Bounty on Angel Munoz Amps Up DCRP Stock Car SpectacularMay 30, 2017
Now, it will likely be beyond “Spectacular” with a price put upon the head of Angel Munoz.
The Lamar, Colorado racer has been a seemingly unstoppable force in this year’s IMCA Stock Car ranks atop the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval, racing to victory lane in all three events thus far.
Munoz sets his sights on four wins in a row going into Saturday’s Stock Car Spectacular that also includes a full slate of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
The Stock Car Spectacular already had a posted winner’s share of a healthy $750.
Now, courtesy of BMI, the ante has been upped even more with the bounty. If anybody can take the win ahead of Munoz, that driver will receive an extra $300 bonus to push the win total to $1,050 provided that Munoz finishes the race.
Munoz can cash in as well if he can dodge the bounty hunters. Munoz will pocket an extra $100 if he takes a fourth win in a row from his scheduled starting position in the draw-redraw event.
Munoz could cash in even more if he opts to surrender his starting position and start tailback in the 30-lap Stock Car Spectacular main event. If he can rally from the tail to take the win, he’ll collect an extra $500 to push the potential winner’s share to $1,250.
Either way, Saturday’s Stock Car Spectacular winner will collect a minimum of $850 with a potential payout of as much as $1,250.
While Munoz has taken all three wins this season at DCRP, no other driver has yet to finish on the podium more than once. Jack Pepper, reigning track champion Michael Pepper and Dusty Witthuhn have each posted runner-up finishes with Landon Maddox, Jason Rogers and Cody Zimmerman each landing third-place finishes.
With his three-for-three run to open the season, Munoz has opened up a 53-point advantage over Jack Pepper in the title chase with. The battle for second is a tight one with just four points separating Pepper, Dusty Witthuhn and Travis Baird with Ondre Rexford rounding out the current top five.
Reigning Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car champion Taylor Velasquez has moved atop the point charts with other drivers leading the way into Saturday’s action including Cole Traugott in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.
The full feature payout for the Stock Car Spectacular is as follows: 1st – $750, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $400, 4th – $300, 5th – $275, 6th – $250, 7th – $225, 8th – $200, 9th – $175, 10th – $150, 11th – $125, 12th – $120, 13th – $115, 14th – $110, 15th – $100, 16th – $100, 17th – $100, 18th – $100, 19th – $100, 20th – $100. Bounty: Added $300 for anyone that can stop the Angel Munoz win streak provided that Munoz finishes the race; Added $100 if Munoz wins from his scheduled starting position; Added $500 for Munoz if he surrenders his scheduled starting position and wins from the tail.
Tickets to the Stock Car Spectacular this Saturday night that also includes DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks are just $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.
The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 total nights of racing action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series for the “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-18. The complete 2017 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.
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.