30th Annual

Hutchinson Nationals

Dirt Champ Cars, Late Model Stock Cars, Late Model Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Modified, Mini-Modified & Road Runner Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

Hutchinson, Kansas

Sunday – July 27, 1986

  

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

Flagman / starter – Nunie Coleman of Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

#92 Lonnie Smith of Wichita, Kansas finished second in the limited sportsman A feature race on this afternoon.  The car was owned by Ernie Fraizer also of Wichitas - Fraizer collection

 

 

 

The N.C.R.A. Late Model Stock Cars take the green flag to start the A Feature race.  Car #92 in the second row was driven by Delbert Smith of Wichita, Kansas – Chris Ochsner photo for the Hutchinson News

 

 

 

 Alan Bullard of Great Bend, Kansas won the Road Runner A feature in his family's 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle - Mike Cornelison photo

 

 

 

 

Road Runner

A Feature

Place

Driver

From

1

Alan Bullard

Great Bend, Kansas

2

Dick Brown

Nickerson, Kansas

3

Ron Carriker

Wichita, Kansas

4

Jeff Oelkers

Goddard, Kansas

5

Doug Miller

Hutchinson, Kansas

Bullard passed Brown with only one lap remaining in this race.

 

 

 

Mini-Modified

A Feature

Place

Car #

Driver

From

1

59

Shelby Steenson

Abilene, Kansas

2

77

Dwight Schroeder

Newton, Kansas

3

33

Bill Rigsby

Wichita, Kansas

4

25

Jerry Wilson

Wichita, Kansas

5

57

Allan Unruh

Newton, Kansas

 

 

 

Modified

A Feature

Place

Driver

From

1

Frank Graven

Cushing, Oklahoma

2

Jerry Phillips

Galva, Kansas

3

Steve Echler

Wichita, Kansas

4

Buddy Mullens

Wichita, Kansas

5

Ken Fairbanks

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Limited Sportsman

A Feature

Place

Driver

From

1

Rob Glasse

Wichita, Kansas

2

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

3

Chris Massey

Wichita, Kansas

4

Gary Schuessler

Wichita, Kansas

5

Mike Rucker

Cheney, Kansas

DQ

Ron Borecky

Hutchinson, Kansas

Borecky was running in second place when his car was flag flagged for having a “possible fire underneath”.

 

 

 

Late Model Sportsman

A Feature

Place

Driver

From

1

Frank McGehee

Wichita, Kansas

2

Ed Borecky

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Oren Haas

Wichita, Kansas

4

Steve Kammerer

Wichita, Kansas

5

Van Gemmill

Ponca City, Oklahoma

 

 

 

Late Model Stock Car

A Feature – 40 Laps – Purse for First Place: $2,000

Place

Driver

From

1

Billy Moyer

Batesville, Arkansas

2

Larry Phillips

Springfield, Missouri

3

Delbert Smith

Wichita, Kansas

4

Terry Deatherage

Houston, Texas

5

David Brack

Great Bend, Kansas

DNF

Henry Robinson

Bossier City, Louisiana

DNF

Larry McDaniels

Wichita, Kansas

McDaniels’ car suffered engine problems and slowed on the fourteenth lap.  Robinson’s car then crashed into McDaniels’ car bringing out the red flag.

 

 

 

Dirt Champ

First Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Shane Carson

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2

Garry Lee Maier

Dodge City, Kansas

3

Bob Findley

Garden City, Kansas

 

 

 

Dirt Champ

Second Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Mike Peters

Wichita, Kansas

2

Tony Armstrong

Tulsa, Oklahoma

3

John Sernett

Minneapolis, Kansas

 

 

 

Dirt Champ

Third Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Bob Ewell

Forney, Texas

2

Devlin Polkinghorn

Dodge City, Kansas

3

Greg Wooley

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

 

Dirt Champ

B Feature Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Jay Maupin

Dodge City, Kansas

2

Ken Brewer

Choctaw, Oklahoma

3

Randy Richardson

Liberal, Kansas

4

Jim Bell

Dewey, Oklahoma

5

Ernest Jennings

Norman, Oklahoma

DNF

Bruce Unruh

Montezuma, Kansas

  

 

 

Dirt Champ

A Feature Race – 40 Laps – Purse for First Place: $2,000

Place

Driver

From

1

Tony Armstrong

Tulsa, Oklahoma

2

Shane Carson

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

3

Mike Peters

Wichita, Kansas

4

Greg Wooley

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

5

Bruce Jennings

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Armstrong was able to hold off a late race charge by Carson.

 

 

 

Shane Carson is shown here leading the first heat race for the dirt champ cars – Chris Ochsner photo for the Hutchinson News

 

 

 

 Bruce Unruh’s #7 dirt champ car is shown here being returned to the pits on a wrecker after he had rolled over several times on the front straightaway in the B feature race.  Unruh’s only injury from the incident was a severe headache.  The #0 car, shown stopped on the racetrack at far left, was being driven by Randy Richardson of Liberal, Kansas - Brian Carroll collection

 

 

 

Jeff Oelkers

Oelkers collection

Billy Moyer

North Carolina Dirt Racing website

Ed Borecky

Hutchinson News

Larry Phillips

Brian Carroll collection

 

 

 

Delbert Smith

Running the High Side Blog

Rob Glasse

Racing from the Past website

Terry Deatherage

Racing from the Past website 

David Brack

Racing from the Past website

 

 

 

Steve Kammerer

81 Speedway program

Larry McDaniels

Bill Rogers collection

Van Gemmill

Brian Carroll collection 

Buddy Mullens

Wilson collection

 

 

 

Oren Haas

81 Speedway program

Bob Ewell

Racing From the Past website

Garry Lee Maier

Steve Hardin collection

Ernest Jennings

Rudy Garcia collection from the Racing From the Past website

 

 

 

Bill Rigsby

Rigsby collection

Greg Wooley

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

Mike Peters

Brian Carroll collection

Dwight Schroeder

Schroeder collection

  

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