Semi-Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday – September 27, 1970

 

Promotional company – D & P Racing Promotions of Great Bend, Kansas

Race directors – Ernie Drocher and Howard Pedigo of Great Bend, Kansas

Flagman / starter – Kenny Lehman of Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 Attendance – 4,500

 

Track condition – Very rough and dusty.  A hole as deep as a bathtub had opened up in the southwest turn

 

 

 

This photo was taken at the conclusion of the races on this afternoon.  The red and white #05 Ford seen here was driven by Mel Montgomery who had just won the A feature race.  Left to right are:  Dale Chase, Merle Wagoner, flagman Kenny Lehman, unidentified trophy girl, Mel Montgomery, and John Hebb.  The blue and white #312 Ford just visible in the background at right was driven by Garron Finney who earlier had won the B Feature race - Montgomery family collection

 

 

 

Pinky Mullens

Pinky Mullens collection

 

R. B. Flynn

Bob Lawrence collection

 

Larry Lutkie

Steve Lutkie collection

 

Gary Beyer

Jerry Leep photo

 

Harold Armstrong

Mullens family collection

 

Mike Lutkie

81 Speedway program

 

Earl Durant

81 Speedway program

 

Jack Petty

Jack Petty collection

 

Kenny Meore

Elaine Moore collection

 

Butch Brack

Schrater family collection

 

Mel Montgomery

Montgomery family collection

 

Steve Lutkie

Steve Lutkie collection

 

Tom Lutkie

Steve Lutkie collection

 

Milton Ward

Racing from the Past website

 

Elmo Lane

Elmo Lane collection

 

Gary Lindenmuth

Racing from the Past website

 

J. D. Martin

Merrick racing program

 

Bill Mills

Mills collection

 

 

First Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

14

Gary Beyer

Peck, Kansas

  2

70

R. B. Flynn

Wichita, Kansas

  3

81

Bill Mills

Newton, Kansas

  4

47

Kenny Moore*

Winfield, Kansas

  5

171

Earl Durant

Wichita, Kansas

  6

66x

Tom Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  7

131

Gary Lindenmuth

Great Bend, Kansas

  8

17

Roger Chambers

Yates Center, Kansas

  9

91

Harry Spicer

Wichita, Kansas

10

24

Gene “Pogo” Eccles

Wichita, Kansas

11

 

Chuck Schommer

Wichita, Kansas

12

 

Roger Miller

Macksville, Kansas

 

 

 

  

Second Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

05

Mel Montgomery

Wichita, Kansas

  2

32-2

Butch Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

  3

43

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  4

77

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

  5

 

Gene Sundquist

Lindsborg, Kansas

  6

59

Shelby Steenson

Enterprise, Kansas

  7

 

Dennis Wagner

Great Bend, Kansas 

  8

15

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

  9

059

Larry Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

10

 

Kenneth Burgess

 

  

 

 

  

Third Heat Race

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

99

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

  2

84

Jack Johnson

Haysville, Kansas

  3

 

Cliff Johnson

Great Bend, Kansas

  4

 

Bud Harrington

Garden City, Kansas

  5

41

John Marshall

Wichita, Kansas

  6

37

Bob Gilmore

Chase, Kansas

  7

 

Corky VanGotten

Chanute, Kansas

  8

26

Jim Kizzar

Chase, Kansas

  9

14

Elmo Lane

Hutchinson, Kansas

10

 

Buddy Hill

Wichita, Kansas

11

59x

Steve Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Trophy Dash

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

05

Mel Montgomery

Wichita, Kansas

2

99

Milton Ward

Great Bend, Kansas

 

84

Jack Johnson

Haysville, Kansas

DNF

32-2

Butch Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

          White attempting to pass Johnson on the inside in the north turn, Brack’s left front tire rode over a berm on the inside of the racetrack and the car overturned rolling several times and coming to rest near the outside wall.  Johnson, still on the outside of Brack, kept moving up the track to miss the rolling car until Johnson ran out of room and came to a stop against the outside wall.  Brack received a laceration to his tongue in the accident.

          The Hutchinson News reported that Montgomery won this trophy dash although other sources say that Ward was the victor.

 

 

 

  

B Feature

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

312

Garron Finney

McPherson, Kansas

  2

20

Harold Armstrong

Wichita, Kansas

  3

 

Jay Schrock

Hutchinson, Kansas

  4

02

Pinky Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

  5

059

Larry Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  6

 

Duane Behnstedt

 

  7

12

Don Ely

Kingman, Kansas

  8

21

Robert Phillips

Wichita, Kansas

  9

 

Loyd Pickering

Greensburg, Kansas

10

 

Chuck Schommer

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

A Feature

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

05

Mel Montgomery

Wichita, Kansas

  2

77

Jack Petty

Wichita, Kansas

  3

81

Bill Mills

Newton, Kansas

  4

70

R. B. Flynn

Wichita, Kansas

  5

43

Mike Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

  6

41

John Marshall

Wichita, Kansas

  7

171

Earl Durant

Wichita, Kansas

  8

36

Henry Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

14

Elmo Lane

Hutchinson, Kansas

10

 

Gene Sundquist

Lindsborg, Kansas

11

15

J. D. Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

DNF

47

Kenny Moore*

Winfield, Kansas

          For the second consecutive day, Moore rolled his Wenfred-Kirtley-owned Chevrolet in the southwest turn on the first lap while attempting to pass for the lead.

 

 

 

 

 

* Kenneth Leroy “Kenny” Moore (1936-1990) passed away from natural causes while he was leading a race at the Garfield County Fairgrounds at Enid, Oklahoma.

 

 

 

 

 

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