The 40th Annual Hutchinson Nationals

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

On the Historic Half-Mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday – July 21, 1996

 

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

 

 

 

Hutchinson News

July 17, 1996 - Page 15 

 

 

 

Danny Jennings of Norman, Oklahoma leads the N.C.R.A. 360 sprint car feature race on this day - Dan Bayer photo for the Hutchinson News 

 

 

 

Chad McNamara of Blackwell, Oklahoma spun out here in the thumper feature race but came back to finish in tenth position - Dan Bayer photo for the Hutchinson News 

 

 

 

Thumper

A Feature Race - 20  Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Lance Burkhart

Hutchinson, Kansas

  2

Shane Howard

Hutchinson, Kansas

  3

Clint Smith

Hutchinson, Kansas

  4

Darrell Beckham, Jr.

Valley Center, Kansas

  5

Jason Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

  6

Lee Steffen

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

Scott Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

Billy Choate

Ponca City, Oklahoma

  9

Steve Nienke

Wichita, Kansas

10

Chad McNamara

Blackwell, Oklahoma

11

David Kelley

Hutchinson, Kansas

12

Bud Martinez

Wichita, Kansas

13

Darren Nichols

Winfield, Kansas

14

Tim England

Hutchinson, Kansas

15

Brian Casey

Buehler, Kansas

16

Rusty Rice

White City, Kansas

17

Kelly Choate

Ponca City, Oklahoma

18

Ralph Kerschner

Hutchinson, Kansas

19

L. K. Sisney

Blackwell, Oklahoma

20

Jim Banks

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Link Shelton

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Outside front row starter Burkhart took the lead from pole sitter McNamara in the first corner and never gave it up.

 

 

 

Road Runner

A Feature Race - 20  Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Greg Stephens

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Craig Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

  3

Mark Crough

Hutchinson, Kansas

  4

Mike Burkhart

Hutchinson, Kansas

  5

Jerrod Reimer

Hutchinson, Kansas

  6

Rickey Blackburn

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

Dennis Roths

Valley Center, Kansas

  8

Larry Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

Ron McCoy

Wichita, Kansas

10

Rick Mueller

Wichita, Kansas

11

Link Shelton

Ponca City, Oklahoma

12

Brent Burkhart

Hutchinson, Kansas

13

Steve Stuart

Humboldt, Kansas

14

Ed Siedl

Valley Center, Kansas

15

Mike Martin

Dodge City, Kansas

16

Ricky Dunsworth

Hutchinson, Kansas

17

Rick Bell

Hutchinson, Kansas

18

Rick Cochran

Hutchinson, Kansas

19

Ray Nulf

Hutchinson, Kansas

20

Gayle Smith

Hutchinson, Kansas

Burkhart started on the pole and led the first sixteen laps before he was involved in a collision with outside front row starter Stephens while lapping a car and then spun out.  Stephens went on the win the race.

  

 

 

Modified

A Feature Race - 20  Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Buddy Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Marc Hurd

Wichita, Kansas

  3

Eddie Martin

Stilwell, Oklahoma

  4

Rich Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

  5

Darirck Klima

Belleville, Kansas

  6

Randy Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

  7

Brian Franz

Newton, Kansas

  8

Bobby Simmons

Wichita, Kansas

  9

Richard Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

10

Don Renfro

Wichita, Kansas

11

Steve Stults

Valley Center, Kansas

12

Rick Mueller

Wichita, Kansas

13

Jimmy Segraves

Valley Center, Kansas

14

Brian Powers

Wichita, Kansas

15

Dan Daniels

Humboldt, Kansas

16

Tad Uncapher

Wichita, Kansas

17

Eric Main

Hutchinson, Kansas

18

Tim Echevarria

Milford, Kansas

19

Scott Daniels

Humboldt, Kansas

20

Mike Sandholm

Belleville, Kansas

  

 

 

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

A Feature Race - 20  Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Larry McDaniels

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Frank McGehee

Wichita, Kansas

  3

Gary Gorby

Caney, Kansas

  4

Delbert Smith

Wichita, Kansas

  5

Earl Kinderknecht

Salina, Kansas

  6

Don Davis, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

Steve Kosiski

Omaha, Nebraska

  8

Doug Dobson

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

  9

Bobby Simmons

Wichita, Kansas

10

Kent Taylor

Wellington, Kansas

11

Deen Woods

Beloit, Kansas

12

Steve Hamlin

Douglass, Kansas

13

Rod Bencken

Oakley, Kansas

14

Jeep Berry

Grand Junction, Colorado

15

Darrell Beckham

Valley Center, Kansas

16

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

17

David Hughes

Enid, Oklahoma

18

David Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

19

Marty Clark

Hutchinson, Kansas

20

Mike Brown

Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma

McDaniels started this race on the pole and led the entire distance winning by a wide margin..

 

 

N.C.R.A. 360 Sprint Car

A Feature Race - 20  Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Danny Jennings

Norman, Oklahoma

  2

Jim Selenke

Goddard, Kansas

  3

Edd French

Keller, Texas

  4

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

  5

Devlin Polkinghorn

Dodge City, Kansas

  6

Rick England

Wichita, Kansas

  7

Denis Park

Liberal, Kansas

  8

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

  9

Steve King*

Jetmore, Kansas

10

C. J. Johnson

Utica, Kansas

11

Shelby Steenson

Salina, Kansas

12

Larry Carter

Independence, Kansas

13

Damon Kronk

Fulton, Missouri

14

Abe Sherwood

Drumright, Oklahoma

15

Charlie Rishel

Derby, Kansas

16

Allan Unruh

Valley Center, Kansas

17

Doug Hower

Concordia, Kansas

18

James Shaun

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

19

Chuck Fairchild

Salina, Kansas

20

Marc McChesney

Wichita, Kansas

Jennings started this race on the pole and led the entire distance.

 

Hutchinson News

June 29, 1996 - Page 16

 

Mark Crough

Melissa Lacey photo for the Hutchinson News

Rick Mueller

Lehman collection

Darrell Beckham, Jr.

Stults collection

Rickey Blackburn

Hutchinson News

 

Kelly Choate

Kelly Choate collection

Richard Wilson

Wilson collection

Randy Wilson

Wilson collection

Brian Franz

Franz collection

 

 

 

Buddy Mullens

Wilson collection

Don Renfro

Rob Simmons photo

Brian Powers

Rob Simmons photo

Jimmy Segraves

Brad Miller collection

 

 

 

Steve Stults

Stults collection

Marc Hurd

In the Dirt photo

Darrick Klima

Rick Kippes photo

Rich Wilson

Wilson collection

 

 

 

Larry McDaniels

Webshots website

 Lonnie Smith

81 Speedway program

David Brack

Racing from the Past website

Gary Gorby

Troy Powers photo

 

 

 

Delbert Smith

Running the High Side Blog

Steve Kosiski

Dirtfans.com website

Jeep Berry

Berry collection

Rick England

Cokeley collection

 

 

 

Steve King*

Hutchinson News photo

C. J. Johnson

Billie Cole photo for the McCook Daily Gazette

 Shelby Steenson

SLYS Speed Shots photo from Steenson collection

Jon Johnson

Brian Carroll collection

 

 

 

Clay Bontrager

Debi Roberts photo for the Hutchinson News

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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