Dodge City Raceway Park shifts practice to May 23

By Lonnie Wheatley 

DODGE CITY, Kan. – In the ever-changing environment of the current COVID-19 coronavirus culture, Dodge City Raceway Park has shifted its open practice to a tentative date of Saturday, May 23, rather than the previously scheduled date of May 16.

Following the tentative practice session set for May 23, pending further developments, Dodge City Raceway Park will now kick off the season with a URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car showdown along with a full slate of championship chase action including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks on Saturday, June 6.

In an additional schedule adjustment, the seventh annual SportMod Mayhem North vs. South Duel will now take place in conjunction with the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals on Aug. 20-22.  The Thursday portion of the event will serve as a practice night for the IMCA Modifieds with heats and qualifiers on Friday and then the $1,500-to-win main event on Saturday.

Originally slated to run in conjunction with the DCRP Sprint Car Nationals, the eighth annual Modified Stampede has been shifted off the Aug. 20-22 date due to scheduling conflicts.  The track is actively searching for an alternative date for the event.

The Aug. 15 event that was the originally scheduled IMCA SportMod Mayhem will now serve as a Prelude to Mayhem with the IMCA SportMods accompanied by IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park officials along with city, county and state officials will continue to monitor current developments and make any adjustments if necessary.