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URSS heads to Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday

By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits DODGE CITY, Kan. – A busy stretch consisting of two weekends of racing for the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing kicks off this com­ing Saturday night as the tour makes its second trip of the young 2019 race season to Dodge City Raceway Park and another battle with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprints. Three events have been completed thus far this season with Jake Martens of Fairview, Okla., picking up the season-opening victory at 81 Speedway back on April 5.  The next night the tour made its first trip of the season to Dodge City where track regular Luke Cranston of Ness City picked up the victory.  In the last event held back on May 4, Lincoln, Neb.’s Jason Martin claimed the checkered flag at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte.  Brian Herbert will come into the night’s racing action as the point leader while two-time and defend­ing tour champion Zach Blurton is just four-points behind. Twenty-eight drivers competed in that first event back in April at Dodge City and officials [Read More]

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Pfeifer prevails at Dodge City Stock Car Shootout

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 4) – Saturday night’s Stock Car Shootout presented by Winner’s Circle Feedyards and Factory Direct Fireworks atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval lived up to its moniker with Kyle Pfeifer battling past Jason Rogers in the closing rounds of the 25-lapper to pocket the $1,000 winner’s share for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Pfeifer had his work cut out for him the in the 25-lap Shootout, gridding the feature field 12th as Tyler Walker and Mark Zorn led the way to the green flag. Walker gunned into the early lead and paced the initial eight circuits before surrendering the point to eighth-starter Rogers. Rogers was busy fending off Angel Munoz over the ensuing circuits while Pfeifer made his into the top five by the midway point. Working the top side of the track, Pfeifer made his way to second by the 17th round and then began pressuring Rogers for the lead.  After battling side-by-side for several circuits, Pfeifer surged ahead on the 23rd lap and paced the final three circuits [Read More]

Events

Entry forms available for Dodge City Raceway Park Sprint Car Nationals

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 [Read More]

Feature

Gemmill becomes three-time Stampede king with latest Dodge City IMCA Modified victory

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 27) – Brendon Gemmill pocketed $1,000 by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s seventh annual IMCA Modified Stampede atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park. Gemmill fought off a late bid from Tanner Black to win the 25-lapper and earn a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Gemmill had briefly surrendered the point to Black on the 17th round before slipping away in the final circuits for his career third Modified Stampede triumph.  Starting from the front row outside, Gemmill outgunned pole starter Nick Link with Black making his way from fourth into second after a lap three caution. Following the race’s second and final caution with eight laps in the books, Black tried to keep pace with Gemmill in the ensuing rounds. With Gemmill railing the topside, Black worked the low side and closed in to challenge as traffic came into play. Black slid into the lead on the 17th round, only to have Gemmill surge back to the front and open up an eight-car length car [Read More]

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It’s Modified Stampede time Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park

By Lonnie Wheatley  DODGE CITY, Kan. – Set for another try, Dodge City Raceway Park offers up the $1,000-to-win seventh annual IMCA Modified Stampede this Saturday, April 27, atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.  Originally slated for April 13 only to be postponed by inclement weather, Saturday’s card also features a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Saturday’s racing action will get underway at 7:30 p.m. A Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event, the Modified Stampede has netted three different winners in the initial six renditions including Ponca City, Okla., native Brendon Gemmill, Woodward, Okla.’s Cole Traugott and Oberlin’s David Murray Jr. Gemmill enters as the reigning Modified Stampede champion after making a dramatic late-race move last year to go along with his first event win in 2014. Traugott went back-to-back in 2016 and 2017 while multi-time national champion Murray swept through both nights of the inaugural event in 2013 before adding another win [Read More]

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Dodge City reschedules IMCA Modified Stampede

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – With unseasonably cold weather hitting the area and potential snow in the forecast, Saturday’s racing action at Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas has been canceled.  The $1,000 to win seventh annual IMCA Modified Stampede originally set for April 13 will now take place during Dodge City’s next event on Saturday, April 27.  The Modified Stampede will be accompanied by a full docket of championship chase competition including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. 

Events

Seventh annual Modified Stampede this Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – After a stellar opening night that attracted a total of 108 racers to Dodge City Raceway Park this past Saturday night, the spotlight shifts to the IMCA Modifieds with Saturday night’s seventh Modified Stampede. Saturday’s card that will attract the top Modified contenders from throughout the area offers up a $1,000 winner’s share and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth. Ponca City, Okla., native Brendon Gemmill reigns as the defending Stampede champion after making a late move to top last year’s event.  It was his second Modified Stampede triumph after capturing his first win in 2014.  Gemmill joined Woodward’s Cole Traugott and multi-time national champion David Murray Jr. as two-time winners of the event.  Traugott reeled off back-to-back wins in 2016 and 2017 while Oberlin’s Murray swept both nights of the Inaugural event in 2013 before topping the 2015 edition as well.  Along with the Modified Stampede, Saturday’s card also includes championship chase action in the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA [Read More]

Results

Cranston tops Dodge City Sprint season opener

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 6) – Luke Cranston opened the 2019 season at Dodge City Raceway Park by racing to victory lane in the 25-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series feature event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval. Cranston gridded the feature inside the third row as Brian Herbert and Koby Walters led the way to the green flag but it was fourth-starter Ty Williams battling into the early lead. Vying for his third DCRP opening night win in the last five years, Williams paced the opening eight rounds before looping it in turn three to hand the lead over to Walters with Cranston on his tailtank. Walters kept Cranston at bay for 10 rounds before Cranston finally found the opening he was looking for in traffic and battled into the lead on the 19th circuit.  Cranston led the rest of the way, taking the checkered flag ahead of Walters with two-time track champion Taylor Velasquez racing to the third-place podium finish. Herbert crossed the stripe fourth with Jake [Read More]

Events

Dodge City Stock Car Shootout set for May 4

By Lonnie Wheatley  DODGE CITY, Kan. – An already action-packed 2019 schedule of events atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest is even better now with the addition of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Shootout on Saturday night, May 4. The Stock Car Shootout presented by Winner’s Circle Feedyards and Factory Direct Fireworks offers up a $1,000 winner’s share with $150 to start the feature event. With a number of invaders from throughout expected to take on the local contingent, a draw-re­draw format will be in effect for the evening. The May 4 Stock Car Shootout will be rounded out by a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Seven different drivers reached Dodge City victory lane in IMCA Stock Car action last season with Colorado’s Angel Munoz topping the charts by parking in on three occasions.  Track cham­pion Dustin Witthuhn, Chris Oliver and Troy Burkhart each posted two wins with single scores posted by Shannon Maughlin, Tyler Tipton and Landon [Read More]

Results

Soderberg Sprint Memorial checkers fly for Blurton 

By Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. (Sept. 15) – Zach Blurton captured his second career Jerry Soderberg Memo­rial Championship event win atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 25-lap DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series feature event. Blurton gunned into the lead from the pole position at the outset and led all the way, slicing through heavy traffic over the final half of the race for his lone Dodge City win of the year. “The car was perfect, I could put it anywhere and it would work,” Blurton said of the No. 2J entry. “This one is special, it means a lot to me,” Blurton said after adding the Soderberg Memorial vic­tory to the inaugural triumph in 2013.  “I’m family with the Soderberg now and I wasn’t the first time.” Following the race’s only caution after four laps, Blurton opened up a half-straightaway advantage in short order over Luke Cranston and Jake Martens with the latter working his way into second by the seventh round. Blurton soon [Read More]