Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 24,
2017) – It’s little more than three weeks away.
The biggest 305-ci Sprint Car race to ever
take place in the state of Kansas is set to unfold atop the
3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval on June 16-17.
The inaugural edition of the Lewis
Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals features two full nights of
competition at the state-of-the-art facility that will culminate
with the June 17 championship feature that offers up an
unprecedented $3,000 winner’s share for the DCRP Sprint Car
While top Sprint Car drivers from
throughout the region will flood the gun-slinging southwest
Kansas town, the IMCA Modifieds will be in action on both nights
with the IMCA Stock Cars joining in on the fun as well during
the Saturday, June 17, finale.
There are just two more opportunities for
Sprint Car teams to get dialed in for the Lewis Automotive DCRP
Sprint Car Nationals including this Sunday’s Military
Appreciation night and then the June 3 event that also features
the Inaugural Stock Car Spectacular.
Standard Precise Racing Products DCRP
Sprint Car rules will be in effect for the Lewis Automotive DCRP
Sprint Car Nationals, with the following items to be noted:
---Right rear tire may be either the
Hoosier Racesaver or Hoosier 105x16.0-15 Medium or 105x18.0-15
Hard. Any tire is allowed on the other three
---Top wing (maximum 5x5) must be totally
flat to run a wicker bill up to two inches.
No wicker bills permitted on dished wings.
Sideboards on the top wing must be 90 degrees square to center
foil. The leading edge of the nose wing can be no further
forward than 20 inches of the leading edge of the front axle.
---Cockpit adjustable weight jacks, shocks
or wings will not be permitted. Titanium
brakes are okay.
In last year’s pre-cursor to the inaugural
Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals, Liberal, KS, native
and current Lincoln, NE, resident prevailed over a field of 39
entries to take the $2,000 winner’s share in DCRP Sprint Car
action at the Boothill Showdown. It’s a count
that is expected to climb with more money on the line this year.
Thus far in Precise Racing Products DCRP
Sprint Car action, Arcadia, Oklahoma’s Ty Williams is
two-for-two after a last-corner pass of defending track champion
Taylor Velasquez in the season opener and then wiring the field
in the most recent event on May 6.
With his pair of victories, Williams holds
a 14-point advantage over Velasquez with Koby Walters, Brian
Herbert and Ray Seemann also among the early top five.
Tickets to the Lewis Automotive DCRP
Sprint Car Nationals are just $15 for adults on Friday, Jun 16,
and then $20 for adults on Saturday, June 17.
Children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an
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