Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June
13, 2017) – The time is here!
The town of Dodge City in the plains of
southwest Kansas has a storied history of showdowns and the
Another showdown for the ages is slated
for this Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17, with the Inaugural
Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals atop the 3/8-mile
Dodge City Raceway Park.
A varied band of invaders will storm the
city from all directions, all in search of their own cut of the
largest 305-ci Sprint Car purse to ever be distributed within
the state of Kansas including Saturday night’s $3,000 winner’s
Reigning DCRP Sprint Car champion Taylor
Velasquez of Turpin, OK, leads the DCRP regulars into the event
against the host of challengers. Ty Williams
of Arcadia, OK, has reached victory lane in the opening two
Sprint Car cards of the season at DCRP with Aurora, Colorado’s
Jake Bubak besting the field in the most recent outing on May
The Inaugural Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals.
DCRP Sprint Cars will be in action on both Friday and
Saturday night with IMCA Modifieds in action as well both
nights. The IMCA Stock Cars round out the
This Friday and Saturday, June 16 and June 17.
Friday’s racing gets under way at 8:00 p.m. with
Saturday’s action going green at 7:30 p.m.
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
A full card awaits fans and competitors alike on both night.
Pill draw will determine heat race lineups on both night.
Friday’s action will feature heat races,
multiple “B” Mains and an “A” Main.
Starting over with a clean slate on
Saturday night, heat races and then qualifiers for the top 40 in
heat race passing points will set the grid for “C” Mains, “B”
Mains and the championship “A” Main. Any
driver not competing in the Friday program can start no better
than 11th in the Saturday main event.
Friday’s feature offers up $500-to-win and $125-to-start.
Non-qualifiers will pocket $100.
Saturday’s “A” Main payout is as follows:
1st - $3,000, 2nd - $2,500, 3rd
- $2,200, 4th - $2,000, 5th - $1,700, 6th
- $1,500, 7th - $1,200, 8th - $1,000, 9th
- $950, 10th - $900, 11th - $850, 12th
- $800, 13th - $750, 14th - $725, 15th
- $700, 16th - $675, 17th - $650, 18th
- $625, 19th - $600, 20th $600, 21st
- $600, 22nd - $600, 23rd - $600, 24th
Saturday “C” Main non-transfers will earn
$100 with “B” Main non-transfers earning $200.
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.
The Tickets & Pit Passes:
Tickets to the Lewis Automotive DCRP Sprint Car Nationals are
$15 for adults on June 16 and then $20 for adults on June 17
with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an
adult. Pit passes are $30 each night.
The Entry Fee:
No entry fee.
The Comfort Suites located at 2700 West
Wyatt Earp Boulevard is the official lodging partner of Dodge
City Raceway Park. The Comfort Suites
official internet site is located at
Race fans staying at the Comfort Suites
will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit.
The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park
consists of 14 total scheduled 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 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