Championship Night this Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park!September 11, 2018
A full season of racing action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas culminates with Saturday night’s Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event at Dodge City Raceway Park.
Saturday’s card that goes green at 7:00 p.m. marks the final round of championship chase action for each of the track’s five divisions including the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. The Sprint Car portion of the night will pit the DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).
While Saturday’s event brings a conclusion to the championship chases at DCRP, another pair of post-season events are still on the track’s calendar including the BMI Racing Products Dodge City 200 Enduro on September 22 and then the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on Saturday, October 20.
A handful of drivers lead the way in their respective championship chases going into Saturday’s action including Liberal’s Steven Richardson (DCRP Sprint Cars), Rolla’s Nick Link (IMCA Modifieds), Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Bazine’s Dusty Witthuhn (IMCA Stock Cars) and Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).
The closest battle for top honors going into the Soderberg Memorial Championship event is in the Sprint Car ranks with Richardson just 17 points ahead of Dodge City’s Brian Herbert.
The IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars are still up for grabs as well with Link just 22 points head of Kevin Gray in the Modified title chase and Witthuhn only 20 points ahead of Chris Oliver in the Stock Car chase.
Kaup has already secured his fifth IMCA Sport Modified track championship in six years while Reagan Sellard can put away his second consecutive IMCA Hobby Stock title by merely making an appearance.
Along with the championship battles, positions throughout the top ten in each division are on the line on Saturday night as well.
Past Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Winners:
2017 – Taylor Velasquez (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), William Nusser (IMCA Modifieds), Brian Davidson (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars), Duane Wahrman (IMCA Hobby Stocks).
2016 – Jake Bubak (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), Cole Traugott (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Michael Pepper (IMCA Stock Cars), David Berger (IMCA Hobby Stocks).
2015 – Taylor Velasquez (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), Brendon Gemmill (IMCA Modifieds), Jamie French (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars), Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).
2014 – Taylor Velasquez (URSS Sprint Cars), Jesse Richter (IMCA Modifieds), Nate Ginest (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Cody Davis (Thunder Cars), Jarett Lunow (Hornets).
2013 – Zach Blurton (URSS Sprint Cars), Ryan Heger (IMCA Modifieds), Josh Appel (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Dan Rogers (Thunder Cars), James Phelps (Hornets).
General admission for Saturday’s Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship at DCRP is just $20 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
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.
In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action. The complete 2018 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.