41st Annual

Hutchinson Nationals

360 Sprint Car, Modified, Late Model Stock Car, Road Runner & Thumper Races

On the Historic Half-Mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday – July 20, 1997

 

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

Announcer – Warren Hardy of Wichita, Kansas

 

Track condition –"rutted"

 

 

 

 

Hutchinson News

July 18, 1997 - Page 4B

 

 

 

Ted Martin of Salina, Kansas spins out in the Collins Brothers Racing Team #7c during one of the N.C.R.A. late model races on this afternoon - Dan Bayer photo for the Hutchinson News

 

 

 

  Jimmy Segraves of Valley Center, Kansas in his modified at Hutchinson - Brad Miller collection

 

 

 

Thumper

D Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

  1

Jeff Welsh

White City, Kansas

  2

Shane Howard

Hutchinson, Kansas

  3

Bill David

Hutchinson, Kansas

  4

Tim Umscheid

Manhattan, Kansas

  5

Robert Shephard

Wichita, Kansas

  6

Tommy Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

Brian Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

Darren Nichols

Winfield, Kansas

  9

Kevin Logan

Wichita, Kansas

10

Brian Bolster

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

C Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

  1

Joe Burback

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Tim Umscheid

Manhattan, Kansas

  3

Jeff Welsh

White City, Kansas

  4

Curt Fulps

Wichita, Kansas

  5

Ray Thiel

Hutchinson, Kansas

  6

Kirk Coleman

Wichita, Kansas

  7

Robert Shephard

Wichita, Kansas

  8

Bob McGehee

Wichita, Kansas

  9

Dereck Johnson

Wichita, Kansas

10

Brian Bolster

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

B Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

  1

Curt Fulps

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Rusty Rice

White City, Kansas

  3

Link Shelton

Ponca City, Oklahoma

  4

Brad Whithorn

Hutchinson, Kansas

  5

Ryan McAninch

Wichita, Kansas

  6

Robert Shephard

Wichita, Kansas

  7

Joe Burback

Wichita, Kansas

  8

Ray Thiel

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

Brian Bolster

Wichita, Kansas

10

Brandon Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

A Feature Race - 23 Cars

Place

Driver

From

  1

Bryan LaRiviere

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Ron McCoy

Wichita, Kansas

  3

Burt Choate

Ponca City, Oklahoma

  4

Bud Martinez

Wichita, Kansas

  5

Link Shelton

Ponca City, Oklahoma

  6

Rocky Austin

Ponca City, Oklahoma

  7

Ray Thiel

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

Lee Steffen

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

Rusty Rice

White City, Kansas

10

Lance Burkhart

Hutchinson, Kansas

11

Brandon Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

12

Robert Shephard

Wichita, Kansas

13

Curt Fulps

Wichita, Kansas

14

Clint Smith

Hutchinson, Kansas

15

Dale Winchell

Medicine Lodge, Kansas

16

Joe Burback

Wichita, Kansas

17

Brad Whithorn

Hutchinson, Kansas

18

Chris Kratzer

Hutchinson, Kansas

19

Chad McNamara

Blackwell, Oklahoma

20

Ryan McAninch

Wichita, Kansas

21

Darrell Beckham, Jr.

Valley Center, Kansas

22

Craig Newell

Haysville, Kansas

23

Darren Moses

Wichita, Kansas

            Pole sitter McNamara spun out in the first corner of the race collecting the two second row starting cars driven by Newell and Burkhart.  Those three drivers had to restart the race on the back while Lariviere was moved from his original starting position inside of the third row up to the pole for the restart.  Starting there, Lariviere led the entire race.  McCoy started on the outside of the first row while Burkhart started from the outside of the second row.

