Zach Blurton Wires the URSS Field at Colorado Motorsports Park
The United Rebel Sprint Series made its way back to the Colorado Motorsports Park Saturday Night with sixteen teams making the pull to the 3/8’s mile oval. The crowd on hand for the evenings racing at CMSP were not disappointed, in the four events held there in 2016 four different drivers have graced Victory lane. Quinter Kansas racer Zach Blurton scored his second win of the URSS season wiring the field in the twenty laps A Feature.
Tammie Jo Christie led the field to the green flag with outside pole-sitter Coby Pearce darting out into the lead with Blurton, Austin Mclean, Christie and Scott Cochran comprising the top five at the end of the first circuit. Blurton was on a mission as he swapped spots with Pearce to take the point and never look back. Behind them, Cochran, Brian Hardman and Bob Schaeffer duked it out for positions three through five.
Behind the front five Luke Lucero, make-up feature winner Justin Medlock and Scott Rhodes were all looking for an advantage to reel in the top five. Up front Blurton was the showing the lead with Pierce, Mclean and Cochran in tow. Lap twelve saw second place runner Coby Pearce go off track giving the runner-up spot to Mclean.
As the laps dwindled away it was Zach Blurton holding a comfortable lead and when the checkered flag fell it was Blurton grabbing his first Colorado Region win of 2016. Austin Mclean made it two runner-up finishes in a row with Scott Cochran, Brian Hardman and Bob Schaeffer rounding out the top five.
Justin Medlock Scores First URSS Win at CMSP
The United Rebel Sprint Series rolled back through the pit gates with sixteen teams making the trip back to Byers to run a make-up feature from their May appearance that was interrupted by Mother Nature. Colorado Springs racer Justin Medlock led every lap of the race and grabbed his first ever victory with the URSS series.
Scott Rhodes led the field to the green flag with outside pole sitter Medlock grabbing the point with Rhodes, Bob Schaeffer, Nick Sutton and Austin Mclean rounding out the top five after lap one. Sutton and Mclean both made quick work of Schaeffer relegating him to the fifth spot on lap three. They set their sights on the second place car of Scott Rhodes, Mclean taking the third spot from Sutton on lap number five.
$100,000 up for grabs for URSS during “Month of Money”
Through the month of July and the first week of August the United Rebel Sprint Series/IMCA Racesaver will compete for an estimated $100,000 in total purse money during a 13 race stretch that begins July 1st in Dodge City, KS and ends Aug 6th at the famed Belleville Highbanks in Belleville, KS. This will be the largest combined payout for the “Month of Money” in the 11 year history of the URSS. This will also be the start of the 13 race URSS National championship battle, all of which pay a minimum $1000 to win and $200 to start. These races will also award IMCA state and National points.
“I am excited to be able to bring this month of high paying races to our drivers and invite drivers from other organizations to also come run with us. 305 sprint cars have come a long way and people would have laughed at me several years ago if I had told them 305 sprints would be running for these kind of payouts. But here it is… and I feel it will only get better as it continues to grow” said URSS founder and promoter Rick Salem.
The action gets started July 1st and 2nd at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Ks for the Boothill Showdown. Friday’s qualifying night program will pay regular purse of $500 to win with $125 to start. Saturday nights finale will pay $2000 to win with a great payout all through the field with $250 to start. Cars from Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma will be attending this event and whether you’re a driver or fan, this will be a race you will not want to miss!!
The following day, Sunday July 3rd, the rebels will then head 90 miles north to the Historical Wakeeney Speedway in Wakeeney KS. for a Kansas region race paying $500 to win, making a three day opening weekend for the month of July.
Saturday July 9th will begin the only Rebel races in the state of Nebraska as they invade Lincoln Co. Speedway in North Platte, NE. This race will pay $1000 to win and will also award National URSS points. The following day they will travel down I-80 to Lexington Speedway in Lexington Ne for a regional $500 to win show. Look for many of the Nebraska Sprint Series drivers to compete on this weekend along with the URSS regulars as it will also award Nebraska IMCA points.
