VENTURA, Calif. – IMCA Modifieds conclude the 2018 race season Saturday at Ventura Raceway. Unofficially, one point separates leader Trevor Fitzgibbon and Donald Houghton and Luis Espinoza, who are tied for second going into the Sept. 15 finale. Grandstands open at 3 p.m., qualifying is at 3:30 p.m. and racing is at 5:30 p.m. Adults spectator admission is $15, seniors, military and students are $11 and kids 12 and under are free.
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – It all comes down to Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park. A full season of racing action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas culminates with the sixth annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on Sept. 15. Saturday’s card that goes green at 7 p.m. marks the final round of championship chase action for each of the track’s five divisions including the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. The Sprint Car portion of the program will pit the DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS). Soderberg was very instrumental in helping form the URSS in its beginning 13 years ago and this Memorial event in his honor is always a popular race for the traveling series. Past winners of the event include Zach Blurton in 2013, Taylor Velasquez in 2014 and 2015, Jake Bubak in 2016 and Velasquez again in 2017. Past Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Winners 2017 – Taylor Velasquez [Read More]
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – The penultimate round of 2018 championship chase action atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas is set for this Saturday night, Sept. 1. Saturday’s Labor Day Weekend special card at the state-of-the-art facility includes a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m. Thus far in 2018, a total of 185 different racers have competed in at least one round championship chase action at Dodge City with 31 different competitors making their way to victory lane in 46 overall features. This past weekend’s tilt offered up four first-time winners on the season with only IMCA Hobby Stocker Duane Wahrman making a return visit to the winner’s circle after his fourth triumph of the year. Several championship battles continue to hang in the balance with only the sixth annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on Saturday, Sept. 15 remaining on the regular season following [Read More]
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – It’s getting down to the nitty gritty at Dodge City Raceway Park. And Saturday’s championship chase tilt is critical in points chases for each of the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Saturday’s racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m. Only two more nights of championship chase action remain after Saturday’s event including the Saturday, Sept. 1 Labor Day Weekend special and then the sixth annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on Sept. 15. General admission for Saturday’s championship chase action at Dodge City is $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
By Jerry Mackey DUBUQUE, Iowa – This Sunday, Aug. 26, Dubuque Hose & Hydraulics will present the 2018 season championship races at Dubuque Speedway. Track championships will be decided in both the Merfeld Brothers Auto IMCA Modified and GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod divisions. Fans in attendance on Sunday night will have an opportunity to win tickets to the 41st annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic. A drawing from the ticket stubs will be held prior to the features on and three lucky fans will win three-day Yankee tickets. Farley Speedway will host the Yankee Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 23) – Among the most anticipated racing nights of the year at Dodge City Raceway Park is in store with a special Friday night card this week featuring the annual Lewis Automotive Drivers’ Appreciation Night. The Friday night special at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas features a full card of championship chase racing action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks with the green flag flying at 7:30 p.m. And not only do the drivers get in on the pageantry this year, fans receive a number of giveaways over the course of the evening as well. Last year’s Drivers’ Appreciation Night attracted more than 5,000 people as drivers were awarded a number of tickets to distribute to family, friends and sponsors. An even bigger turnout is expected this year. Once again, a $500 bonus is up for grabs for one of the six drivers who have the most tickets redeemed at the front gate. [Read More]
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – Just as the summer temperatures continue to intensify, so do the championship points battles at Dodge City Raceway Park. And it will continue on Saturday night, July 14 with another round of action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Saturday’s racing action will go green at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30. The DCRP Sprint Cars have this weekend off and will return to action on the July 27 Driver Appreciation Night.
OSBORN, Mo. – Two dollars from each general admission ticket sold Friday night, July 13 at US 36 Raceway will be donated to the fund helping driver Eddie Schwope Jr. with medical expenses. Photographer Judy Staley and announcer Rick Staley have each made initial donations. A helmet will also be passed during intermission to raise money for Schwope.
By Rick Staley OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway remembers Jason Johnson this Friday, June 29 on Glass Doctor Night at the Races. Jason Johnson was not only a great race car driver but dedicated family man and father. Matt Richards Racing has donated a Jason Johnson banner that all drivers will sign as they enter the pits. This signed banner will be auctioned to the highest bidder during our Intermission with all proceeds going to Bobbi and Jaxx to help with expenses. Any driver with items and memorabilia they would like to donate for this auctioned can contact Rick Staley 660 541-4378. A donation bucket will also be in the grandstands as well. Intermission will see a drawing for two bicycles donated by Hanes Racing and Wild Child Nation for two lucky kids. Track officials ask if you’ve won a bike this year you let someone else have the chance to win.
By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – The crossed flags are within sight as Dodge City Raceway Park reaches the midway point of the 2018 season with Saturday night’s mid-season championships atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas. The June 30 Saturday’s tilt that goes green at 7:30 p.m. will include a full card of championship chase action including the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Tickets are $15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Pit passes are $30. Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City on US 283, then 0.9 mile west on US 56, then 0.1 mile south. For more information, contact the track at 620 225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites official internet site is located at www.hiexpress.com/DodgeCity/HIExpress. Race fans staying at the [Read More]