Eleventh Annual Kansas State Championship

Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Saturday – September 20, 1975

 

 

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

Race director – Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

 Flagman / Starter – Forrest Cox of Dodge City, Kansas

These races were broadcast live over KTVH Channel 12 television – Tom Mast, sports broadcaster

  

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Dave Oltman

Salina, Kansas

2

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

3

Frances Hoppenstedt

Manhattan, Kansas

4

Dale Ulery

Dodge City, Kansas

5

Howard Spitler

Republic, Kansas

 

 

 

Second Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

2

Tim Wheaton

Dodge City, Kansas

3

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

4

Larry Briggs

Kansas City, Kansas

5

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Third Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Tom Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

2

Butch Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

3

Dick Hendershot*

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Steve Kammerer

Wichita, Kansas

5

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

 

 

 

Fourth Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

2

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

3

Don Kreie

Dodge City, Kansas

4

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

5

Larry Croisant

Beloit, Kansas

 

 

 

Trophy Dash

Place

Driver

From

1

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

2

Dave Oltman

Salina, Kansas

3

Tom Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

4

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

5

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

Kizzar moved into the lead in the northwest turn on the third lap of the race.

 

 

 

B Feature – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

  2

Terry Dickey

Haysville, Kansas

  3

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

  4

Lonnie Cooper

Wichita, Kansas

  5

Ron Case

Wichita, Kansas

  6

J. B. Becker

Salina, Kansas

  7

Bill Main

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

Norris Anderson

Jamestown, Kansas

  9

Steve Bush

Wichita, Kansas

10

Greg Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

Fuller took over the lead on the twelfth lap and continued on just managing to beat out Dickey in a close finish.

 

 

 

A Feature – 20 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Dave Oltman

Salina, Kansas

  2

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

  3

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

  4

Dick Hendershot*

Hutchinson, Kansas

  5

Steve Kammerer

Wichita, Kansas

  6

Don Kreie

Dodge City, Kansas

  7

Larry Briggs

Kansas City, Kansas

  8

Larry Croisant

Beloit, Kansas

  9

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

10

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

 

Tom Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

DNF

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

DNF

Marvin Bradford

Salina, Kansas

DNF

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

DNF

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

Martin and Bradford tangled and then slid to a stop about 30 feet short of the finish line.  Holbert’s car was also involved in this incident but it slid across the finish line backward before crashing into the wall.

The cars of Kizzar and Steenson tangled causing Steenson to spin out.

The cars driven by brothers Tom and Steve Lutkie tangled in the southwest turn early in the race with Steve Lutkie being unable to continue on.

 

 

 

  

Dave Oltman

Racing from the Past website 

Shelby Steenson

Racing from the Past website 

Jim Kizzar

Racing from the Past website

 Van Gemmill

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Racing from the Past website 

Tim Wheaton

Racing from the Past website

Francis Hoppenstedt

Racing from the Past website

Howard Spitler

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Oren Haas

Racing from the Past collection

Bud Haehn

Racing from the Past collection

Butch Brack

Schrater family collection

Dick Hendershot

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Steve Kammerer

81 Speedway program

 

Marvin Bradford

Racing from the Past website

Tom Lutkie

Steve Lutkie collection

Gary Holbert

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Milton Ward

Racing from the Past website 

Steve Lutkie

Steve Lutkie collection

Don Kreie

Roger Burnett collection 

Terry Dickey

Racing from the Past collection

 

 

 

Steve Bush

Joe Aldershof collection

Bill Main

Racing from the Past website

Ron Case

Mullens family collection

Lonnie Cooper

Cooper collection

 

 

 

J. D. Martin

Merrick racing program

 

 

 

 

 

* Richard M. “Dick” Hendershot (1925-1976) was fatally injured in a racing accident at Salina, Kansas.

 

 

  

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