Bubak Claims $2000 URSS Wheatshocker Nationals!
Hays, Kansas –
July 14, 2019 – Continuing on his hot streak, Golden, Colorado’s Jake
Bubak took the lead with eight laps left of the 30 lap feature
and went on to claim the eleventh annual “Wheatshocker
Nationals” as the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented
by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing wrapped up the two-race weekend Sunday
night atop the excellently prepared Rolling Plains Motor Speedway in
Luke Cranston and
Jed Werner started on the front row for the thirty-lap championship
feature finale with Cranston taking the early lead as the green flag
fell. Werner, Zach Blurton, Jack Potter and Brian Herbert were the top
five after the first lap was complete.
Cranston kept a
pressuring Werner behind the first six laps before Werner took the
lead on lap six. The racy three-eighths mile oval saw passing
throughout the field while Cranston kept Werner at a safe distance.
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Huish Holds Off Bubak for First Career URSS
Kansas – July 13, 2019 – Jeremy Huish passed race long leader Ty
Williams just past the races' midway point, then held off a late race
charge from Jake Bubak to claim his first-career Lucas Oil POWRi
United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing as
the tour opened the 11th annual Wheatshocker Nationals at
Rolling Plains Motor Speedway in Hays, Kansas on Saturday night.
Huish and Ty Williams started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap
feature with Williams taking the lead as the green flag fell. Huish,
Koby Walters, Jack Potter and Zach Blurton were the top five after the
first lap was complete with Williams controlling the front running
kept the point the first fourteen laps before encountering slower
cars, allowing Huish to close the gap. While working lapping the
slower cars, Huish made his move and powered past the Edmond, Oklahoma
driver to take the lead on lap fifteen.
and only caution of the race fell on lap sixteen when Steven
Richardson slowed and came to a stop with a blown motor.
final restart it was Huish, Williams, Walters, Bubak, and Potter the
top five with Huish getting a jump on the rest of the field with
Williams giving chase. The restart allowed Bubak to close in on the
leaders and the series leading race winner on the 2019 race season
disposed of Walters for the third position and within striking
distance of the two front runners. With four laps to go, Bubak would
pass Williams for the runner-up position and set his sights on the
leader. click here for the full
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Bubak Wires Field for Fourth URSS Victory
Belleville, Kansas – July 4, 2019 - Jake
Bubak from Aurora, Colorado took the lead at the start and never
looked back to claim the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series
presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing special Independence Day,
Thursday night edition of racing atop the famed Belleville High Banks
Speedway in Belleville, Kansas.
J.D. Johnson from Wichita and Bubak started
on the front row for the twenty-lap feature with Bubak quickly taking
the lead as the green flag fell. Johnson, Ty Williams, Jake Martens
and Zach Blurton were the top five after the first lap was complete.
and Martens would pass Johnson for second and third, respectively, on
lap two as Bubak set sail on the rest of the field. Bubak, aboard the
Jeff Stefonick owned #11 sprint based out of Colorado, would cruise
the distance to claim his series-leading fourth feature victory of the
season. His victory was worth $1000.
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Seven Events Slated in July for
POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series!
Kansas It’s a busy month of July for the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel
Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing tour as seven
events are on the docket, all leading up to the second annual
Belleville 305 sprint car nationals during the first weekend in
The month of July agenda and information is
July 4 – Belleville High Banks. This will
be a test and tune event for all drivers competing in the upcoming
Belleville 305 Nationals atop the famed half-mile oval, celebrating
Independence Day with $1000 going to the night’s feature winner.
July 6 – Thunder Hill Speedway. Two days
after the Belleville High Banks event, the “Rebels” head to Thunder
Hill Speedway in Mayetta, Kansas for yet another $1000 to-win event.
July 13-14 – RPM Speedway. Two night’s in
the western Kansas of Hays for the tours annual stop will see Saturday
and Sunday night action with Sunday night’s finale paying $2000 to
July 27 – Solomon Valley Raceway. An annual
stop in Beloit will see the series normal $750 to-win show kicking off
yet another double-header weekend of racing.
