Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (February 6, 2020) – With the 2020 racing season rapidly approaching at Dodge City Raceway Park, competitors and fans celebrated the recently-completed 2019 season with the Saturday night, January 25, Awards Banquet.
A record number of attendees took in the festivities at the Western Expo Center adjacent to the 3/8-mile DCRP clay oval with the top contenders in each of the track’s five championship chase divisions as well as the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval recognized during the evening.
Taking top accolades in each DCRP division were Luke Cranston in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, William Nusser in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Those picking up championships in the inaugural season of Little DRCP Micro and Kart competition included Tanner Johnson in Winged “A” Class, Zak Moore in Non-Wing “A” Class, Trey Zorn in Restricted “A” Class, Keenan Hernandez in Advanced Junior Sprints, Deekan McRoberts in Novice Junior Sprints, Caleb Crockett in Open Outlaw Karts, Gage Robertson in Adult Karts and Caleb Berthoff in Junior Karts.
Angel Munoz and Hobby Stocker Tathan Burkhart both picked up bonuses for topping the win charts in DCRP championship chase action with six wins apiece as 27 different drivers picked up feature wins over the course of 55 feature events. Trey Zorn went seven-for-seven in Little DCRP feature action to take the 2019 feature board home.
With the 2019 Awards Banquet completed, attention turns to the 2020 season that begins in a few short weeks with opening night set for Saturday, April 4, after an open practice session two weeks earlier on March 21. The first round of Little DCRP competition rounds out opening weekend with a Sunday, April 5, tilt.
The opening weekend marks the first of 13 nights of racing action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval and 11 rounds of Little DCRP competition.
The complete 2020 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park and Little DCRP is available at https://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.