Clay Sellard Makes it Two in a Row at DCRP with Freddy McCoy, Chris Oliver & Reagan Sellard Scoring as Well!July 15, 2018
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 14, 2018) – Saturday night’s championship chase action atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas offered up a pair of first-time DCRP winners along with a pair of Sellards reaching victory lane.
While Clay Sellard reeled off his second consecutive IMCA Modified triumph and Reagan Sellard bested the IMCA Hobby Stocks, Freddy McCoy notched his first DCRP win by topping the IMCA Sport Modifieds with Chris Oliver snaring a first career win in IMCA Stock Car action.
In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature, Bucklin’s Clay Sellard worked his way forward from the eighth starting position to battle past Chad Taylor for the lead by the eighth round. Once out front, Sellard distanced himself from the field aboard the No. 85c entry by opening up a near half-lap advantage.
Mike Lunow battled past Taylor for second on the 17th lap but couldn’t cut the gap down to less a straightaway by the time the checkered flag flew. Jack Kirchoff slipped by Taylor for third at the stripe with Taylor settling for fourth as Brandon Conkwright broke into the top five in the final rounds.
In the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature, Woodward, Oklahoma’s Freddy McCoy gunned into the lead at the outset then fought off multi-time track champion and fellow Woodwardian Jeff Kaup to post his first Dodge City win.
While McCoy set the pace, Kaup worked forward from the eighth starting position and ultimately made his way past Kyle Wiens for second on the 15th round. Kaup immediately went to work on McCoy for the point but the latter was up to the task.
Kaup settled for second at the stripe with Wiens, Matthew Crowell and Daylon Bergeron rounding out the top five.
The IMCA Stock Cars offered up a first-time winner as well with Chris Oliver taking top honors in the 20-lap feature. And the Syracuse, KS, racer earned it too, fending off the heated challenges of Gregg Schell and Michael Pepper much of the way.
After starting fifth, Oliver worked his way into the lead past Troy Smith by the fourth round and then fought off Schell and Pepper over the remaining rounds. Pepper battled past Schell for second on the 17th round only to relinquish the position on the white flag lap. Schell made one last corner bid with a friendly tap but Oliver never wavered.
Schell took runner-up honors behind Oliver with Pepper, Tyler Walker and Les Mertens rounding out the top five.
In the 20-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature, Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard battled into the lead by the second round and led the rest of the way for his second triumph of the season.
The victory didn’t come with ease though, as a caution with six laps to go put Cody Ghumm on his rear bumper. And Ghumm pressured Sellard over the final rounds, but to no avail as Sellard held steady for the win.
Ghumm claimed the runner-up position behind Sellard at the line with Joshua Reece, Mike Davis and Chad Kelley rounding out the top five.
Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park with on Friday night, July 27, with the popular Driver’s Appreciation Night that features all five divisions of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Dodge City Raceway Park
July 14, 2018 Results:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 06-Chad Taylor, 2. 16-Kevin Gray, 3. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 4. 24c-Brandon Conkwright, 5. 1n-Nick Link, 6. 8-Adam Morris, 7. 26-Tom Beavers. DNS: 3h-Ryan Heger.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 7n-William Nusser, 2. 85c-Clay Sellard, 3. 57-Joel Lane, 4. 44-Mike Lunow, 5. 05-Rick Taylor, 6. 25-Kale Beavers, 7. 01-Jesse Smith.
“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 4. 06-Chad Taylor, 5. 24c-Brandon Conkwright, 6. 7n-William Nusser, 7. 57-Joel Lane, 8. 1n-Nick Link, 9. 3h-Ryan Heger, 10. 25-Kale Beavers, 11. 16-Kevin Gray, 12. 8-Adam Morris, 13. 26-Tom Beavers, 14. 05-Rick Taylor, 15. 01-Jesse Smith.
IMCA Sport Modifieds:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 2. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 3. 7-Jarett Lunow, 4. 12d-Brad Johnson, 5. 2-John Newton, 6. 37-Bart Baker, 7. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 8. 8m-Brian Morris, 9. 62-Marvin Ward.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 4-Freddy McCoy, 2. 18-Kyle Wiens, 3. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 4. 92-Jeff Kaup, 5. 8-Brian May, 6. 56m-Mike Appel, 7. 10-Alex Wiens, 8. 3m-Eric Munoz, 9. 28-Seth Beard.
“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 4-Freddy McCoy, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 18-Kyle Wiens, 4. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 5. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 6. 37-Bart Baker, 7. 56m-Mike Appel, 8. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 9. 8-Brian May, 10. 3m-Eric Munoz, 11. 8m-Brian Morris, 12. 2-John Newton, 13. 10-Alex Wiens, 14. 28-Seth Beard, 15. 12d-Brad Johnson, 16. 62-Marvin Ward, 17. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 18. 7-Jarett Lunow.
IMCA Stock Cars:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 89-Gregg Schell, 2. 40-Les Mertens, 3. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 4. 22p-Michael Pepper, 5. 101-Troy Smith, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 2. 20-Tyler Walker, 3. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 4. 771-Steve Blunk, 5. 3-Chris Oliver, 6. 69-Kirk Martin.
“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 3-Chris Oliver, 2. 89-Gregg Schell, 3. 22p-Michael Pepper, 4. 20-Tyler Walker, 5. 40-Les Mertens, 6. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 7. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 8. 771-Troy Blunk, 9. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 10. 101-Troy Smith, 11. 69-Kirk Martin. DNS: 33-Marlin Hogie.
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 12r-Brooke Russell, 2. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 3. 57-Chad Kelley, 4. 5s-Derrick Sprott, 5. 7-Tom Reed. DNS: 55-Jacob Huse, 2m-Matt O’Hair.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 19-Brett Copeland, 3. 81d-Mike Davis, 4. 45p-Ryan Penrod, 5. 24b-Sheri Berger, 6. 11-Joshua Reece, 7. 17w-Duane Wahrman.
“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 3. 11-Joshua Reece, 4. 81d-Mike Davis, 5. 57-Chad Kelley, 6. 45p-Ryan Penrod, 7. 17w-Daune Wahrman, 8. 19-Brett Copeland, 9. 24b-Sheri Berger, 10. 55-Jacob Huse, 11. 12r-Brooke Russell, 12. 7-Tom Reed (DQ). DNS: 5s-Derrick Sprott, 2m-Matt O’Hair.