We have added a race at what has always been one of our favorite race tracks. Sunday July 8th the Rebels will hit the Dawson County Raceway in Lexington Ne. This will make a great double header weekend as we run in North Platte Ne on Saturday night. Mark your calenders and hope to see you ALL there !!!
URSS Ready for Colorado Return
After a huge weekend at the DCRP/URSS 305 Nationals in Dodge City, the Rebels will now set their sites on heading to the state of Colorado as they return this Saturday night to El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, CO.
A large contingent of drivers from the state of Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma will converge on the ¼ mile “D” shaped oval to meet up with a great field of cars from the state of Colorado to vie for the $1000 to win and $200 to start A feature.
The last visit to the El Paso County Raceway was in 2014 when Jake Bubak topped a stellar field of 26 cars to take the victory and earn a $1000 payday.
A great contingent of Kansas cars will be headed to Colorado including Brian Herbert, Zach Blurton, Steven Richardson, Ryan Hill, Koby Walters, Aaron Ploussard, Chad Salem, Jed Werner and more of Kansas’s best drivers. Turpin Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez will also make the the tow along with Oklahoma City’s Ty Williams.
They will be met with a stong field of Colorado drivers including young guns Austin McLean, Chris Crowder and Buddy Tubbs along with veterans Coby Pearce, Brian Hardman, Lonnie Cox, Todd Plemons and many others.
Look for this to be a great show as the Rebels return to the state of Colorado for the first time in 2 years. Racing starts at 5pm Mountain time
Martens Banks Over $4K in Dramatic Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals Finale
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 16, 2018) – Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens survived a wild last-lap atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval to pocket more than $4,000 by winning Saturday night’s Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP vs. URSS 305 Sprint Car Nationals 30-lap championship feature event.
Martens took the lead away from Brian Herbert and then kept Chad Koch at bay before escaping a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak to pocket $4,040 that included $1,040 in lap money along with the posted $3,000 winner’s share.
Martens raced on to the stripe ahead of Koch and 15th-starter Luke Cranston for the lucrative payday aboard the Martens Machine Shop/Blake & Robin Stocking No. 48.
After heat race and qualifying race action for the 34-car Precise Racing Products vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS), Brian Herbert and Koby Walters led the way to the green flag as Martens gridded the feature field in third.
Herbert gunned into the lead at the outset and paced the early rounds ahead of Walters and Martens, with Martens making his way into second soon after the first of just two cautions flew after nine laps for Lonnie Cox in turn two with the final caution flying four laps later.
With Martens pressuring Herbert for the point, Chad Koch and Zach Blurton began dicing for position just behind them. Martens finally made his way into the lead on the 19th round with Koch following suit by racing into second on the same lap with a surging Luke Cranston taking over third from his 15th starting position on the 20th round. Click here for more
Richardson Reels in Lubbock Wrecker DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals Prelim Win
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 15, 2018) – Liberal’s Steven Richardson reeled in his first career feature win atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval by wiring the field in Friday night’s Second Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP vs. URSS 305 Sprint Car Nationals 20-lap preliminary feature.
It wasn’t without a threat for the point though, as Luke Cranston closed in past the halfway point and was challenging before getting into the turn two wall. Richardson led the rest of the way to best the 36-car field that will vie for a $3,000 winner’s share on Saturday night.
“We’ve been running here a few years now, it feels great to finally get the dub,” Richardson said in victory lane. “I can’t wait for tomorrow night.”
Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens led the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) feature field to the green flag from the pole position but it was outside starter Richardson gunning into the lead at the outset. Richardson slipped away early on, leaving Martens and Ray Seemann to dice for second until Cranston battled past for second on the seventh round.
With Richardson reaching the tail of the field at the midway point, Cranston began to close the gap. By the 12th round, Cranston was pressuring the leader and looked to the outside of turns one and two on the 14th lap only to jump Richardson’s right rear tire and get into the wall. The incident brought Cranston’s night to an early end.
When action resumed, Richardson was able to distance himself from the field aboard the Myers-powered Poor Boy Kustomz/Richardson Trucking No. 0 J&J as Martens and Seemann traded sliders for second, ultimately taking the checkered flag comfortably ahead of the pack dicing for position in his wake.“ Click here for the rest of the story
Pre-Entries Now Sought for Inaugural Belleville 305 Nationals!
Oberlin, Kansas – June 6, 2018 - Pre-entries are now being accepted for the inaugural Belleville 305 Nationals slated for Friday and Saturday night, August 3-4, 2018, atop the famed Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kansas.
