By LONNIE WHEATLEY
Special to The Hays Daily News
DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 23, 2012) - The upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend is sure to be a memorable one, as the Inaugural Wicked City Shootout featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MavTV National Tour takes place atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.
The Wicked City Shootout will encompass two full nights of intense Sprint Car racing action on Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, with both nights of competition going green at 7:30 p.m.
Joining the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on the Saturday, September 1, card will be the IMCA Modifieds, United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifeds and IMCA Stock Cars. Rounding out Sunday's action will be United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Poor Boy Kustomz Thunder Cars.
The Lucas Oil ASCS weekend double will also serve as a benefit event for Megan Kramer, a 30-year-old mother of three who is battling breast cancer. Donations will be accepted both nights to benefit Megan Kramer in her battle against breast cancer.
Trying to track down his second career ASCS National championship, Oklahoma City native Wayne Johnson currently holds a slim advantage over Eunice, Louisiana's Jason Johnson in the points chase with Broken Arrow, Oklahoma's Brady Bacon still within striking distance as well.
Other Tour regulars include leading series Rookie of the Year contender Brad Loyet (Sunset Hills, MO), Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, NM), Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS), Seth Bergman (Snohomish, WA), four-time series champion Gary Wright (Hooks, TX), Dustin Morgan (Tulsa, OK) and Logan Forler (Orting, WA). Forler topped a recent NCRA feature event at the Dodge City oval.
A host of other top contenders are expected for the much anticipated Inaugural Wicked City Shootout as the ASCS National Tour makes its first stop at Dodge City Raceway Park since Gary Wright and Danny Jennings split victory honors in June of 2005.
Tickets to the September 1-2 Wicked City Shootout featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MavTV National Tour, all general admission, are $20 for the Saturday preliminary card and $25 for the Sunday finale. Those ordering the two-day package in advance for $45 will also receive a free pit pass for Saturday's action. Advance tickets may be ordered by calling the track office at 620-225-3277.
Dodge City Raceway Park presents 16 nights of racing over a dozen different weekends in 2012. In addition to the five regularly featured classes of competition, special events over the course of the year will include World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, USAC Midgets, USAC Sprint Cars, ASCS National Tour, NCRA Sprint Cars, URSS 305 Sprints and BST Modifieds.
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.