Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June
25, 2018) – The crossed flags are within sight as Dodge City
Raceway Park reaches the midway point of the 2018 season with
Saturday night’s Mid-Season Championships atop the 3/8-mile clay
oval in southwest Kansas.
Saturday’s tilt that goes green at 7:30
p.m. will include a full card of championship chase action
including the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA
Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby
Leading the way into the night in their
respective point chases are Brian Herbert, Nick Link, Jeff Kaup,
Shannon Maughlin and Reagan Sellard. Kaup and
Sellard are both reigning champions at Dodge City Raceway Park
after capturing 2017 titles.
In the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint
Car ranks, Dodge City’s Herbert jumped out to the early lead
with an opening night win and holds a 47-point advantage over
Liberal’s Steven Richardson after collecting more than $2,000 in
winnings with a seventh-place finish in the DCRP 305 Sprint Car
Nationals in which he lead much of the way on June 16.
Koby Walters is just one more point back in third with
two-time and defending champion Taylor Velasquez another three
points back in fourth.
The IMCA Modified points battle is a tight
one with only 27 points separating the top eight drivers.
Rolla’s Nick Link, the 2016 track champion, holds a slim
four-point lead over Kevin Gray with others in the title mix
including Mike Lunow, Ryan Heger, Jack Kirchoff, William Nusser,
Kale Beavers and Joel Lane.
Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jeff Kaup is gunning
for yet another IMCA Sport Modified crown at DCRP after becoming
the first repeat winner of the year in the most recent outing on
June 16. Kaup holds a 53 point edge over
Brian May with Bart Baker just another six points back in third.
After picking off his first DCRP win since
2013 on May 26, Dighton’s Shannon Maughlin holds a 25-point lead
over Dusty Witthuhn in the IMCA Stock Car title chase while
Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard clings to the IMCA Hobby Stock point
lead by just one point ahead of Dan Rogers.
Tickets for Saturday’s DCRP Mid-Season
Championships are just $15 for adults while children 11 and
under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Pit passes are $30.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City
located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging
partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The
Holiday Inn Express & Suites official internet site is located
staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to
request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making
In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City
Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action.
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