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Attention Drivers !!! 

Entry Forms Available for Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 23, 2019) – The DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals is expanding from two to three nights in 2019.  And with the June event rapidly approaching, entries are now being accepted for the upcoming Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The $3,000-to-win event that could potentially climb to as much as $4,500 with lap money included is set for June 13-15 atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.  The rapidly-evolving event featuring the best in 305-ci Sprint Car racing includes the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with the United Rebel Sprint Series and Sprint Series of Oklahoma along with move invaders from throughout.

Entry forms are available at  https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2019-Entry-Form.pdf.

Entries submitted prior to June 6 are just $50 with driver pit pass only $20 for each night.  Entries submitted after June 6 are $75 with driver pit pass the standard $30 per night.

After Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural version of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals in 2017, Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in last year’s hair-raising finale.

This year’s event fires off with the first of two preliminary events on Thursday, June 13, with a second round of preliminary action on Friday before culminating with Saturday’s championship finale.

Joining in on Thursday action will be the IMCA Hobby Stocks with IMCA Stock Cars on the card for Friday and then IMCA Sport Modifieds on Saturday.  The KARS (Kansas Antique Racers) will be on hand all three nights as well.

Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night.  Pit passes are $30 for each night.

In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at  https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park.  Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000.

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. Their licensed, bonded, insured drivers are true professionals tohandle all your towing needs, no matter the size. Whether you need a vehicle towed just for removal, or if you need an emergency wrecker, Lubbock Wrecker Service has two locations to serve you. More information regarding Lubbock Wrecker Service is availableat  www.lubbockwrecker.com or by calling 806-748-1044 or 325-573-6300.

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.

United Rebel Sprint Series Eying Lincoln County Raceway Loot!

 After a successful two-night weekend to open the season and the month of April, the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is set to open the month of May with a huge event as the “Rebels” head to Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Nebraska on Saturday night, May 4, for the fourth annual “Ron Williams/Dick Snoose Myers Memorial.”   

This one-night event will pay $1500 to win while just starting the night’s feature finale will pay $200. Also, fast time in each heat race will receive $50, courtesy of Herbst Towing.

Tyler Knight comes in as defending champion of this annual event while Darren Berry (2017) and Zach Blurton (2016) have also posted victories atop the Lincoln County Raceway dirt oval during the running of this event.

The POWRi URSS presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing has completed two events thus far this 2019 season with Jake Martens of Fairview, Oklahoma taking the season-opener at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas while Luke Cranston of Ness City, Kansas taking the victory one night later at Dodge City Raceway Park.

More information on the fourth annual “Ron Williams/Dick Snoose Myers Memorial” is forthcoming.

You can follow the URSS daily on their facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS)

Cranston Tops URSS Dodge City Season Opener

 Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 6, 2019) – Luke Cranston opened the 2019 season at Dodge City Raceway Park by racing to victory lane in the 25-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car vs. POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Racing feature event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

In the 25-lap DCRP Sprint Car vs. URSS feature, Ness City native Cranston gridded the feature inside the third row as Brian Herbert and Koby Walters led the way to the green flag but it was fourth-starter Ty Williams battling into the early lead.  click here for more

Jake Martens Claims URSS Season Opener!

    Park City, Kansas – April 5, 2019 - Jake Martens of Fairview, Oklahoma took the lead on lap five and never looked back to claim the season opener for the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing Friday night at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Buddy Tubbs and Andy Shouse started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature with Tubbs taking the lead as the green flag fell. Tubbs lead would be short lived, however, as he would bring out the features first caution when he spun in turn two.

Shouse inherited the lead on the restart but it was Lincoln, Nebraska’s Adam Guillion diving low into turns three and four to take the lead away from Shouse to lead lap two. Shouse, a three-time and defending Sprint Series of Oklahoma champion, would return the favor the next time around in the same fashion in turns three and four to retake the lead on lap three. Heading down the back stretch on lap four, Guillion would take the lead by ducking underneath Shouse to retake the lead.  click here for more 

URSS Announces Partnership with Mel Hambelton Ford Racing


With the season opener just one week away, officials with the POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series are excited to announce a new partnership has been formed with Mel Hambelton Ford Racing out of Wichita, Kansas.

