Sixth Annual Kansas State Modified Championship Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Saturday – September 19, 1970

 

 

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

Race director – Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

 

Track condition – “soft and muddy”

Attendance – 10,000 

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

66

Dale McCarty

Kansas City, Missouri

4:55.9

2

62

Carl “C.Q.” Curless

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

3

333

Jay Woodside

Kansas City, Missouri

 

4

222

Francis Hoppenstedt

Salina, Kansas

 

5

18

Bob Peck

Manhattan, Kansas

 

6

67

Dale Parsons

Wichita, Kansas

 

7

11

Ray Eubanks

Burlington, Kansas

 

 

 

  

Second Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

6

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

4:44.5

  2

10

Stanley Trahern

Amarillo, Texas

 

  3

4

Forrest Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

 

  4

54

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

 

  5

3

Dick Hendershot

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  6

19

Ken Meyers

Wichita, Kansas

 

  7

22

Dave Ediger

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  8

23

Jerry Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

  9

 

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

 

10

 

Charles Decker

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

55

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

4:44.8

2

3x

Melvin Rogers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

3

90

Garry Abell

Beloit, Kansas

 

4

11x

Stan Shoenberg

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

5

59

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

 

6

 

Phil Simmons

Kearney, Nebraska

 

7

 

Wayne Hattabaugh

Lawrence, Kansas

 

8

58

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

9

 

Dennis Holzman

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash – 4 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

10

Stanley Trahern

Amarillo, Texas

2:05.6

2

3x

Melvin Rogers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

 

 

B Feature – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

98

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

5:20.0

2

69

Jerry Stone

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

8

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

 

4

7

Lawrence Sinks

Lawrence, Kansas

 

5

87

Bud Hatch

Yates Center, Kansas

 

6

11

Ray Eubanks

Burlington, Kansas

 

7

 

Charles Decker

Wichita, Kansas

 

8

48

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

 

9

 

Bud Mounts

Gaddard, Kansas

 

10

 

Lawrence Petrie

Salina, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

 

DNF

 

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

 

Petty crashed into the outside wall.

Thompson spun into the infield in the north east turn.

Stone lead for six of the ten laps before being passed by McWhorter on the final turn and losing out at the finish line by half a car length.

 

 

 

A Feature – 15 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time 

  1

54

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

9:56.3

  2

10

Stanley Trahern

Amarillo, Texas

 

  3

55

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

  4

222

Francis Hoppenstedt

Salina, Kansas

 

  5

59

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

 

  6

97

Jim Harkness

Wichita, Kansas

 

  7

 

Phil Simmons

Kearney, Nebraska

 

  8

18

Bob Peck

Manhattan, Kansas

 

  9

19

Ken Myers

Wichita, Kansas

 

10

67

Dale Parsons

Wichita, Kansas

 

11

22

Dave Ediger

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

DNF

6

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

Reed led the first 10 laps before the engine blew in his Evart-Isaac-owned #6.  That left the lead to Lies who held it for less than a lap before being passed by Ross.  Ross then pulled away to lead by a quarter of a lap at the end lapping all but the second and third place finishers.  Trahern passed Lies for second on the 14th lap.

 

 

 

  

Frank Lies

Bob Mays collection

Bob Peck

High Plains THUNDER  by Bob Mays

Garry Abell

Deen Woods collection

Jack Petty

Ken Gretemen photo

 

 

 

Dale Reed

Racing from the Past website

Walt McWhorter

Bob Mays collection

Jerry Stone

Bob Mays collection

Bud Hatch

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

Dale Parsons

High Plains THUNDER  by Bob Mays

Ken Myers

Bob Mays collection

Melvin Rogers

Racing from the Past website

Jerry Reed

Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

David Ross

Bob Mays collection

Forrest Coleman

Bob Mays collection

Dick Walker

Bob Mays collection

 

Jim Harkness

Cokeley collection

 

 

 

Lawrence Sinks

Lawrence Sinks collection

 Garry Fuller, Sr.

Lyndon Greaney photo

Carl "C.Q." Curless

Lies collection

Ray Eubanks

81 Speedway program

 

 

 

 

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