Top drivers from all classes were celebrated for their efforts this year at the Dodge City Raceway Park awards banquet on Saturday night at the Lamplighter Ballroom.
Craig and Julie Dollansky, the driving force behind Craig Dollansky Racing Promotions, presented trophies and awards to competitors, and special recognition plaques to rookie drivers, most improved drivers, special people and sponsors.
Track Chaplin Brent Austin opened the banquet with a pre-meal prayer and short track competitor Isabella Holt sang our nation’s anthem. During dinner attendees enjoyed slides highlighting some racing action as well as fun that was had at the raceway this
summer. Those photos are available at (thetallgirl.smugmug.com).
Craig Dollansky opened the ceremony with a speech and information about CDR’s vision for Dodge City Raceway Park and thanked all the staff and supporters of CDR’s
efforts at the raceway.
“Dodge City is a very special place,” said Dollansky, “I’ve raced a lot of places all over the world and at the end of the day, I don’t take this for granted. This place was built as a top notch facility and we want to keep building momentum here.”
Craig also commented how it was difficult to transition from being a competitor to a full-time promoter, but that there is always family in racing. Many families were present for the banquet, and more than a few fathers raced at DCRP against their kids, or brought them to race in the short track series events.
“Our vision and hard work isn’t going to stop. This is our family now, we love what we’re doing here at DCRP and we want to be here for a long time,” Dollansky stated.
Lee Reed Engraving out of Wichita, Kansas created some great trophies that were awarded to the top 5 in each class. Here is a rundown of the drivers who received those awards by class:
IMCA Weekly Classes
Stock Car: 1) Jason Rogers, 2) Ondre Rexford, 3) Chris Oliver, 4) Jesse Smith, 5) Glen Thompson.
Hobby Stock: 1) Reagan Sellard, 2) Bingston Rogers, 3) “Skeets” Salazar, 4) Dustin Kreger, 5) Austin Rich.
Sport Mod: 1) Brendyn Nordyke, 2) Ryan Kirchoff, 3) Jimmy Brozek, 4) Monty Nordyke, 5) Mike Lunow.
Modified: 1) Clay Sellard, 2) Trent Gray, 3) Danny Keller, 4) Chad Taylor, 5) David Solberg.
Mod Lite: 1) Dalton Bell, 2) Marlin Hogie, 3) Clayton Hogie, 4) Derrick Sprott, 5) Justin Kinderknecht.
Racesaver Sprint: 1) Taylor Velasquez, 2) Ray Seeman, 3) Jordan Knight, 4) Jon Freeman, 5) Kohl Ricke.
DCRP Short Track Series
Rookie Kart: 1)Addison Shearer, 2) Chevelle Brunson, 3) Klayton Oliver, 4) Tiffany Oliver, 5) Axl Buckley.
Junior 1: 1) Deeken McRoberts, 2) Ryker Williams, 3) Rayce McRoberts, 4) Dylan Brunson, 5) Reis Ochs.
Junior 2: 1) Rase Smith, 2) Travis Pack, 3) Briggs Williams, 4) Caleb Gresty,
5) Caleb Berthoff.
Adult Kart: 1) Leland Smith, 2) Jaden Smith, 3) Jacob Smith, 4) Cindy Holt, 5) Caitlin Holt.
Open Outlaw 500: 1) Randle McRoberts, 2) Tanner Brunson, 3) Trevor Smith, 4) Robert Frank, 5) Jacob Bofink.
Jr Sprint Novice: 1) Jett Blackburn, 2) Slade Blackburn, 3) Maxwell Watkins, 4) TJ Brunson, 5) Gannon Mohler.
Jr Sprint Advanced: 1) Deeken McRoberts, 2) Cam Smith, 3) Isabella Holt, 4) Brody Williams, 5) Keenan Hernandez.
Winged A Micro: 1) Zak Moore, 2) Ace Moore, 3) Kye Ricke, 4) Daniel Williams 5) Kevin Tabor.
Non-Winged A Micro: 1) Zak Moore, 2) Ace Moore, 3) Daniel Williams, 4) Shae Ricke, 5) Kevin Tabor.
Micro 600 Restricted: 1) Kye Ricke.
CDR Promotions released a tentative 2022 schedule that, along with weekly racing, will bring back the Flat Track Motorcycles in the spring and the NTPA Tractor Pull in July.
Adding some new events in 2022, The ‘Monster Truck Throwdown’ should be a crowd pleaser along with the ASCS Series coming to town. There will also be a 2-day short track go-kart special event on Labor Day weekend, and the Steve King Memorial Sprint Car and Midget National rounding out the season.
The 2022 season will kick off with a practice night for the 3/8ths oval on Saturday April 2, followed by the short track test and tune on Sunday the 3.
CDR Promotions would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and we look forward to bringing more exciting racing action to DCRP next year.
Thank you to our fine sponsors: Murphy Tractor & Equipment, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Lewis Auto Group, BS Trailer Sales, BTI, Briney Motorsports, Mel Hambelton Ford Racing, Hoosier Tire Great Plains, Pepsi, Western Beverage, Roto-Mix, Big Corner Creative, O’Neill Distributing, U.S. Navy, Factory Direct Fireworks, Angry Farmer Products, American Implement, Dodge City Festivals and Most Wanted Harley Davidson. CDR also thanks the City of Dodge City for the support and maintenance of the facility.
Keep up with what’s happening at DCRP via our website, and social media outlets.