 

 

 

Road Runner

A Feature Race - 24 Cars

Place

Driver

From

  1

Ray Nulf

Hutchinson, Kansas

  2

Gary Nulf

Hutchinson, Kansas

  3

Jim Armstrong

Liberal, Kansas

  4

Ricky Dunsworth

Hutchinson, Kansas

  5

Mark Crough

Hutchinson, Kansas

  6

Jerrod Reimer

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

Bart Baker

Liberal, Kansas

  8

Steve Bush

Wichita, Kansas

  9

Bobby Myers

Ulysses, Kansas

10

Garry Riley

Valley Center, Kansas

11

Mike Jarvis

Wichita, Kansas

12

Greg Stephens

Wichita, Kansas

13

Kenny Schmidt

Hutchinson, Kansas

14

Danny McFadden

Wichita, Kansas

15

Rick Taylor

Liberal, Kansas

16

Mike Burkhart

Hutchinson, Kansas

17

Brian Casey

Hutchinson, Kansas

18

Kelly Choate

Ponca City, Oklahoma

19

Robbie Zink

Wichita, Kansas

20

Rick Mueller

Wichita, Kansas

21

Dennis Roths

Valley Center, Kansas

22

Duane Zwickl

Wichita, Kansas

23

Ted Thomas

Wichita, Kansas

24

Gary VanSickle

South Hutchinson, Kansas

Ray Nulf started on the pole and led the entire race.  Dunsworth started on the outside of the front row while Stephens started on the outside of the second row.

 

 

 

N. C. R. A. Late Model Stock Car

B Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

  1

Earl Kinderknecht

Salina, Kansas

  2

Gary Gorby

Caney, Kansas

  3

Steve Hamlin

Douglass, Kansas

  4

Ted Martin

Salina, Kansas

  5

Walt Brookshire

Wichita, Kansas

  6

Steve Foster

Abilene, Kansas

  7

Lonnie Veteto

Belleville, Kansas

  8

Chris Kratzer

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

Lynn Page

Hutchinson, Kansas

10

Joe Woods

Augusta, Kansas

 

 

 

N. C. R. A. Late Model Stock Car

A Feature Race - 24 Cars - 25 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Larry McDaniels

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Tony Gregg

Hastings, Nebraska

  3

Delbert Smith

Wichita, Kansas

  4

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

  5

Jeep Berry

Grand Junction, Colorado

  6

Ted Martin

Salina, Kansas

  7

Rod Bencken

Oakley, Kansas

  8

Darrin Beckham

Enid, Oklahoma

  9

Darrick Klima

Belleville, Kansas

10

Gary Gorby

Caney, Kansas

11

Kent Taylor

Wellington, Kansas

12

Steve Hamlin

Douglass, Kansas

13

Brian Calhoun

Beloit, Kansas

14

Lonnie Veteto

Belleville, Kansas

15

Lonnie Saloga

Pratt, Kansas

16

Frank McGehee

Wichita, Kansas

17

Earl Kinderknecht

Salina, Kansas

18

Lynn Page

Hutchinson, Kansas

19

Walt Brookshire

Wichita, Kansas

20

Steve Foster

Abilene, Kansas

21

Rod Hook

Wichita, Kansas

22

Mike Conkwright

Manhattan, Kansas

23

Joe Woods

Augusta, Kansas

24

Doug Warner

Denver, Colorado

McDaniels started on the pole and led the entire race.  Gregg started from the outside of the front row.

 

 

 

Modified

D Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

  1

Richard Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Conner Ward

Wichita, Kansas

  3

David Kruse

Plainview, Texas

  4

Chad McNamara

Blackwell, Oklahoma

  5

Jeff Oelkers

Wichita, Kansas

  6

Todd Plank

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

Clay Oakes

Dodge City, Kansas

  8

Jimmy Decker

Wichita, Kansas

  9

Rick Mueller

Wichita, Kansas

10

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

  

 

 

Modified

C Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

  1

Dave Hardesty

Minneapolis, Kansas

  2

Vernon Hammond

Wichita, Kansas

  3

Brian Franz

Newton, Kansas

  4

David Lahey

Moscow, Kansas

  5

Scott Green

Wichita, Kansas

  6

Dan Daniels

Humboldt, Kansas

  7

Kenny Cross

Salina, Kansas

  8

Richard Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

  9

Conner Ward

Wichita, Kansas

10

Brad Morris

Junction City, Kansas

 

 

 

Modified

B Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

  1

Darren Hacker

Enid, Oklahoma

  2

Jimmy Segraves

Valley Center, Kansas

  3

Dave Hardesty

Minneapolis, Kansas

  4

Jerry Fox

Dewey, Oklahoma

  5

Brad Johnston

Wichita, Kansas

  6

Brian Franz

Newton, Kansas

  7

Vernon Hammond

Wichita, Kansas

  8

Brian Knoell

Falun, Kansas

  9

Tim Echevarria

Milford, Kansas

10

Brad Morris

Junction City, Kansas

  

