Robert Elliott Wins Sport Modified Mayhem at DCRP with Taylor Velasquez, Troy Gemmill, Kyle Pfeifer and Tathan Burkhart also Reaching Victory Lane
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 24, 2019) – Robert Elliott became the fifth different winner of Dodge City Raceway’s Sport Modified Mayhem event by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 30-lap feature atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.
While Elliott pocketed $1,000 by winning the Sixth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event, other Saturday night winners included Taylor Velasquez in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, Troy Gemmill in IMCA Modifieds, Kyle Pfeifer in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Clinton, Oklahoma’s Robert Elliott took command midway through the 30-lap Sport Modified Mayhem feature then held off Dakota Sproul and Blaine Walt to secure the win.
While Race Elliott and Ryan Kirchoff led the way to the green flag, Robert Elliott worked his way forward from seventh with Walt bolting from fourth to take the lead away from Race Elliott on the second lap.
Robert Elliott made his way to third by the fourth round behind Walt and Sproul and then pounced on the second position on a lap seven restart. He then stalked Walt over the ensuing rounds before battling into the lead on the 16th circuit
Sproul moved into second behind Elliott on a lap restart and pressured for the point the rest of the way, working the high side as Elliott circled the bottom of the track. Elliott was up to the task, keeping his chasers at bay all the way to the checkered flag.
Elliott crossed the stipe ahead of Sproul, who raced from ninth, with Walt on the podium in third. Troy Boynum was fourth with reigning track champion and current points leader Jeff Kaup racing from 12th to round out the top five.
In the 15-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature, two-time track champion Taylor Velasquez slid past Luke Cranston for the point on the tenth round en route to his first win of the season atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.
Cranston and Velasquez led the way to the green flag with Cranston jumping out front at the outset. Cranston worked the low side in the early laps with Velasquez moving in to challenge on the cushion.
Cranston made his way to the top side of the track, but Velasquez countered by sliding into the lead in turns three and fourth on tenth circuit. Cranston battled back, with the due racing wheel-to-wheel over the following circuit before Velasquez gained command for keeps.
Velasquez raced on to the checkered flag ahead of Cranston while Jordan Knight made his way past Ray Seemann on the tenth round to capture the show position. Seemann was fourth with Jeremy Huish rounding out the top five.
In the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event, Ponca City, Oklahoma’s Troy Gemmill snapped a DCRP victory drought of more than six years by holding off his son, Brendon Gemmill, over the final half of the race for victory honors.
T. Gemmill and B. Gemmill started nose-to-tail in eighth and tenth with T. Gemmill making quick work of the field by slicing through the field and racing past Joel Lane to take command on the eighth lap.
B. Gemmill wasn’t far behind, capturing second by the tenth round and setting sail after his father. T. Gemmill meticulously worked the low side the rest of the way and successfully fended off the rim-riding B. Gemmill with Nick Link, Lane and Trent Gray rounding out the top five.
Hill City’s Kyle Pfeifer made it two IMCA Stock Car feature wins in a row and three on the season by leading the final half of the 15-lapper.
Pfeifer made his way from eighth to second in just two laps and began his pursuit of Ondre Rexford, who had taken the lead away from Dalton Bauer on the third circuit.
Pfeifer battled into the lead on the seventh lap and slipped away to a near straightaway advantage over the final half of the race to secure the win as Rexford fought off Chris Oliver for runner-up honors. Will Bauer and current point leader Angel Munoz filled out the top five.
Hays’ Tathan Burkhart picked off his sixth IMCA Hobby Stock win of the season by leading the final 14 laps of the 15-lapper.
Burkhart raced past Tom Reed on the second lap, then held off Reagan Sellard the rest of the way with Duane Wahrman, Dion Priddy and Brooke Russell in the top five.
Following Sunday’s seventh scheduled round of Micro and Kart action atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP, the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park finishes out the regular season with the Seventh Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial on Saturday, September 14, with the final points night of action for DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modified, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
The World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” will take place the following weekend on September 20-21.
Dodge City Raceway Park – Sixth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem
August 24, 2019 Results
Sixth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem - IMCA Sport Modifieds:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 08-Dakota Sproul, 2. 1F-Robert Elliott, 3. 81-Troy Boynum, 4. 92-Jeff Kaup, 5. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 6. 33r-Mike Roach, 7. 4d-Danny Councellman, 8. 99b-Pat Bedore, 9. 44-Mike Lunow.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 2. 18-Kyle Wiens, 3. 7-Jarett Lunow, 4. 4-Freddy McCoy, 5. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 6. 22ss-Shay Simoneau, 7. 1k-Brandon Wise, 8. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 9. 33x-Garth Griffith (DNS).
