Friday Night “Driver Appreciation” Special on Tap at Dodge City Raceway Park
DODGE CITY, KS - The racing action in southwest Kansas make a rare shift to Friday night at Dodge City Raceway Park with this weekend’s popular “Driver Appreciation Night” event that features a full card of championship chase racing action. This Friday’s action that features Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks will fire off at 7:30 p.m. A packed grandstand should be expected with all drivers that have competed in 80% or more of this year’s events awarded a minimum of 20 free tickets to distribute to family, friends and sponsors with all other drivers given a minimum of ten free tickets. Tickets that are returned to the front gate on Friday night will make those drivers eligible for all variety of product prizes including the grand prize Hinchman Racing Suit along with additional prizes supplied by Simpson, Schoenfeld, Precise Racing Products, Napa Auto Parts and more that will be drawn for. Leading the way into Friday’s tilt atop the 3/8-mile clay oval are Luke Cranston, Nick Link, Kevin Tabor, Michael Pepper and Cody Davis. The tightest championship battles are in the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars and IMCA Hobby Stock ranks with defending track champion Cranston just one point ahead of Taylor Velasquez in Sprint Car points and Davis just two markers ahead of Matt O’Hair in the Hobby Stocks. A mere 23 points is the margin in both the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Modifieds with Link leading Ryan Heger in Modifieds and Tabor trying to fend off Jeff Kaup in Sport Modifieds while Pepper has opened up a 78 point edge over Marlin Hogie in the IMCA Stock Car title chase. Only two nights of championship chase action (August 27 and September 24) remain along with the August 20 “Freedom Tour” event featuring USAC Southwest Sprint Cars and POWRi West vs. RMMRA Midgets following this Friday’s “Driver Appreciation” event. While a large number of free tickets to Friday’s card will be distributed by drivers, additional tickets to the “Driver Appreciation” night event will be available at the gate for just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30. The complete 2016 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park 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.