Sooner Late Models along with Championship Chase Action Saturday at DCRP!July 12, 2019
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 12, 2019) – It’s the only chance of 2019 to catch Late Model racing action atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas.
Kip Hughes leads the Sooner Late Model Series into Dodge City for the first time on Saturday night. It will mark the lone appearance for Late Models at the state-of-the art oval in 2019 and the first such appearance in several years.
While the Sooner Late Models take center stage, championship chase action for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks round out the Saturday night card that fires off at 7:30 p.m.
A look at the current championship chase status for each class after the recent Mid-Season Championships is as follows…
Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:
The Sprint Car shoes have a night off before returning to action next Saturday, July 20. But with just four rounds of championship chase action remaining, Luke Cranston holds a 73-point edge over defending champ Steven Richardson while Jeremy Huish sits third after collecting his first career win on Mid-Season Championships night.
Feature Winners: Jake Bubak 3, Luke Cranston 2, Brian Herbert 1, Jeremy Huish 1, Steven Richardson 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Cranston 1,114, 2. Steven Richardson 1,041, 3. Jeremy Huish 1,018, 4. Brian Herbert 971, 5. Kyler Johnson 930, 6. Tyler Knight 926, 7. Jordan Knight 914, 8. Koby Walters 866, 9. Ross Essenburg 845, 10. Ray Seemann 829.
Larned’s William Nusser has gained an advantage with five of ten events in the books, but it’s an extremely slight one at just nine points over Trent Gray with Jesse Smith just two more points back in third. All indications are that the Modified points battle is going down to the wire.
Feature Winners: Clay Money 2, Tom Beavers 1, Brendon Gemmill 1, Clay Sellard 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. William Nusser 637, 2. Trent Gray 628, 3. Jesse Smith 626, 4. Clay Sellard 577, 5. Ryan Keller 503, 6. Kale Beavers 498, 7. (tie) Jake Schroeder and Ryan Heger 487, 9. (tie) Joel Lane and Danny Keller 474.
IMCA Sport Modifieds:
After getting his first DCRP win in nearly a year on June 15, a run-in with the turn three wall left Jeff Kaup with damage last time out. The multi-time track champion still holds the edge through six nights of competition by just 17 points over Brian May with Bart Baker another 17 points back in third. Dakota Sproul leads in the win column with three triumphs but missing a pair of events has dropped him to sixth in points.
Feature Winners: Dakota Sproul 3, Travis Burger 1, Jeff Kaup 1, Mike Lunow 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup 841, 2. Brian May 824, 3. Bart Baker 807, 4. Mike Lunow 789, 5. Mike Appel 629, 6. Dakota Sproul 588, 7. Alex Wiens 484, 8. Kyle Wiens 481, 9. Joey Maupin 402, 10. Kent Lampe 367.
IMCA Stock Cars:
Angel Munoz is just nine points short of perfection with a third-place finish in the May 4 Stock Car Shootout the only blemish on his 2019 DCRP record that includes five wins in six starts. His dominance has led to an 80 point advantage over Chris Oliver.
Feature Winners: Angel Munoz 5, Kyle Pfeifer 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Angel Munoz 891, 2. Chris Oliver 811, 3. Marlin Hogie 774, 4. Donald Kaup 764, 5. Gerald Walker 742, 6. Ondre Rexford 663, 7. Tyler Walker 615, 8. Josh Siebert 557, 9. Troy Burkhart 515, 10. Mike Petersilie 421.
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Tathan Burkhart and Reagan Sellard have combined to win five of six, but it’s Sellard that looks to be on his way to a third consecutive track title with a 93 point lead over Brian Thomas.
Feature Winners: Tathan Burkhart 3, Reagan Sellard 2, Duane Wahrman 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Reagan Sellard 842, 2. Brian Thomas 749, 3. Skeets Salazar 748, 4. Sheri Berger 734, 5. Tathan Burkhart 718, 6. Duane Wahrman 663, 7. Tom Reed 633, 8. Brett Copeland 623, 9. Matt O’Hair 542, 10. Dion Priddy 537.
Tickets to Saturday’s Sooner Late Model Series special event are just $15 with children 11 and under admitted for free.
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.