Mel Hambelton Ford Racing will become presenting partner with the series and contribute to the year-end 2019-point fund. “We are honored to be associated with the fine people of  Mel Hambelton Ford Racing and are excited to have them climb aboard with our series,” said series president Rick Salem. “They are racers as well and we will do our best to represent them well as we go through this upcoming season.”

Mel Hambleton Ford Racing has become a major supplier of racing products from circle track to drag racing and everything in between. Their product line includes Hoosier Racing Tires, American Racer Tires, Sunoco Racing Fuel, VP Racing Fuel, MHF Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Triple X Racing,  Wilwood Disk Brakes, Wehrs Machine, Keyser, Integra Shocks, Penn Grade Racing Oil, Schaffer’s Oil, Zamp Helmets, Velocita, G-Force Racing Gear, PXP Racewear, Holley, ARP Bolts, Moroso, FSR Racing Products, Weld Wheels plus many more. They are located at 11771 W. Kellogg in Wichita or you can visit their online store at https://mhfordracing.com/ or by calling 888-540-3759.

The 14th consecutive season for the POWRi URSS presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing series kicks off this coming weekend, April 5-6, 2019 with a pair of events. It all kicks off on Friday night as the tour is proud to be part of 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” that will pay $800 to win for the “Rebels,” courtesy of Precise Racing Products. Then on Saturday night the tour will head to Dodge City Raceway Park and go head-to-head with the DCRP sprint regulars. This event will pay $700 to win.

In other URSS developments, two additional events have been added to the 2019 season schedule.

On Friday night, June 28th, the tour will make an appearance to Wakeeney Speedway in Wakeeney, Kansas for a special $1000 to win event. Also, the tour will end their 2019 race season on Saturday night, October 5th, at 81 Speedway.

More information on the POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing can be obtained by accessing the facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS). Any questions or inquires can also be obtained by calling Rick Salem (785) 475-7010.

URSS Partners with POWRi for 2019 

Oberlin, Kansas – March 13, 2019 - The Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series president Rick Salem has announced that the Kansas 305-ci sprint car series and Illinois-based POWRi Racing Series have formed a partnership for the upcoming 2019 race season.  

“We are excited to be aligned with POWRi and we look forward to working with them to help build their 305 sprint car division. With POWRi aligning with IMCA/Racesaver not much will change and with their dedication to open wheel racing we feel it will just be an added benefit to the Series, our Sponsors and our Racers,” says Salem.

The URSS will continue to utilize the IMCA Racesaver sprint rules package and will kick off their 14th consecutive race season with a pair of events to open the month of April. Season will kick off on Friday night, April 5, at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas with a special $800 to win event, courtesy of Precise Racing Products. Then on Saturday night, the tour heads to Dodge City Raceway Park for a $700 to win event.

More information on the URSS can be found on their facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series.

The Illinois POWRi currently sanctions midgets, sprints and micros throughout the country. Learn more about the POWRi Racing Series by accessing their official website www.poweri.com.   


A Word From The Series Founder


Welcome to our United Rebel Sprint Series official web site. With the growing support of committed competitors and supporting tracks, an affordable sprint car series is now full throttle.  We are now booking dates to area race tracks that will bring back affordable Sprint Car Racing to promoters and participants alike.  This series bottom line is affordable open wheel racing... period.  We have got to keep the costs down on this class to insure it's growth and make it a profitable opportunity for track promoters.  Thus making this series a winner for everyone  ....  including the fans.


Our pay structures of $700 to $2,000 to win and $150 to $200 to start the main, it is designed to bring new competitors into the series and make it feasible to travel to the area tracks insuring full fields.  We have adopted a set of rules and feel they keep the costs low and the competition close. By enforcing them we can keep it affordable to all.  This series has the potential to grow like wild fire and is a great concept to keep open wheel racing alive to all competitors and racetracks. I want to thank you all for your interest and the overwhelming support you have shown for this series.


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United Rebel Sprint Series

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Oberlin KS. 67749


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