Dodge City Raceway Park season opener around the corner

By Lonnie Wheatley

DODGE CITY, Kan. – It’s nearly time to flip the page of the calendar to April.  That means we’re well into the countdown toward opening night of dirt track racing action just more than two weeks away at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The 2017 season kicks off at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval on Saturday, April 15, with a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.

The season opener will go green at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

It marks the first of a dozen nights of championship chase action at DCRP before closing out the season with the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Oct. 27-28.

The DCRP Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds will be in action over all 12 nights of championship chase action with the IMCA SportMods, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks each getting in 10 rounds of competition.

The season opener marks the first of two April events at Dodce City with Lewis Automotive Night featuring all five championship chase divisions to follow on Saturday, April 29. It also begins an action packed-season consisting of 14 overall nights of competition including several specials such as the $3,000 to win Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on June 16-17, the fifth annual Modified Stampede on May 6, the fourth annual SportMod Mayhem on Aug. 19, Driver Appreciation Night on July 28 and the fifth annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on Sept. 16 before wrapping it up.

For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check