Crash, Inferno at Kansas Race in '74 Recalled
July 25--Those who were at the Kansas State Fairgrounds on that sizzling hot day in late July 1974 can still see the images. The sounds are still ringing in their ears.
It was the annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals auto races, and a capacity crowd was on hand. What happened during the super-modified feature's first lap became one dirt-track car racing's most infamous moments.
As the first lap was being completed, a thick cloud of dust engulfed the final turn and the straightaway. Visibility...
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