July 28 – Rush County Speedway. LaCrosse,
Kansas will host the tour on a special Sunday night edition of 305-ci
sprint car action with yet another $750 to-win show.
July 31 – Thayer County Speedway. Just
across the Kansas state line, this will be the series last appearance
in the “Cornhusker” state for 2019. This special $1000 to-win
Wednesday night event should draw an array of drivers from throughout
the country as they all make their way to Belleville the following
August 1-3 – Belleville 305 Nationals. The
much anticipated second-annual event seems to have successfully
replaced the Midget Nationals with over fifty drivers from across the
Thus far this season, nine events have been
completed with Jake Bubak claiming three of those victories. Jake
Martens, Jason Martin, Luke Cranston, Tod Plemons and Tanner Conn have
all found victory lane once. Despite being held out of victory lane,
two-time and defending tour champion Zach Blurton once again sits atop
the current point standings as the month of July plays a pivotal part
in the chase for the 2019 URSS championship.
Daily updates can be found on their
facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS). Further inquiries
can be obtained by calling series president Rick Salem (785) 475-7010.
David Smith, Jr./OKTidbits
Conn Wires Field for First URSS and SSO
Victory at 81 Speedway!
City, Kansas – June 21, 2019 - Tanner Conn from Oklahoma City took the
lead at the start and never looked back to claim the Lucas Oil POWRi
United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing and
Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products
feature Friday night at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas.
Conn and Steven Shebester started on the front
row for the twenty-lap feature finale with Conn taking the lead as the
green flag fell. Fourth starting Zach Blurton moved into the second
position and pressured the young OKC driver but could never get close
enough to mount a challenge for the lead.
Conn, who picked up his first-career sprint car
feature victory a couple weeks ago in weekly race action in Lawton,
Oklahoma, would go on to claim his first-career URSS and SSO victory.
Blurton settled for second while third-starting
Jack Potter held on for third. Eighth-starting Jeremy Huish came home
fourth while Shebester rounded out the top five.
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Time URSS Champ Bubak Finishes off Perfect Lubbock Wrecker Service
305 Nationals – Banks $6,300 for the Weekend
Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 15, 2019) – The Lubbock Wrecker
Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals turned out to be a lucrative
venture for three time URSS Champion Arvada, Colorado’s Jake Bubak and
the Dubose/Wells-powered Coyote Candle Company No. 74b Maxim Sprint
After topping both the Thursday and Friday preliminary features, Bubak
topped the Triple 8 Trucking Dash for Cash to earn the pole position
for Saturday night’s 30-lap championship feature atop the Dodge City
Raceway Park clay oval and then led every lap to run his weekend
winnings to $6,300 including $1,500 in lap money and the $3,000
feature winner’s share.
It wasn’t as easy as it may sound though, as Liberal native and
current Nebraska resident Jason Martin kept the pressure on throughout
and briefly slid past Bubak on a pair of occasions only to have the
latter successfully counter the move.
Martin first slid past Bubak in turn four momentarily after a lao four
restart and then repeated the move in traffic on the 17th
circuit. Bubak successfully navigated past a pair of lapped cars
and then found open track once again when a final caution with a dozen
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A Word From The Series Founder
our United Rebel Sprint Series official web site. With the
growing support of committed competitors and supporting tracks,
an affordable sprint car series is now full throttle. We
are now booking dates to area race tracks that will bring back
affordable Sprint Car Racing to promoters and participants
alike. This series bottom line is affordable open wheel
racing... period. We have got to keep the costs down on
this class to insure it's growth and make it a profitable
opportunity for track promoters. Thus making this series a
winner for everyone .... including the fans.
Our pay structures of $700 to $2,000 to win and $150 to $200 to start the
main, it is designed to bring new competitors into the series
and make it feasible to travel to the area tracks insuring full
fields. We have adopted a set of rules and feel they keep the costs low and the competition
close. By enforcing them we can keep it affordable to all.
This series has the potential to grow like wild fire and is a
great concept to keep open wheel racing alive to all competitors
and racetracks. I want to thank you all for your interest and
the overwhelming support you have shown for this series.
Please feel free to contact me at any time for more information.
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