Twentieth Annual National Modified Championship Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, Kansas

Sunday – August 1, 1976

 

  

Sanctioned by – National Championship Racing Association (N.C.R.A.)

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 – “over 10,000” 

 

 

 

Parade Lap for the Late Model Feature Race

#08 Steve Lutkie on the pole; #77 Jack Petty out side of the front row; #30 Marvin Bradford inside of the second row – Merrick racing program

 

 

 

First Super Modified Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

17

Davie Moore

Wichita, Kansas

2

15

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

3

07

Dave Frusher

Ness City, Kansas

4

6

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

5

25

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

Moore started on the pole of this race and led the entire distance fending off a late race charge by Copeland.

 

 

 

Second Super Modified Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

94

Jerry Stone

Wichita, Kansas

2

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

3

09

Ted Bacon

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

4

32

Ken Sweet

Lawton, Oklahoma

5

166

Ronnie Ramer

Omega, Oklahoma

DNF

56

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

Stone, Bryant, and Lies fought a spirited battle for the lead in this race until Lies broke a ring gear and pinion on the ninth lap.  Bryant mounted one last charge at Stone but fell two feet short at the finish line.

  

 

 

Third Super Modified Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

52

Emmett Hahn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

2

112

Arnold Horner

Jetmore, Kansas

3

87

Mike McClelland

Tulsa, Oklahoma

4

43

Bob Cody

Amarillo, Texas

5

79

Fred Hembree

Ness City, Kansas

6

24

Jay Woodside

Wichita, Kansas

Hahn had charged from ninth to third place by the end of the third lap.  He then passed Horner and Woodside on the outside exiting the northwest turn on the seventh lap and led the rest of the way to the finish.

  

 

 

Fourth Super Modified Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

88

Terry Uehling

Ness City, Kansas

2

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

3

14

Wylan Cattrell

Wichita, Kansas

4

96

Terry Doss

Tulsa, Oklahoma

5

98

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

DNF

76

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

Leep crashed hard into the southwest turn wall.

Uehling had moved up from his seventh place starting spot to take over the second spot on the second lap.  He then passed Johnson on the fifth lap to win the race by two car lengths.

 

 

 

Results from the Late Model Heat Races have yet to be located.

 

 

 

Late Model Trophy Dash

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

08

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

2

77

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

3

30

Jerry Barnes

Dodge City, Kansas

4

44x

Steve Kammerer

Goddard, Kansas

 

 

 

Late Model B Feature Race 

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

78

Tom Pickard

Edmond, Oklahoma

2

 

Richard Powell

Enid, Oklahoma

3

48

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

4

98

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

5

33

Bob Dauer

Marquette, Kansas

6

2

Don Kreie

Dodge City, Kansas

7

70x

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

 

 

 

Super Modified B Feature Race – 25 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

24

Jay Woodside

Wichita, Kansas

2

2

Larry Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

3

10

Lawrence Sinks

Lawrence, Kansas

4

58

Duane Cain

Wichita, Kansas

5

 

Lyndon Moss

Amarillo, Texas

6

 

Dutch Ter Steege

Bethany, Oklahoma

7

97 

Alan Herbert

Dodge City, Kansas

8

 

Bill Carr

Garden City, Kansas

9

 

Bobby Griffin

Dallas, Texas

10

6

Randy Willingham

Amarillo, Texas

DNF

76 

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

Leep was involved in a five-car crash in the northeast turn on the third lap.

Coleman led the first five laps before being passed by Woodside in the southwest turn.

 

 

 

Late Model A Feature Race – 30 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

08

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  2

30x

Marvin Bradford

Salina, Kansas

  3

44x

Steve Kammerer

Goddard, Kansas

  4

77x

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

  5

15

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

  6

11

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

  7

4

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

  8

71

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

  9

11x

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

10

171

Jim Hager

Liberty, Missouri

 

 

 

Super Modified Championship Race – 21 Cars – 50 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Started

Laps Completed

Purse

  1

94

Jerry Stone

Wichita, Kansas

  2

50

$1,550

  2

86

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

  8

50

765

  3

88

Terry Uehling

Ness City, Kansas

  5

50

750

  4

17

Davie Moore

Wichita, Kansas

  1

50

625

  5

52

Emmett Hahn

Tulsa, Oklahoma

  3

50

500

  6

79

Fred Hembree

Ness City, Kansas

19

50

224

  7

96

Terry Doss

Tulsa, Oklahoma

16

49

201

  8

32

Ken Sweet

Lawton, Oklahoma

14

49

176

  9

07

Dave Frusher

Ness City, Kansas

  9

48

130

10

2

Larry Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

21

48

100

11

58

Duane Cane

Wichita, Kansas

20

44

90

12

87

Mike McClelland

Tulsa, Oklahoma

11

42

110

13

14

Wylan Cattrell

Wichita, Kansas

12

38

105

14

15

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

  5

29

100

15

166

Ronnie Ramer

Omega, Oklahoma

18

28

64

16

09

Ted Bacon

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

 

