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World of Outlaws Return to DCRP in 2017

From Lonnie Wheatley

DODGE CITY, Kan. (November 1, 2016) – After a year’s absence, the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car series will return to the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas in 2017 as the track’s schedule was released today.

The two-night World of Outlaws stand set for October 27-28 highlights a strong schedule of events that includes 14 nights of competition over the course of the year.

The return of the world’s premier Sprint Car series marks the first World of Outlaws events at DCRP since Jason Sides and Donny Schatz split top honors on July 3 and 4 of the 2015 season.

The October 27-28 WoO double will put an exclamation mark on the 2017 DCRP season that kicks off April 15 with the opening night of championship chase action that includes Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The track’s championship chase action will conclude with the Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on September 16.

Along the way, several special events will liven things up with the Fifth Annual Modified Stampede on May 6, the Fourth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem on August 19 and a Stock Car spectacular on June 3.

Additionally, the Steve King Memorial will shift to June 16-17 with the DRCP vs. URSS Sprint Cars battling it out for a $3,000 winner’s share with $600 to start.

Dodge City Raceway Park Tentative 2017 Schedule:

April 15 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

April 29 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

May 6 – Fifth Annual Modified Stampede plus DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

May 28 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

June 3 – Stock Car spectacular plus DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Hobby Stocks

June 16 – Steve King Memorial with DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds

June 17 – Steve King Memorial with $3,000-to-win, $600-start DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars plus IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars

July 1 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

July 15 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

July 28 – Driver Appreciation Night with DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

August 19 – Fourth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem plus DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Hobby Stocks

September 16 – Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Night / DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

October 27 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars plus IMCA Hobby Stocks

October 28 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars plus IMCA Hobby Stocks

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.