Modified Late Model Stock Car Races on the

Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

Wednesday – July 4, 1956

 

 

 

The Midwest Modified Stock Car Race Championship

No car manufactured before 1949 allowed to compete

Any modifications allowed as long as long as parts were not interchanged among makes

 

 

Promotional company – Hamilton Attractions of Hutchinson, Kansas

Race Promoter – Verne Hamilton of Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Attendance – 2,500

 

 

 

Published Entry List

 

Driver

From

 

 

 

Ernie Lash

Enid, Oklahoma

 

 

 

Bob Lash

Enid, Oklahoma

 

 

 

Bob King

Enid, Oklahoma

 

 

 

Tex West

Dallas, Texas

 

 

 

Dutch Munsinger

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

 

Fred Black

Ft. Worth, Texas

 

 

 

Fred South

Salina, Kansas

 

 

 

Milton Luft

Great Bend, Kansas

 

 

 

Norman Mills

Newton, Kansas

 

 

 

John Mock

Eureka, Kansas

 

 

 

Glenn “Bud” Webster

Winfield, Kansas

 

 

 

Jim Ware

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Gayford Dye

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Fred Hendershot

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Bill Gordon

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Dick Houdek

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Charlie Lutkie

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Troy Routh

Maize, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 Time Trials – 1 Lap

Place

Driver

From

Car #

Time

  1

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

37

33.83

  2

Jim Ware

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  3

Bill Massey

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  4

Robert Roberts

Halstead, Kansas

 

 

  5

Gayford Dye

Hutchinson, Kansas

6

 

  6

Ken Riffel

Herington, Kansas

 

 

  7

Duaine Cauley

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  8

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  9

Bill Gordon

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

10

Bob Arb

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

 

11

Bill Manning

Emporia, Kansas

 

 

12

Vester VanSickle

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Cot Daines

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Don Bowman

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Mayland Koons

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Pat Shea

South Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Eddie Reeves

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

First Heat Race – 25 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car #

 

1

Jim Ware

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

2

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

37

 

3

Gayford Dye

Hutchinson, Kansas

6

 

4

Bill Massey

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

5

Robert Roberts

Halstead, Kansas

 

 

 

Duaine Cauley

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

            The cars of Ware and Cauley locked fenders and slid to a stop in the first turn on the first lap causing the race to be completely restarted.

 

 

 

Second Heat Race – 25 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car #

 

1

Bill Gordon

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

2

Cot Daines

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

3

Vester VanSickle

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

4

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

5

Don Bowman

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

6

Bob Arb

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

 

                Riead’s car threw a front wheel on the final lap but he continued on finishing the race on three wheels.

             

 

 

Feature Race – 100 Laps

Place

Driver

From

Car #

 

  1

Jim Ware

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  2

Bill Massey

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  3

Bob Arb

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

 

  4

Vester VanSickle

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  5

Mayland Koons

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  6

John Riead

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  7

Pat Shea

South Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  8

Eddie Reeves

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

  9

Gayford Dye

Hutchinson, Kansas

6

 

10

Frank Lies

Wichita, Kansas

37

 

            Ware, Lies, and Dye had pulled away to a four lap advantage over the rest of the field before Lies and Dye pitted with overheated engines.  Once in the pits, Dye’s engine even caught on fire causing him an extended stay in the pits.

            Massey was initially declared the winner but a recheck of scoring showed that Ware was the victor. 

 

 

 

 

John Riead

John Riead collection

 

 

 

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