Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August
7, 2018) – With another successful Lewis Automotive Group
“Driver Appreciation Night” in the books at Dodge City Raceway
Park, another pair of events are on the docket for this month at
the state-of-the-art facility in southwest Kansas as the final
portion of the 2018 season kicks into gear.
The most recent card atop the 3/8-mile
clay oval on Saturday night, July 27, played out before a packed
grandstands with Brendon Gemmill coming up just two positions
short in the “Back to the Front Challenge” that would have
awarded a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu to a lucky race fan.
Had he pulled off the win from the 20th
starting position, some lucky race fan would have driven home
with the new car. However, a caution-free
25-lapper didn’t allow Gemmill enough rounds to get to the front
of the IMCA Modified feature as defending track champion Clay
Sellard reeled off his third consecutive win.
Other Lewis Automotive Group “Driver
Appreciation Night” winners included Taylor Velasquez in Precise
Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, Mike Roach in IMCA Sport
Modifieds, Dusty Witthuhn in IMCA Stock Cars and Lyle Russell in
IMCA Hobby Stocks.
After a couple of idle weekends, the track
fires back into action with the first of three consecutive
Saturday nights beginning with the Fifth Annual Sport Modified
Mayhem event on Saturday night, August 18.
The special card offering up a $1,000
winner’s share for the IMCA Sport Modifieds also includes
championship chase action for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars
and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
A full card of championship chase action
follows seven nights later on Saturday, August 25, including
Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA
Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
A third consecutive Saturday night of
racing once again featuring a full slate of championship chase
action will follow on September 1 to lead the way into the
September 15th Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial
Championship event that wraps up the 2018 title chases.
While the championship chases conclude on
September 15, a pair of special events follow including the BMI
Racing Products Dodge City 200 Enduro on September 22 and then
the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Saturday
night, October 20.
With only four nights of championship
chase action remaining, Brian Herbert (DCRP Sprint Cars), Nick
Link (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Dusty
Witthuhn (IMCA Stock Cars) and Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby
Stocks) lead the way in their respective title chases.
The closest battle is in the Precise
Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars as Dodge City’s Herbert is just
two points ahead of Liberal’s Steven Richardson with the next
closest battle in the IMCA Stock Cars with Witthuhn just 14
points ahead of Chris Oliver.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City
located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging
partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans
staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to
request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making
reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000.
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