Twelfth Annual Kansas State Championship

Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-Mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday September 26, 1976

 

 

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

Race Director Jack Merrick of Dodge City, Kansas

Flagman / Starter Forrest Cox of Dodge City, Kansas

 

Attendance 11,000

Number of cars entered 97

 

 

 

Heavy rain caused the cancellation of the races on Saturday and left large puddles around the inside of the racetrack.

Here, #15 J. D. Martin runs through the standing water showering #86 Bill Main as he goes by.  Main came out on top though by winning the B feature while Martin finished fourteenth - Frank Niemeier photo for the Hutchinson News

  

 

First Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

6x

Larry Croisant

Beloit, Kansas

  2

17x

Roger Chambers

Yates Center, Kansas

  3

66

Ron Dauer

Lindsborg, Kansas

  4

143

Jack Mohn

Salina, Kansas

  5

59

Tom Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  6

39

John Wells

Junction City, Kansas

  7

71

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

  8

95

John Miles

Pratt, Kansas

  9

98

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

10

60

Joe Hobbs

McPherson, Kansas

11

0X

John Shearhod

Wichita, Kansas

12

022

Steve Bush

Wichita, Kansas

13

21

Doug Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

 

  

 

Second Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

59x

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

  2

10

Bob Finley

Garden City, Kansas

  3

211

Chuck Kidwell

Harvard, Nebraska

  4

11x

Bud Haehn

Wichita, Kansas

  5

55xx

Joe Castor

Woodward, Oklahoma

  6

15

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

  7

00x

Frank Sell, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

81

Bill Martinson

McPherson, Kansas

  9

36

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

10

18x

Scott Anderson

Clay Center, Kansas

11

1

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

12

70

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

13

4

Terry Deatherage

Wichita, Kansas

14

97

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

15

3

Steve Lancaster

Salina, Kansas

16

45

Elmo Lane

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  

 

Third Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

77

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

  2

90

Larry McDaniels

Chanute, Kansas

  3

30x

Marvin Bradford

Salina, Kansas

  4

55

Alan Combs

Herington, Kansas

  5

7-11

Harold Lohf

Salina, Kansas

  6

27x

Frank Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

  7

86

Bill Main

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

7

Greg Holbert

Chanute, Kansas

  9

55x

Gary Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

10

44x

Steve Kammerer

Goddard, Kansas

11

23

Jeff Scott

Roxbury, Kansas

12

77x

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

13

33x

Ron Fimple

St. Libory, Nebraska

14

31

Buck Cadwell

Arnett, Oklahoma

15

99

Leroy Dauer

Falun, Kansas

16

4x

Joel Hayes

Wichita, Kansas

17

14

Larry Morton

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  

 

Fourth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

12

Ted Shepard

Enid, Oklahoma

  2

01x

Richard Powell

Enid, Oklahoma

  3

01

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

  4

97

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

  5

22x

Max Sloan

Great Bend, Kansas

  6

25

Dale Ulery

Dodge City, Kansas

  7

53x

Ron McAninch

Wichita, Kansas

  8

57

Jack Saltkill

Beloit, Kansas

  9

11

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

10

0

Mel Potts

Salina, Kansas

11

37

Brian Smith

Yates Center, Kansas

12

84

Jack Johnson

Haysville, Kansas

13

55x

Gary Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

14

2

Don Kreie

Dodge City, Kansas

15

5A

Charles Omerod

Wichita, Kansas

16

3x

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

17

410

Ivan Dunn

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

  

 

Fifth Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

68

Tom Jones

Mutual, Oklahoma

  2

32-2

Butch Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

  3

777

David Oltman

Salina, Kansas

  4

33

Bob Dauer

Marquette, Kansas

  5

6

Gary Pletcher

Sharon Springs, Kansas

  6

48

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

  7

19

Terry Martin

Mullinville, Kansas

  8

31x

Buck Cadwell

Arnett, Oklahoma

  9

32-1

Danny Lamb

Great Bend, Kansas

10

4s

Steve Stagner

Wichita, Kansas

11

91

Dhon Hauserman

Wichita, Kansas

12

21

Chuck Schommer

Valley Center, Kansas

13

10x

Dave Gardner

Leoti, Kansas

14

26

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

15

007

Jim Leffel

South Hutchinson, Kansas

16

87

Jerald Hedberg

Lindsborg, Kansas

17

42

Ed Borecky

Hutchinson, Kansas

18

2x

Howard Spitler

Republic, Kansas

 