The URSS “West” region out of Colorado will also compete on July 9th at Valentine Speedway in Glen Rock, WY for a special out of state race paying $600 to win and an increased purse throughout the field.
The weekend of July 15th through the 17th is one of the biggest weekends on the calendar as the Rebels will first hit the track Friday night for the first of two scheduled National shows at the famed Wakeeney Speedway. This race will pay $1000 to win, with a starting pay of $200. From there the race teams will travel 30 miles down the highway to RPM Speedway in Hays, KS. for the 8th Annual Wheatshocker Nationals two day event, July 16th and 17th. This has always been one of the biggest weekends on the URSS Schedule for many years. Saturday’s qualifying program will pay the winner $500, leading up to Sunday’s Championship race paying $2000 to win and $200 to start. Also for the third year there will be a “Custom” Ozark Mountain pellet grill given away to the high point driver of the three day weekend, presented by Lance Pittman of S&W Supply/Federated Auto parts out of Hays, KS.
Sunday July 24th will be a Kansas regional race, paying $500 to win, at the Historic Wakeeney Speedway. John Lashelle and his crew have furnished an excellent track with multiple grooves this year and drivers always look forward to running there.
The following weekend on Saturday night, July 30th, the Rebels will head to the great state of Colorado for the only scheduled National race at the new Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers CO. Athough CMSP has 8 URSS West races on their 2016 schedule this will be the only $1000 to win and $200 to start National points paying race of the season.
The “Month of Money” will end Friday and Saturday August 5th and 6th as the traveling group will start the weekend off Friday night in Lacrosse, Ks at Rush Co. Fairgrounds for the 10th Annual “Bullring Nationals”. This race paying $1000 to win has always been one of the drivers and fans favorite races of the year. Being the smallest track the Rebels run on it always provides some of the most exciting 2 and 3 wide racing of the year. From the smallest track to the largest and fasted track on the schedule, the Rebels will then travel to Belleville KS on Saturday to end the run at the Famed Belleville Highbanks for the Belleville Nationals. This race run with the Midget Nationals will pay $2000 to the winner with a minimum of $300 to start the A main and will complete a little over a month of some of the biggest paying races in 305 sprint car history.
For more information you can contact Rick Salem at 785-475-7010, visit our website at www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com or go to our facebook page United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS)
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ATTENTION DRIVERS...SCHEDULE ALERT !!! Thanks to a lot of hard work by John Webster, the July 9th race scheduled in North Platte will now be a National points show paying $1000 to win and $200 to start !!! John also has worked to gain many contingency prizes and will be posting them as the time draws nearer. Lets give John a big "attah Boy" and hope to see you all there !!
Jed Werner Grabs First URSS Win of 2016
at WaKeeney Speedway
The United Rebel Sprint Series pulled into the Wakeeney Speedway with sixteen teams checking in for the evening's festivities. Though the weather was hot and humid the staff at the lightning fast 3/8's oval gave the racers a fast, tacky racetrack that proved to be a test for the racers. Plainville Kansas driver Jed Werner, who has had a somewhat frustrating first part of the season, picked up his first victory of the season in convincing fashion wiring the field to take the win in convincing fashion.
The field was led to the green flag by Pole sitter Jed Werner and Cody Lampe, with Werner taking the lead followed by Jeff Radcliffe, Lampe, Jeremy Huish and Zach Blurton rounding out the top five at the end of the first circuit. Blurton and Luke Cranston quickly dispatched Huish and Lampe on lap two putting them directly in John Webster's sights. Lap four saw the first caution flag wave as Mike Beckerman came to a halt on the backstretch ending his night.
Luke Cranston Claims His Second URSS Win at RPM Speedway
Twenty two teams pulled through the Pit Gate at RPM Speedway Sunday night to make up a date that was rained out earlier in the season. It was Steve King Foundation Night Sunday and the fans in attendance were not disappointed by the action on the track. The track crew did an excellent job of maintaining a racy surface throughout the evening and Luke Cranston powered his way to his second win of the year becoming the only driver to visit Victory Lane more than once this season.
