After a brief break following the national tractor pull the racetrack at DCRP is prepped and ready for racing action again next weekend.
For two evenings, July 16th and 17th, Dodge City Raceway Park will host the URSS sprint cars along with the IMCA weekly classes. The Modifieds, Northern Sport Mods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Stars Mod-Light drivers will compete and add to their season points tallies on both Friday and Saturday nights.
While Reagan Sellard leads the points in the Hobby Stock division, his brother Clay sits on top of the Modified class in the championship points battles. A tight competition in the stock car division has Jason Rogers just 5 points ahead of fellow competitor Chris Oliver. But the tightest battle is in the Sprint Car division, as Taylor Velasquez took the class points lead by a point over Zach Blurton with a strong victory on June 12th. In the Northern Sport Modified class Brendyn Nordyke currently holds the top spot. The Stars Mod Lights will also be in action for the second time at the raceway this coming weekend where Justin Kinderknecht currently holds the top spot.
In addition to the regular racing action, there will be a display and demo for the upcoming Flat Track Motorcycle event on the raceway calendar. Motorcycles from the Midwest will be in town to whet the appetite for the two-wheel racing enthusiasts.
This motorcycle thrill show is scheduled for September 17th and 18th, racing classes will include Big Twins, Hooligans, Classic Singles, Modern Open, Vintage Board Track, and Vintage Hand Shift bikes. The flat trackers will bring back the legacy of motorcycle racing in Dodge City. Few may remember that Dodge City hosted one of the largest motorcycle races in the world between 1914 and 1921, a 300-mile race on a 2-mile speedway just east of the city.
“We are excited to bring the flat track motorcycle racers to town,” Craig Dollansky said. “We hope people who come to the races next weekend can check out these beautiful bikes, see them in action and have interest in coming to the 2-day event in September.
Pit Gates will open at 3:00PM
Grandstand Gates at 5:30PM
And racing to begin at 7:30PM
Tickets for July 16th and 17th are $12.00 and kids 12 and under are free.
* For more history and information on motorcycle racing in Dodge City visit the Ford County Legacy Center of Motorsport Legends the next time in town.