By LONNIE WHEATLEY
Special to The Hays Daily News
DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 2, 2013) - With another page of the calendar flipping over to the month of July, a big month of racing action is on the docket for the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas.
And it all begins this weekend with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars slinging the clay for two nights at the Boot Hill Showdown with the Inaugural Dodge City Modified Stampede and the URSS Sprints kicking off Dodge City Days later in the month.
Fist off in July is the most anticipated event of the year at DCRP, this weekend's Boot Hill Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Friday and Saturday with the green flag flying at 8:00 p.m. on both nights.
While Daryn Pittman leads Paul McMahan and Donny Schatz in the WoO title chase entering the weekend, Steve Kinser and Kraig Kinser claimed Boot Hill Showdown triumphs in 2012.
Remaining reserved seats for the Boot Hill Showdown as well as general admission tickets are available at http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=89 or by calling the track at 620-225-3277.
Advance tickets combos for both nights of the World of Outlaws Boot Hill Showdown are available for $65 for reserved seats and just $50 for general admission. Single night tickets are $40 for reserved seats and $35 for general admission. Children's tickets (12 and under) are $10 per night in general admission seating only.
After a week off for the Annual 3i Show, action gets going in strong fashion again at DCRP with the Inaugural Dodge City Modified Stampede on August 19-20. Reset from the originally scheduled date of May 3-4 due to inclement weather, both nights of competition offer up a $1,200 IMCA Modified winner's share with United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars in action as well.
Tickets to the Inaugural Dodge City Modified Stampede are $15 each night, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
The month of July at Dodge City Raceway Park rounds out with a Friday night, July 26, card featuring the URSS Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, United Wireless IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars. The July 26 event marks the kickoff of the 10-day Dodge City Days festival.
Tickets to the July 26 event are just $12, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
In addition to the much anticipated World of Outlaws Boot Hill Showdown on July 5-6, 18 scheduled nights of action at Dodge City Raceway Park over the course of 2013 features several special events including the TORC Off Road Trucks in April, a pair of $1,200-to-win IMCA Modified tilts in July 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 www.dodgecityraceway.com.