Dodge City Modified Stampede this Weekend!
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 29, 2013) – Two full nights of racing action are on tap for the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval this weekend with the Inaugural Dodge City Modified Stampede set for Friday and Saturday.
While the IMCA Modified ranks will battle it out for the $1,200 winner’s share on both nights, the two-day tilt will also include the United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars.
Both nights of racing action go green at 7:30 p.m. General admission for adults is just $15 each night, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
The IMCA Modifieds have started in strong form at Dodge City Raceway Park in 2013 with 27 competitors in the March 30 season opener and then once again 27 entries in championship chase round two on April 20.
It’s likely that more can be expected for this weekend’s double that offers up $1,200 to win on both Friday and Saturday with the balance of the top five each night earning $800, $600, $550 and $500. Tenth each night receives $275 with $150 to start each main event.
Turpin, Oklahoma’s Cody Gearhart won the March 30 season opener while two-time and reigning track champion Brendon Gemmill of Ponca City, OK, topped the April 20 event from the 16th starting position.
Wichita’s Randy Wilson is out to the early DCRP championship points lead in the IMCA Modifieds after finishing fifth in each of the initial two rounds of action. Wilson, known as “The Big Kahuna”, is just two points ahead of Dodge City’s Mike Lunow with the balance of the top five in points including Jesse Smith, Beau Davis and Danny Keller.
Clay Sellard and Jeff Kaup have topped the initial pair of United Wireless IMCA Sport Modified features with Bucklin’s Sellard just four points ahead of Woodward, Oklahoma’s Kaup in the title chase with Matthew Crowell, Mike Appel and Josh Appel filling out the top five.
Shannon Maughlin and Cody Zimmerman have been victorious in IMCA Stock Car action but it’s Mooreland, Oklahoma’s Billy Phelps out to the early points lead ahead of Josh Crombie, Mel Law, Brett Copeland and Keith Riley.
The Thunder Cars have offered up a pair of different winners as well with Scott Messino and Toby Schield posting feature wins. However, it’s Bucklin’s Cody Davis and Buffalo, Oklahoma’s Dustin Walker tied for the early points lead ahead of Schield, Matt O’Hair and Messino.
Following this weekend’s Inaugural Dodge City Modified Stampede, action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, May 11, with the United Rebel Sprint Series in action along with the IMCA Modifieds, United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Hornets.
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 on April 12-13, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on July 5-6, a pair of $1,200-to-win IMCA Modified tilts on May 3-4 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.