DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 6, 2019) – We’re into the final days leading into the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCXRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals.
The Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals at the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas fires off with the first of two preliminary nights on Thursday, June 13.
Two full nights of preliminary action set the stage for the Saturday, June 15, $3,000-to-win championship finale. With lap money added in as well, a driver could pocket as much as $4,500 in the Saturday night 30-lap finale alone.
After Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural version of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals in 2017, Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in last year’s hair-raising finale.
With two wins in four DCRP Sprint Car events thus far in 2019, Luke Cranston leads the DCRP Sprint Car ranks into the event with a 34-point advantage over defending track champion Steven Richardson with Jeremy Huish, Tyler Knight and Kyler Johnson also among the current top five.
The Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car regulars will battle it out with a host of invaders from throughout.
The What: The Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals. DCRP Sprint Cars versus United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) and Sprint Series of Oklahoma (SSO) for three nights.
The When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 13-15. Races begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.
The Where: 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.
The Format: All cars run each night. Thursday and Friday heat races lined up according to pill draw with passing points in effect to determine “B” Main(s) and “A” Main lineup each night. Top 8 in passing points will redraw for feature starting position with 9-16 in passing points making up rows five through eight of the “A” Main. Balance will go to two or three “B” Mains based upon car count to fill out the 22-car “A” Main.
Event points will be awarded as follows to determine Saturday night lineups:
Heat Races – 1st – 20, 2nd -18, 3rd – 16, 4th – 14th, etc.
Additionally, 0.5 points will be awarded for each heat race position gained and 0.3 points will be deducted for each position lost.
A Feature Points: 1st – 100, 2nd – 95, 3rd – 91, 4th – 88, 5th – 85, 6th – 82, 7th – 79, 8th – 76, 9th – 73, 10th – 70, 11th – 68, 12th – 66, 13th – 64, 14th – 62, 15th -60, 16th – 58th, 17th – 56, 18th – 54, 19th – 52, 20th – 50, 21st – 48, 22nd – 46.
B Main Non-Transfers – 1st – 44, 2nd -42, 3rd – 40, etc.
Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock-in to the Dash for Cash ($1,000 total purse) to determine lineup for front three rows of the feature.
Balance go to heat races lined up based upon overall point totals from the previous two nights with an invert of six. Saturday heat points (1st – 30, 2nd – 27, 3rd – 24, 4th – 21, 5th – 18, etc.) are added to preliminary night totals to determine balance of “A” Main and “B” Main(s) lineups. Top ten total go to positions 7-16 of “A” Main, balance to “B” Main(s).
The Payout: Saturday – 1st – $3,000, 2nd – $2,000, 3rd – $1,700, 4th – $1,400, 5th – $1,100, 6th – $900, 7th – $800, 8th – $700, 9th – $600, 10th – $500, 11th – $475, 12th – $450, 13th – $425, 14th – $400, 15th – $400, 16th – $400, 17th – $400, 18th – $400, 19th – $400, 20th – $400, 21st – $400, 22nd – $400. Non-Qualifiers: $100.
Plus – $50/$30/$20 lap money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd each of the 30 laps.
Plus – Total Dash purse of $1,000 for 6 locked-in drivers on Saturday night.
Thursday and Friday – 1st – $750, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $400, 4th – $350, 5th – $325, 6th – $300, 7th – $275, 8th – $250, 9th – $225, 10th – $200, 11th – $175, 12th – $150, 13th – $125, 14th – $125, 15th – $125, 16th – $125, 17th – $125, 18th – $125, 19th – $125, 20th – $125, 21st – $125, 22nd – $125. Non-Qualifiers: $100.
The Entries: The current list of entries stands at more than 30 and counting with more expected over the coming days. The full list of entries is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/driver-info/dcrp-305-sprint-car-nationals/entries/.
The Lap Sponsors: In addition to an already hefty payout, another $3,000 in lap money will be distributed in Saturday night’s 30-lap championship feature. Each lap will be worth $100 with the leader collecting $50, second-place picking up $30 and third-place earning $20.
Only one lap remains unclaimed. To secure your lap or secure a Hard Charger, Hard Luck, etc., sponsorship, contact Lonnie Wheatley at email@example.com or Tommie Estes at 620-225-3277 before they’re gone.
Lap 1 – Adams Roofing
Lap 2 – Martens Machine Shop
Lap 3 – Precise Racing
Lap 4 – T L H
Lap 5 –
Lap 6 – Martens Machine Shop
Lap 7 – Adams Racing
Lap 8 – Lachlan Lewis
Lap 9 – Hilker Trucking
Lap 10 – Scott’s Auto Shop
Lap 11 – Hilker Trucking
Lap 12 – Martens Machine Shop
Lap 13 – Easton Lewis
Lap 14 – Precise Racing
Lap 15 – VG Hay Inc.
Lap 16 – Branded BBQ
Lap 17 – Chad Salem Racing
Lap 18 – Precise Racing
Lap 19 – Martens Machine Shop
Lap 20 – S and S Trailer Sales
Lap 21 – Mid-America Millwright
Lap 22 – Salem’s Custom Awards
Lap 23 – A&A Fireworks
Lap 24 – Precise Racing
Lap 25 – www.sprintcarmania.com
Lap 26 – Gary Foulton
Lap 27 – Bishop Racing Components
Lap 28 – Precise Racing
Lap 29 – Martens Machine Shop
Lap 30 – Kent Lampe
The Regulations: Standard Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car rules will be in effect for the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals, with the following items to be noted:
—Right rear tire may be either the Hoosier Racesaver or Hoosier 105×16.0-15 Medium or 105×18.0-15 Hard. Any tire is allowed on the other three corners. All tires must durometer a minimum of 35.
—Top wing (maximum 5×5) must be totally flat to run a wicker bill up to two inches. No wicker bills permitted on dished wings. Sideboards on the top wing must be 90 degrees square to center foil. The leading edge of the nose wing can be no further forward than 20 inches of the leading edge of the front axle.
—Cockpit adjustable weight jacks, shocks or wings will not be permitted. Titanium brakes are okay.
— Kingpin-to-kingpin tether mandatory. SFI-approved front axle tether is strong recommended and will be mandatory for all Sprint Cars beginning in 2019..
The Pit Party: The Richardson Trucking Pit Party will take place upon the completion of Friday night’s racing action. All teams and fans are invited to enjoy the fun with a live band on hand and free pizza for those with armbands while supplies last.
The Tasty Stuff: In addition to the track’s substantial offering of concession items, the Taqueria La Estrella taco truck will be on hand each day to serve breakfast and lunch.
The Wash: A location to wash cars in the pits will be provided.
The Support: The KARS (Kansas Antique Racers) club will be on hand each night. IMCA Hobby Stocks will join Thursday’s card, IMCA Stock Cars will be in action on Friday and IMCA Sport Modifieds will round out Saturday’s finale.
Past Champions: Each of the previous renditions of the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals have come down to spirited last-lap battles for the lead with winners hailing from Texas and Oklahoma.
2017 – Kevin Ramey (Fort Worth, TX)
2018 – Jake Martens (Fairview, OK)
The Tickets & Pit Passes: Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night.
The Entry Fee: Entries submitted by Thursday, June 6, are just $50 with pit passes only $20 per night for the driver. Entries received after the June 6 deadline are $75 with pit passes at $30 per night.
Entry forms for the $3,000-to-win event set for June 13-15 are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2019-Entry-Form.pdf.
The Accommodations: 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.
Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations.
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/.
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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.