Kip Hughes Takes Sooner Late Model Honors at DCRP with Clay
Sellard, Alex Wiens, Mike Petersilie & Reagan Sellard Victorious
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 13, 2019) – Current
series points leader Kip Hughes overcame some early adversity to
race to Dodge City Raceway Park victory lane as the Sooner Late
Model Series made its first appearance atop the 3/8-mile clay
oval on Saturday night.
Hughes battled past early leader Adam Schrag on the 11th
round and led the remained of the 25-lapper for his fourth
series win of the year.
While Hughes topped the Late Model forces, Clay Sellard added
his second consecutive IMCA Modiifed win, Alex Wiens scored his
first career DCRP win in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Mike Petersilie
bested the IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan notched his third IMCA
Hobby Stock win of the year.
In Sooner Late Model action, the night started off with Kip
Hughes suffering engine problems in hot laps and missing out on
heat race action.
“We hurt a brand new motor in hot laps, fortunately we had some
spares with us and were able to get it changed out pretty
quick,” Hughes explained.
Adam Schrag jumped into the early lead, but soon had Hughes
pressuring him for the point. Hughes finally
slipped under to take command on the 11th round and
held point until the race’s only caution flew with ten laps to
go when Schrag came to a stop on the track.
Back under way, Hughes paced the final ten rounds ahead of Adam
Popp with Steven Hawkins outlasting Scott Phillips over the
closing circuits for the show position and Mark Brill rounding
out the top five.
In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature, Bucklin’s Clay Sellard
broke into the lead on the second lap and le the rest of the way
to make it two in a row.
It wasn’t without challenge though, as reigning track champion
Nick Link closed in and pulled alongside on the bottom on the 13th
lap. Sellard was able to fend off the
challenge and took Link’s line away to secure the win.
Link settled for second with current points leader William
Nusser in third while Trent Gray nipped Ryan Heger at the line
The 15-lap IMCA Sport Modified turned into a showdown between
the Wiens brothers Alex and Kyle, both from Newton.
A. Wiens gunned into the initial lead from the pole position but
soon had K. Wiens pressuring for the point.
After some side-by-side battling along the way, A. Wiens
prevailed for his first DCRP score with K. Wiens in second.
Bart Baker crossed the stripe third with Mike Lunow and
Brian May also in the top five.
A past IMCA Modified winner at DCRP, Hoisington’s Mike
Petersilie outdueled Troy Burkhart to get his first 20-lap IMCA
Stock Car win atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.
After Robbie Perkins and Donald Kaup traded tuns leading the
initial handful of circuits, Burkhart battled into the lead with
Petersilie moving in to challenge for the point.
The duo battled wheel-to-wheel for several round before
Petersilie battled into the front on the 11th round.
Petersilie kept Burkhart at bay the rest of the way to
secure the win with Burkhart, Chris Oliver, Michael Pepper and
Donald Kaup rounding out the top five.
Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard
raced around Matt O’Hair on the 11th
of 15 laps to pick off his third IMCA Hobby Stock feature win in
the last four events.
O’Hair had wrestled the lead away from Dion Priddy on the fourth
lap and then held off Sellard until the final handful of rounds.
The two-time and defending track champion raced on to
victory lane ahead of O’Hair with Priddy, Cody Ghumm and Brett
Copeland rounding out the top five.
While current points leader R. Sellard padded his Hobby Stock
points lead and William Nusser maintained his Modified points
lead, a pair of points leaders ran into feature issues with both
Angel Munoz (Stock Cars) and Jeff Kaup (Sport Modifieds) both
exiting a lap into their respective features after being
collected in incidents.
Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday, July
20, with a full card of championship chase action including
Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA
Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
The 1/7-mile DCRP clay oval will then round out the
weekend with Round Five of Micro Sprint and Kart competition
getting under way on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Those with ticket stubs from tonight’s July 13 event can present
that stub to get into the Saturday, July 20, event for just $5.
