July 15, 2014
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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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URSS Custom Ozark Mtn. Pellet Grill for Winner of
S&W Supply out of Hays Kansas has boosted what
already is a high paying weekend and will award the high point
driver a new URSS custom Ozark Mountain Pellet Grill during the
Wheatshocker weekend of July 11th thru July 13th.
S&W Supply is celebrating their 80th anniversary this
year and are doing it in fine fashion.
weekend will begin Friday night July 11th at Wakeeney
Speedway in Wakeeney Ks for the first URSS National points race of
the season and conclude Saturday and Sunday at RPM Speedway in Hays
Ks for the Wheatshocker Nationals. It will also award valuable
points to both Kansas and Colorado regions. Friday’s race will pay
the winner $1000 to win and Sunday’s final in Hays will pay the
winner a cool $2000 with $200 to start . The high point driver of
all three nights will receive a new Ozark Mountain URSS Custom
pellet and smoker grille. The grill, courtesy of S&W Supply, will
have a custom designed URSS Wheatshocker Weekend Logo attached to
the bottom of it.
URSS founder Rick Salem said “We have really enjoyed
working with Lance Pittman at S&W Supply on this project and really
appreciate what they are doing for our drivers in this series. This
should be a great addition to what will be a great weekend of URSS
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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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Wires URSS field in McCook
River Wyoming’s Zac Taylor missed the setup in his heat race but
come feature time it was a different story as he dominated the URSS
field at Red Willow Co. Raceway in McCook, Ne on Friday night.
On a very windy Friday the 13th, track
conditions would be slick and dusty with Jordan Randalls and Coby
Walters bringing the field to the green with Randalls taking the
early lead going into one and holding it for the first two laps
before 5th starting Taylor would take the lead running
the very top in turns 3 and 4. From there on out Taylor would
increase his lead lap by lap in a very impressive display of driving
as he ran the very top edge of 3 and 4 and the very bottom of 1 and
URSS Checkers in Lexington
Lincoln, Nebraska’s Jason
Martin made the most of the
first and last lap to
capture his first URSS
victory Sunday night at
Dawson Co. Raceway in
Jetmore’s rookie Jeremy
Huish and Lacrosse KS’s Kade
Hagan would bring the 13 car
field to the green with
Huish taking the lead into
one and leading the first
lap. North Plattes John
Webster would move from his
third starting spot into
second with Martin going
clear to the top of the
track in one and going from
his 10th starting spot to
third by the end of lap one.
Webster would take over the
top spot coming out of two
on lap two with Martin
getting by Huish on lap
three to begin a race long
battle to chase down the
Webster and Martin stayed
that way for most of the
race, the battle behind them
would stay hot and heavy as
Luke Cranston would battle
by Huish on lap 5 as would
Stephen Richardson on lap
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Bubak Scores 2nd URSS Victory at Norton
Bubak became the first two time winner in URSS action Saturday night
on the big ½ mile at Elmwood Park Speedway in Norton Ks.
Lacrosse’s Kade Hagans and Jetmore’s Rookie Jeremy Huish brought the
field to the green with Hagan jumping out to the early lead into the
first turn. That lead was short lived as a high flying Brian Herbert
used the very top of the track to blast around Hagan coming out of
turn 4 to lead the opening lap followed by Hagan, Steven Richardson,
Bubak and Jed Warner rounding out the top five.
Herbert would continue to lead as the action behind him heated up
with Bubak and Richardson overtaking Hagan on the next lap to claim
2nd and 3rd. By lap 5 things would really heat
up as Bubak drove around Richardson and 7th starting Zach
Blurton and 9th starting Jeff Radcliffe would move around
Hagan to claim 4th and 5th. click
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takes URSS Checkers in Calhan
For the second time in as many outings the URSS
Colorado region had another first time winner as John Jacob took top
honors Saturday night at El Paso Co. Speedway in Calhan, CO
After two attempts at running the first of three heat
races that were called off due to short rain bursts, the third time
was a charm, and the URSS Sprint cars gave the fans at the El Paso
County Fairgrounds a show they will remember all summer long.
Seventeen of Colorado’s fastest sprint cars checked
in for the night’s purse, which was bolstered by USA Performance
Engines. Unfortunately Clint Shubert’s night was shortened with
driveline woes and was unable to make the field.
Front row starters Dustin McNeill and Kevin Schramek
led the sixteen car field to the green flag for the first of twenty
five laps but lap one was waved off due to rookie McNeill spinning
in turn four. On the restart, the 22t of Mike Taylor took to the
lead for three laps but could not hold off the 16x of Scotty
Cochran. “My car was just a little too loose tonight” said Taylor. read
Blurton notches URSS victory in
by Nick Schwein, Hays Daily News
WaKeeney — Zach Blurton knew his 305 sprint car was fast.
Only problem was, he was going to need some help to close the gap
between him and the leader.
