“Driver Appreciation” Friday Night Special at DCRP!July 23, 2018
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 23, 2018) – Among the most anticipated racing nights of the year at Dodge City Raceway Park is in store with a special Friday night card this week featuring the annual Lewis Automotive “Driver’s Appreciation Night”.
The Friday night special at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas features a full card of championship chase racing action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks with the green flag flying at 7:30 p.m.
And not only do the drivers get in on the pageantry this year, as the fans receive a number of giveaways over the course of the evening as well. Last year’s Driver’s Appreciation Night attracted in excess of 5,000 people as drivers were awarded a number of tickets to distribute to family, friends and sponsors. An even bigger turnout is expected this year.
Once again, a $500 bonus is up for grabs for one of the six drivers that has the most tickets redeemed at the front gate.
Tickets that are returned to the front gate on Friday night will make those drivers eligible for all variety of product prizes including the grand prize Hinchman Racing Suit along with additional prizes supplied by Precise Racing Products, BMI, Simpson and more that will be drawn for.
Only drivers that have competed in at least 80% of this year’s DCRP events will be eligible for the grand prize while all drivers taking part will walk away with something in hand.
Additionally, the six drivers that have the most tickets turned in at the front gate by 8:15 p.m. will be eligible for a cash drawing of $500.
Leading the way into Friday’s tilt atop the 3/8-mile clay oval are Brian Herbert, Nick Link, Jeff Kaup, Shannon Maughlin and Reagan Sellard.
Kaup is gunning for a fifth IMCA Sport Modified track championship in the last six years, Sellard is trying to make it two IMCA Hobby Stock titles in a row and Link is trying for a second IMCA Modified championship in three years.
Just four nights of championship chase action remain after Friday’s “Driver Appreciation Night” including a pair of events in August and a pair of events in September followed up the inaugural BMI Racing Products Dodge City 200 Enduro on September 22 and then the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on October 20.
While a large number of free tickets to Friday’s card will be distributed by drivers, additional tickets to the “Driver Appreciation” night event will be available at the gate for just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.
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.