Dodge City Raceway Park
July 13, 2019 Results:
Sooner Late Model Series:
Heat One (10 Laps): 1. 104T-Adam Schrag, 2.
104-Adam Popp, 3. 33-Steven Hawkins, 4. 11g-Scott Phillips.
Heat Two (10 Laps): 1. 95-Mark Brill, 2.
57-Jerry Derr, 3. 15-Wayne Bush (DNS), 4. 4-Kip Hughes (DNS).
“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 4-Kip Hughes, 2.
104-Adam Popp, 3. 33-Steven Hawkins, 4. 11g-Scott Phillips, 5.
95-Mark Brill, 6. 15-Wayne Bush, 7. 57-Jerry Derr, 8. 104T-Adam
Lap Leaders: Adam Schrag 1-10, Kip Hughes 11-25.
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 16-Kevin Gray, 2.
1n-Nick Link, 3. 22T-Trent Gray, 4. 3h-Ryan Heger, 5. 11-Troy
Plummer, 6. 2L-Tracy Link, 7. 26-Tom Beavers.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 7n-William Nusser, 2.
85c-Clay Sellard, 3. 7s-David Solberg, 4. K17-Ryan Keller, 5.
27-Grant Florence, 6. D14-Derek Dechant, 7. 17-Jake Schroeder.
“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2.
1n-Nick Link, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 22T-Trent Gray, 5.
3h-Ryan Heger, 6. 11-Troy Plummer, 7. 16-Kevin Gray, 8. 7s-David
Solberg, 9. 26-Tom Beavers, 10. K17-Ryan Keller, 11. D14-Derek
Dechant, 12. 27-Grant Florence, 13. 2L-Tracy Link (DNS), 14.
17-Jake Schroeder (DNS).
IMCA Sport Modifieds:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 2.
37-Bart Baker, 3. 10-Alex Wiens, 4. 18-Kyle Wiens, 5. 8-Brian
May, 6. 92-Jeff Kaup, 7. 44-Mike Lunow, 8. 01-Kent Lampe, 9.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 10-Alex Wiens, 2.
18-Kyle Wiens, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 44-Mike Lunow, 5. 8-Brian
May, 6. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 7. 01-Kent Lampe, 8. 92-Jeff Kaup, 9.
55-Jake Huse (DNS).
IMCA Stock Cars:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 2.
20-Tyler Walker, 3. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 4. 97-Ondre Rexford, 5.
22p-Michael Pepper, 6. 21-Josh Siebert, 7. 11-Ron Rich (DNS).
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 3-Chris Oliver, 2.
2m-Angel Munoz, 3. 22-Donald Kaup, 4. 55-Robbie Perkins, 5.
7-Paul Zimmer, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 25p-Mike Petersilie,
2. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 22p-Michael Pepper,
5. 22-Donald Kaup, 6. 55-Robbie Perkins, 7. 21-Josh Siebert, 8.
20-Tyler Walker, 9. 7-Paul Zimmer, 10. 2m-Angel Munoz, 11.
97-Ondre Rexford, 12. 11-Ron Rich (DNS), 13. 33-Marlin Hogie
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Heat One (20 Laps): 1. D68-Dion Priddy, 2.
2s-Reagan Sellard, 3. 19-Brett Copeland, 4. 5s-Derrick Sprott,
5. 81-Skeets Salazar, 6. 3-Brian Thomas.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2.
1c-Cody Ghumm, 3. 11d-Devon Ghumm, 4. 57-Chad Kelley 5.
24b-Sheri Berger, 6. 7-Tom Reed.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2.
2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. D68-Dion Priddy, 4. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 5.
19-Brett Copeland, 6. 57-Chad Kelley, 7. 3-Brian Thomas, 8.
81-Skeets Salazar, 9. 11d-Devon Ghumm, 10. 5s-Derrick Sprott,
11. 7-Tom Reed, 12. 24b-Sheri Berger (DNS).