Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan.
(February 16, 2017) – In an era in which some racetracks seem to
come and go on a frequent basis, the two most well-established
tracks in the Northwest Oklahoma-Southwest Kansas region
continue to work together to establish the stability and
strength of racing in the area.
Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS,
and Oklahoma’s Longdale Speedway both rank as the premier dirt
track racing facilities within their respective states.
Individually, both tracks have worked
successfully to build solid regular programs along with special
Collectively, DCRP track promoter Tommie
Estes, Jr., and Longdale Speedway promoter Greg Burgess have
worked actively to negate any significant scheduling conflicts
among the premier tracks in the region.
“We only have one or two dates that
overlap, but we’ve made sure not to schedule on any of each
other’s major dates,” Estes, Jr., of DCRP commented.
Both tracks feature a guaranteed, regular
payout that is unrivaled in the region with DCRP presenting an
overall points fund for its regular divisions at year’s end and
Longdale introducing a point fund for its seven-race “Top Gun
Series” of events in 2017.
The result is a solid, reliable schedule
of events for the IMCA Modified, Sport Modified and Stock Car
competitors in the area with DCRP hosting 14 nights of
competition in 2017 and Longdale Speedway boasting a schedule
that includes 23 nights of competition.
“Tommie & I have worked together to build
some pretty special events in the past, now I look forward to
working with him and building our track programs to benefit the
racers and the fans in the region,” Longdale’s Burgess
Longdale Speedway’s weekly card includes
IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Pure
Stocks while the championship card for Dodge City Raceway Park
includes DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds,
IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Longdale Speedway kicks off the 2017
season on March 11 while Dodge City Raceway Park fires into
action on April 15.
Longdale Speedway is located one-half mile
south of Longdale, OK, on Highway 58. For
more information, contact the track at 580-886-5375 or check
Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the
south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on
US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more
information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check