By Lonnie Wheatley
DODGE CITY, Kan. – The Dodge City Raceway Park Sprint Car Nationals is expanding from two to three nights in 2019. And with the June event rapidly approaching, entries are now being accepted for the upcoming third annual Lubbock Wrecker Service-sponsored event.
The $3,000-to-win IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event that could potentially climb to as much as $4,500 with lap money included is set for June 13-15 atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas. The rapidly-evolving event includes the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with the United Rebel Sprint Series and Sprint Series of Oklahoma.
Entry forms are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2019-Entry-Form.pdf.
Entries submitted prior to June 6 are $50 with driver’s pit pass $20 for each night. Entries submitted after June 6 are $75 with driver pit pass the standard $30 per night.
After Fort Worth, Texas driver Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural version of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals in 2017, Fairview, Okla.’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in last year’s hair-raising finale.
This year’s event fires off with the first of two preliminary events on Thursday, June 13, with a second round of preliminary action on Friday before culminating with Saturday’s championship finale.
Joining in on Thursday action will be the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks with IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on the card for Friday and then IMCA SportMods on Saturday.
Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale $20 while children 11 and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night.
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.