Cranston Conquers in DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash with Tom
Beavers, Mike Lunow, Angel Munoz and Reagan Sellard also Posting
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 1, 2019) – Luke Cranston
is finding the showdowns pitting the Precise Racing Products
DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series.
For the second time this year, the Ness City native raced to
victory lane in Saturday night’s DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car clash
atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas.
While Cranston paced the final ten rounds of the 25-lapper,
other Saturday night winners included Tom Beavers in the IMCA
Modifieds, Mike Lunow in the IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz
in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.
In the 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash, Cranston chased
down early leader Ty Williams in traffic on the 16th
round and went on take the checkered flag by nearly a half
straightaway aboard the Myers-powered Mid-America
Millwright/Tunnel Car Wash No. 49x Schnee.
After a pair of aborted starts, Williams and Cranston led the
24-car feature field to the green flag with the ensuing 25 laps
run off in non-stop fashion. Williams gunned
into the early lead and paced the field for the initial 15
Cranston closed in to challenge for the point as traffic came
into play after a dozen circuits and pounced on opportunity in
traffic to take command on the 16th round.
Cranston slipped away in the final rounds with Williams holding
on for runner-up honors. Jake Martens battled
past Taylor Velasquez to snare the show position with Velasquez
crossing the stripe in fourth. After starting
14th, defending track champion Steven Richardson was
up to sixth within a handful of laps and then took over fifth
for keeps on the 17th lap.
The initial start of the feature immediately went red when Chad
Salem’s top wing failed and launched him into the turn one wall
with Ross Essenburg getting upside down as well.
On the second try, Aaron Ploussard looped it exiting
four and collected Cody Lampe. All four
drivers were done for the race with Salem taking a trip to the
Martens, Brian Herbert and Velasquez topped heat race action.
In the IMCA Modified ranks, Pierceville’s Tom Beavers wired the
field in the 15-lapper to capture his first career DCRP victory.
Beavers gunned into the lead from the front row outside at the
outset with Travis Simmons in two. Beavers
was able to keep Simmons at bay throughout, taking the checkered
flag with a four car-length advantage.
Gray claimed the show position with Jack Kirchoff and William
Dodge City’s Mike Lunow earned his first DCRP win since the 2016
season by topping the 15-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature.
Lunow chased down early leader Joey Maupin for the point on the
fifth round and paced the field the rest of the way to post the
win ahead of Maupin with Jeff Kaup, Bart Baker and Kent Lampe
rounding out the top five.
Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz made it three-for-four on the
season in the IMCA Stock Car ranks by leading the final 13
rounds of the 15-lapper.
After starting ninth, Munoz raced past early leader Tyler Walker
for the lead on the third round and then weathered a caution
that set up a green-white-checkered dash to the stripe.
Munoz held off Troy Burkhart for
the win with Chris
Oliver, Ondre Rexford and Donald Kaup rounding out the top five.
Two-time and reigning IMCA Hobby Stock champion Reagan Sellard
broke into victory lane for the first time this season in the
While the Bucklin racer gridded the field sixth, Danny Schulte
paced the initial circuits before his mount began to falter upon
the completion of the fourth lap. Sellard
prevailed in the scramble for the lead and held point the rest
of the way with Matt O’Hair, Eric Munoz, Skeets Salazar and
Devon Ghumm filling out the top five.
Following Sunday’s third scheduled round of Micro and Kart
action atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP, the 3/8-mile Dodge City
Raceway Park returns to action with the Third Annual Lubbock
Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals on June 13-15.
Dodge City Raceway Park – Sprint Car Clash
June 1, 2019 Results:
Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel
Sprint Series (URSS):
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens, 2.
10-Jordan Knight, 3. 2J-Zac Blurton, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5.
34c-Cale Cozad, 6. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 7. 33k-Aaron Ploussard,
8. 7-Shane Sundquist.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2.
