Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem Saturday at DCRP!
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 14, 2018) – Mayhem is sure to ensue atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval this Saturday night.
After all, it is the Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event that offers up a $1,000 winner’s share to the IMCA Sport Modified ranks.
While the IMCA Sport Modifieds battle it out, it’s another night of championship chase action for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks with the green flag flying at 7:30 p.m.
In four previous renditions of Sport Modified Mayhem, the winner’s share has gone to the northern troops on two occasions and to the south on the other two.
Penokee’s Clay Money topped the inaugural edition of the event in 2014 before the Woodward, OK, duo of Mike Roach in 2015 and then Kaleb Roach in 2016 took top honors in the following pair of events. Bragging rights returned to Kansas last year with Colby’s Dustin Daniels denying Kaleb Roach a second consecutive event win.
Mike Roach is the most recent IMCA Sport Modified feature winner at Dodge City Raceway Park after besting a field of 24 in the most recent event before a packed house on July 27 to become the sixth different winner of the season through eight events.
Current points leader and reigning champion Jeff Kaup of Woodward and Robert Elliott of Clinton, have both captured a pair of wins this season with other feature winners including Daylon Bergeron, Brandon Kenney and Freddy McCoy.
In the DCRP track championship chase, Kaup holds a 111-point lead over Brian May as he vies for a fifth track title in six years with others among the top five including Dodge City’s Bart Baker and Newton siblings Alex and Kyle Wiens. Kaup has finished no lower than fourth in four previous Sport Modified Mayhem events, although being denied victory lane each time.
While Clay Sellard has reeled off three consecutive IMCA Modified feature wins, 2016 track champ Nick Link of Rolla holds a 37 point lead over Kevin Gray going into Saturday’s action with Jack Kirchoff, William Nusser and Sellard among the top five.
Dusty Witthuhn holds a slim 14-point lead over Chris Oliver in the IMCA Stock Car title chase while defending track champ Reagan Sellard has stretched his advantage in the IMCA Hobby Stock chase to 67 points over Brett Copeland.
The Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem feature payout is as follows: 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $500, 4th - $400, 5th - $350, 6th - $300, 7th - $250, 8th - $200, 9th - $175, 10th - $150, 11th - $125, 12th - $100, 13th - $100, 14th - $100, 15th - $100, 16th - $75, 17th - $75, 18th - $75, 19th - $75, 20th - $75.
Past Sport Modified Mayhem Top Fives…
2017 – 1. Dustin Daniels, 2. Kaleb Roach, 3. Ronnie Hults, 4. Jeff Kaup, 5. Blain Walt.
2016 – 1. Kaleb Roach, 2. Dustin Daniels, 3. Austin Walker, 4. Jeff Kaup, 5. Jeremy Sigler.
2015 – 1. Mike Roach, 2. Brandon Kenny, 3. Jeff Kaup, 4. Clay Money, 5. Dustin Daniels.
2014 – 1. Clay Money, 2. Jeff Kaup, 3. Daniel Gottschalk, 4. Austin Walker, 5. Kameron Gruber.
General admission for Saturday’s Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event is just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
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 http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.
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 www.dodgecityraceway.com.