By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – A big night awaits at Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday, April 15 as the 3/8-mile clay oval kicks off with the opening round of championship chase action.It will be a great night for the kids eight and under with an Easter Egg hunt to celebrate the weekend and it will be a great night of entertainment for kids and adults alike with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks all battling it out in the opening leg of the chase for the championship.Saturday’s racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m. with tickets priced at $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.The April 15 season opener marks the first of two April events at DCRP with Lewis Automotive Night featuring all five championship chase divisions to follow on Saturday, April 29.
Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer was asked about how he responded to the suspensions of freshman defensive ends Qaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey. The two were reportedly suspended due to a second violation of the Athletic Department’s drug policy. The news was first reported by Nate Mink of Syracuse.com on Wednesday.“I think Nate did his job and did it well. You got information, that’s your job. And I respect your job, believe it or not. Sometimes you probably don’t think that’s true,” Shafer said. “But I will also say that I think it’s shameful in my opinion that any private information on an 18-year-old kid regarding information that’s leaked about whatever happened, I think that’s a cowardice, anonymous source in my opinion. I hate it. I hate it.”Shafer went on to say that he supported the school’s policy and that he he hopes his student-athletes, speaking generally, learn from their mistakes.“I think our policies are right and good,” Shafer said. “And I think our policies are right and good because they have the best interest of our young men and women in this program and the focus is running a program of great integrity. We’re embarrassed when our kids fail. We’re embarrassed, no different than my two children at home when they fail and make a bad decision it kills you, it beats you up.“You rally, you try to help those kids help themselves. If they do, great, they learn great lessons that they can pass on to their children some day. If they don’t, they won’t be a part of the program.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on November 19, 2015 at 12:51 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Amir Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard reportedly suspended due to failed drug testsQaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey suspended indefinitely due to violation of team rulesFreshman Qaadir Sheppard impresses at defensive end