Thirteenth Annual Kansas State Super Modified Championship Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday – September 18, 1977

 

 

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

Race Director – Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

 Flagman / Starter – Forrest Cox of Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

  2

58

Duane Cain

Wichita, Kansas

  3

9

Larry Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

  4

20

Bob Finley

Garden City, Kansas

  5

99

Ron Lynch

Wichita, Kansas

  6

32

Larry Mossman*

Winfield, Kansas

  7

22

Rick Salem

Oberlin, Kansas

  8

11

Don Pearson

Valley Center, Kansas

  9

02

Sam Hunt

Arkansas City, Kansas

10

2

Lawrence Sinks

Lawrence, Kansas

 

 

 

Second Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

  2

98

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

  3

79

Fred Hembree

Ness City, Kansas

  4

1

Don Adams

Liberal, Kansas

  5

10

Dee Zelmer

Lees Summit, Missouri

  6

112

Arnold Horner

Jetmore, Kansas

  7

4x

Jim Selenke

Colwich, Kansas

  8

7x

Dutch Ter Steege

Bethany, Oklahoma

  9

18

Don Smith

Norfolk, Nebraska

10

25

Jay Woodside

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Third Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

17

Davie Moore

Wichita, Kansas

  2

1x

Jerry Everhart

Wichita, Kansas

  3

4

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

  4

56

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

  5

111

Ken Pearson

Valley Center, Kansas

  6

62

Charlie Turner

Arkansas City, Kansas

  7

92

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

  8

97

Alan Herbert

Dodge City, Kansas

  9

75

John Beeson

Scott City, Kansas

10

68

Larry Radcliffe

Hill City, Kansas

11

14

Wylan Cattrell

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Fourth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

27

Terry Uehling

Ness City, Kansas

  2

88

Randy Jones

Jetmore, Kansas

  3

51

Eldon Borger

Jetmore, Kansas

  4

15

Herb Copeland

Wichita, Kansas

  5

6x

Randy Willingham

Emporia, Kansas

  6

38

Lee Martin

Oberlin, Kansas

  7

8

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

  8

81

Terry Brown

Ft. Scott, Kansas

  9

53

Bob Salem

Oberlin, Kansas

10

2x

Harold Leep, Jr.

Wichita, Kansas

11

24

Jerry Stone

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Trophy Dash

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

58

Duane Cain

Wichita, Kansas

2

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

3

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

4

98

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

5

1x

Jerry Everhart

Wichita, Kansas

6

17

Davie Moore

Wichita, Kansas

  

 

 

B Feature – 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

8

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

  2

22

Rick Salem

Oberlin, Kansas

  3

112

Arnold Horner

Jetmore, Kansas

  4

32

Larry Mossman*

Winfield, Kansas

  5

62

Charlie Turner

Arkansas City, Kansas

  6

4x

Jim Selenke

Colwich, Kansas

  7

97

Alan Herbert

Dodge City, Kansas

  8

68

Larry Radcliffe

Hill City, Kansas

  9

2x

Harold Leep, Jr.

Wichita, Kansas

10

7x

Dutch Ter Steege

Bethany, Oklahoma

DNF

38

Lee Martin

Oberlin, Kansas

Horner led the first seven laps before being passed by Reed.  Salem ran in second place from the tenth lap until the finish.

 

 

 

A Feature – 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

27

Terry Uehling

Ness City, Kansas

  2

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

  3

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

  4

98

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

  5

79

Fred Hembree

Ness City, Kansas

  6

4

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

  7

56

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

  8

9

Larry Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

  9

6x

Randy Willingham

Emporia, Kansas

10

10

Dee Zelmer

Lees Summit, Missouri

11

99

Ron Lynch

Wichita, Kansas

12

111

Ken Pearson

Valley Center, Kansas

13

51

Eldon Borger

Jetmore, Kansas

 

17

Davie Moore

Wichita, Kansas

 

20

Bob Finley

Garden City, Kansas

Johnson led the first sixteen laps.  Uehling moved into second place on the thirteenth lap and then took over the lead from Johnson on the sixteenth lap.

  

 

 

 

 Kansas State Modified Racing Championship

Determined from those winning the most total points over the two days of modified racing at the Kansas State Fair

Place

Driver

From

Points

1

Terry Uehling

Ness City, Kansas

67

2

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

64

3

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

58

4

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

53

5

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

50

6

Jerry Everhart

Wichita, Kansas

48

7

Davie Moore

Wichita, Kansas

44

8 - tie

Eldon Borger

Jetmore, Kansas

42

8 - tie

Randy Jones

Jetmore, Kansas

42

 

 

 

 

#17 Davie Moore in his own super modified – Jerry Leep photo from the Mike Pogue collection

 

 

 

#56 Frank Lies and #20 Bob Finley tangled on the tenth lap of the A feature at the south end of the racetrack – Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

#56 Frank Lies and #20 Bob Finley slid to a stop near the outside wall as #51 Eldon Borger passed by underneath at the south end of the racetrack on the tenth lap of the A feature – Racing from the Past website 

 

 

 

 This photo of Terry Uehling's car was taken on the front straightaway at Hutchinson after he had won both fourth heat race and the A feature on this afternoon.  That is Dutch Ter Steege of Oklahoma City standing in the background - Warren Vincent photo

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Thompson

Racing from the Past website

Frank Lies

Racing from the Past website

Jay Woodside

Racing from the Past website

Larry Mossman*

Mossman collection

 

 

 

Lee Martin

Racing from the Past website

Fred Hembree

Racing from the Past website

Don Adams

Racing from the Past website

Walt McWhorter

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

Alan Herbert

Racing from the Past website

Eldon Borger

Racing from the Past website

Jon Johnson

Racing from the Past website

Jerry Everhart

Everhart family collection

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Herb Copeland

Hutchinson Nationals program

Terry Uehling

Hutchinson Nationals program

Jerry Stone

Racing from the Past website

Dick Walker

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

Wylan Cattrell

Racing from the Past website

Randy Jones

Racing from the Past website 

Larry Radcliffe

Racing from the Past website 

Rick Salem

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Harold Leep, Jr.

Racing from the Past website

Dee Zelmer

Racing from the Past website

Lawrence Sinks

Lawrence Sinks collection

Don Smith

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

 

* Larry Mossman used the alias “Roger Bond” when competing in auto races.

 

  

 

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