Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 26, 2018) – A handful
of racers jumped out to early leads in the 2019 Dodge City
Raceway Park championship chases following the track’s opening
night of competition on Saturday, April 6.
Those points will shuffle on Saturday night with Round Two of
chase action for all five divisions including the Precise Racing
Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds,
IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Saturday’s action that features the $1,000-to-win Modified
Stampede for IMCA Modifieds fires off at 7:30 p.m.
An early look at the 2019 DCRP championship chases is as
Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:
After Ty Williams spun from the lead while gunning for a third
opening night victory in the past five years, Luke Cranston
battled past Koby Walters in the closing rounds to win the April
6 opener. It was his first DCRP triumph since
May 19 of last year. Defending track champion Steven Richardson
opened the season with a seventh-place finish.
Feature Winners: Luke Cranston 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Cranston
150, 2. Koby Walters 145, 3. Taylor Velasquez 141, 4. Brian
Herbert 138, 5. Jake Martens 135, 6. Andy Shouse 132, 7. Steven
Richardson 129, 8. Jeremy Huish 126, 9. Jed Werner 123, 10.
Tyler Knight 120.
Getting dialed in for the Modified Stampede, Penokee’s Clay
Money fought off past track champion Clay Sellard and defending
champ Nick Link to cash in on the April 6 opener.
It was Money’s first Modified score at DCRP after several
Sport Modified wins in previous years.
Feature Winners: Clay Money 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Clay Money 150,
2. Clay Sellard 145, 3. Nick Link 141, 4. Jesse Smith 138, 5.
Jesse Richter 135, 6. Trent Gray 132, 7. Casey Jo Gemmill 129,
8. Jack Kirchoff 126, 9. Kale Beavers 123, 10. Kevin Tabor 120.
IMCA Sport Modifieds:
After finishing off the 2018 DCRP season in victory lane, Hays’
Dakota Sproul opened it in the same fashion on April 6. Sproul
chased down Luke Stallbaumer in traffic with reigning champion
Jeff Kaup in third.
Feature Winners: Dakota Sproul 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Dakota Sproul
150, 2. Luke Stallbaumer 145, 3. Jeff Kaup 141, 4. Mike Lunow
138, 5. Brian May 135, 6. Bart Baker 132, 7. Travis Burger 129,
8. Kamren Gruber 126, 9. Matthew Crowell 123, 10. Monty Nordyke
IMCA Stock Cars:
Back in the title chase after a hit-and-miss schedule last year,
2017 track champion Angel Munoz of Lamar, CO, kicked off the
season in fashion by outlasting Jason Rogers and Gregg Schell
for opening night honors. Munoz has topped
ten of the 14 Stock Car feature events that he has competed in
since the beginning of the 2017 season.
Defending champion Dusty Witthuhn was an early casualty in the
feature and will be in catch-up mode now.
Feature Winners: Angel Munoz 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Angel Munoz
150, 2. Jason Rogers 145, 3. Gregg Schell 141, 4. Mike
Petersilie 138, 5. Chris Oliver 135, 6. Trace Ayers 132, 7.
Tyler Walker 129, 8. Ondre Rexford 126, 9. Marlin Hogie 123, 10.
Gerald Walker 120.
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Matching Sproul, Tathan Burkhart tethered a 2018 season finale
victory with an opening night score over Brady Becken with
two-time and reigning champ Reagan Sellard in third.
Feature Winners: Tathan Burkhart 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Tathan Burkhart
150, 2. Brady Becken 145, 3. Reagan Sellard 141, 4. Cody
Williams 138, 5. Duane Wahrman 135, 6. Lyle Russell 132, 7. Cody
Ghumm 129, 8. Chad Kelley 126, 9. Brian Thomas 123, 10. Sheri
Tickets to Saturday’s Seventh Annual Modified Stampede are just
$15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free
when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are
In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway
Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with
another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile
Little DCRP clay oval.
The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th
Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway
Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge
City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit
when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express 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