Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April
11, 2018) – After a pair of foiled attempts to get the 2018
racing season under way, Dodge City Raceway Park will kick
things off in style with the Sixth Annual Modified Stampede on
Saturday night, April 21.
While the IMCA Modifieds battle it out for
the $750 winner’s share atop the 3/8-mile clay oval, the Precise
Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA
Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks will be in action as well.
The event marks the first leg of
championship points chase action with the green flag set to fly
at 7:30 p.m.
Woodward, Oklahoma’s Cole Traugott is the
reigning Modified Stampede champion, racing to his second
consecutive event win last year ahead of defending track
champion Clay Sellard and Randy Wilson.
While Traugott has a pair of Modified
Stampede victories to his credit, other past event winners
include David Murray (2015 and both nights in 2013) and Brendon
After Traugott won the opening two IMCA
Modified features of the season last year, seven different
drivers topped the remaining eight events of the year with only
Larned’s William Nusser able to pick off two wins.
Bucklin’s Clay Sellard is one of a handful
of drivers looking to kick off their title defense in strong
form as Turpin, Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez vies for a third
consecutive Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car title,
Woodward’s Jeff Kaup aims for a fifth IMCA Sport Modified crown
in six years, Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz reigns in the IMCA
Stock Car ranks and Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard is defending
kingpin in IMCA Hobby Stocks.
There will be fun for children eight and
under as well with an Easter Egg hunt on the docket during
intermission of the Modified Stampede event.
Tickets for the Sixth Annual Modified
Stampede on April 21 are just $15 for adults while children 11
and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Pit passes are $30.
The complete Sixth Annual Modified
Stampede feature payout is as follows: 1st
- $750, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $500, 4th
- $450, 5th - $400, 6th - $350, 7th
- $300, 8th - $275, 9th - $250, 10th
- $225, 11th - $200, 12th - $190, 13th
- $180, 14th - $170, 15th - $150, 16th
- $150, 17th - $150, 18th - $150, 19th
- $150, 20th - $150.
In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City
Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action, culminating with
the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Saturday
night, October 20.
The complete 2018 schedule of events at
Dodge City Raceway Park is available at
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