 

 

Modified

A Feature Race - 23 Cars

Place

Driver

From

  1

Marc Robe

Benton, Kansas

  2

Marc Hurd

Wichita, Kansas

  3

Brian Powers

Wichita, Kansas

  4

Jerry Fox

Dewey, Oklahoma

  5

Troy Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

  6

Jimmy Segraves

Valley Center, Kansas

  7

Don Renfro

Wichita, Kansas

  8

Darren Hacker

Enid, Oklahoma

  9

James Murphy

Great Bend, Kansas

10

Brian Franz

Newton, Kansas

11

Dave Hardesty

Minneapolis, Kansas

12

Tim Echevarria

Milford, Kansas

13

Brad Johnston

Wichita, Kansas

14

Steve Stults

Valley Center, Kansas

15

Vernon Hammond

Wichita, Kansas

16

Pat Bedore

Phillipsburg, Kansas

17

Darrick Klima

Belleville, Kansas

18

Randy Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

19

Dimond Mundy

Rose Hill, Kansas

20

Brian Knoell

Falun, Kansas

21

Brad Morris

Junction City, Kansas

22

Rich Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

23

Randy Woodside

Wichita, Kansas

Robe led until the third lap when he was passed for the lead by outside front row starter Hurd.  Hurd then led until the ninth lap when Robe retook the top spot and held onto it for the rest of the race.

  

 

 

N. C. R. A. 360 Sprint Car

A Feature Race - 24 Cars - 25 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Mike Peters

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Shelby Steenson

Salina, Kansas

  3

Jim Selenke

Colwich, Kansas

  4

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

  5

Abe Sherwood

Drumright, Oklahoma

  6

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

Kirby Hagans

LaCrosse, Kansas

  8

Marcus Jackson

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  9

Roy Larkin

Tulsa, Oklahoma

10

Rick England

Wichita, Kansas

11

Dennis Park

Liberal, Kansas

12

Edd French

Keller, Texas

13

Charlie Rishel

Derby, Kansas

14

Allan Unruh

Valley Center, Kansas

15

James Shaun

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

16

Roger Bennett

Tulsa, Oklahoma

17

Larry Parson

Madison, Kansas

18

Chris Cox

Sedgwick, Kansas

19

Mike Woodruff

Satanta, Kansas

20

Mike Chadd

Lincoln, Nebraska

21

C. J. Johnson

Utica, Kansas

22

John Blurton

Dodge City, Kansas

23

Steve King*

Jetmore, Kansas

24

Kevin Hulse

Grand Island, Nebraska

Peters started on the pole and led the entire race.  Hagans started on the outside of the front row.

 

 

 

Kelly Choate

Kelly Choate collection

Darrell Beckham, Jr.

Stults collection

Steve Bush

Joe Aldershof collection

Marc Hurd

In the Dirt photo

 

 

 

Rich Wilson

Wilson collection

Brian Franz

Franz collection

Brian Powers

Rob Simmons photo

Troy Gemmill

Picasa website

  

 

 

Don Renfro

Rob Simmons photo

Steve Stults

Stults collection

Jeff Oelkers

Oelkers collection

Scott Green

Green collection

 

 

 

Richard Wilson

Wilson collection

Darren Hacker

Oklahomatidbits.com

Dave Hardesty

Minneapolis Raceway

Randy Wilson

Wilson collection

 

 

 

Jeep Berry

Berry collection

Joe Woods

Lehman collection

Larry McDaniels

Webshots website

 Lonnie Smith

81 Speedway program

 

 

 

 

Gary Gorby

Troy Powers photo

Delbert Smith

Running the High Side Blog

Jon Johnson

Brian Carroll collection

Mike Peters

Brian Carroll collection

 

 

 

Steve King*

Hutchinson News photo

Clay Bontrager

Debi Roberts photo for the Hutchinson News

Rick England

Cokeley collection

C. J. Johnson

Billie Cole photo for the McCook Daily Gazette

 

 

 

 Shelby Steenson

SLYS Speed Shots photo from Steenson collection

Jim Selenke

J D and Jannie Porter collection from the Racing From the Past website

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Steven M. “Steve” King (1973-2006) was fatally injured in a racing accident at Knoxville, Iowa.

 

 

 

 

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