14

 

17

112

Arnold Horner

Jetmore, Kansas

 

13

 

18

6

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

 

12

 

19

7

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

10

 

20

25

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

8

 

21

43

Bob Cody

Amarillo, Texas

 

6

 

Copeland was running in fourth place before he dropped out on the 29th lap.

Moore spun out in the northwest turn on the 42nd lap dropping him from second place to fifth.

Frusher was running in second place when his drive line broke on the 49th lap.

Stone led all 50 laps of this race.

 

 

 

 

Jerry Stone in Shot Hampton's #94 and Roy Bryant in the Kennedy Farms #7 waged a spirited battle for the lead in the second heat race with Stone coming out on top by about two feet – Rusty Manning photo

 

 

 

Larry Coleman in the Ray-Riner-owned #2 and #24 Jay Woodside in the Jelly-Wilhelm owned #24.  All of these men were from Wichita, Kansas.  Click your mouse on this photo to see another of Woodside in the same car also taken this same day – Leroy Byers photo from the Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

#17 Davie Moore, #88 Terry Uehling, and #15 Herb Copeland – Leroy Byers photo form the Bob Mays collection

 

 

 

#10 Lawrence Sinks of Lawrence, Kansas – Lawrence Sinks collection

 

 

 

#52 Emmett Hahn of Tulsa, Oklahoma – Warren Vincent photo

 

 

 

Jay Woodside of Wichita, Kansas – Warren Vincent photo

 

 

 

#86 Jon Johnson and #07 Dave Frusher battling for second place late in the 50-lap championship race – Earl Mahoney photo

 

 

 

Super Modified National Champion

Left to right:  Shot Hampton, Trophy Queen Ann Yost, Jerry Stone, Zack Zacola and LaVern Nance – National Championship program

 

 

 

#71 Loyd Farr of Leoti, Kansas is shown here leading #40 Joe Wallace of Kansas City, Missouri and an unidentified driver in a late model heat race on this afternoon – Mike Cornelison photo

 

 

 

 

#71 Loyd Farr of Leoti, Kansas is shown here following #4 Terry Deatherage of Wichita, Kansas in a late model A feature race on this afternoon – Mike Cornelison photo

 

 

 

Steve Lutkie of Wichita, Kansas on his way to the late model feature victory on this day.  The car was owned by Bill Bell of Dodge City, Kansas – Hutchinson Nationals program

  

 

 

Herb Copeland

Hutchinson Nationals program

 

Harold Leep

Bob Mays collection

Terry Doss

Hutchinson Nationals program

 

Walt McWhorter

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Davie Moore

Racing from the Past website

Dale Reed

Racing from the Past website

Dave Frusher

Racing from the Past website

Fred Hembree

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Emmett Hahn

Racing from the Past website

Roy Bryant

Racing from the Past website

Jerry Stone

Racing from the Past website

Jon Johnson

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Arnold Horner

Racing from the Past website

Mike McClelland

Racing from the Past website

Bob Cody

Racing from the Past website

Terry Uehling

Hutchinson Nationals program

 

 

 

Shelby Steenson

Racing from the Past website

Lyndon Moss

Racing from the Past website

Wylan Cattrell

Racing from the Past website 

Frank Lies

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Dutch Ter Steege

Racing from the Past website

 

Alan Herbert

Racing from the Past website

 

Randy Willingham

Racing from the Past website

J. D. Martin

Merrick racing program

 

 

 

Sam Brittendall

Duane Toyne collection from the Racing from the Past website

Bob Dauer

Racing from the Past website

Marvin Bradford

Racing from the Past website 

Jack Petty

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Richard Powell

Racing from the Past website

Don Kreie

Racing from the Past website 

Gary Holbert

Racing from the Past website 

Steve Kammerer

81 Speedway program

 

 

 

Bud Haehn

Racing from the Past website 

 

Loyd Farr

Racing from the Past website 

 Van Gemmill

Racing from the Past website 

 

 

 

 

 

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