Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 22,
2017) – Auto racing and the Memorial Day weekend have gone
hand-in-hand in the United States for many years.
As such, it is only fitting that championship chase
action at Dodge City Raceway Park continues with a special
Sunday night card this week.
And, to honor those that protect our
nation, Sunday’s second Lewis Automotive Night of the season
that goes green at 7:30 p.m. will offer free admission to
Military personnel and their dependents.
Military personnel simply need to show proper ID for free
Sunday’s third round of title chase action
atop the 3/8-mile clay oval will feature the Precise Racing
Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds,
IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
The initial two nights of competition at
DCRP this season have filled the pits with 98 cars for the April
15 opener and then 102 cars on May 6.
Leading the way into Sunday’s action in
their respective classes are Ty Williams (DCRP Sprint Cars),
Cole Traugott (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport
Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Duane Wahrman
(IMCA Hobby Stocks).
Williams (Arcadia, OK), Traugott
(Woodward, OK) and Munoz (Lamar, CO) have each gone two-for-two
through the opening two rounds of action while Kaup (Woodward,
OK) missed out on a second consecutive win to open the season by
just one position in the most recent event on May 6.
While Williams’ Sprint Car point lead is
14 points over defending champ Taylor Velasquez, Munoz’ Stock
Car lead is at 17 points over another reigning champ in Michael
Pepper and Traugott’s Modified lead is at 23 points over Clay
Sellard, Wahrman holds a single-point advantage over Reagan
Sellard while Kaup leads the way in Sport Mods by just 9 points
over Brian Davidson.
Tickets for Sunday’s Lewis Automotive
Night honoring the Military 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.
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