August 24, 2014
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Claims High Plains 305
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
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.
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.
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
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Luke Cranston Still The URSS Boss at Belleville
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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
50 Jed Werner / 9x
-- Trying to tame
"Bullring" known as
Rush County Speedway
can be a daunting
task, leaving some
drivers shaking at
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
That's exactly what
Bubak did Friday
night at the
in La Crosse, and it
led to his sixth
United Rebel Sprint
Series feature win
"You just have to be
Bubak said. "It just
fits my driving
style, I guess."
Bubak didn't shine
right away -- well,
at least until the
first lap was
He started 10th in
the 30-lap feature
and was seventh
after the first
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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
situation and how
hard this was to
URSS Field in Hugoton
With the heat index at 105, Colorado’s Jake Bubak proved he was as
hot as the temperature coming from his 12th starting position to
take the lead on the 23rd lap and cruise to his 5th United Rebel
Sprint Series feature win of the season at Dirtona Raceway in
Hugoton, Kansas on Saturday night.
Dodge City’s Keefe Hemel and Forgan, Oklahoma’s Kaden Taylor brought
the field to the green flag with Hemel jumping out to an early lead
followed by Taylor, Caldwell, Zac Taylor, and Rick Salem rounding
out the top 5 after the first lap.
Bubak would crack the top 5 on the 5th lap when a caution flag flew
on lap 6 for Jeremy Huish and Gavin Stout.
By lap 7. Bubak would move by Caldwell for 4th and begin pressuring
Zac Taylor for the show position and moved by Taylor on lap 12.
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Jared Kern Out-guns URSS Field in Dodge City
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 25, 2014) –Jared Kern
survived a last-lap bid from Zach Blurton among others in heavy
traffic to win Friday night’s 25-lap United Rebel Sprint Series
feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval that
headlined First Responders Night.
Kern outgunned Kaden Taylor for the point at the drop of the green
flag and fought off a challenge eight laps in from Koby Walters to
retain command when the first of two cautions appeared after ten
laps for Jake Bubak’s turn one spin.
out front, Luke Cranston and Zach Blurton made quick work of Walters
to move up to second and third, respectively, before the next
caution appeared three laps later for a Jeremy Huish spin in turn
off once again on the restart with Cranston trying the top side of
the track, only to open the door for Blurton to scoot by on the
bottom into second.
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Bubak earns $2K for URSS
Wheatshocker Nationals victory
By NICK SCHWIEN
There's a youth movement in the 305 sprint car ranks of the
United Rebel Sprint Series.
Jake Bubak is leading the charge. The youngster from Arvada,
Colo., validated his United Rebel Sprint Series national
championship last year by besting a field of top-notch drivers
Sunday night at the Wheatshocker Nationals at RPM Speedway in Hays.
"Last year, we won the national championship and didn't even win
a national race," said Bubak, who pocketed $2,000 Sunday. "It was
really frustrating because the year before, I won like three of them
and didn't win the national championship. Most main event wins are
awesome, and it's good to win for these Colorado guys. They've had a
bad weekend. My buddy Zac Taylor and Adam Trimble both wrecked cars.
And Coby Pearce did, too. It sucked not having them here, but
hopefully we made them proud by winning here tonight."
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wins the Ozark Mountain custom grill sponsored by Federated Auto
Parts and S & W Supply with a 3 night total of 440 points
Cranston takes first night of URSS
By NICK SCHWIEN
There might have been
a bit of apprehension in the mind of Luke Cranston.
It had been a long
time since the sprint car driver from Plains had a good run at RPM
Speedway in Hays.
And earlier this
season, Cranston — who grew up in Ness City — flipped his 305 sprint
car at RPM.
On Saturday night,
though, Cranston waited out a lengthy rain delay and washed away any
ill thoughts by winning the first night of the United Rebel Sprint
Series Wheatshocker Nationals.
“We haven’t had a real
good run at Hays for, well, I don’t know, probably eight years
maybe,” said Cranston, who races a 305 and 360 sprint car. “Back in
about 2006, I did pretty good in the 360. We ran about fourth, which
is about as good as we’ve ever done up here. We’ve been really fast,
and I’ve screwed it up. And we’ve had some really bad luck. It was
nice to get that monkey off our back and finally do something.
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Fairbank Wins URSS Nationals at Wakeeney
WaKEENEY -- The car was fast in the heat race, so Josh Fairbank
decided not to make any changes.
Instead, he sat back and relaxed as much as any racer can.
And at the end of the night, Fairbank was all smiles once again. The
driver of the No. 51 sprint car won his first United Rebel Sprint
Series feature of the year Friday night at WaKeeney Speedway.
While Fairbank didn't win his heat, he knew he had something special
in his car. He ended up proving it, besting a field of top-notch
drivers in the 30-lap main event.
