Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April
25, 2017) – Battles down to the wire were the norm in the April
15 season opener atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in
More of the same is expected with this
Saturday’s Lewis Automotive Night of championship action at the
state-of-the-art dirt track facility featuring the Precise
Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport
Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Also, as an added bonus for the kids, a
pair of bicycles will be given away to a pair of lucky fans this
weekend as well. It will be the first of six
selected DCRP events in 2017 at which two bikes will be randomly
awarded to two fortunate young fans.
Leading the way into Lewis Automotive
Night after collecting opening night wins are Ty Williams (DCRP
Sprint Cars), Cole Traugott (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA
Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Matt O’Hair
(IMCA Hobby Stocks).
In the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint
Car ranks, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez nearly kicked off
his title defense in perfect form. However,
with Velasquez leading the way into the final pair of corners,
it was Ty Williams surging by on the top side to capture his
second opening night win in three seasons.
Woodward, Oklahoma’s Cole Traugott fought
off some serious challenges from Steve Bowers, Jr., to chalk up
his seventh IMCA Modified win in his last seven outings at DCRP
while fellow Woodward shoe and three-time IMCA Sport Modified
track champ Jeff Kaup worked the high side relentlessly to
overtake Brian Davidson for opening night honors.
In IMCA Stock Car action, Lamar,
Colorado’s Angel Munoz threw his hat in the championship ring by
beating scratch starter Jack Pepper to the line as defending and
two-time champ Michael Pepper finished fourth while Laverne,
Oklahoma’s Matt O’Hair kicked off his IMCA Hobby Stock title
defense by fending off Reagan Sellard and Duane Wahrman for the
opening night win.
Saturday’s Lewis Automotive Night of
championship racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are just $15 for adults with children 11 and
under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park
consists of 14 total nights of racing action, culminating with
the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series for the
“Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-18. The
complete 2017 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is
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