That help came in the form of lap traffic, and it allowed Blurton to
make a crucial pass — twice — for the United Rebel Sprint Series
feature victory Sunday night at WaKeeney Speedway.
Series founder Rick Salem, who started outside the front row, bolted
to the lead piloting the No. 911 car, a tribute to fallen soldier
Christopher Ryan Kruse. Salem would build his lead to a comfortable
margin as the action heated up well behind him.
“He was out there a straightaway or so,” Blurton said. “I knew once
I got by second place into second, it was just a matter of time. He
wasn’t getting through lap traffic very good, and we got around them
a lot better. It helped.”
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Coby Pearce Wins Colorado URSS opener
Colorado’s Coby Pearce took top honors at the URSS Colorado
Region’s season opener to claim his very first URSS “A” Feature
victory. 18 cars checked into El Paso County Speedway in Calhan
Colorado and left the fans standing on their feet and cheering for
more when it was over.
starting on the pole with Green River Wyoming’s Zac Taylor brought
the field to the green with Taylor jumping into an early lead.
Taylor would continue to lead with Pearce in hot pursuit with 4th
starting Patrick Bourke jumping into 3rd on lap 2,
passing rookie Nic Sutton in 4th and John Jacob rounding
out the top 5 until the one and only red flag flew for a flipping
Clint Schubert on lap 12 after making contact with Brian Hardman on
the back straightaway. Schubert was unhurt, disgusted and both he
and Hardman were done for the night.
restart it would be Taylor, Pearce, Bourke, Jacob and Zach Merritt
rounding out the top 5.and 10th starting Jake Bubak
moving into 5th place before the lap was completed. The
field would remain that way until lap 17 when Bubak would move into
4th getting around Jacob.
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Added money for this race thanks to Bob Schaeffer and
Bubak tops URSS field in McCook
Colorado’s Jake Bubak made his trip to Nebraska well worth it as he
took top honors in the URSS Feature at Red Willow County Raceway in
North Platte Nebraska’s John Webster and home town favorite Darren
Berry brought the field to the green flag with Webster taking the
early lead. At the end of lap 1 it was Webster, Berry and Rick
Salem moving up to 3rd from 6th.
The red flag flew on lap 2 for a flipping Howard Van Dyke after
tangling with a spinning Kade Hagans. Keefe Hemel also was involved
in the melee and sustained heavy damage, ending his night. During
the red, Salem was forced to change a flat left rear tire after
contact with Berry and had to re-start in the back of the pack. On
the restart, Webster would lead the next 8 laps while Bubak had
worked his way up to 2nd place by lap 9.
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Blurton Racing (ZBR) adds to URSS Contingencies
Zach Blurton Racing
(ZBR) and Outlaw Wings will add to all URSS National Shows this year
with gift certificates toward the purchase of any Outlaw Wing. The
winner of each National Event will receive a gift certificate worth
$40 discount on the purchase of a new top wing and $25 discount on a
new front wing.
ZBR will also be
providing Hoosier tires at all events in the Kansas and National
races this year. Although they won’t carry a full supply with them
at all times, you can call them or Mike Petersilie at Xtreme
Motorsports ahead of time so they can bring them to the track. To
contact them call Zach at 620-393-5249, John at 620-482-1399 or
Xtreme Motorsports at 620-796-2290
Taylor Takes URSS Opener at DCRP!
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 10, 2014) – Coming off Rookie of the Year honors in 2013, Zac Taylor kicked off the United Rebel Sprint Series season by taking victory honors in Saturday night’s 25-...lap feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.
The 15-year-old from Green River, WY, was awarded his third career URSS Sprint Car win after apparent winner Brian Herbert weighed in five pounds below the 1,550 pound weight limit, becoming the tenth different winner in as many series events at DCRP dating back to 2009.
With 28 cars on hand for the URSS opener, Herbert and Ty Williams led the feature field to the green flag. Herbert gunned into the early lead and set sail until the first of four cautions flew after seven laps when Kirby Hagans came to a stop in turn two. Williams slid past Herbert for the lead on the ensuing restart with Herbert battling back on the low side. The duo battled for several laps before Herbert reclaimed the point on the 11th round with Williams surrendering second to Taylor Velasquez the next time around before a caution flew for Craig Jecha’s encounter with the turn one wall. click
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Wings to Boost Colorado URSS Contingencies
The URSS Colorado
region had added yet another contingency sponsor with the addition
of Joey Schmidt Racing with Outlaw Wings. JSR, a dealer for Outlaw
Wings will provide gift certificates to the winner of each URSS
feature in Colorado for the 2014 season. Each certificate will be
good for a $40 dollar discount for an Outlaw top wing or $25 off a
purchase of a front wing. Joey Schmidt Racing will also be a new
team with the URSS this season and a welcome addition to a long list
of Rookie of the Year contenders. To contact Joey Schmidt Racing
We are proud to
announce that K. W. Schramek Landscape Materials of Fountain, CO has
teamed up with the El Paso County Speedway and the URSS for 2 events
in 2014. Both June 21st and July 5th will now pay $ 750 to win, with
some additional money spread into the field. K. W. Schramek is a
family owned and operated business since 1992, and is southern
Colorado’s largest supplier of cedar Mulch, colored mulch and
composted manure, and also carries several varieties of decorative
rock, and coil products at competitive prices. Call Kevin and JoJo
at 719-392-2712, or visit their website at www.schramrock.com ….
