Twelfth Annual Kansas State Super Modified Championship Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Saturday – September 18, 1976

                                                                                                                                                                                

 

Promotional Company – Merrick Racing Promotions (M.R.P.)

Race Director – Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Flagman / Starter – Forrest Cox of Dodge City, Kansas

Trophy Queen – Ann Yost of Ingalls, Kansas

Attendance – “a capacity plus crowd” 

 

 

 

Davie Moore of Wichita, Kansas

Photo from the Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

07

Dave Frusher

Ness City, Kansas

2

4

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

3

6

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

4

24

Jerry Stone

Wichita, Kansas

5

37

Jack Hewett*

Troy, Ohio

6

58

Lonnie Snowden

Wichita, Kansas

7

98

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

8

10

Lawrence Sinks

Lawrence, Kansas

9

04

Bob Hurley

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

17

Davie Moore

Wichita, Kansas

2

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

3

75

John Beeson

Scott City, Kansas

4

6x

Randy Willingham

Amarillo, Texas

5

12x

Steve Hughes

Wichita, Kansas

6

2

C. W. Carr

Garden City, Kansas

7

7x

Dutch Ter Steege

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

8

54

Chris Harms

Jetmore, Kansas

9

12

John LaShell

Ellis, Kansas

  

 

 

Third Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

112

Arnold Horner

Jetmore, Kansas

  2

56

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

  3

94

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

  4

88

Terry Uehling

Ness City, Kansas

  5

38

Lee Martin

Oberlin, Kansas

  6

9

Larry Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

  7

51

Eldon Borger

Jetmore, Kansas

  8

97

Alan Herbert

Dodge City, Kansas

  9

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

10

79

Fred Hembree

Ness City, Kansas

11

101

Don Bergmann

Amarillo, Texas

12

62

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 5 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

6

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

2

4

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

3

07

Dave Frusher

Ness City, Kansas

4

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

5

94

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

6

56

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

7

112

Arnold Horner

Jetmore, Kansas

8

75

John Beeson

Scott City, Kansas

  

 

 

B Feature – 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

98

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

  2

79

Fred Hembree

Ness City, Kansas

  3

9

Larry Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

  4

7x

Dutch Ter Steege

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  5

10

Lawrence Sinks

Lawrence, Kansas

  6

51

Eldon Barger

Jetmore, Kansas

  7

101

Don Bergmann

Amarillo, Texas

  8

2

C. W. Carr

Garden City, Kansas

  9

62

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

10

12

John LaShell

Ellis, Kansas

11

04

Bob Hurley

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

12

54

Chris Harms

Jetmore, Kansas

 

 

 

A Feature – 16 Cars – 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

 

  1

17

Davie Moore

Wichita, Kansas

 

  2

4

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

 

  3

56

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

  4

112

Arnold Horner

Jetmore, Kansas

 

  5

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

 

  6

88

Terry Uehling

Ness City, Kansas

 

  7

6x

Randy Willingham

Amarillo, Texas

 

  8

58

Lonnie Snowden

Wichita, Kansas

 

  9

37

Jack Hewett*

Troy Ohio

 

10

38

Lee Martin

Oberlin, Kansas

 

11

24

Jerry Stone

Wichita, Kansas

 

12

12x

Steve Hughes

Wichita, Kansas

 

13

75

John Beeson

Scott City, Kansas

 

14

94

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

DNF

15

6

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

DNF

16

07

Dave Frusher

Ness City, Kansas

DNF

Steenson “slapped the wall” in the southwest turn while passing another car.  He then continued on a few more laps before dropping out of the race.

Reed’s car suffered engine problems.

 

 

 

 

 

Roy Bryant in the Jim-Kennedy-owned #7 inching ahead of Frank Lies in his own #56 and Arnold Horner in the Melvin-Beutler-owned #112 – National Championship program

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Thompson

Racing from the Past website

Frank Lies

Racing from the Past website

Dave Frusher

Jerry Leep photo

 

Shelby Steenson

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Lee Martin

Racing from the Past website

Fred Hembree

Racing from the Past website

Jerry Stone

Racing from the Past website

Walt McWhorter

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

Dale Reed

Racing from the Past website

Eldon Borger

Racing from the Past website

Jon Johnson

Racing from the Past website

Bob Hurley

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Randy Willingham

Racing from the Past website

Dutch Ter Steege

Racing from the Past website

Arnold Horner

Racing from the Past website 

Roy Bryant

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Chris Harms

Racing from the Past website

Terry Uehling

Hutchinson Nationals program

Lawrence Sinks

Lawrence Sinks collection

Dick Walker

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

 

* Jack Hewett competed in the Indianapolis “500” in 1998.

 

 

 

 

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