Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan.
(September 12, 2017) – It all comes down to Saturday night as
Dodge City Raceway Park finishes up the 2017 regular season with
the Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event at
the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.
Saturday’s card that fires off at 7:00
p.m. features a full slate of Precise Racing Products DCRP
Sprint Cars vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport
Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
The DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car feature will
offer up a $750 winner’s share courtesy of Dodge City’s Comfort
While the track will crown a handful of
champions on Saturday night, one more action-packed weekend of
racing at DCRP remains as the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars storm
back into town on October 27-28 for the “Boot Hill Showdown”.
Leading the way into Saturday’s Jerry
Soderberg Memorial Championship event are Taylor Velasquez (DCRP
Sprint Cars), Clay Sellard (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA
Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Reagan
Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).
Clay Sellard, Kaup and Munoz can each seal
the deal in their respective division by making an appearance
while Velasquez and Reagan Sellard still need to tack on
additional points to secure a crown.
Velasquez can secure his second
consecutive DCRP Sprint Car title by earning a spot in the
feature event while Reagan Sellard can assure himself of the
IMCA Hobby Stock title with a finish of sixth or better.
Lying in wait if either driver falls short are Tyler
Knight in the Sprint Car ranks and Duane Wahrman in Hobby
Along with setting his sights on a second
consecutive title, Velasquez ranks as just one of two drivers
with multiple Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship events wins
to his credit after going back-to-back with wins in 2014 and
2015 before posting a sixth-place finish last year as Jake Bubak
took top honors. Zach Blurton topped the
inaugural Soderberg Memorial event in 2013.
The only other driver with multiple
Soderberg Memorial wins is Ron Hartman, who topped the IMCA
Stock Car ranks in 2013 and 2014. Current
IMCA Stock Car points leader Angel Munoz of Lamar, CO, claimed
the 2015 win before Michael Pepper finished off last year’s
championship effort by winning the finale.
While Clay Sellard looks to finish off his
IMCA Modified championship effort, he’ll also look to add his
name to a list of Soderberg Memorial winners that includes Cole
Traugott, Brendon Gemmill, Jesse Richter and Ryan Heger.
Poised to claim his third DCRP track title
in four years in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks, Woodward’s Jeff
Kaup goes after a second consecutive Soderberg Memorial win
after last year’s triumph. Other event
winners in the Sport Mods include Jamie French, Nate Ginest and
Looking to put the finishing touches on
the IMCA Hobby Stock title, Reagan Sellard also tries to add
another Soderberg Memorial win to 2015 honors with other Hobby
Stock winners including David Berger, Cody Davis and Dan Rogers.
Past Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship
2016 – Jake Bubak (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint
Cars), Cole Traugott (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport
Modifieds), Michael Pepper (IMCA Stock Cars), David Berger (IMCA
2015 – Taylor Velasquez (DCRP vs. URSS
Sprint Cars), Brendon Gemmill (IMCA Modifieds), Jamie French
(IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars), Reagan
Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).
2014 – Taylor Velasquez (URSS Sprint
Cars), Jesse Richter (IMCA Modifieds), Nate Ginest (IMCA Sport
Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Cody Davis (Thunder
Cars), Jarett Lunow (Hornets).
2013 – Zach Blurton (URSS Sprint Cars),
Ryan Heger (IMCA Modifieds), Josh Appel (IMCA Sport Modifieds),
Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Dan Rogers (Thunder Cars), James
General admission for Saturday night’s
Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event are
just $20 with children 11 and under admitted free when
accompanied by an adult.
Comfort Suites located at 2700 West Wyatt
Earp Boulevard in Dodge City, KS, is the official lodging
partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The
Comfort Suites official internet site is located at
Those staying at the Comfort Suites will want to request
the special DCRP rate for their visit.
The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park
consists of 14 total nights of scheduled racing action,
culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car
series for the “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-28.
The complete 2017 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