The Hutchinson Nationals

Midget, Thumper & Mini-Stock Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday July 21, 1991

 

Sanctioned by Midwest Auto Racing Association (M.A.R.A.)

Promotional company Speedways Inc. of Wichita, Kansas

Race director C. Ray Hall of Wichita, Kansas

Announcer Warren Hardy of Wichita, Kansas

Flagman Nunie Coleman of Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Doug Thompson

Doug Thompson collection

Kelly Choate

Kelly Choate collection

 

 

  

Mini-Stock

First Heat Race 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Bud Lee

Salina, Kansas

2

Dan Wilkerson

Newton, Kansas

3

Bill Rice

White City, Kansas

4

Kurt Johnston

Concordia, Kansas

5

Wylan Petrie

Solomon, Kansas

  

 

 

Mini-Stock

Second Race 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Brad Morrison

Junction City, Kansas

2

Darrick Klima

Belleville, Kansas

3

Larry VanSickle

So. Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Jerry Breeden

Salina, Kansas

5

Kenneth Berry

Salina, Kansas

 

 

 

Mini-Stock

Third Heat Race 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

G. W. Fuller

Salina, Kansas

2

Chris Vogan

Salina, Kansas

3

James Sollars

Salina, Kansas

4

Billy Fuller

Salina, Kansas

5

Chris Hoffman

Lindsborg, Kansas

 

 

 

Mini-Stock

B Feature Race 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Jim Ellington

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Mark Crough

So. Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Gary Rolloff

Salina, Kansas

4

Shane Howard

Hutchinson, Kansas

5

Loni Lien

Salina, Kansas

 

 

 

Mini-Stock

A Feature Race 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

G. W. Fuller

Salina, Kansas

  2

Brad Morrison

Junction City, Kansas

  3

Darrick Klima

Belleville, Kansas

  4

Chris Vogan

Salina, Kansas

  5

Larry VanSickle

So. Hutchinson, Kansas

  6

Dan Wilkerson

Newton, Kansas

  7

Kurt Johnston

Concordia, Kansas

  8

Doug Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

  9

Gary Rolloff

Salina, Kansas

10

Shane Howard

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

First Heat Race 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Steve Hamlin

Winfield, Kansas

2

Albert Castor

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Gary Douglas

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Tom Johnson

El Dorado, Kansas

5

Rusty Rice

White City, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

Second Heat Race 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Kelly Choate

Ponca City, Oklahoma

2

Doug Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Bill Davis

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Gunner Peterson

McPherson, Kansas

5

Lyle Goertzen

Buhler, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

Third Heat Race 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Randy Wiens

Wellington, Kansas

2

Ed Wocott

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Rick Cochran

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Tim Scott

Valley Center, Kansas

5

Paulette Twyford

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

Fourth Heat Race 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Mike Schlatler

Turon, Kansas

2

David Blocher

Newton, Kansas

3

Bobby Rinke

Newton, Kansas

4

Todd Grove

Wichita, Kansas

5

Larry Wilcott

Hutchinson, Kansas

   

 

 

Thumper

B Feature Race 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Chad McNamara

Blackwell, Oklahoma

2

Marvin Lyon

Sterling, Kansas

3

Terry Munden

St. John, Kansas

4

Darrin Hughes

Wichita, Kansas

5

Greg Wheeler

 

   

 

 

Thumper

A Feature Race 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

David Blocher

Newton, Kansas

  2

Steve Hamlin

Winfield, Kansas

  3

Doug Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

  4

Randy Wiens

Wellington, Kansas

  5

Bill Davis

Hutchinson, Kansas

  6

Bobby Rinke

Newton, Kansas

  7

Albert Castor

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

Rusty Rice

White City, Kansas

  9

Chad McNamara

Blackwell, Oklahoma

10

Gary Douglas

Hutchinson, Kansas

Hamlin started on the pole and led the first ten laps.

Blocher started in the third row but was running in second place by the third lap.  He then passed Hamlin on the tenth lap and went on the win the race.

 

 

 

Midget

First Heat Race 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

31

Don Lehmann

Springfield, Illinois

2

23

Dean Franklin

Sapulpa, Oklahoma

3

 

Keith Rausch

Arvada, Colorado

4

 

Rick Mueller

Kansas City, Missouri

5

 

Mark Passerelli

Phoenix, Arizona

 

 

 

Midget

Second Heat Race 8 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

15

Tim Siner

Dupo, Illinois

2

9K

Greg Leuckert

Kansas City, Missouri

3

 

Mark Stasa

Kingman, Kansas

4

12

Aaron Truax

Springfield, Illinois

5

74

Todd Holderfield

Mahomet, Illinois

 

 

 

Midget

A Feature Race 17 Cars 20 Laps

Place

Car #

Driver

From

  1

23

Dean Franklin

Sapulpa, Oklahoma

  2

 

Keith Rausch

Arvada, Colorado

  3

9K

Greg Leuckert

Kansas City, Missouri

  4

44

Phillip Heaverlow

Independence, Missouri

  5

15

Tim Siner

Dupo, Illinois

  6

 

Rick Mueller

Kansas City, Missouri

  7

2

Gary Hayes

St. Louis, Missouri

  8

 

Mark Stasa

Kingman, Kansas

  9

11

Terry Holderfield

Mattoon, Illinois

10

74

Todd Holderfield

Mahomet, Illinois

11

12

Aaron Truax

Springfield, Illinois

12

31

Don Lehmann

Springfield, Illinois

13

2K

Brad Kuhn

Avon, Indiana

14

91

Larry Dewell

Fowler, Kansas

15

14

_____  McIntire

 

DNF

 

Mark Passerrelli

Phoenix, Arizona

DNF

 

Kevin Olson

Machesney Park, Illinois

Franklin started on the pole and led the entire race.

Lehmann flipped his car in the northeast turn on the 17th lap.

Rausch came from behind to pass Leuckert at the finish line but then lost control of his car as it crossed completed the race and it rolled several times into the southwest turn.

 

 

 

 

Dean Franklin of Sapulpa, Oklahoma is seen hear on his way to victory in the A feature race on this day.  This was the first day of racing for this new midget it having been completed just four days earlier by car owner and builder Ron Westerhaus of Wichita, Kansas - Darrin McKim collection

 

 

 

This photo was taken right after the victory celebration for winning the A feature on this afternoon.  Left to right in this photo are engine builder Jerry Wilson, Dallas ______, car owner / builder Ron Westerhaus, and driver Dean Franklin.  The car was powered by a V-4 Chevrolet engine - Darrin McKim collection

 

 

  

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