By Lonnie Wheatley
DODGE CITY, Kan. – It has gone by in a flash it seems. And now the 2020 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park concludes with Saturday night’s eighth annual Jerry Soderberg Championship Memorial atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.
It has been a condensed season that didn’t get under way until June 20, more than two-and-a-half months after the originally scheduled April 4 season opener, due to COVID-19 concerns.
And now, three quick months later since the green flag finally flew at DCRP, five racers will earn their championship crowns on Saturday night.
The Hambelton Racing DCRP Sprint Cars square off with the United Rebel Sprint Series for the final time this season with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks closing out their DCRP seasons as well.
Saturday’s racing action will get under way at 7:30 p.m.
Past Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Winners:
2019 – Zach Blurton (Sprint), Clay Sellard (Modified), Blaine Walt (SportMod), Chris Oliver (Stock Car), Tathan Burkhart (Hobby Stock).
2018 – Blurton (Sprint), Brendon Gemmill (Modified), Dakota Sproul (SportMod), Chris Oliver (Stock Car), Burkhart (Hobby Stock).
2017 – Taylor Velasquez (Sprint), William Nusser (Modified), Brian Davidson (SportMod), Angel Munoz (Stock Car), Duane Wahrman (Hobby Stock).
2016 – Jake Bubak (Sprint), Cole Traugott (Modified), Jeff Kaup (SportMod), Michael Pepper (Stock Car), David Berger (Hobby Stock).
2015 – Velasquez (Sprint), Gemmill (Modified), Jamie French (SportMod), Munoz (Stock Car), Reagan Sellard (Hobby Stock).
2014 – Velasquez (Sprint), Jesse Richter (Modified), Nate Ginest (SportMod), Ron Hartman (Stock Car).
2013 – Blurton (Sprint) Ryan Heger (Modifieds), Josh Appel (SportMod), Hartman (Stock Car).
General admission is $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
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Be sure to ask for the Dodge City Raceway Park rate when booking. For more information, check online at https://www.choicehotels.com/kansas/dodge-city/comfort-suites-hotels/ks193?brand=CI or call 620-801-4545.