Lacrosse Kansas driver Kade Hagans led the field to the green flag and jumped out to the lead with Nate Berry, Luke Cranston, Saturday nights winner Ty Williams and three time URSS National Champion Jake Bubak rounding out the top five at the end up lap one. Caution would fly early as Jordan Randles and Ken Lutters banged wheels in turn one causing the caution to come out, both drivers were okay but done for the evening. click here for more
Ty Williams Takes URSS Win at Thomas County Speedway
The United Rebel Sprint Series made its way back to the 3/8’s oval at the Thomas County Fairgrounds in Colby Kansas Saturday night and the fans were on their feet for a classic green, white checker finish. Arcadia Oklahoma’s Ty Williams in the 911 Christopher Ryan Kruse tribute sprint car wired the field to take his first URSS victory of the season.
Ty Williams along with outside pole sitter Nate Berry brought the field to the green with Williams jumping into the lead with Steven Richardson, Nate Berry, Jeff Radcliffe and Luke Cranston rounding out the top five after lap one. Cranston and Radcliffe got by Berry to relegate him to the fourth spot on lap two. Lap five saw Radcliffe pull off the track with a shattered rear brake rotor ending his promising run early.
Lap five saw the caution come out when Nate Berry looped his mount in turn one. On the restart Liberal’s Tracey Hill jumped up to the fifth spot with fellow Liberal racer Koby Walters in tow. Hill took over the fourth spot on lap seven as Zach Blurton made his way to fifth passing Walters. Up front Williams was starting to get into lapped traffic by lap eleven and on lap twelve the caution flew for a spin of the second place Richardson. Click here for more
Jake Martens takes the Victory in Race Two at Wakeeney Speedway
With the result of Sunday’s tantrum by Mother Nature the URSS/IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series was forced to make Monday a two show event. The fans were not disappointed as the eighteen teams that stayed for the second show put on a whale of a show with Mother Nature trying her best to interrupt the festivities. To no avail the Rebels won this battle with Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens taking his first career URSS win. It also is a credit to the parity of the series as Martens is the sixth different winner in the six shows that have been ran in this rain shortened season.
Liberal Kansas’s Steven Richardson led the field to the green flag with Martens on the outside beating him into turn one with Richardson, Jeff Radcliffe, Zach Blurton and CJ Johnson rounding out the top five on lap one. The caution would fall before lap three could be completed when Ken Lutters came to a stop in turn three after his entry suffered damage ending his evening.
On the restart Martens jumped out to the lead once again with CJ Johnson and first race winner Luke Cranston darted past Radcliffe to take over the fourth and fifth spots. One lap later Cranston took the fourth spot away from Johnson and set his sights on Zach Blurton who held down the third position. Farther back in the pack Jed Werner started his charge from seventeenth starting position to move into a battle with Craig Jecha for the tenth spot by lap seven. Click here for the rest of the story
Luke Cranston Claims First URSS Win of the 2016 Season at Wakeeney
Once again Mother Nature played havoc with the two day Memorial Weekend show at the Historic Wakeeney Speedway as rains postponed Saturday night’s race to a Sunday twin bill. Twenty three teams made the trek to the 3/8’s mile clay oval to battle for the win. When the checkered flag fell in was Plains. Kansas driver Lucas Cranston picked up his first win of the 2016 URSS/IMCA Racesaver Series season.
Nate Berry led the field to the green flag on the first attempt but starter Smokey Fairbank re-racked the field to try it again. Berry once again led the field to the flag stand with Ken Lutters taking the point with Luke Cranston, CJ Johnson, Kade Hagans and Berry rounding out the top five after lap one. JD Johnson took over the fifth spot on lap two pushing Berry back to the sixth spot. Cranston had been right on Lutters tail tank and made the pass to take over the lead on circuit number three.
Lap four saw the red flag fly as Brandon Sprott and Cody Lampe tangled up on the backstretch, with Lampe taking a series of flips after spinning catching the crown of the track. Both drivers were okay but done for the race.