17x-Kade Hagans, 3. 17s-Chad Salem, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5.
33-Koby Walters, 6. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight, 8.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez,
2. 911-Ty Williams, 3. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 4. 49x-Luke Cranston,
5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 1x-Cody Lampe, 8.
“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2.
911-Ty Williams, 3. 48-Jake Martens, 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 5.
0-Steven Richardson, 6. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 7. 72-Ray Seemann, 8.
2J-Zach Blurton, 9. 17x-Kade Hagans, 10. 97-Brian Herbert, 11.
28-Tracey Hill, 12. 33-Koby Walters, 13. 34c-Cale Cozad, 14.
45x-Kyler Johnson, 15. 49-Kris Moore, 16. 7-Shane Sundquist, 17.
18-Brandon Sprott, 18. 10-Jordan Knight, 19. 98-J.D. Johnson,
20. 11k-Tyler Knight, 21. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 22. 1x-Cody
Lampe, 23. 17s-Chad Salem, 24. 51r-Ross Essenburg.
Lap Leaders: Ty Williams 1-15, Luke Cranston
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 57-Joel Lane, 2.
7n-William Nusser, 3. 01-Jesse Smith, 4. 98-Danny Keller, 5.
K17-Ryan Keller, 6. 22T-Trent Gray.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 3h-Ryan Heger, 2.
26-Tom Beavers, 3. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 4. 36-Travis Simmons, 5.
17-Jake Schroeder, 6. D14-Derrick Dechant.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 26-Tom Beavers, 2.
36-Travis Simmons, 3. 22T-Trent Gray, 4. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 5.
7n-William Nusser, 6. 98-Danny Keller, 7. D14-Derrick Dechant,
8. 17-Jake Schroeder, 9. 57-Joel Lane, 10. 3h-Ryan Heger, 11.
01-Jesse Smith, 12. K17-Ryan Keller.
IMCA Sport Modifieds:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 21-Joey Maupin, 2.
44-Mike Lunow, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 01-Kent Lampe, 5. 56m-Mike
Appel, 6. 37-Bart Baker, 7. 15-Corky Knight, 8. 8-Brian May, 9.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 44-Mike Lunow, 2.
21-Joey Maupin, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 37-Bart Baker, 5. 01-Kent
Lampe, 6. 56m-Mike Appel, 7. 15-Corky Knight, 8. 55-Jake Huse,
9. 8-Brian May.
IMCA Stock Cars:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 2.
3-Chris Oliver, 3. 20-Tyler Walker, 4. 2m-Angel Munoz, 5.
97x-Ondre Rexford, 6. 22-Donald Kaup, 7. 99-Gerald Walker, 8.
11-Ron Rich, 9. 33-Marlin Hogie, 10. 21-Josh Siebert, 11.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2.
25x-Troy Burkhart, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 5.
22-Donald Kaup, 6. 20-Tyler Walker, 7. 33-Marlin Hogie, 8.
99-Gerald Walker, 9. 11-Ron Rich, 10. 21-Josh Siebert, 11.
38-Caleb Rhoades (DNS).
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 69-Danny Schulte, 2.
2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. 2s-Reagan Selllard, 4. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 5.
3-Brian Thomas, 6. 7-Tom Reed, 7. 3m-Eric Munoz.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 2.
11d-Devon Ghumm, 3. 22r-Lyle Russell, 4. 19-Brett Copeland, 5.
24b-Sheri Berger, 6. 5s-Derrick Sprott.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2.
2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. 3m-Eric Munoz, 4. 81-Skeets Salazar, 5.
11d-Devon Ghumm, 6. 3-Brian Thomas, 7. 24b-Sheri Berger, 8.
22r-Lyle Russell, 9. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 10. 19-Brett Copeland,
11. 69-Alex Schulte, 12. 7-Tom Reed (DNS), 13. 5s-Derrick Sprott
(DNS), 14. 1c-Cody Ghumm (DQ).