Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Monday – September 18, 1967

 

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

Promotional company – Auto Racing Incorporated of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Race promoter – Frank Winkley of Minneapolis, Minnesota 

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 7 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Ernie Derr

Keokuk, Iowa

1967 Dodge

3:20.48

2

Ramo Stott

Keokuk, Iowa

1967 Plymouth

 

3

Ole Brua

Albert Lea, Minnesota

Ford

 

DNF

Leonard “Lenny” Funk

Otis, Kansas

1965 Ford

 

 

 

  

Second Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Roland Wilson

Bedford, Iowa

1962 Plymouth

4:57.18

2

Leon Bowman

Wichita, Kansas

1967 Ford Fairlane

 

3

Willie Crane

Springfield, Missouri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Leon Bowman

Wichita, Kansas

1967 Ford Fairlane

4:44.38

2

Willie Crane

Springfield, Missouri

 

 

DNF

Bob Perry

Springfield, Missouri

 

 

Perry’s car blew an engine.

 

 

 

Consolation Race – 12 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Dick Johnson

St. Paul, Minnesota

1964 Ford

5:54.65

2

Jerry Wichman

Kansas City, Missouri

1965 Ford

 

3

Tom Roller

Independence, Missouri

1965 Ford

 

 

 

 

Australian Pursuit

Place

Driver

From

Car

 

1

Larry Sottlemeyer

Kansas City, Missouri

1964 Ford

 

2

Leonard “Lenny” Funk

Otis, Kansas

1965 Ford

 

DNF

Dale Keeling

Dixon, Missouri

 

 

DNF

Glen Stauffer

 

Ford

 

                Keeling’s car crashed into a low concrete gate at the head of the front straightway.  He was treated for an arm injury and released from the local hospital.

                Stauffer’s car was heavily damaged when he spun into the outside wall in the southwest turn.

 

 

 

Feature Race – 30 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car

Time

1

Ernie Derr

Keokuk, Iowa

1967 Dodge

13.52.44

2

Ole Brua

Albert Lea, Minnesota

 Ford

 

3

Leonard “Lenny” Funk

Otis, Kansas

1965 Ford

 

4

Lewis Taylor

Shawnee, Kansas

 Plymouth

 

5

Ramo Stott

Keokuk, Iowa

1967 Dodge

 

Stott challenged Derr early in this race but then dropped back.  He then had to make a pit stop on the nineteenth lap to have the left front fender pulled away from the tire after side-swiping another car.

 

 

 

 

Lewis Taylor

Mike Evans collection from Racing from the Past

Lenny Funk

Funk collection

#3 Ole Brua races with #1 Ernie Derr

Lee Ackerman photo from the Midwest Racing Archives Website

 

 

 

  

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