Title Chases Continue Saturday at DCRP!September 11, 2012
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 11, 2012) – Deep into the homestretch, championship chase action in all five divisions continues this Saturday night, September 15, at Dodge City Raceway Park.
The IMCA Modifieds, United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Poor Boy Kustomz Thunder Cars all take to the 3/8-mile clay oval while the Hornets tackle the smaller asphalt oval that sits inside the popular dirt track. Racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.
Only one night of championship points action, Championship Night on September 29, remains after this Saturday’s card.
A tight championship battle has developed in the IMCA Modifieds with Woodward, Oklahoma’s Cole Traugott holding just a four-point lead over reigning track champion Brendon Gemmill, who scored his fourth win in the most recent Modified outing on September 1.
While Traugott and Gemmill lead the way, Beau Davis is 19 points off the lead pace in third with Jesse Smith and Kevin Gray tied for fourth. Nick Link is just three more points back in sixth.
While the United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds have offered up seven different winners in ten feature evens, two-time winner Bart Baker’s consistency has allowed him to open up an 18-point advantage over Josh Appel, with Toby Witthuhn, Mike Appel and Clay Sellard rounding out the current top five.
Perry Misner has piloted three different cars to win five of ten IMCA Stock Car feature events and holds a commanding 70-point lead over Brett Copeland, with Dusty Witthuhn, Justin Temaat and Mel Law filling out the top five.
Dan Rogers added his second Poor Boy Kustomz Thunder Car triumph in the most recent event on September 2 and holds a 37-point lead over Scott Messino, with Randle McRoberts, Cody Davis and W.D. Matteson the balance of the top five.
Dewayne Bowman holds just a four-point lead in the Hornet points battle, with only 14 points separating the top five that also includes Derick Sprott, Brandon Sprott and Jarred Nightengale.
Tickets to Saturday’s action are just $12 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 will present 14 nights of racing over eleven 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, 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.