By Lonnie Wheatley
DODGE CITY, Kan. – Set for another try, Dodge City Raceway Park offers up the $1,000-to-win seventh annual IMCA Modified Stampede this Saturday, April 27, atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.
Originally slated for April 13 only to be postponed by inclement weather, Saturday’s card also features a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.
Saturday’s racing action will get underway at 7:30 p.m.
A Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event, the Modified Stampede has netted three different winners in the initial six renditions including Ponca City, Okla., native Brendon Gemmill, Woodward, Okla.’s Cole Traugott and Oberlin’s David Murray Jr.
Gemmill enters as the reigning Modified Stampede champion after making a dramatic late-race move last year to go along with his first event win in 2014.
Traugott went back-to-back in 2016 and 2017 while multi-time national champion Murray swept through both nights of the inaugural event in 2013 before adding another win in 2015.
Tickets to Saturday’s Stampede are $15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000.