Seventh Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Saturday Night at DCRP!September 11, 2019
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 11, 2019) – Another rousing season of championship points chase action is nearly in the books at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas.
After kicking off the 2019 chase in early April, the points season comes to a conclusion with Saturday night’s Seventh Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event.
The Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars will square off with the United Rebel Sprint Series for the final time of the year with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks finishing off the 2019 point chases as well.
Saturday night’s racing action is set to get under way at 7:30 p.m.
While the points season ends after Saturday’s action and then Sunday’s Little DCRP card of Micros and Karts, the curtains officially come down on the 2019 DCRP season after the September 20-21 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown.”
Leading the way into Saturday’s card are Luke Cranston in the DCRP Sprint Car ranks, William Nusser in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.
While each of those five will try to secure a 2019 DCRP track championship, the battles for final top-ten positions in each class will be fast and furious.
Zach Blurton is among the reigning Soderberg Memorial Championship event winners after besting last year’s crop of DCRP vs. URSS competitors with Brendon Gemmill, Dakota Sproul, Chris Oliver and Tathan Burkhart also securing championship night wins.
It was Blurton’s second Soderberg win after topping the inaugural event in 2013 with Taylor Velasquez topping three of four in between with reigning DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals champion Jake Bubak picking up the other win in 2016.
Brendon Gemmill is the only one to post multiple Soderberg wins in the IMCA Modified ranks after nabbing his first one in 2015, while there have been six different IMCA Sport Modified winners in as many season finales.
Current points leader Angel Munoz is the only multiple-time Soderberg winner in the IMCA Stock Car ranks with wins in 2017 and 2015 while there has yet to be a repeat winner in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Past Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Winners:
2018 – Zach Blurton (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), Brendon Gemmill (IMCA Modifieds), Dakota Sproul (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Chris Oliver (IMCA Stock Cars), Tathan Burkhart (IMCA Hobby Stocks).
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 Seventh Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship at DCRP is just $15 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 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.
The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://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.