This event will be sanctioned by the United Rebel Sprint Series and under the direction of series founder and president, Rick Salem. All official 305 IMCA/RaceSaver Sprint rules will apply for this huge, two-night event that will pay $2500 to win on Friday night and $7000 to win on Saturday night.
Below is the purse breakdown for both night’s:
Friday night purse: 1) $2500, 2) $1500, 3) $1200, 4) $1100, 5) $1000, 6) $950, 7) $900, 8) $850, 9) $800, 10) $750, 11) $700, 12) $650, 13) $600, 14) $550, 15) $500, 16) $450, 17-21) $400, 22-24) $350: Non-Qualifiers $100
Saturday night purse: 1) $7000, 2) $3500, 3) $3000, 4) $2500, 5) $2000, 6) $1750, 7) $1650, 8) $1600, 9) $1550, 10) $1500, 11) $1450, 12) $1400, 13) $1350, 14) $1300, 15) $1250, 16) $1200, 17) $1500, 18) $1100, 19-21) $1050, 22-24) $1000: Non-Qualifiers $250
Pre-entry fee, post marked before July 20, is $30 and drivers will receive one (1) free pit pass. Entry fee after the July 20th date is still $30 but no free pit pass will be presented.
Official entry form is available on the series website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. You can also keep track of all the happenings of this inaugural event on the following facebook pages: Belleville 305 Nationals and Belleville High Banks.
Any further questions regarding the inaugural running of the Belleville 305 Nationals can be obtained by calling Rick Salem (785) 475-7010 or by email email@example.com.
More information pertaining to driver pre-entry lists, grandstand admission, lodging and more will be released in the coming days
Click here for a pre-registration form
Martin Holds Off Late Day Challenge for URSS Victory at 81 Speedway
Park City, Kansas – May 27, 2018 - Jason Martin took the lead in the early stages and then held off a late-race challenge by Michael Day to claim the United Rebel Sprint Series twenty-five-lap feature finale during their portion of 81 Speedway’s “Sprint Car Maynia II” in Park City, Kansas on Sunday night.
Ty Williams and Steven Richardson started on the front row of the twenty-one-car feature and entering turn one on the opening lap, Williams and third-starting Brian Herbert got together causing both to spin. This sent both drivers to the tail of the field on the complete restart which saw J.D. Johnson and Richardson now pacing the field.
On the restart it was Richardson taking the quick lead while “Texas” Colby Estes, Taylor Velasquez and Day were the top five after the first lap was complete. Estes got a run up top coming out of turn two on lap three to take the lead from Richardson while Day made a strong move down low entering turns three and four to take the lead coming down the front stretch one lap later.
Tenth starting Jason Martin worked the top in turns one and two and the bottom in turns three and four to move up through the field and entering turn three on lap seven, got past both Estes and leader, Day, to take the lead in turns three and four.
Martins first encounter with slower cars began on lap eleven while holding on to his half stretch lead at the races midway point. With drivers utilizing the top and bottom of the three-eighths mile oval, passing was intense throughout the event.
Valasquez wins URSS Dodge City Thriller
Just one weekend removed from a wild heat race flip atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park, Taylor Velasquez bounced right back to win Saturday night’s 25-lap United Rebel Sprint Series vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car Clash main event.
Velasquez put the Bearcat Oil Services/Fronk Oil Co. No. 21x out front at the outset from the pole position and capitalized on a lap 20 caution that negated a Jake Martens pass for the lead to secure the win.
Given a reprieve, Velasquez burst out to a lead of several car-lengths as the race restarted, but Martens closed back in and tried to slip under in the final pair of corners only to fall two car-lengths short at the stripe.
“This week has been blood, sweat and tears,” the Turpin, OK, racer explained. “I wasn’t really sure how I’d feel tonight. Getting through the heat race was the most important part of the night, after that I got a lot more comfortable in the car.”
Gunning into the lead at the drop of the green flag, Velasquez gradually slipped away from opening night winner Brian Herbert and Martens in the early going. Martens made his way past Herbert for second on the 15th round and erased Velasquez’ advantage in short order then raced into the lead on the low side only to have the race’s only caution appear to put Velasquez back out front.
Velasquez took full advantage by going on to become the third different winner in as many rounds of DCRP Sprint Car competition in what was also the season opening event for the United Rebel Sprint Series.