32nd Annual Kansas State Championship

360 Sprint Car & Late Model Stock Car Races

On the Historic Half-mile Racetrack at the

Kansas State Fairgrounds

 Hutchinson, Kansas

 

Sunday – September 8, 1996

 

 

Promotional company – Speedways Inc. of Wichita, Kansas

Race director – C. Ray Hall of Wichita, Kansas

Announcer – Warren Hardy of Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

Late Model Stock Car

First Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Lonnie Smith

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

David Hughes

Enid, Oklahoma

3

Bruce Ward

Oskaloosa, Kansas

4

Darrick Klima

Belleville, Kansas

5

Greg Michels

Concordia, Kansas

6

_____  Bedore

 

 

 

 

Late Model Stock Car

Second Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Jack Simmons

2

Ted Martin

Salina, Kansas

3

Delbert Smith

Wichita, Kansas

4

Steve Foster

Abilene, Kansas

5

Tim Watts

6

Rod Bencken

Oakley, Kansas

7

_____  Clark

 

 

 

Late Model Stock Car

Third Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Steve Hamlin

Douglass, Kansas

2

_____  Borecky

Hutchinson, Kansas

3

Deen Woods

Beloit, Kansas

4

Walt Brookshire

Wichita, Kansas

5

Lynn Page

Hutchinson, Kansas

6

_____  White

 

 

 

Late Model Stock Car

Trophy Dash

Place

Driver

From

1

Rod Bencken

Oakley, Kansas

2

_____  Michael

3

Tim Watts

4

Lynn Page

Hutchinson, Kansas

5

_____  White

     

 

 

Late Model Stock Car

A Feature Race - 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Delbert Smith

Wichita, Kansas

  2

Ted Martin

Salina, Kansas

  3

Lonnie Smith

Wichita, Kansas

  4

Deen Woods

Beloit, Kansas

  5

Bruce Ward

Oskaloosa, Kansas

  6

Darrick Klima

Belleville, Kansas

  7

Steve Hamlin

Douglass, Kansas

  8

Steve Foster

Abilene, Kansas

  9

Rod Bencken

Oakley, Kansas

10

Walt Brookshire

Wichita, Kansas

11

Tim Watts

 

12

_____  Clark

 

13

Lynn Page

Hutchinson, Kansas

14

_____  White

 

15

Greg Michael

Concordia, Kansas

                Lonnie Smith led the first 14 laps before engine problems dropped him back to third place on the final lap.

 

360 Sprint Car

First Heat Race - 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

1

Jim Selenke

Colwich, Kansas

2

Dwight Schroeder

Mound Ridge, Kansas

3

Kirby Hagans

Utica, Kansas

4

Devlin Polkinghorn

Dodge City, Kansas

5

Chris Cox

Sedgwick, Kansas

6

Rick Riner

Wichita, Kansas

7

Charlie Rishel

Derby, Kansas

8

Rick England

Wichita, Kansas

9

Roger Bennett

Junction City, Kansas

  

 

 

360 Sprint Car

Second Heat Race

Place

Driver

From

1

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

2

Steve King*

Jetmore, Kansas

3

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

4

Chuck Fairchild

Salina, Kansas

5

C. J. Johnson

Utica, Kansas

6

Mike Gigot

Garden City, Kansas

7

Larry Carter

Independence, Kansas

 

 

 

360 Sprint Car

A Feature Race - 15 Laps

Place

Driver

From

  1

Jim Selenke

Colwich, Kansas

  2

Steve King*

Jetmore, Kansas

  3

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

  4

Kirby Hagans

Utica, Kansas

  5

Dwight Schroeder

Mound Ridge, Kansas

  6

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

  7

Chris Cox

Sedgwick, Kansas

  8

Shelby Steenson

Salina, Kansas

  9

Chuck Fairchild

Salina, Kansas

10

Mike Gigot

Garden City, Kansas

11

Larry Carter

Independence, Kansas

12

Rick Riner

Wichita, Kansas

13

Roger Bennett

Junction City, Kansas

14

Rick England

Wichita, Kansas

15

Charlie Rishel

Derby, Kansas

16

C. J. Johnson

Utica, Kansas

                Selenke led every lap to win this race.

 

Kansas State 360 Sprint Car Championship

Determined from those winning the most total points during the two days of 360 Sprint Car races at the 1996 Kansas State Fair

Place

Driver

From

Total Points

1

Jim Selenke

Colwich, Kansas

130

2

Jon Johnson

Utica, Kansas

112

3

Clay Bontrager

Hutchinson, Kansas

109

4 - tie

Steve King*

Jetmore, Kansas

102

4 - tie

Dwight Schroeder

Moundridge, Kansas

102

 

Steve King*

Hutchinson News photo

Jim Selenke

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

C. J. Johnson

Billie Cole photo for the McCook Daily Gazette

 

Dwight Schroeder

Schroeder collection

 

 

 

 Shelby Steenson

SLYS Speed Shots photo from Steenson collection

Rick England

Cokeley collection

Jon Johnson

Brian Carroll collection

Clay Bontrager

Debi Roberts photo for the Hutchinson News

 

 

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

 

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