Next Round of Championship Action on Saturday at DCRP!
Round five of chase action at DCRP is this Saturday at 7:30 with IMCA Modifieds, United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars on the 3/8-mile clay oval with the wild and crazy Hornets on the inner asphalt oval.
Through the opening four championship chase cards on the 3/8-mile clay oval, only Thunder Car competitor Tobby Schield has made a repeat visit to victory lane with 14 different winners in 15 features on the dirt track.
Championship point battles are tight in each division with more major shuffling among the point rankings inevitable after another torrid night of racing action on Saturday.
Austin Allen holds a slim 10-point advantage over opening day winner Cody Gearhart with the rest of the top ten set up for another major shuffle with only 21 points separating the seven drivers ranked third through ninth.
Feature Winners: Austin Allen 1, Cody Gearhart 1, Brendon Gemmill 1, Troy Gemmill 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Austin Allen (Goddard, KS) 525, 2. Cody Gearhart (Turpin, OK) 515, 3. Beau Davis (Cheney, KS) 493, 4. Randy Wilson (Wichita, KS) 492, 5. Danny Keller (Dodge City, KS) 490, 6. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 489, 7. Jon Herring, Jr. (Woodward, OK) 482, 8. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 475, 9. Trenton Gray (Ulysses, KS) 472, 10. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 452.
United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds:
Jeff Kaup and Clay Sellard have both consistently finished near the front to set up a two-car duel for the title although Matthew Crowll and the Appels (Josh and Mike) are trying to stay within striking distance.
Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 1, Clay Money 1, Clay Sellard 1, Austin Walker 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 581, 2. Clay Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 568, 3. Matthew Crowell (Clearwater, KS) 540, 4. Josh Appel (Dodge City, KS) 514, 5. Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS) 506, 6. Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 490, 7. Colby Hagans (Utica, KS) 484, 8. Austin Walker (Utica, KS) 480, 9. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 474, 10. Adam Stenzel (Hays, KS) 457.
IMCA Stock Cars:
While he’s still looking for his first DCRP win of the year, Billy Phelps has opened up a 35-point advantage over Keith Riley.
Feature Winners: Ruben Eichman 1, Shannon Maughlin 1, Angel Munoz 1, Cody Zimmerman 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Billy Phelps (Mooreland, OK) 553, 2. Keith Riley (Larned, KS) 518, 3. (tie) Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) and Mel Law (Dodge City, KS) 483, 5. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 476, 6. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 460, 7. Justin Temaat (Dodge City, KS) 456, 8. Josh Crombie (Ness City, KS) 383, 9. Sonny O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 382, 10. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 370.
Dustin Walker emerged with the points lead after the third round of Thunder Car action, but not by much though as Tobby Schield is just five points back. Shield, the only driver to repeat atop the DCRP 3/8-mile clay oval thus far in 2013, is gunning for a third consecutive win on Saturday night.
Feature Winners: Tobby Schield 2, Scott Messino 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Dustin Walker (Buffalo, OK) 428, 2. Toby Schield (Sublette, KS) 423, 3. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 402, 4. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 395, 5. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 393, 6. William Bauer (Ness City, KS) 384, 7. W.D. Matteson (Mooreland, OK) 377, 8. Dan Rogers (Buffalo, OK) 375, 9. Kim Frodin (Cimarron, KS) 363, 10. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 361.
After getting his win streak of three dating back to last year’s season finale snapped on May 11, Jarett Lunow got to work on a new one with his third win of the season last time out on June 1.
Feature Winners: Jarett Lunow 3, Gage Barton 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jarett Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 591, 2. Brandon Bogner (Wright, KS) 566, 3. James Phelps (Mooreland, OK) 553, 4. Marci O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 543, 5. James Nightengale (Dodge City, KS) 531, 6. Gage Barton (Dighton, KS) 285, 7. Tristan Barton (Dighton, KS) 145, 8. Brendon O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 138, 9. (tie) Cheryl Copeland (Fowler, KS) and Andy Copeland (Fowler, KS) 132.
Tickets to this Saturday’s racing action are just $10 for adults, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Eighteen overall nights of action at Dodge City Raceway Park over the course of 2013 includes several special events including the TORC Off Road Trucks in April, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on July 5-6, a pair of $1,200-to-win IMCA Modified tilts in July along with USAC Sprint Cars on August 23-24 and four rounds of URSS Sprint Car competition along the way.
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.