Dodge City opens with April 21 Modified Stampede 

By Lonnie Wheatley

DODGE CITY, Kan. – After a pair of foiled attempts to get the 2018 racing season underway, Dodge City Raceway Park will kick things off in style with the sixth annual Modified Stampede on Saturday night, April 21.

While the IMCA Modifieds battle it out for the $750 winner’s share atop the 3/8-mile clay oval, the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks will be in action as well.

The event marks the first leg of championship points chase action with the green flag set to fly at 7:30 p.m.

Cole Traugott is the reigning Modified Stampede champion, racing to his second consecutive event win last year ahead of defending track champion Clay Sellard and Randy Wilson.

While Traugott has a pair of Modified Stampede victories to his credit, other past event winners include David Murray (2015 and both nights in 2013) and Brendon Gemmill (2014).

There will be fun for children eight and under as well with an Easter Egg hunt on the docket dur­ing intermission of the Modified Stampede event.

Tickets are $15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.