By Whitney Hodgin
DODGE CITY, Kan. – It was a fast and furious June 4-5 weekend at Dodge City Raceway Park!
Spectators packed the grandstands, Boot Hill champions sprayed spectacular trophies with celebratory champagne and the Jake Gill band bellowed country and rock ’n’ oll on Victory Lane.
Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod drivers Jacob Olmstead, Tyler Watts and Brendyn Nordyke finished on top of the two-day Boot Hill Championship finale Saturday. So, too, did IMCA Modified feature winner Tanner Black, Bucklin resident Clay Sellard and Kelsie Foley take home the big checkers, the big trophies and spray the cold bubbly.
The Jake Gill band resounded loudly from victory Lane for a Saturday night afterparty. The Hutchinson native and now Tennessee resident sang his new original release Good Time, as well as Light It Up, Grandpa and Dr. Pepper and Baby I’m On It.
Search Dodge City Raceway Park on YouTube to see videos of Gill’s Victory Lane performance.
While park promoters Craig and Julie Dollansky are pleased with the turnout for their large-scale event at Dodge City Raceway Park, they acknowledge they are still working on a few areas, like increasing staff and speeding up the program, to make things better.
“We are getting people trained quickly and as everyone learns their jobs, all aspects of night racing will come together and the program will flow,” Julie said. “We are very pleased with everything on Saturday night and the racing was great! It was also wonderful to see all the participants on in the kid’s bike race during intermission. Bringing it all together will make Dodge City Raceway Park a fun family destination again.”
For more information, visit the new and improved www.dodgecityracewaypark.com or call the track office to buy tickets at 620 255-3277. Call Media Relations Director Whitney Hodgin at 620 682-5504.