The 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

 

Friday – July 22, 1994

 

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

 

 

 

 

Thumper

First Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Chris Mayes

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Scott Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Kelly Choate

Ponca City, Oklahoma

4

Lee Steffen

Inman, Kansas

5

Rick Bell

Hutchinson, Kansas

  

 

 

Thumper

Second Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Brad Taylor

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Ron McCoy

Wichita, Kansas

3

Shane McConnell

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Clint Smith

Hutchinson, Kansas

5

Ed Wolcott

Hutchinson, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

Third Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Marty Papps

Wichita, Kansas

2

John Cokeley

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Randy Christner

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Chris Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

5

Tracy Lare

McPherson, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

Fourth Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

David Sherow

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Marlin Decker

Katy, Texas

3

Joe Wakefield

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Ralph Kerschner

Hutchinson, Kansas

5

Gary Papps

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

Fifth Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Darrell Beckam

Valley Center, Kansas

2

Mike Burkhart

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Howard Cravens

Wichita, Kansas

4

Lyle Goertzen

Buhler, Kansas

5

Matt Swiggart

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

C Feature – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Dan Shakley

Junction City, Kansas

2

Chad Steinert

Wichita, Kansas

3

Chris Ruebke

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Kevin Legan

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

B Feature Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Lyle Goertzen

Buhler, Kansas

2

Kelly Choate

Ponca City, Oklahoma

3

Rick Bell

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Chad Steinert

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Thumper

A Feature Race – 12 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Marty Papps

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Brad Taylor

Hutchinson, Kansas

  3

Rick Bell

Hutchinson, Kansas

  4

David Sherow

Hutchinson, Kansas

  5

Chris Kratzer

Lyons, Kansas

  6

Randy Christner

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

Chad Steinert

Wichita, Kansas

  8

Lyle Goertzen

Buhler, Kansas

  9

Marlin Decker

Katy, Texas

10

Howard Cravens

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Road Runner

First Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Don Derringer

Wichita, Kansas

2

Rickey Blackburn

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Steve Burch

Junction City, Kansas

4

Kenny Schmidt

Hutchinson, Kansas

5

Larry Wakefield

Salina, Kansas

 

 

 

Road Runner

Second Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Greg Stephens

Wichita, Kansas

2

Mark Crough

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Eric Main

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Garry Riley

Valley Center, Kansas

5

Danny McFadden

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Road Runner

Third Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Scott Lehman

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Rodney Schmitz

Junction City, Kansas

3

Jerrod Reimer

Hutchinson, Kansas

4

Link Shelton

Ponca City, Oklahoma

5

Walt Blackburn

Clay Center, Kansas

 

 

 

Road Runner

Fourth Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Gary Nulf

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Rick Cochran

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

G. W. Fuller

Salina, Kansas

4

Gayle Smith

Hutchinson, Kansas

5

Ray Thiel

Nickerson, Kansas

 

 

 

Road Runner

B Feature Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Gayle Smith

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Garry Riley

Valley Center, Kansas

3

Link Shelton

Ponca City, Oklahoma

4

Ray Thiel

Nickerson, Kansas

 

 

 

Road Runner

A Feature Race – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Gary Nulf

Hutchinson, Kansas

  2

Greg Stephens

Wichita, Kansas

  3

Rick Cochran

Hutchinson, Kansas

  4

Scott Lehman

Hutchinson, Kansas

  5

Steve Burch

Junction City, Kansas

  6

Jerrod Reimer

Hutchinson, Kansas

  7

Kenny Schmidt

Hutchinson, Kansas

  8

Gayle Smith

Hutchinson, Kansas

  9

Link Shelton

Ponca City, Oklahoma

10

Rodney Schmitz

Junction City, Kansas

 

 

 

Modified

First Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Rich Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

2

Greg Stephens

Wichita, Kansas

3

Dan Daniels

Humboldt, Kansas

4

Jerry Munden

St. John, Kansas

5

Scott Green

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Modified

Second Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Randy Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

2

James Murphy

Great Bend, Kansas

3

Richard Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

4

Travis Patch

Holton, Kansas

5

Jimmy Segraves

Valley Center, Kansas

 

 

 

Modified

Third Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Buddy Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

2

Don Renfro

Wichita, Kansas

3

Mike Sandholm

Wichita, Kansas

4

Dimond Mundy

Rose Hill, Kansas

5

Don Foster

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Modified

Fourth Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Marc Robe

Wichita, Kansas

2

John Allen

Chanute, Kansas

3

Jimmy Decker

Wichita, Kansas

4

Randy Ginest

Stafford, Kansas

5

Ken Crissman

St. John, Kansas

 

 

 

Modified

C Feature Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Chuck Taylor

Dodge City, Kansas

2

Frank Sell

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Jeff Oelkers

Wichita, Kansas

4

Brian Franz

Newton, Kansas

 

 

 

Modified

B Feature Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Steve Stults

Valley Center, Kansas

2

Travis Patch

Holton, Kansas

3

Ken Crissman

St. John, Kansas

4

Jerry Munden

St. John, Kansas

 

 

 

Modified

A Feature Race – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Buddy Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Randy Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

  3

Rich Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

  4

John Allen

Chanute, Kansas

  5

Greg Stephens

Wichita, Kansas

  6

Dan Daniels

Humboldt, Kansas

  7

Mike Sandholm

Wichita, Kansas

  8

Steve Stults

Valley Center, Kansas

  9

Richard Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

10

James Murphy

Great Bend, Kansas

 

Marc Robe

Wichita, Kansas

Robe started outside of the front row while Mullens started outside of the second row.  Robe led the first six laps before being passed by Mullens in the southeast turn.  Mullens then led the rest of the way to the finish.

