More Title Chase Action Saturday at DCRP!
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 27, 2013) – While the URSS Sprint Cars take to the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval on Saturday night, three of the track’s championship chase divisions will be in action as well with Cody Gearhart, Jeff Kaup and Billy Phelps leading their respective classes into the night.
Gearhart has moved to the top of the IMCA Modified points charts, Kaup leads the way in United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds and Phelps holds the top spot in IMCA Stock Cars.
Saturday’s action goes green at 7:30 p.m.
Suffering a DNF after winning the season opener on March 30, Cody Gearhart has put together several strong runs to move back to the number one position in points as five different drivers have reached victory lane in as many events thus far.
Feature Winners: Austin Allen 1, Cody Gearhart 1, Brendon Gemmill 1, Troy Gemmill 1, Jon Herring, Jr. 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Cody Gearhart (Turpin, OK) 656, 2. Austin Allen (Goddard, KS) 635, 3. Jon Herring, Jr. (Woodward, OK) 632, 4. Jesse Smith (Dodge City, KS) 621, 5. Beau Davis (Cheney, KS) 609, 6. Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 601, 7. Ryan Heger (Hugoton, KS) 597, 8. Randy Wilson (Wichita, KS) 592, 9. Trenton Gray (Ulysses, KS) 586, 10. Jack Kirchoff (Garden City, KS) 562.
United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds:
With five winners in five Sport Modified feature events, Jeff Kaup has finished no lower than third to move atop the point charts and carries three consecutive runner-up finishes into Saturday’s action.
Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 1, Clay Money 1, Clay Sellard 1, Mike Shenberger 1, Austin Walker 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 726, 2. Clay Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 706, 3. Josh Appel (Dodge City, KS) 649, 4. Matthew Crowell (Clearwater, KS) 646, 5. Austin Walker (Utica, KS) 621, 6. Toby Witthuhn (Garden City, KS) 619, 7. Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS) 618, 8. Colby Hagans (Utica, KS) 588, 9. Donald Kaup (Mooreland, OK) 578, 10. Adam Stenzel (Hays, KS) 573.
IMCA Stock Cars:
Just as in the Modified and Sport Modifies, the IMCA Stock Cars have offered up five different winners in as many events. Although shut out of victory lane, Billy Phelps has amassed a 64-point advantage over Keith Riley by finishing no lower than sixth thus far.
Feature Winners: Ruben Eichman 1, Marlin Hogie 1, Shannon Maughlin 1, Angel Munoz 1, Cody Zimmerman 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Billy Phelps (Mooreland, OK) 694, 2. Keith Riley (Larned, KS) 630, 3. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 626, 4. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 615, 5. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 598, 6. Mel Law (Dodge City, KS) 589, 7. Justin Temaat (Dodge City, KS) 566, 8. Josh Crombie (Ness City, KS) 499, 9. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 493, 10. Brandon Fisher (Ensign, KS) 435.
The track’s other two championship chase divisions, the Thunder Cars and Hornets, will sit idle this weekend. Thunder Cars will be back in action during the Dodge City Modified Stampede on July 19-20 while the Hornets next see action on August 31.
Buffalo, Oklahoma’s Dustin Walker holds a 17-point edge over Matt O’Hair of Laverne, OK, in the Thunder Car points chase while Dodge City’s Jarett Lunow holds the top spot in Hornet points on the strength of four wins in five outings.
Tickets to this Saturday’s URSS Sprint Car card along with Modifieds, Sport Modifieds and Stock Cars are just $12, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
The World of Outlaws invade town the following weekend for the Boot Hill Showdown on July 5-6. Tickets to the Boot Hill Showdown are available at http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=89 or by calling the track at 620-225-3277.
In addition to the much anticipated World of Outlaws Boot Hill Showdown on July 5-6, 18 scheduled nights of action at Dodge City Raceway Park over the course of 2013 features several special events including the TORC Off Road Trucks in April, 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.