Over the Memorial Day weekend CDR Promotions debuted the new infield short tracks at Dodge City Raceway Park. With the creation of the double wide pull tracks for the July 8th & 9th NTPA tractor pulling event, the infield space needed revision. Promoter Craig Dollansky along with Nate Romesburg and Ronny Bontke created 2 separate tracks to fit the needs of each of the short track classes.
“The karts needed a completely different surface than the micros,” said the promoter. “We were spending so much time trying to keep everyone happy and it was a challenge to have both classes all in one day.” The decision was made to create a smaller wider hard packed oval for the flat kart classes and a larger track for the micro classes that could be prepped to their liking.
Last Friday night 5/27 the A Micro winged and non-winged classes were invited to compete on the new surface. With a $300 top prize paid out to the winner of the A Micro Winged class. The drivers were pleased with the new surface.
Local Dodge City driver, Kris Moore said, “The clay is nice on the new track and it allowed for some fast racing.” Kris battled his boys Zak and Ace in the feature event on Friday night in their Weber Heating and Air sponsored fleet. Ace Moore was fast and leading the way when he lost the left front wheel of his 49A machine. Liberal driver Buddy Mullens capitalized on Moores mishap, wining the feature on Friday night and claiming the the top prize payout.
The Kart racing kicked off on Saturday morning with a free breakfast provided by the Dodge City promoters. “We wanted to thank people for coming out and supporting the changes to our short track surfaces,” said Julie Dollansky, “All the changes have taken time and some practices have been sacrificed to rain and the necessary prep to create the new tracks.”
Many of the regular kart class drivers took to the new racing surface on Saturday morning. The Williams boys, Ryker and Briggs made their way to the front by going three wide around Max Watkins, finishing 1 & 2 in the final race. Cash awards were given to all competitors on Saturday by race director, Kent Lampe. Ryker Williams commented about the new track, “I like it, it was fun!” While Lampe remarked, “This is what it is all about, these kids are the future of racing here.”
With the 2 short tracks completed, there may be some schedule revisions for the Micros and the Flat Karts. CDR Promotions staff is working hard to provide a variety of events at Dodge City Raceway Park. Craig Dollansky commented, “We are trying to create more options for competition at the raceway, while building for the future. We are working to grow the short track series, creating events that bring in more competitors.”
Schedule changes will be announced via Mail Chimp emails, on the DCRP Facebook page and here as they come available.