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The 2-day sprint car and midget special Steve King Memorial race welcomed nearly 70 competitors to Dodge City Raceway Park Friday night.

Feature winners included Kyler Johnson in the number 45x 305 sprint car; Rocky Mountain midget racer Jake Bubak in the 27B car and Jack Dover in the number 53 360 sprint car.

Johnson competed in all three classes Friday and was fast throughout: he won his heat for the 305s and was already heavy into his feature’s lap traffic by the sixth lap around the 3/4 mile clay oval. Koby Walters in the 33 car came in second, Jake Martens in the 27B car came in third, Taylor Velasquez in the 21x finished fourth and Chad Koch in the 22C finished fifth,

After winning his heat, Bubak went on to clinch a last-minute victory in the midget A Main when he advanced from the 5 starting position and overcame race leader 71 Zac Taylor in the last lap. The two were side-by-side for the last 5 laps. Taylor finished second, 45x Johnson third, 96 Cody Brewer finished fourth and 27 Keith Rauch finished fifth.

Dover started in the 2nd spot and was the race leader for most of the 360 Sprint A Main, lapping traffic by the 9th revolution around the track. Dover maintained his lead after the restart and took home the trophy. 47x Dylan Westbrook came in second, 44 Chris Martin finished third, 67 JJ Hickle finished fourth and Bubak finished fifth in the 1x car.

IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car (20 laps): 1. 45X-Kyler Johnson(2); 2. 33-Koby Walters(4); 3. 27B-Jake Martens(3); 4. 21X-Taylor Velasquez(6); 5. 22C-Chad Koch(1); 6. 8J-Steven Richardson(14); 7. 20-Luke Cranston(8); 8. 2J-Zach Blurton(12); 9. 17X-Jon Freeman(5); 10. 88J-Jeremy Huish(9); 11. 72-Ray Seemann(15); 12. 9D-Lance Davis(11); 13. 911-Ty Williams(13); 14. 49-Kris Moore(16); 15. 10-Jordan Knight(7); 16. 11K-Tyler Knight(17); 17. 88-Jake Greider(10); 18. 65-Kohl Ricke(22); 19. 66-Fred Holz(20) 20. 75-Cash Beeson(19); 21. 74-Howard VanDyke(23); DNF 6-Kaden Taylor(18); DNF 84-Max Roseland(21); DNF 16G-Austyn Gossel(24).

360 Sprints (20 laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover(2); 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook(5); 3. 44-Chris Martin(1); 4. 67-JJ Hickle(4); 5. 1X-Jake Bubak(10); 6. 5T-Ryan Timms(9); 7. 36-Jason Martin(8); 8. 24-Terry McCarl(12); 9. 45X-Kyler Johnson(13); 10. 2J-Zach Blurton(14); 11. 10-Jordan Knight(11); 12. 1J-Danny Jennings(16); 13. 88-Ray Seemann(6); 14. 86-Zac Taylor(15); 15. 6G-Bryan Gossel(18); 16. 34-Randy Whitman(20); DNF 88J-Jeremy Huish(3); DNF 27-Carson McCarl(7); DNF 16G-Austyn Gossel(19); DNF 17-Mike Woodruff(170; DNS 2B-Brett Becker(21).

Midgets (20 laps): 1. 27B-Jake Bubak(5); 2. 71-Zac Taylor(1); 3. 45X-Kyler Johnson(8); 4. 96-Cody Brewer(11); 5. 27-Keith Rauch(10); 6. 2B-Brett Becker(16); 7. 44-Adam Trimble(17); 8. 91-Lance Bennett(3); 9. 3-Brent Rees(6); 10. 69-Paul Babich(9); 11. 10B-Blaze Bennett(12); 12. 43-Ryan Oerter(14); 13. 6-Collin Rinehart(13); 14. 4T-Anthony Valim(19); 15. 76-Mark Hamilton(22); 16. 68+1-Jason Martin(4); 17. 48-Randy Oerter(18); 18. 16-Ashley Cleaveland(15); 19. 54-Jim Hatly(20); DNF 7-Troy Simpson(2); DNF 14-Toni Rossi(7); DNF 52J-Corey Joyner(21); DNF 11C-Mike Woodruff(23).