  

 

C Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

77x

Gary Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

  2

37

Brian Smith

Yates Center, Kansas

  3

2x

Howard Spitler

Republic, Kansas

  4

23

Jeff Scott

Roxbury, Kansas

  5

26

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

  6

45

Elmo Lane

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

61

Tom Watts

Lincoln, Kansas

  8

14

Larry Morton

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

21x

Chuck Schommer

Valley Center, Kansas

10

4x

Joel Hayes

Wichita, Kansas

 

  

 

B Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

86

Bill Main

Hutchinson, Kansas

  2

71

Loyd Farr

Leoti, Kansas

  3

25

Dave Ulery

Dodge City, Kansas

  4

48

Sam Brittendall

Salina, Kansas

  5

39xx

Joe Smith

Sharon, Oklahoma

  6

7

Greg Holbert

Concordia, Kansas

  7

53x

Ron McAninch

Wichita, Kansas

  8

55x

Larry Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  9

95

John Miles

Pratt, Kansas

10

19

Terry Martin

Mullinville, Kansas

11

44x

Steve Kammerer

Goddard, Kansas

12

98

Rod Keller

Dodge City, Kansas

13

36

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

14

15

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

15

32-1

Danny Lamb

Great Bend, Kansas

16

00x

Frank Sell, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

17

1

Garry Fuller, Sr.

Salina, Kansas

18

81

Bill Martinson

McPherson, Kansas

19

18x

Scott Anderson

Clay Center, Kansas

20

27

O. B. Barsh

Garden City, Kansas

21

57

Jack Saltkill

Beloit, Kansas

 

  

 

A Feature Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

59x

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

  2

12x

Ted Shepard

Enid, Oklahoma

  3

211

Chuck Kidwell

Harvard, Nebraska

  4

90

Larry McDaniels

Chanute, Kansas

  5

32-2

Butch Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

  6

01x

Richard Powell

Enid, Oklahoma

  7

97

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

  8

33

Bob Dauer

Marquette, Kansas

  9

143

Jack Mohn

Salina, Kansas

10

22

Max Sloan

Great Bend, Kansas

11

7-11

Harold Lohf

Salina, Kansas

12

68

Tom Jones

Mutual, Oklahoma

13

777

David Oltman

Salina, Kansas

 

 

 

 

  

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 

Terry Deatherage

Racing from the Past website

Ron Dauer

Racing from the Past website

Howard Spitler

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Oren Haas

Racing from the Past collection

Loyd Farr

Racing from the Past website

Butch Brack

Schrater family collection

John Shearod

Bill Rigsby collection

 

 

 

Steve Kammerer

81 Speedway program

 

Marvin Bradford

Racing from the Past website

Tom Lutkie

Mike Cornelison photo

Gary Holbert

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Milton Ward

Racing from the Past website

 

Steve Bush

Joe Aldershof collection

 

Sam Brittendall

Duane Toyne collection from the Racing from the Past website

Bud Haehn

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

 

Doug Thompson

Racing from the Past website

Don Morris

Racing from the Past website

Henry Ellington

Racing from the Past website

Elmo Lane

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Jack Petty

Racing from the Past website

Larry McDaniels

Racing from the Past website

Alan Combs

Racing from the Past website

Bill Main

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Gary Kratzer

Racing from the Past website

Buck Cadwell

Racing from the Past website

Leroy Dauer

Racing from the Past website

 

Ted Shepard

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Larry Lutkie

Steve Lutkie collection

Richard Powell

Racing from the Past website

Max Sloan

Racing from the Past website

Mel Potts

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Jack Johnson

Mullens family collection

Don Kreie

Racing from the Past website

Dick Hendershot, Jr.

Racing from the Past website

Charles Omerod

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Bob Dauer

Racing from the Past website

Larry Morton

Racing from the Past website

Frank Sell

Racing from the Past website

Dhon Hauserman

Jack Shipman collection

 

 

 

J. D. Martin

Merrick racing program

 

 

 

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