NCRA-National Championship Racing Association
Kendall Kemp - Scott Miller - Ethan Isaacs - Kip Hughes - Jeremy Huish - Tim Kent - Jerrod Reimer - Cole Traugott - Winners of Hutch Nationals
After three perfect days of competition at this years O'Reilly Auto Parts 65th Hutchinson Grand Nationals Presented By Mel Hambelton Ford at the legendary 1/2 mile oval on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Ks, "Five" first time drivers added their names to the record books along with "Three" drivers who added their names to another title.
Of those drivers who had claimed a title prior to this years Nationals......
Scott Miller, Hutchinson, Ks, recorded his 3rd straight title in the Street Stock (Thumper) division and his 7th over-all.
Jerrod Reimer, Hutchinson, Ks, carded his 3rd title by winning the Super Stock division.
Kendall Kemp, Maize, Ks, won his 4th Nationals in the AAAModified division.
For the first time in 40 years, a Non-Wing Open Wheel type race car (Sprint Car) competed in the event on Friday night. Tim Kent, Bristow, Ok. picked up his first win in the USAC Wingless Sprints of Oklahoma / Midwest Wingless Racing Association Challenge.
For the fourth time in the history of the Nationals, the 305 Sprint Cars competed in the Nationals with Jeremy Huish, of Jetmore, Ks, grabbing his first title.
In the Late Model division, Kip Hughes, Enid, Oklahoma, joined his father by (David Hughes) in winning his first ever Nationals title.
Cole Traugott, Woodward, Oklahoma, picked up his first National title in the Modified division by leading all 50 laps of the championship event.
Congratulations to everyone who competed in this years 65th O'Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals Presented By Mel Hambelton Ford!
A Big Shout Out to Murphy Tractor & Equipment and Mel Hambelton Ford!!
Murphy Tractor & Equipment came in and completely tore up the legendary half-mile oval, worked it over for three days, then laid it back in to provide some of the most competitive and enjoyable racing in years.
Lisa Hambelton, owner of Mel Hambelton Ford in Wichita, Ks, and General Manager Phil Nightengale went Over The Top with the give-a way of a 2021 Ford Escape on the final night of the Nationals. Along with the car give-a-way, Mel Hambelton Ford placed medallions under many of the seats in the 10,000 seat grandstand on the final night with prizes for those who were lucky to find the hidden gems.
Finally, it takes one dedicated and talented staff to put on an event the size of the Nationals at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.
Thank You for a tradition you all do of a job well done!
Submitted By: Mylisa Powers