Modifieds Set to Battle for Big Bucks Friday at DCRP!July 25, 2012
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 25, 2012) – While the URSS 305-ci Sprint Cars take to the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park on Friday night, an increased IMCA Modified winner’s share for the night will ensure some wild racing action.
Friday night’s IMCA Modified feature winner will pocket $1,000, kicking off several nights of Modified action that follows at Beaver County Raceway on Saturday and then three nights at Liberal’s Five State Free Fairgrounds on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Brendon Gemmill, the reigning track champion and current IMCA Modified points leader at DCRP, will be among the top contenders for the $1,000 winner’s share as the festive ten-day Dodge City Days gets under way on Friday as well.
Gemmill topped the most recent feature event at Dodge City on July 7 to extend his win total to three in seven overall IMCA Modified events at DCRP. Gemmill also swept to victory lane on successive nights on the opening weekend of May.
The only other driver to post multiple wins in the IMCA Modified ranks at DCRP thus far in 2012 is Brendon’s father, Troy Gemmill. Troy Gemmill cracked victory lane in his only two outings at the track this year on June 22 and June 23.
Other Modified feature winners at Dodge City Raceway Park this year include past National champion David Murray in the season opener on April 21 and Mike Martin on June 2.
With three triumphs, Ponca City, Oklahoma’s B. Gemmill is atop the point charts with a 10-point advantage over Woodward, Oklahoma’s Cole Traugott. Beau Davis is another nine points back in third, with Kevin Gray and Casey Jo Wanger rounding out the current top five. The balance of the current top ten includes Ryan Heger, Jesse Smith, Mike Martin, Nick Link and Austin Allen.
With the $1,000 winner’s share, several other top contenders are expected for Friday night’s racing action.
Dodge City’s Brian Herbert leads the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) ranks into the event with a slim 14-point advantage over Hill City’s Jeff Radcliffe, with Lance Davis, Ray Seeman and Keefe Hemel rounding out the current top five in points.
In the track’s other championship chase divisions, Bart Baker leads the way in the United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, Perry Misner holds the top spot in IMCA Stock Cars, Dan Rogers is top ranked in Poor Boy Kustomz Thunder Cars and Jarrett Lunow has moved into the Hornet lead.
Friday’s first green flag flies at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to Friday’s event are just $15 for adults. Seniors and Military receive a $5 discount, with children 11 and under admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.
Dodge City Raceway Park presents 16 nights of racing over a dozen different weekends in 2012. In addition to the five regularly featured classes of competition, special events over the course of the year will include World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, USAC Midgets, USAC Sprint Cars, ASCS National Tour, NCRA Sprint Cars, URSS 305 Sprints and BST Modifieds.
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.