Championship Chases Heating Up at DCRPMay 3, 2019
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 3, 2019) – With a pair of nights in the books at Dodge City Raceway Park, the championship chases are beginning to shape up going into Saturday night’s card atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.
Saturday’s card is headlined by the $1,000-to-win IMCA Stock Car Shootout presented by Winner’s Circle Feedyards and Factory Direct Fireworks along with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Angel Munoz and Dakota Sproul both look to keep their streaks of perfection in the win column alive Saturday night in the Stock Car and Sport Modifed ranks respectively with the balance of the points chases continuing to take form.
Saturday’s racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m. with adult admission only $12. It kicks off a weekend double that also includes the inaugural event atop the newly-constructed Little DCRP clay oval on Sunday afternoon for Micro Sprints and Karts.
A look at the 2019 DCRP championship chases is as follows:
Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:
Dodge City’s Brian Herbert habitually breaks out of the gates quickly and did so once again with a hard-earned win last Saturday night to move into a tie atop the point charts with opening night winner Luke Cranston.
Feature Winners: Luke Cranston 1, Brian Herbert 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. (tie) Luke Cranston and Brian Herbert 288, 3. Jeremy Huish 271, 4. Steven Richardson 264, 5. Jordan Knight 247, 6. Tyler Knight 243, 7. Kade Hagans 243, 8. Kyler Johnson 230, 9. Kris Moore 201, 10. Ross Essenburg 193.
Clay Sellard has put up back-to-back podium finishes to garner an early 10-point lead over two-time and defending track champion Nick Link as Clay Money and Brendon Gemmill have both made trips to victory lane.
Feature Winners: Brendon Gemmill 1, Clay Money 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Clay Sellard 286, 2. Nick Link 276, 3. Jesse Smith 258, 4. Kale Beavers 237, 5. Joel Lane 235, 6. (tie) Trent Gray and William Nusser 232, 8. Casey Jo Gemmill 231, 9. Jake Schroeder 226, 10. (tie) Rick Taylor and Kevin Gray 220.
IMCA Sport Modifieds:
Hays’ Dakota Sproul has been an unstoppable force thus far, storming to victory lane in both of the season’s opening pair events after topping last year’s season finale. A strong field will try to stop that streak on Saturday.
Feature Winners: Dakota Sproul 2.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Dakota Sproul 300, 2. Brian May 280, 3. Jeff Kaup 276, 4. Bart Baker 273, 5. Mike Lunow 270, 6. Monty Nordyke 249, 7. Brendyn Nordyke 248, 8. Alex Wiens 238, 9. John Newton 237, 10. Mike Appel 236.
IMCA Stock Cars:
Colorado’s Angel Munoz continued his mastery of the IMCA Stock Cars by reeling off his second win in as many 2019 tries last week. Munoz carries a rate of 11 wins in his last 15 starts since the 2017 season into Saturday night’s $1,000-to-win Stock Car Shootout.
Feature Winners: Angel Munoz 2.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Angel Munoz 300, 2. Chris Oliver 280, 3. Ondre Rexford 267, 4. Marlin Hogie 258, 5. Tyler Walker 255, 6. Donald Kaup 254, 7. (tie) Gerald Walker and Caleb Rhoades 243, 9. Josh Siebert 242, 10. Jason Rogers 145.
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Duane Wahrman stormed to the top of the point charts with a run to victory lane last weekend. His lead is a slim one though at just six points over two-time and reigning champ Reagan Sellard.
Feature Winners: Tathan Burkhart 1, Duane Wahrman 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Duane Wahrman 285, 2. Reagan Sellard 279, 3. Cody Ghumm 270, 4. Dion Priddy 261, 5. Chad Kelley 258, 6. Tom Reed 243, 7. (tie) Brian Thomas and Brett Copeland 239, 9. Sheri Berger 238, 10. Skeets Salazar 237.
Tickets to Saturday’s Stock Car Shootout are just $12 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.
In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.
The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000.
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.