Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 2,
2017) – With the past weekend’s snow melted away, Dodge City
Raceway Park fires back to life this Saturday night with the
Fifth Annual Modified Stampede.
While the IMCA Modifieds battle it out for
a $1,200 winner’s share, championship chase action continues as
well for the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA
Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the event are just $15 for adults with
children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an
adult. A pair of bicycles will also be
awarded to two fortunate children.
Woodward, Oklahoma’s Cole Traugott reigns
as the defending Modified Stampede winner.
Traugott won the April 15 season opener to extend his run of
DCRP domination to seven wins in his last seven outings atop the
3/8-mile clay oval.
Traugott battled past defending IMCA
Modified track champion Nick Link in the latter stages of last
year’s Modified Stampede to add his name to the list of event
winners that includes David Murray (2015 and both nights of the
2013 Stampede) and Brendon Gemmill (2014).
Thirty-two competitors took part in the
IMCA Modified portion of the April 15 season opener that
included 98 total entries.
Along with Traugott, others getting off to
a fast start at DCRP include Ty Williams (Arcadia, OK), Jeff
Kaup (Woodward, OK), Angel Munoz (Lamar, CO) and Matt O’Hair
Williams made a last-corner pass of
defending Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car champion
Taylor Velasquez for opening night honors while three-time DCRP
track champion Kaup battled past Brian Davidson on the high side
to snare the IMCA Sport Modified win.
Munoz let it be known that he is set to
battle it out with two-time and defending track champ Michael
Pepper for IMCA Stock Car championship honors while O’Hair
kicked off his IMCA Hobby Stock title defense with a drive to
While the Fifth Annual Modified Stampede
offers up a $1,200 winner’s share with $150 to start the
feature, the entire feature payout is as follows:
1st - $1,200, 2nd - $800, 3rd
- $600, 4th - $550, 5th - $500, 6th
- $450, 7th - $400, 8th - $350, 9th
- $300, 10th - $275, 11th - $250, 12th
- $225, 13th - $200, 14th - $175, 15th
- $150, 16th - $150, 17th - $150, 18th
- $150, 19th - $150, 20th - $150.
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