Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Sunday September 19, 1954

 

 

Promotional company Hamilton Attractions of Hutchinson, Kansas

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

Promoter Verne Hamilton of Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Attendance 15,000

 

 

 

Time Trials - 1 Lap

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Herschel Buchanan

Shreveport, Louisiana

33.24

2

Bill Harrison

Topeka, Kansas

33.32

3

Al Williams

Wichita, Kansas

33.35

4

Fred South

Salina, Kansas

34.05

5

Jim Roper

Halstead, Kansas

34.09

6

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

34.72

  

 

 

Feature Race - 150 Laps

Place

Driver

From

 

1

Herschel Buchanan

Shreveport, Louisiana

 

2

Johnny Mock

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

3

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

Robin Roberts

Newton, Kansas

 

5

Dick Jepsen

Hoxie, Kansas

 

6

Fred South

Salina, Kansas

 

7

Orval Beckel

Wichita, Kansas

 

Al Williams

Wichita, Kansas

Bill Harrison

Topeka, Kansas

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

 

Jim Roper

Halstead, Kansas

DNF

 

Bud Webster

Winfield, Kansas

DNF

                Buchanan, driving a Hudson Hornet #4 sponsored by the Hutchinson Motor Company, took the lead on the first lap and was never headed.

                Webster rolled his car in the north turn on the 132nd lap.

                Early in the race, Roper, driving a #14 Plymouth coupe owned by Gayford Dye of Hutchinson, sheered off several lug bolts and lost a right side wheel causing him to spin out.  The lug bolts and wheel were replaced but in their haste, only 3 lug nuts were replaced.  On lap 142, the wheel came off again and this time the car flipped end-over-end several times inflicting minor injuries on Roper.

                Lies was paid $195 from the purse for his third place finish.

 

 

 

 

The 1951 Oldsmobile 88 that Dick Jepsen drove to a 5th place finish this day.  Click your mouse on the photo to see a different angle of this same car Dick Jepsen collection 

 

 

 

 

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