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 09-Race Elliott, 2. 177-Mitch Boesel, 3. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 4. 14w-Blaine Walt, 5. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 6. 8-Brian May, 7. 10-Alex Wiens, 8. 9-Monty Nordyke, 9. 37-Bart Baker.
“B” Main (15 Laps): 1. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 2. 33r-Mike Roach, 3. 2c-Mattew Crowell, 4. 44-Mike Lunow, 5. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 6. 22ss-Shay Simoneau, 7. 1k-Brandon Wise, 8. 8-Brian May, 9. 10-Alex Wiens, 10. 4d-Danny Councellman, 11. 37-Bart Baker, 12. 9-Monty Nordyke, 13. 99b-Pat Bedore, 14. 21b-Brandon Kenney (DNS), 15. 33x-Garth Griffith (DNS).
“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 1F-Robert Elliott, 2. 08-Dakota Sproul, 3. 14w-Blaine Walt, 4. 81-Troy Boynum, 5. 92-Jeff Kaup, 6. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 7. 177-Mitch Boesel, 8. 33r-Mike Roach, 9. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 10. 8-Brian May, 11. 22ss-Shay Simoneau, 12. 09-Race Elliott, 13. 4-Freddy McCoy, 14. 18-Kyle Wiens, 15. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 16. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 17. 44-Mike Lunow, 18. 7-Jarett Lunow, 19. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 20. 1k-Brandon Wise (DNS).
Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 4. 17x-Kade Hagans, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 10-Jordan Knight, 2. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 3. 49x-Luke Cranston, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 6. 18-Brandon Sprott.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 10-Jordan Knight, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 7. 0-Steven Richardson, 8. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 9. 17x-Kade Hagans, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 11k-Tyler Knight, 12. 18-Brandon Sprott (DNS).
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 57-Joel Lane, 2. 721-Troy Gemmill, 3. 1n-Nick Link, 4. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 5. 22T-Trent Gray, 6. 01-Jesse Smith, 7. 27-Grant Florence, 8. D14-Dereck Dechant, 9. K17-Ryan Keller (DNS).
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. 16-Kevin Gray, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 7s-David Solberg, 5. 26-Tom Beavers, 6. 2L-Tracy Link, 7. 98-Danny Keller, 8. 3h-Ryan Heger.
“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 721-Troy Gemmill, 2. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 3. 1n-Nick Link, 4. 57-Joel Lane, 5. 22T-Trent Gray, 6. 7s-David Solberg, 7. 2L-Tracy Link, 8. 01-Jesse Smith, 9. 27-Grant Florence, 10. 98-Danny Keller, 11. 17k-Ryan Keller, 12.d14-Dereck Dechant, 13. 16-Kevin Gray, 14. 3h-Ryan Heger, 15. 7n-William Nusser, 16. 26-Tom Beavers, 17. 85c-Clay Sellard.
IMCA Stock Cars:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 2. 57-Dalton Bauer, 3. 16-Will Bauer, 4. 3-Chris Oliver, 5. 22-Donald Kaup, 6. 7-Tex Zimmerman, 7. 2m-Angel Munoz.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 2. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 3. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 4. 33-Marlin Hogie, 5. 99-Gerald Walker, 6. 83z-Allen Zimmerman, 7. 20m-Perry Misner.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 2. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 16-Will Bauer, 5. 2m-Angel Munoz, 6. 25x-Mike Petersilie, 7. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 8. 20m-Perry Misner, 9. 22-Donald Kaup, 10. 33-Marlin Hogie, 11. 99-Gerald Walker, 12. 83z-Allen Zimmerman, 13. 7-Tex Zimmerman, 14. 57-Dalton Bauer.
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 19-Brett Copeland, 3. 12r-Brooke Russell, 4. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 5. 7-Tom Reed, 6. 81-Skeets Salazar, 7. 69b-David Berger (DNS).
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 711-Brady Bencken, 2. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 3. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 4. D68-Dion Priddy, 5. 57-Chad Kelley, 6. 11-Josh Reece, 7. 24b-Sheri Barger.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 2. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 3. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 4. D68-Dion Priddy, 5. 12r-Brooke Russell, 6. 19-Brett Copeland, 7. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 8. 11-Josh Reece, 9. 24b-Sheri Barger, 10. 81-Skeets Salazar, 11. 7-Tom Reed, 12. 711-Brady Bencken, 13. 57-Chad Kelley, 14. 69b-David Berger (DNS).