Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 19, 2019) – It was a day
of firsts at Dodge City Raceway Park on Sunday with the first
event completed atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP
The original attempt to christen the Little DCRP clay oval was
interrupted after heat race action by inclement weather.
A total of 52 competitors took part in Micro
Sprint and Kart action on Sunday with eight drivers etching
their names into the record books as first time Little DCRP
winners, including some in unprecedented fashion.
Little DCRP will be back in action with Round Three on Sunday,
June 2, with racing to begin at 4:00 p.m.
Winged “A” Class
Tanner Johnson was the class of the field all day, winning both
is heat race and his qualifier and then pacing the field the
entire feature distance with Zak Moore fending off Kohl Ricke
for runner-up honors.
The finish: 1. 86-Tanner Johnson, 2. 49-Zak
Moore, 3. 65-Kohl Ricke, 4. 15m-Mercedies Vogts, 5. 23-John
Todd, 6. 08-David Witzke, 7. 4-Cecil Milhon, 8. 46-Chris
Hickman, 9. 12-Jim Witzke (DNS), 10. 80-Cody Caldwell (DNS).
Non-Wing “A” Class
Zak Moore and Kohl Ricke split heat and qualifying race wins
before Moore held the latter off for the feature win.
Moore goes down as the first ever Little DCRP feature
winner as the Non-Wing main event kicked off the eight features.
The finish: 1. 49-Zak Moore, 2. 65-Kohl
Ricke, 3. 15m-Mercedies Vogt, 4. 9-Jaden Holden.
Restricted “A” Class
After winning his heat and his qualifier, Trey Zorn chose to
start tailback and took command midway through when Ace Moore
looped it in turn two.
The finish: 1. 3z-Trey Zorn, 2. 49-Ace Moore,
3. 15h-Harley Vogts.
Briggs Williams literally drove the wheels off his car in the
Advanced Junior Sprints, with a left rear tire flying off as he
exited turn four with the checkered flag in sight.
After a quick loop, Williams motored it across the finish
line on three wheels to secure the win while Jayce Caldwell spun
out of the runner-up position simultaneously.
Meanwhile, in the Novice Junior Sprints, Deekan McRoberts was an
unstoppable force all day.
Advanced (9-12): 1. 49-Briggs Williams, 2.
3k-Keenan Hernandez, 3. 14-Jayce Caldwell, 4. 57a-Aidan Cox.
Novice (5-8): 1. 75-Deekan McRoberts, 2.
98-Maddox Tabor, 3. 77-Brody Caldwell, 4. 05J-Jett Pack, 5.
8-Maiz Blackburn, 6. 57b-Bryan Isenbart (DNS).
Teejay Janousek withstood race long pressure from Ryan Richmeier
to post the victory.
The finish: 1. 10-Teejay Janousek, 2. 0-Ryan
Richmeier, 3. 21-Jaden Smith, 4. 5-Gage Robertson, 5. 212-Daniel
Williams, 6. 12-Caleb Crockett, 7. 9x-Dakota Schellhammer, 8.
7b-Brian May, 9. 3L-Austin Lampe, 10. 44-Jonathan Smith, 11.
13-Derek Robbins, 12. 75-Randle McRoberts, 13. 57-Tanner
After Aidan Correll topped the initial heat, Caleb Berthof made
the most of his first day of racing by winning the qualifier and
then romping to victory lane in the feature.
The finish: 1. 21c-Caleb Berthof, 2. 38-Kyle
Ricke, 3. 22p-Perkins, 4. 22-Adian Correll, 5. 1x-Reise Ochs, 6.
8T-Travis Pack, 7. 4-Kinser Schaffer.
Outlaw Cage Karts
Rex Garrison cashed in on Chad Garrison’s misfortune, taking
command for keeps in the closing rounds when the latter suffered
with a balky motor after dominating the early portion.
The finish: 1. 43-Rex Garrison, 2.
11x-Michael Cummins, 3. 6-Chad Garrison, 4. 20-Joshua Neitling,
5. 9-Dustin Lampe (DNS).
Dodge City Raceway Park and the Little DCRP clay oval 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