By Lonnie Wheatley
DODGE CITY, Kan. (February 22, 2016) – Forty days. That’s all that remains until Dodge City Raceway Park kicks off the 2016 racing season.
Opening night atop the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval on Saturday, April 2, will feature the Precise Racing Products DRRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.
The April 2 opener will be the first of 17 action-packed nights of competition at the southwest Kansas track and the opening round of championship points action.
Along with title chase action for each of the regular five divisions throughout the season, other special events over the course of the year include the $10,000-to-win NSL/NCRA Sprint Car Steve King Memorial on July 1-2, the Fourth Annual Modified Stampede on April 9, NCRA Late Models on June 4, Driver Appreciation Night on July 29, the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Freedom Tour along with POWRi West Midgets on August 20, the Third Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event on August 27 and the season-ending Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial on September 24.
The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.
Driver registration is available as well at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/DCRP-2016-Registration.pdf for those set to contend for championship points in 2016.
Ness City native Luke Cranston reigns as the inaugural Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car champion with other defending champions including Goddard’s Austin Allen in IMCA Modifieds, Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and Cody Davis in IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Tickets to the April 2 season opener featuring all five championship chase divisions are just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
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.