Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 17, 2019) –
one-quarter through the 2019 championship chase season at Dodge
City Raceway Park, a handful of drivers hold the early lead in
pursuit of the hardware.
And, of those five leaders, none are reigning champions although
three have captured a DCRP track championship in the past.
Saturday night offers up the fourth round of action for all five
divisions including the Precise Racing Products DRP Sprint Cars,
IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA
Hobby Stocks. The event that his headlined by
the DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash goes green at 7:30 p.m.
Leading the way into Saturday’s action in their respective
classes are Luke Cranston (DCRP Sprint Cars), Clay Sellard (IMCA
Modifieds), Dakota Sproul (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz
(IMCA Stock Cars) and Cody Ghumm (IMCA Hobby Stocks).
Cranston, Sellard and Munoz have each captured DCRP track
championships in the past.
Adult admission for Saturday’s card is only $15 with children 11
and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
It kicks off a weekend double that also includes the
Round Two atop the newly-constructed Little DCRP clay oval on
Sunday afternoon for Micro Sprints and Karts.
A look at the 2019 DCRP championship chases is as follows:
Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:
Opening night winner and 2015 track champ Luke Cranston holds
the early advantage, but defending titlist Steven Richardson has
cut the gap down to just 19 points after a win the last time
Feature Winners: Luke Cranston 1, Brian Herbert 1, Steven
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Cranston
433, 2. Steven Richardson 419, 3. Jeremy Huish 387, 4. Tyler
Knight 372, 5. Jordan Knight 355, 6. Kyler Johnson 353, 7. Kris
Moore 339, 8. Ross Essenburg 313, 9. Brian Herbert 288, 10. Koby
Clay Money has gone two for three so far, but it’s 2017 champ
Clay Sellard leads the way by 51 points over Jesse Smith and
defending champion Nick Link, who are tied for second.
Feature Winners: Clay Money 2, Brendon Gemmill 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Clay Sellard
427, 2. (tie) Nick Link and Jesse Smith 376, 4. William Nusser
364, 5. Jake Schroeder 361, 6. Trent Gray 358, 7. Kale Beavers
357, 8. Joel Lane 351, 9. Kevin Gray 334, 10. Ryan Keller 308.
IMCA Sport Modifieds:
Travis Burger made the trip from Manhattan last time out on May
4 and put a stop to Dakota Sproul’s three-race win streak that
dated back to last year’s season finale. But
the Hays racer still holds a 17-point edge over Brian May and
multi-time track champion Jeff Kaup.
Feature Winners: Dakota Sproul 2, Travis
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Dakota Sproul
438, 2. (tie) Jeff Kaup and Brian May 421, 4. Bart Baker 393, 5.
Mike Lunow 380, 6. Mike Appel 362, 7. (tie) Alex Wiens and Kyle
Wiens 352, 9. Luke Stallbaumer 280, 10. Travis Burger 279.
IMCA Stock Cars:
Forced into a second Baird entry after wiping out his primary
ride the previous night, Angel Munoz’ run of two wins in a row
was stopped by Kyle Pfeifer last time out at the Stock Car
Shootout. Still, with a third-place finish,
Munoz holds a 54 point advantage over Ondre Rexford with Chris
Oliver and Marlin Hogie another three points back.
Feature Winners: Angel Munoz 2, Kyle Pfeifer 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Angel Munoz
441, 2. Ondre Rexford 387, 3. (tie) Chris Oliver and Marlin
Hogie 384, 5. Donald Kaup 362, 6. Gerald Walker 361, 7. Tyler
Walker 357, 8. Josh Siebert 352, 9. Jason Rogers 290, 10. Mike
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Duane Wahrman surrendered the points lead the last time out.
But not by much as Cody Ghumm sits atop the point charts
with a mere three-point advantage.
Feature Winners: Tathan Burkhart 2, Duane Wahrman 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Cody Ghumm 411,
2. Duane Wahrman 408, 3. Reagan Sellard 397, 4. Chad Kelley 374,
5. Sheri Berger 373, 6. Brian Thomas 371, 7. Skeets Salazar 363,
8. Tom Reed 357, 9. Derrick Sprott 315, 10. Tathan Burkhart 300.
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