Jackson collection

Oren Haas

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Shelby Steenson

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Dick Hendershot, Jr.

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Jim Kizzar

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Larry McDaniels

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Marvin Bradford

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Ricky Dunsworth

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Terry Deatherage

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Don Davis, Jr.

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Leroy Dauer

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Henry Ellington

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Roland Bird

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 Orville Clinton

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Dave Oltman

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John Tipping

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Gary Holbert

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Steve Kammerer

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Doug Thompson

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Frank Sell

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Max Sloan

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Clifford Reusser

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Howard Spitler

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Ron Dauer

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Bob Dauer

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Mel Potts

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Gailen Budden

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Craig Miller

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Milton Ward

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Don Kreie

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J. D. Martin

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