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DCRP Title Chases Shaping Up

by Lonnie Wheatley


DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 8, 2015) – Round three of championship chase action at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for Saturday night atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in Southwest Kansas.

Saturday’s tilt that goes green at 7:30 p.m. features URSS/Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Luke Cranston is out to the early lead in DCRP Sprint Car points with other early leaders including Clay Sellard, Kevin Tabor, Michael Pepper and Matt O’Hair.

A quick look at the DCRP championship point chases with one round of action in the books….

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

While Saturday’s card marks the first of four visits for the United Rebel Sprint Series, it’s the third round of competition for the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars after Ty Williams and Luke Cranston have both posted first career DCRP wins in the opening two rounds.

Feature Winners: Luke Cranston 1, Ty Williams 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Cranston (Ness City, KS) 291, 2. C.J. Johnson (Quinter, KS) 279, 3. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 271, 4. Ray Seemann (Jetmore, KS) 270, 5. Ty Williams (Arcadia, OK) 264, 6. Zach Blurton (Great Bend, KS) 258, 7. Keefe Hemel (Dodge City, KS) 238, 8. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 235, 9. Cody Lampe (Jetmore, KS) 233, 10. James Riner Wichita, KS) 232.

IMCA Modifieds:

After the April 11 season opening feature was pushed back to April 25, Clay Sellard swept to victory lane in both features with Austin Allen second in both main events. The defending champ, Allen raced from 24th to second in the latest feature.

Feature Winners: Clay Sellard 2.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Clay Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 300, 2. Austin Allen (Goddard, KS) 290, 3. Kevin Gray (Ulysses, KS) 273, 4. Jimmy Brozek 264, 5. William Nusser (Larned, KS) 258, 6. Joel Lane (Ulysses, KS) 253, 7. Brian Oelkers 249, 8. Danny Keller (Dodge City, KS) 236, 9. Chad Brown (Great Bend, KS) 235, 10. Beau Davis (Cheney, KS) 234.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Dodge City’s very own Kevin Tabor is atop a tightly-bunched points race as only six points separate the top five through two events.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 1, Jeremy Sigler 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) 274, 2. (tie) Mike Appel (Dodge City, KS), Bart Baker (Dodge City, KS) and Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 270, 5. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 268, 6. Jason Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 261, 7. Jeremy Sigler (Great Bend, KS) 260, 8. Josh Appel (Dodge City, KS) 251, 9. Kamren Gruber (Great Bend, KS) 249, 10. Tanner Brunson (Dodge City, KS) 243.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Michael Pepper is a perfect two-for-two with a pair of dominant wins to open the season.

Feature Winners: Michael Pepper 2.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 300, 2. (tie) Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) and Ron Hartman (Ulysses, KS) 286, 4. Randy Dowell (Ulysses, KS) 276, 5. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 261, 6. Chris Oliver (Garden City, KS) 258, 7. Kyle Tillery (Beaver, OK) 255, 8. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 210, 9. Karson Love (Rosston, OK) 135, 10. Mel Halling 60.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Matt O’Hair is out to an early lead after winning last time out to take a six-point lead over Cody Davis with Reagan Sellard anther two points back.

Feature Winners: Cody Davis 1, Matt O’Hair 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 291, 2. Cody Davis (Bucklin, KS) 285, 2. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 283, 4. Tommy Fose (Salina, KS) 267, 5. (tie) Michael Penrod (Moscow, KS) and Zachary McLemore 255, 7. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 249, 8. Clint Long 244, 9. Tobby Schield (Sublette, KS) 220, 10. Travis McLemore 141.

General admission tickets to Saturday’s action are just $15, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $30.

The 2015 slate of events at Dodge City Raceway Park includes 15 nights of competition with a number of special events along the way, highlighted by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Boothill Showdown on July 3-4.

The track’s full slate of events is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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.

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