Sprint Car Clash Headlines DCRP Championship Round Three on Saturday!May 25, 2018
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 25, 2018) – There have been plenty of showdowns in the southwest Kansas town of Dodge City over the years.
Another one is about to take place on Saturday night, as the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars square off with the United Rebel Sprint Series atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.
This Sprint Car Clash will mark the third round of championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks battling for valuable points as well.
Brian Herbert, R.C. Whitwell, Jeff Kaup, Ron Hartman and Duane Wahrman sit atop their respective point charts going into Saturday’s action that fires off at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for Saturday’s action are just $20 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.
Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:
Brian Herbert was less than a handful of laps of starting the season two-for-two at DCRP, but 2015 track champ Luke Cranston spoiled that with a late move to win last weekend’s feature. Hometown shoe Herbert still holds the early advantage by 13 points over Goddard’s J.D. Johnson, who has posted a pair of third-place finishes, with Jetmore’s Ray Seemann another two points back in third. Two-time and defending champ Taylor Velasquez slid to eighth in points after a wild flip in last week’s heat race action.
Feature Winners: Luke Cranston 1, Brian Herbert 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Brian Herbert 295, 2. J.D. Johnson 282, 3. Ray Seemann 280, 4. Luke Cranston 279, 5. (tie) Steven Richardson and Tracey Hill 255, 7. Koby Walters 252, 8. Taylor Velasquez 246, 9. Jordan Knight 238, 10. Cody Lampe 233.
Driving a second Jesse Hoskins entry, Arizona’s R.C. Whitwell has finished in the runner-up position in the opening two rounds of competition behind opening night winner Kevin Gray and Modified Stampede victor Brendon Gemmill. It’s good enough to have him atop the points by 32 points over Gray with a virtual logjam in points beyond that including the likes of Beavers, Nusser, Lunow, Lane, Heger, Kirchoff and 2016 champ Link among others.
Feature Winners: Brendon Gemmill 1, Kevin Gray 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. R.C. Whitwell 290, 2. Kevin Gray 258, 3. Kale Beavers 252, 4. William Nusser 245, 5. Mike Lunow 244, 6. Joel Lane 243, 7. (tie) Ryan Heger and Jack Kirchoff 239, 9. Nick Link 238, 10. Randy Wilson 210.
IMCA Sport Modifieds:
Clinton, Oklahoma’s Robert Elliott dropped in last weekend to deny four-time and defending track champ Jeff Kaup a second consecutive win. Kaup still holds the early lead by 16 points over Brian May with Bart Baker and sibling duo of Kyle and Alex Wiens also among the top five.
Feature Winners: Robert Elliott 1, Jeff Kaup 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup 295, 2. Brian May 279, 3. Bart Baker 267, 4. Kyle Wiens 250, 5. Alex Wiens 246, 6. Jarett Lunow 235, 7. Mike Appel 235, 8. Kohl Ricke 229, 9. (tie) Brad Johnson, John Newton and Joey Maupin 228.
IMCA Stock Cars:
The title chase doesn’t get much closer with Ulysses’ shoe Ron Hartman holding a meager one-point lead over Dusty Witthuhn after the opening two nights of action. Shannon Maughlin is just another six points back with Ondre Rexford and Travis Baird knotted for fourth.
Feature Winners: Troy Burkhart 1, Landon Maddox 1.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Ron Hartman 280, 2. Dusty Witthuhn 279, 3. Shannon Maughlin 273, 4. (tie) Travis Baird and Ondre Rexford 261, 6. Will Bauer 249, 7. Marlin Hogie 241, 8. Tyler Walker 240, 9. Larry Baird 232, 10. Mike Warta 226.
IMCA Hobby Stocks:
Pratt’s Duane Wahrman stands out as the driver with the hottest hand at DCRP after topping the opening two rounds of action following a win in last year’s season finale. Wahrman has been chased to the stripe by defending track champ Reagan Sellard two weeks in a row with Dan Rogers third in both races as well to make for identical podiums.
Feature Winners: Duane Wahrman 2.
Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Duane Wahrman 300, 2. Reagan Sellard 290, 3. Dan Rogers 282, 4. (tie) Chad Kelley and Brett Copeland 267, 6. Mike Davis 258, 7. Tom Reed 252, 8. Sheri Berger 198, 9. Danny Schulte 191, 10. Tathan Burkhart 138.
In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Saturday night, October 20.
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.