Fifth Annual Kansas State Modified Championship Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Saturday – September 20, 1969

 

 

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

Race director – Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

 

Number of cars entered – 50

 

This photo was taken on this afternoon but the only car to be identified so far is the #84 driven by Rolland Crocker of Salina, Kansas.  If you can identify any of these cars or their drivers, please contact Bob Lawrence at: sprintguy @ cox.net – Jim Morris photo for the Hutchinson News

 

First Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

4:16.7

2

Jerry Everhart

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

Forrest Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

 

5

Alan Herbert

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

Second Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

4:15.7

2

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

 

3

Bob Fitzsimmon

Dodge City, Kansas

 

4

Ken Myers

Wichita, Kansas

 

5

Dave Frusher

Ness City, Kansas

 

 

Third Heat Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

4:17.3

2

Garry Abell

Beloit, Kansas

 

3

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

 

5

Jay Schrock

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

Trophy Dash – 5 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

2:09.1

2

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

 

5

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

6

Bob Fitzsimmon

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

B Feature – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time

1

H. A. Ratzlaff

Dodge City, Kansas

 6:30.9

2

Bill Bookout

Enid, Oklahoma

 

3

Don Hovda

Oxford, Nebraska

 

4

Terry Uehling

Ness City, Kansas

 

5

Bud Hatch

Yates Center, Kansas

 

 

A Feature – 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Time 

1

Herb Copeland

Dodge City, Kansas

8:19.2

2

Dale Reed

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

Grady Wade

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

Roy Bryant

Wichita, Kansas

 

5

Harold Leep

Wichita, Kansas

 

6

David Ross

Jetmore, Kansas

 

7

Jerry Everhart

Wichita, Kansas

 

8

Ken Myers

Wichita, Kansas

 

9

Walt McWhorter

Wichita, Kansas

 

10

Dick Walker

Arkansas City, Kansas

 

DNF

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

DNF

Bob Peck

Manhattan, Kansas

 

Peck’s car bumped another car on the start and did a summersault landing on its wheels again.

Lies led the first seven laps before dropping out with a broken piston.

 

This photo of Herb Copeland in the Evret-Isaac-owned #8 from Dodge City, Kansas was taken on this weekend at Hutchinson.  Copeland won the A feature on each of the final two days of the fair races to be named the Kansas State Jalopy Racing Champion – Bob Mays collection 

 

Frank Lies

Bob Mays collection

Grady Wade

Ken Greteman photo

Jerry Everhart

Bob Mays collection

Herb Copeland

Bob Mays collection

 

Jay Schrock

Bob Mays collection

Walt McWhorter

Bob Mays collection

Alan Herbert

Dodge City Globe

Bud Hatch

Bob Mays collection

 

Harold Leep

Bob Mays collection

Ken Myers

Bob Mays collection

Roy Bryant

Bob Mays collection

Bill Bookout

Bill Bookout collection

 

David Ross

Bob Mays collection

Forrest Coleman

Bob Mays collection

Dave Frusher

Racing from the Past website

H. A. Ratzlaff

Lyndon Greaney photo

  

Bob Peck

High Plains THUNDER  by Bob Mays

Garry Abell

Deen Woods collection

Dick Walker

Bob Mays collection

  

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