Cranston wins URSS Slide Job Slug Fest in Norton

In what was one of the most exciting races in URSS history, Luke Cranston held on for a hard fought victory to win the 25 lap URSS A feature Saturday night at Elmwood Park Speedway in Norton KS.

The field would be brought to the green by pole sitter Jeremy Huish and North Platte Nebraska’s John Webster. Webster would outgun the youngster going into turn one and assume the lead for the first three laps before sixth starting Cranston would use the very top of the big ½ mile to overhaul Webster and take the lead on lap 4.  

Meanwhile 10th starting Jake Bubak would begin his charge to the front overtaking Webster on lap 8 to begin his pursuit of the high flying Cranston who had built a half straightaway lead over the Colorado hot shoe.

 Lap by lap, Bubak would cut into Cranston's lead and by lap 18 would catch Cranston in lap traffic and execute the first of many slide jobs to come in turns three and four to move around Cranston and would lead at the start finish line. Cranston would return the favor in turns one and two to regain the lead only to have it negated before the lap was completed due to the one and only yellow of the night for a broken hub on the car of Jed Werner.  

 


Brian Hardman Wins URSS in Calhan

Brian Hardman is no stranger to victory lane at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, Co and Saturday night he proved once again he is hard to beat at the ¼ mile oval as he led flag to flag to earn his 5th career URSS victory. 

Starting on the pole beside Kevin Schramek, Hardman bolted into the lead at the drop of the green and would lead the first lap over Schramek, John Jacob, Scott Cochran and rookie Joey Schmidt rounding out the top five. 

Lap two would see Schramek spin in turn two collecting Cochran and Schmidt to bring out the first caution. All three would suffer damage and be out for the night.  

On the restart it would be Hardman, Jacob, Coby Pearce Mark Walinder and Nic Sutton rounding out the top five. Pearce would begin putting pressure on Jacob and would take the show position on lap five with Walinder taking the third spot the following lap.  

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Richardson Tames URSS in Hays

Steven Richardson has the hot hand at RPM Speedway in Hays Kansas as he won his second URSS feature event of the year on the 3/8 mile oval.   

Russells Justin Schwien and Rookie Jeremy Huish would bring the field to the green with Schwien outgunning the youngster into turn one and leading the opening lap with Koby Walters in second, Huish third Zach Blurton fourth and 7th starting Richardson rounding out the top 5 after lap one.  

Huish would make a strong move on lap three, getting by both Walters and Schwien to take the lead. Richardson would move by Blurton on lap 5 and overtake Schwien for third on lap 7 and start putting pressure on Walters for the runner up spot which he would claim on lap 11.  

Huish would continue to lead until lap 17 when Richardson would put a slide job on the youngster between turns one and two. Huish would return the favor in three and four only to have Richardson make it stick the following lap and would lead the rest of the 25 lap distance.  

Zac Taylor would make a strong run to finish second as Josh Fairbanlk would also pass Huish on the last lap to bring home show honors, Huish fourth and Koby Walters rounding out the top ten.  click here for more


Bubak Claims High Plains 305 Natls. 

Jake Bubak once again proved that he’s the man to beat in the United Rebel Sprint Series as he tops a stellar field of 26 cars during the High Plains 305 Nationals at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, Colorado on Saturday night. 

With heavy rains the night before, the track would be tough to tame as rookie Jeremy Huish and Mike Hathaway brought the field to the green with Huish jumping into the lead followed by Hathaway, rookie Jed Werner, Zach Blurton and Nate Berry rounding out the top 5 after the first lap. 

Huish would continue to lead while the  battles in the back got hot and heavy until Colorado’s Mike Taylor and Nebraska’s Darren Berry got tangled up on the front straightaway with both flipping on lap 7, bringing  out the first of three red flags of the night.  Both drivers were unhurt, but their night of racing would be cut short. 

On the restart, Huish would continue to lead but it was the high flying Luke Cranston who was on the move, using the top side of the race track to move around Werner and Blurton to take over third and start pressuring Hathaway for the number 2 spot.  click here for more


Luke Cranston Still The URSS Boss at Belleville 

photo compliments of Lonnie Wheatley

Luke Cranston once again showed his dominance at the Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kansas, as he captured The United Rebel Sprint Series 305 Nationals Crown taking home a $2,000 pay check against a stellar field Saturday night. 

Dodge City’s Keefe Hemel and rookie Jed Werner brought the field to the green flag with Hemel’s car stumbling on the start, allowing 3rd position starter Ray Seemann to jump out to an early lead with Werner 2nd and sixth starter Cranston already to 3rd, Zach Blurton in 4th and Brian Herbert in 5th after lap 1. 

On lap 2, Blurton would make a bold move on the bottom in turn 2 to overtake both Cranston and Werner with Cranston making a pass around Werner on the front straight to move into the show position. 

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Bubak wins at the Bullring

By NICK SCHWIEN                   nschwien@dailynews.net

                        50 Jed Werner / 9x Jake Bubak

La CROSSE -- Trying to tame the quarter-mile "Bullring" known as Rush County Speedway can be a daunting task, leaving some drivers shaking at the knees.

Jake Bubak isn't one of those drivers, though. Instead, the young driver from Colorado grabs the bull by the horns and proceeds to do what he does best at the track -- drive a sprint car.

That's exactly what Bubak did Friday night at the Bullring Nationals in La Crosse, and it led to his sixth United Rebel Sprint Series feature win this season.

"You just have to be really aggressive," Bubak said. "It just fits my driving style, I guess."

Bubak didn't shine right away -- well, at least until the first lap was finished.

He started 10th in the 30-lap feature and was seventh after the first circuit.

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SCHEDULE ALERT !!! Due to circumstances beyond my control I am forced to cancel the August 15th, 16th and 17th races in McCook and Oberlin. This is the hardest thing to have to do but I cannot take the chance of putting you guys in the same position I find myself in with checks that won't clear. Sorry for any inconvenience and I hope you all understand my situation and how hard this was to do...Rick