Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 1,
2018) – The fourth time appears to be the charm at Dodge City
Raceway Park. At least that’s what fans and
racers alike are hoping as the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay
oval is set to get the 2018 season under way this Saturday
night, May 5.
The initial three attempts to get the
season under way all fell victim to inclement weather.
With the cold and wet weather finally
giving way to spring time conditions, the DCRP championship
chases will officially get under way on Saturday night with a
full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA
Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby
Stocks. Racing action will get under way at
Taylor Velasquez, Clay Sellard, Jeff Kaup
Angel Munoz and Reagan Sellard enter the evening as the reigning
track champions after topping their respective divisions last
Turpin, Oklahoma’s Velasquez raced to his
second consecutive DCRP Sprint Car championship ahead of Tyler
Knight, Kris Moore, Jordan Knight and Brandy Jones.
Velasquez has topped six of 21 feature events at DCRP
over the past two seasons.
Bucklin’s Clay Sellard was one of eight
different winners in ten IMCA Modified features last year,
taking the title ahead of Randy Wilson, 2016 champion Nick Link,
Kevin Gray and Mike Lunow.
Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jeff Kaup raced to
victory lane in four of eight IMCA Sport Modified features last
year to pick up his fourth championship over the last five years
by a 160-point margin over Brian May and Kyle Wiens, who tied
for second, with Alex Wiens and Joey Maupin rounding out the top
five. Kaup has collected 15 DCRP feature wins
over the past five seasons.
Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz ruled the
IMCA Stock Car ranks in 2017 by topping six of eight features to
take the crown by a healthy margin over Ondre Rexford, Marlin
Hogie, Gregg Schell and Chris Oliver.
In the IMCA Hobby Stocks, Bucklin’s Reagan
Sellard edged Duane Wahrman for the title by just 10 points with
2016 champion Matt O’Hair, Tyler Walker and Brett Copeland also
among the top five. Sellard and Wahrman both
scored three feature wins along the way.
Tickets for Saturday’s season opening
championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park are just
$15 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free
when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are
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