Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 22,
2018) – Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a monumental
weekend for auto racing in America.
This weekend will be no exception at Dodge
City Raceway Park, as the United Rebel Sprint Series makes its
first appearance of the season atop the 3/8-mile clay oval,
engaging in battle with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint
Along with the URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car
Clash, a full slate of championship chase action for IMCA
Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby
Stocks will be featured as well with racing action going green
at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s card will also mark the final
opportunity at Dodge City Raceway Park for the Sprint Car ranks
to get dialed in for the $3,000-to-win Lubbock Wrecker Service
DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals on June 15-16.
Dodge City’s Brian Herbert leads the way
into Saturday’s third round of DCRP Sprint Car action after
winning the season opener on May 5 and then posting a runner-up
finish in last weekend’s card.
After leading much of the way in the
opener before Tyler Knight took command in the late going,
Herbert capitalized when the left front tire sailed off Knight’s
mount to take the win. Herbert then led 16 of
20 rounds on Saturday night before Ness City’s Luke Cranston
took advantage of traffic to snare the win.
In the DCRP Sprint Car points race,
Herbert carries a 13-point advantage into Saturday’s action over
J.D. Johnson. Johnson has posted third-place
finishes in the opening two events of the season.
The balance of the early top five includes Jetmore’s Ray
Seemann, Cranston and Liberal’s Steven Richardson.
Saturday’s event will be the first event
of the year for the United Rebel Sprint Series after the
scheduled opener fell victim to rain.
Others leading the way in points going
into Saturday’s action include R.C. Whitwell in IMCA Modifieds,
reigning track champion Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Ron
Hartman in IMCA Stock Cars and Duane Wahrman in IMCA Hobby
After topping last year’s season finale in
the Hobby Stock ranks, Pratt’s Wahrman goes into Saturday as the
only driver to go two-for-two thus far at DCRP in 2018.
Tickets for Saturday’s URSS vs. DCRP
Sprint Car Clash along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport
Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks are just $20
for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when
accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.
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