Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (March
28, 2017) – It’s nearly time to flip the page of the calendar to
April. And that means we’re well into the
countdown towards opening night of dirt track racing action that
is just over two weeks away at Dodge City Raceway Park.
The 2017 season kicks off at the
state-of-the-art 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval on
Saturday night, April 15, with a full slate of championship
chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars,
IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA
The April 15 season opener will go green
at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $15 for adults
with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an
adult. Pit passes are $30.
It marks the first of a dozen nights of
championship chase action at DCRP before closing out the season
with the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car
Series on October 27-28.
The DCRP Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds
will be in action over all 12 nights of championship chase
action with the IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA
Hobby Stocks each getting in ten rounds of competition.
Turpin, Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez reigns
as defending Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car champion
after outdistancing Wichita’s Mike Peters by 50 points for the
crown. Nick Link tries to repeat after
capturing his first IMCA Modified title in 2016, Kevin Tabor
goes after another title after unseating Jeff Kaup in the IMCA
Sport Modified ranks, Michael Pepper guns for a third
consecutive IMCA Stock Car title and Matt O’Hair defends the
IMCA Hobby Stock crown.
The April 15 season opener marks the first
of two April events at DCRP with Lewis Automotive Night
featuring all five championship chase divisions to follow on
Saturday, April 29.
It also begins an action packed-season
consisting of 14 overall nights of competition including several
specials such as the $3,000-to-win Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint
Car Nationals on June 16-17, the Fifth Annual Modified Stampede
on May 6, the Fourth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem on August 19,
Driver Appreciation Night on July 28 and the Fifth Annual Jerry
Soderberg Memorial Championship event on September 16 before
wrapping it up with the World of Outlaws on October 27-28.
The complete 2017 schedule of events at
Dodge City Raceway Park is available at
Driver registration is available as well
for those planning to compete at Dodge City Raceway Park in
Tickets to the April 15 DCRP season opener
are just $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free
when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are
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