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Modified special looms large at DCRP

By LONNIE WHEATLEY

Special to The Hays Daily News

DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 17, 2013) - Those in the IMCA Modified ranks will have a little extra in mind during Saturday night's racing card at Dodge City Raceway Park.

While everyone will be gunning for victory lane in each of the five championship classes in action this Saturday night, those in the IMCA Modifieds will also use it as a last-chance tuneup for the upcoming special atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

Following this Saturday's championship chase action that includes IMCA Modifieds, United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets, the next event looms large for the Modified ranks.

The track in southwest Kansas will offer up a two-night card on May 3-4 with a winner's share of $1,200 on both nights for the IMCA Modifieds.

While each night's winner pockets $1,200, the balance of the top five each night earns $800, $600, $550, $500 with $275 for tenth and $150 to start each main event.

Joining in on the action on both nights will be the United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars.

While Ponca City, Oklahoma's Brendon Gemmill is the two-time and reigning IMCA Modified champion, it's Turpin, Oklahoma's Cody Gearhart out to the track's early championship points lead after winning the season opening event on March 30.

Racing action will get underway at 7:30 on both May 3 and May 4.

Tickets to both nights of racing action on May 3-4 will be just $15 for adults, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Eighteen overall nights of action at Dodge City Raceway Park over the course of 2013 includes several special events including the TORC Off Road Trucks on April 12-13, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on July 5-6, a pair of $1,200-to-win IMCA Modified tilts on May 3-4 along with USAC Sprint Cars on August 23-24 and four rounds of URSS Sprint Car competition along the way.

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