 

 

 

Late Model Stock Car

First Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

David Hughes

Enid, Oklahoma

2

Don Davis, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Don Morris

Junction City, Kansas

4

Randy Wiens

Wellington, Kansas

5

Lonnie Veteto

Belleville, Kansas

 

 

 

Late Model Stock Car

Second Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

David Brack

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Frank McGehee

Wichita, Kansas

3

Steve Hamlin

Wellington, Kansas

4

Deen Woods

Beloit, Kansas

5

Mike Conkwright

Manhattan, Kansas

 

 

 

Late Model Stock Car

Third Heat Race – 6 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

2

Delbert Smith

Wichita, Kansas

3

Joe Woods

Augusta, Kansas

4

Ted Martin

Bennington, Kansas

5

Darrick Klima

Belleville, Kansas

 

 

 

Late Model Stock Car

A Feature Race – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

David Hughes

Enid, Oklahoma

  2

David Brack

Hutchinson, Kansas

  3

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

  4

Delbert Smith

Wichita, Kansas

  5

Don Davis, Jr.

Hutchinson, Kansas

  6

Frank McGehee

Wichita, Kansas

  7

Steve Hamlin

Wellington, Kansas

  8

Joe Woods

Augusta, Kansas

  9

Deen Woods

Beloit, Kansas

10

Ted Martin

Bennington, Kansas

 

 

 

N.C.R.A. 360 Sprint Car

First Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Alan Payne

DeSoto, Texas

2

Mike Peters

Wichita, Kansas

3

Paul Dutton

Wichita, Kansas

4

Kevin Ramey

Arlington, Texas

5

John Blurton

Dodge City, Kansas

 

 

 

N.C.R.A. 360 Sprint Car

Second Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Garry Lee Maier

Dodge City, Kansas

2

Jim Selenke

Goddard, Kansas

3

Shelby Steenson

Salina, Kansas

4

Mike Chadd

Lincoln, Nebraska

5

Dennis Park

Liberal, Kansas

 

 

 

N.C.R.A. 360 Sprint Car

Third Heat Race – 8 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Charlie Rishel

Derby, Kansas

2

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Dwight Schroeder

Moundridge, Kansas

4

Steve King*

Jetmore, Kansas

5

Abe Sherwood

Terlton, Oklahoma

 

 

 

N.C.R.A. 360 Sprint Car

B Feature Race – 10 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Edd French

Roanoke, Texas

2

Tony Steenson

Newton, Kansas

3

Chris Cox

Sedgwick, Kansas

4

Roger Thompson

Junction City, Kansas

 

 

 

N.C.R.A. 360 Sprint Car

A Feature Race – 20 Cars – 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Alan Payne

DeSoto, Texas

  2

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

  3

Mike Peters

Wichita, Kansas

  4

John Blurton

Dodge City, Kansas

  5

Shelby Steenson

Salina, Kansas

  6

Steve King*

Jetmore, Kansas

  7

Kevin Ramey

Arlington, Texas

  8

Tonly Steenson

Newton, Kansas

  9

Abe Sherwood

Terlton, Oklahoma

10

Chris Cox

Sedgwick, Kansas

 

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

 

Dennis Park

Liberal, Kansas

DNF

Jim Selenke

Wichita, Kansas

DNF

Garry Lee Maier

Dodge City, Kansas

Maier started on the pole with Peters outside of the first row and Selenke in the inside of the second row.  After several false starts, Maier and Peters tangled coming down for the green flag resulting in Maier's car flipping several times.  The melee that followed involved most of the other cars in the race.

 

 

 

Scott Lehman

Lehman collection

Mark Crough

Melissa Lacey photo for the Hutchinson News

Rickey Blackburn

Hutchinson News

Kelly Choate

Kelly Choate collection

 

 

 

Don Renfro

Rob Simmons photo

Jeff Oelkers

Oelkers collection

Brian Franz

Franz collection

Buddy Mullens

Wilson collection

 

 

 

John Allen

Topeka Examiner photo

Steve Stults

Stults collection

Rich Wilson

Wilson collection

Jimmy Segraves

Brad Miller collection

 

 

 

Scott Green

Green collection

Randy Wilson

Wilson collection

Travis Patch

Bmsmods.com

Richard Wilson

Wilson collection

 

 

 

Joe Woods

Lehman collection

David Brack

Racing from the Past website

Delbert Smith

Running the High Side Blog

 Lonnie Smith

81 Speedway program

 

 

 

Dwight Schroeder

Schroeder collection

Steve King*

Hutchinson News photo 

Garry Lee Maier

Steve Hardin 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

 Shelby Steenson

SLYS Speed Shots photo from Steenson collection

Mike Peters

Brian Carroll collection

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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