Kip Hughes Takes Sooner Late Model Honors at DCRP with Clay Sellard, Alex Wiens, Mike Petersilie & Reagan Sellard Victorious as WellJuly 13, 2019
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 13, 2019) – Current series points leader Kip Hughes overcame some early adversity to race to Dodge City Raceway Park victory lane as the Sooner Late Model Series made its first appearance atop the 3/8-mile clay oval on Saturday night.
Hughes battled past early leader Adam Schrag on the 11th round and led the remainder of the 25-lapper for his fourth series win of the year.
While Hughes topped the Late Model forces, Clay Sellard added his second consecutive IMCA Modiifed win, Alex Wiens scored his first career DCRP win in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Mike Petersilie bested the IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan notched his third IMCA Hobby Stock win of the year.
In Sooner Late Model action, the night started off with Kip Hughes suffering engine problems in hot laps and missing out on heat race action.
“We hurt a brand new motor in hot laps, fortunately we had some spares with us and were able to get it changed out pretty quick,” Hughes explained.
Adam Schrag jumped into the early lead, but soon had Hughes pressuring him for the point. Hughes finally slipped under to take command on the 11th round and held point until the race’s only caution flew with ten laps to go when Schrag came to a stop on the track.
Back under way, Hughes paced the final ten rounds ahead of Adam Popp with Steven Hawkins outlasting Scott Phillips over the closing circuits for the show position and Mark Brill rounding out the top five.
It wasn’t without challenge though, as reigning track champion Nick Link closed in and pulled alongside on the bottom on the 13th lap. Sellard was able to fend off the challenge and took Link’s line away to secure the win.
Link settled for second with current points leader William Nusser in third while Trent Gray nipped Ryan Heger at the line for fourth.
The 15-lap IMCA Sport Modified turned into a showdown between the Wiens brothers Alex and Kyle, both from Newton.
Alex Wiens gunned into the initial lead from the pole position but soon had K. Wiens pressuring for the point. After some side-by-side battling along the way, A. Wiens prevailed for his first DCRP score with K. Wiens in second. Bart Baker crossed the stripe third with Mike Lunow and Brian May also in the top five.
After Robbie Perkins and Donald Kaup traded tuns leading the initial handful of circuits, Burkhart battled into the lead with Petersilie moving in to challenge for the point.
The duo battled wheel-to-wheel for several round before Petersilie battled into the front on the 11th round. Petersilie kept Burkhart at bay the rest of the way to secure the win with Burkhart, Chris Oliver, Michael Pepper and Donald Kaup rounding out the top five.
Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard raced around Matt O’Hair on the 11th of 15 laps to pick off his third IMCA Hobby Stock feature win in the last four events.
O’Hair had wrestled the lead away from Dion Priddy on the fourth lap and then held off Sellard until the final handful of rounds. The two-time and defending track champion raced on to victory lane ahead of O’Hair with Priddy, Cody Ghumm and Brett Copeland rounding out the top five.
While current points leader R. Sellard padded his Hobby Stock points lead and William Nusser maintained his Modified points lead, a pair of points leaders ran into feature issues with both Angel Munoz (Stock Cars) and Jeff Kaup (Sport Modifieds) both exiting a lap into their respective features after being collected in incidents.
Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday, July 20, with a full card of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. The 1/7-mile DCRP clay oval will then round out the weekend with Round Five of Micro Sprint and Kart competition getting under way on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Those with ticket stubs from tonight’s July 13 event can present that stub to get into the Saturday, July 20, event for just $5.
Dodge City Raceway Park
July 13, 2019 Results:
Sooner Late Model Series:
Heat One (10 Laps): 1. 104T-Adam Schrag, 2. 104-Adam Popp, 3. 33-Steven Hawkins, 4. 11g-Scott Phillips.
Heat Two (10 Laps): 1. 95-Mark Brill, 2. 57-Jerry Derr, 3. 15-Wayne Bush (DNS), 4. 4-Kip Hughes (DNS).
“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 4-Kip Hughes, 2. 104-Adam Popp, 3. 33-Steven Hawkins, 4. 11g-Scott Phillips, 5. 95-Mark Brill, 6. 15-Wayne Bush, 7. 57-Jerry Derr, 8. 104T-Adam Schrag.
Lap Leaders: Adam Schrag 1-10, Kip Hughes 11-25.
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 16-Kevin Gray, 2. 1n-Nick Link, 3. 22T-Trent Gray, 4. 3h-Ryan Heger, 5. 11-Troy Plummer, 6. 2L-Tracy Link, 7. 26-Tom Beavers.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 7n-William Nusser, 2. 85c-Clay Sellard, 3. 7s-David Solberg, 4. K17-Ryan Keller, 5. 27-Grant Florence, 6. D14-Derek Dechant, 7. 17-Jake Schroeder.
“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. 1n-Nick Link, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 22T-Trent Gray, 5. 3h-Ryan Heger, 6. 11-Troy Plummer, 7. 16-Kevin Gray, 8. 7s-David Solberg, 9. 26-Tom Beavers, 10. K17-Ryan Keller, 11. D14-Derek Dechant, 12. 27-Grant Florence, 13. 2L-Tracy Link (DNS), 14. 17-Jake Schroeder (DNS).
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 2. 37-Bart Baker, 3. 10-Alex Wiens, 4. 18-Kyle Wiens, 5. 8-Brian May, 6. 92-Jeff Kaup, 7. 44-Mike Lunow, 8. 01-Kent Lampe, 9. 55-Jake Huse.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 10-Alex Wiens, 2. 18-Kyle Wiens, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 44-Mike Lunow, 5. 8-Brian May, 6. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 7. 01-Kent Lampe, 8. 92-Jeff Kaup, 9. 55-Jake Huse (DNS).
IMCA Stock Cars:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 2. 20-Tyler Walker, 3. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 4. 97-Ondre Rexford, 5. 22p-Michael Pepper, 6. 21-Josh Siebert, 7. 11-Ron Rich (DNS).
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 3-Chris Oliver, 2. 2m-Angel Munoz, 3. 22-Donald Kaup, 4. 55-Robbie Perkins, 5. 7-Paul Zimmer, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 2. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 22p-Michael Pepper, 5. 22-Donald Kaup, 6. 55-Robbie Perkins, 7. 21-Josh Siebert, 8. 20-Tyler Walker, 9. 7-Paul Zimmer, 10. 2m-Angel Munoz, 11. 97-Ondre Rexford, 12. 11-Ron Rich (DNS), 13. 33-Marlin Hogie (DNS).
Heat One (20 Laps): 1. D68-Dion Priddy, 2. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 3. 19-Brett Copeland, 4. 5s-Derrick Sprott, 5. 81-Skeets Salazar, 6. 3-Brian Thomas.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 3. 11d-Devon Ghumm, 4. 57-Chad Kelley 5. 24b-Sheri Berger, 6. 7-Tom Reed.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. D68-Dion Priddy, 4. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 5. 19-Brett Copeland, 6. 57-Chad Kelley, 7. 3-Brian Thomas, 8. 81-Skeets Salazar, 9. 11d-Devon Ghumm, 10. 5s-Derrick Sprott, 11. 7-Tom Reed, 12. 24b-Sheri Berger (DNS).