Their Business Rocks !!
Enterprises, LLC Sponsors Rookie Program with Colorado URSS
Another Local Colorado Business has
jumped on the Bandwagon of support for the Colorado Region of the
URSS. Jim Doyle of JDoyle Enterprises, LLC has officially signed on
to support this years large crop of Rookies in the URSS Colorado
JDoyle Enterprises, LLC will provide
a $50 gift certificate for the highest finishing rookie at each
event in the state of Colorado and will also award either 2 new
front wheels or a new left or right rear wheel at the end of the
season for the Rookie of the Year.
JDoyle Enterprises, LLC distributes
many components for open wheel racing on the front range. They are a
dealer for top notch lines in the industry including Peterson Fluid
Systems, Real Wheels, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Brake Man and many
I am proud to support the URSS and
open wheel racing in Colorado and the solidification and unification
of the drivers in this series is what makes me want to be a part of
it.” Said owner Jim Doyle.
Rick Salem, founder of the URSS said.
“I am overwhelmed by the amount of support that has been shown by
many businesses for this series in the Colorado area. It is the
overwhelming support of the drivers, owners and businesses that will
help the URSS to remain the premier sprint car organization in state
information on JDoyle Enterprises, LLC visit their website at
USA Performance Engines Bumps
URSS May 31st Purse
Once again, the URSS purse has a shot in the
arm with USA Performance Engines out of Denver Co. adding to the
payout May 31st at El Paso Co. Speedway Park in Calhan, CO. The
winner of the nights’ event will earn $750 to win with added money
throughout the field.
USA Engines is one of the premier engine
building facilities in the United States and has built winning
engines for many Sprint Car, Midget and Stock car teams throughout
the nation. Owner, Rick Lowery has fielded many sprint car and
midget teams and has been a huge supporter of the sport for many
years. USA Peformance is also the Hoosier Tire dealer and has a full
supply of racing components.
“I believe in what the URSS is doing and
this is just my way of giving back to the many teams that stop in my
shop and support my business either through buying engines, tires or
any items they may need for their race team” said Lowery.
We’re starting to see a lot of support for
this series in the Colorado region as it is growing with many new
drivers coming in this year and I and the drivers really appreciate
the support from the area businesses” said URSS founder Rick Salem.
For more information on USA Performance
Engines you can visit their website at www.usaengines.com
TriboDyn® to Boost Colorado URSS
The URSS Colorado region will get a
bump in pay on May 17th for the season opener at El Paso Co.
Speedway in Calhan, Co. with $700 to win and added money throughout
TriboDyn® 3 Stage Technology is a new
patent pending lubricating compound that can be utilized in motor
oils, gear lubes, greases, or other lubricating fluids. TriboDyn®
has higher pressure and temperature capabilities, maintaining
performance at extreme temperatures and pressure than any other
lubricants currently on the market today.
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URSS Releases 2014 Schedule
The United Rebel
Sprint Series has announced it’s 2014 series schedule. The schedule
will include 35 races in 3 states with the Kansas region and the
Colorado region. Headlining the schedule for 2014 will be 9
National Races that will pay out at least $1000 to the winner with a
couple of the races to pay $2000 to win.
returning to the schedule will be the Wheatshocker Nationals at RPM
Speedway in Hays, Ks on July 12th and 13th,
which will pay $2000 to win. This years Wheatshocker weekend will
also include the 11th National race at WaKeeney Speedway on Friday
night, July 11th, which will pay $1000 to win making it a
three day weekend for the traveling series.
On August 1st
the Rebels will return to the “Bullring” in Lacrosse Kansas
for the 4th Annual Bullring Nationals and then make the
trek down the highway on Saturday the 2nd to the famed
Belleville Highbanks for the 3rd annual URSS 305
Nationals paying $2000 to the winner. This race will be run in
conjunction with the Belleville Midget Nationals.
16th and 17th the Rebels will be doing battle
at Red Willow Co. Speedway in McCook, NE on Friday night and will
return to Decatur Co. Speedway in Oberlin, KS on Saturday and Sunday
for the Bob Salem Memorial, both of which will pay $1000 to the
The season will then
conclude at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS for the $1000
to win 2nd Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial on Sept 27th.
Click on the Schedule
tab at the top of the page to view the full 2014 line-up of events
For more information
, Contact Rick Salem at 785-475-7010