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Fifth different winner in five races as Clint Schubert wins #1 at
The home town favorite
received a loud cheering roar from the crowd as he climbed out of
his sprint car shaking fists to the sky as he claimed his first URSS
Colorado victory. The familiar green and white Shubert Farm Depot
#44 led green to checker after starting on the pole. A proud father
and even more ecstatic new wife met him on the front straight to
give her new husband a giant kiss in front of the fans as he
received his trophy. ”I drove it like my midget and it worked, I’m
so excited” said Clint. A proud father/ crew chief said “we hit the
set up tonight and now we know what to do next time. I am proud of
Clint.” Clint is the fifth different winner in as many races for the
Colorado Rebels at El Paso County Speedway.
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Koby Walters Takes First URSS
Checkers in Colby
KS. young gun, Koby Walters, earned his first career URSS feature
win Sunday night at Thomas County Raceway in Colby KS in convincing
fashion as he dominated the 25 lap feature.
Rookie of the year contenders, Jed Werner and Jeremy Huish brought
the field to the green with Werner taking the early advantage and
leading the first 5 laps before fifth starting Walters made his move
coming out of turn two to take the lead and would never relinquish
Cochran would overtake Werner on lap 8 to move into second and would
hold that position until spinning on 12 lap. On the restart, it was
Walters, Nate Berry, Steven Richardson, Werner and Jake Bubak. click
Jake Bubak takes Center Stage in Dodge City
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY,
Kan. (June 28, 2014) – Jake
Bubak took center stage by
winning a non-stop 25-lap
feature at the Sixth Annual
Steve King Memorial atop the
3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway
Park clay oval on Saturday
Bubak made a last-corner
pass of race-long leader Ray
Seemann to snare the URSS
Sprint Car feature win.
In the 25-lap main event,
outside front row starter
Ray Seemann jumped ahead of
pole starter Nick Haygood
for the point at the outset
and led all but the final
While Seemann and Colorado’s
Haygood slipped away from
the field, Bubak struggled
in the early going from his
sixth starting position.
“The car was so tight early,
I couldn’t hardly turn it,”
the reigning URSS National
champion from Arvada, CO,
Mired in fifth after ten
laps, Bubak worked traffic
to his advantage to charge
by Steven Richardson and
Brian Herbert at the midway
point and set his sights on
the front two runners.
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Taylor Scores First URSS Win in Calhan
promoter, Rick Salem, asked the promoter of El Paso County Speedway
Alan Davis, to water the top of the race track prior to Saturday
nights A feature. Davis obliged and Rookie Mike Taylor found it to
his liking as he used the top of the race track to score his first
ever URSS feature.
and Kevin Schramek brought the field to the green with Lucero
jumping out to the early lead with Schramek, Nic Sutton, Taylor and
Coby Pearce rounding out the top five after lap one.
would move to the high side on lap 6 and overtake Sutton and two
laps later would relegate Schramek to third. Taylor then set his
sights on Lucero and would begin reeling in the leader lap by lap.
Taylor would use the high side in turns 3 and 4 to overtake the
leader on lap 16 only to have Lucero charge back in front coming out
of 2 and leading down the back straight only to have Taylor regain
before crossing the line on lap 17.
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Richardson Uses Opportunity to Win URSS Hays Go
With 25 laps in a feature race, there's time to be patient. But when opportunity arises, a driver has to strike.
That's exactly what Steven Richardson did Saturday night in the United Rebel Sprint Series 305 sprint car main event at RPM Speedway in Hays.
Richardson started outside on the second row, just behind Brian Herbert. Herbert paced the field for several laps, only to slip up one time in turns three and four. That allowed Richardson to get by him to win his first URSS feature this year.
"When it's rubbered down like that in three and four, you just kind of take your time and wait for someone to slip up and then take your chance," Richardson said. "That's when you have to get them. "I saw him get in a little high, and he got up in the slick. I thought, 'All right. Here we go. Let the race begin.' "
Herbert jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag, with Jeff Radcliffe hot on his tail.
Richardson settled into the third spot and moved into second on lap six. By then, Herbert had built a several-car-length advantage.
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Walinder Wins URSS Calhan Chaos
If it wasn’t a full moon, it should have been. It should have been Friday the thirteenth as well. All but four sprint cars wish they could have a “do-over” from Saturdays racing program at El Paso County Speedway. Everyone but Mark Walinder, Scott Cochran, Mike Taylor, and Kevin Schramek were on the trailer before the end of the shortened feature.
The weather played hell for the speedway that night. The wind picked up, drying the track in one and two and keeping the bottom sloppy muddy in three and four during the heat races. The temperature dropped to the low fifties making the night a challenge to say the least.
Before the heat races Rookie of the year challenger Nic Sutton’s night ended with a broken rear end. “We are scratching tonight to not completely ruin the rear end “said Nic.
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