Hutchinson Nationals Heat Races for

Late Model Stock Cars

On the Historic Half-Mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Saturday July 26, 1980

 

 

 

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

Promotional company Speedways Inc. of Wichita, Kansas

Race director C. Ray Hall of Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 Entries 72 cars 

Only heat races were run.  There were no feature races run on this date.

  

 

 

 

Shelby Steenson

Warren Vincent photo

Terry Dickey

Warren Vincent photo

Gary Kratzer

Warren Vincent photo

Doug Thompson

Warren Vincent photo

Mel Potts

Warren Vincent photo

Von Morton

Warren Vincent photo

Gary Moore

Gary Moore collection

Steve Lutkie

Steve Lutkie collection

Bud Purkey

Mike Cornelison photo

 

Ted Shepard

Warren Vincent photo

Loyd Farr

Warren Vincent photo

Dhon Hauserman

Rick Kippes photo

Tom Laster

Warren Vincent photo

 Van Gemmill

Brian Carroll collection

Terry Deatherage

Warren Vincent photo

Roger Thompson

Warren Vincent photo

Larry McDaniels

Bill Rogers collection

Ron Dauer

Warren Vincent photo

Don Kreie

Donavan Kreie collection from the Racing from the Past website

Oren Haas

81 Speedway program

Ricky Dunsworth

Warren Vincent photo

Tom Wunder

Warren Vincent photo

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Warren Vincent photo

Bill Sanders

Warren Vincent photo

Buck Cadwell

Warren Vincent photo

Rob Glasse

Warren Vincent photo

Bob Drake

Warren Vincent photo

Bill Bell

Racing from the Past website

Milton Ward

Warren Vincent photo

Dick Julian

Warren Vincent photo

J. J. Adolph

Warren Vincent photo

Sam Brittendall

Duane Toyne collection from the Racing from the Past website

Jeff Montgomery

81 Speedway program

Charlie Laing

81 Speedway program

 Lonnie Smith

81 Speedway program

Buddy Mullens

Mike Cornelison photo

 

 

First Heat Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

77x

Bob Williams

Independence, Missouri

4:36.5

  2

86

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

  3

1#

Terry Dickey

Wichita, Kansas

 

  4

2

Brent Sanders

Muskogee, Oklahoma

 

  5

65

Rusty Hilderman

Topeka, Kansas

 

  6

84

Dusty Lathrop

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

  7

90

John White

Liberal, Kansas

 

  8

15

Von Morton

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  9

96

Gary Moore

Wichita, Kansas

 

10

71

Rick Behre

Overland Park, Kansas

 

11

0

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

 

          Moore led until his car developed engine trouble in the last lap.

 

 

 

Second Heat Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

10

Pete Haskin

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4:24.4

2

57

Dhon Hauserman

Wichita, Kansas

 

3

55+

Gary Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

 

4

32

Bud Purkey

Coffeyville, Kansas

 

5

44x

Rob Glasse

Wichita, Kansas

 

6

20

Dick Julian

Great Bend, Kansas

 

7

04

Don Kreie

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

8

75

Tim Porter

Kansas City, Kansas

 

9

117

Steve Gastineau

Moore, Oklahoma

 

 

 

 

Third Heat Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

4

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

4:20.9

2

16

Bob Drake

Ft. Supply, Oklahoma

 

3

12

Ted Shepard

Enid, Oklahoma

 

4

66

Tom Laster

Muskogee, Oklahoma

 

5

78x

Buck Cadwell

Arnett, Oklahoma

 

6

721

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

 

7

54

Conny Burdette

Choctaw, Oklahoma

 

8

99x

Ron Dauer

Falun, Kansas

 

9

98

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Fourth Heat Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

83B

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

4:24.5

2

4H

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

3

44

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

 

4

4x

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

 

5

01

Buddy Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

 

6

24

Ricky Dunsworth

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

7

86x

Larry Gourley

Garden City, Kansas

 

DNF

33

Al Purkey

Coffeyville, Kansas

 

          Purkey crashed into the cars driven by Mullens and Hendershot on the first corner of the race.

 

 

  

Fifth Heat Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

53

Ron McAninch

Wichita, Kansas

4:23.9

2

c88

Ferris Collier

Lampe, Missouri

 

3

48

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

 

4

92

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

 

5

27

J. J. Adolph

Manhattan, Kansas

 

6

7x

Greg Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

 

7

99

Tom Wunder

Topeka, Kansas

 

8

22

Steve Fuque

Mayetta, Kansas

 

9

56

Steve Moore

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

          Collier had a big lead on the eighth lap when his car was struck and spun out in the southwest turn by that driven by Moore.

 

 

 

 

Sixth Heat Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

1

50B

Larry McDaniels

Wichita, Kansas

4:23.6

2

19

Jeff Montgomery

Blackwell, Oklahoma

 

3

8

Bill Bell

Dodge City, Kansas

 

4

11

Galen Schafer

Topeka, Kansas

 

5

48x

John Arnce

Wichita, Kansas

 

6

19c

Charlie Laing

Wichita, Kansas

 

7

60

David Hughes

Breckinridge, Oklahoma

 

8

121

Marvin McNet

Great Bend, Kansas

 

9

55

Gary Main

Ulysses, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Seventh Heat Race 10 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

Time

  1

73

Butch Speicher

Arvada, Colorado

4:29.2

  2

91

Vince Mathews

Wichita, Kansas

 

  3

17

David Goldsberry

Bolivar, Missouri

 

  4

77

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

 

  5

25

Bill Sanders

Muskogee, Oklahoma

 

  6

97

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

 

  7

7

Dean Jones

Muskogee, Oklahoma

 

  8

21x

Doug Thompson

Abilene, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

Dean Jones of Muskogee, Oklahoma finished in 7th place in the 7th 10-lap heat in car #7 on this afternoon - Mike Cornelison photo

 

 

 

Ferris Collier of Lampe, Missouri finished in second place in the fifth 10-lap heat race on this afternoon - Mike Cornelison photo

 

 

 

Ron McAninch of Wichita, Kansas won the fifth 10-lap heat race on this afternoon - Mike Cornelison photo

 

 

 

 

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