Johnson Takes Second URSS Win At “Duel in Dodge II”

Dodge City Raceway Park was the site for the Second Installment of the “Duel in Dodge” and race fans were not disappointed as 30 305 Sprint Cars pulled through the gate to do battle with the ‘Kansas Tornado” Jon Johnson picking up his second URSS victory of the season.

Taylor Valasquez brought the field to green flag with outside pole-sitter Kirby Hagans quickly taking the lead on lap one. Sixth starting Brian Herbert and last weeks winner at the Jetmore Motorplex, made his way to the 3rd spot with 8th starting Jon Johnson following in the 4th position. Second place in points Cody Salem, who was running in the 5th position pulled in the pits on lap two with ignition problems for the second weekend in a row. Hagans pulled out to a healthy lead and looked to have the field covered, but Johnson had worked his way to the 2nd position by lap six.

Lap nine saw 4th place Brian Herbert lose an engine and come to a stop in turn four. On the restart, Hagans once a gain pulled away with Johnson, Valasquez and Crook in hot pursuit. Lap 12 saw Keefe Hemel work his way up to the 5th position with Brooke Boyd and URSS Points Leader Smokey Fairbank battling Hemel for the position. Crook finally got around the 21 of Valasquez and set his sights on Johnson for the 2nd position. Lap 17 saw the 5th place car of Hemel slow and pull into the infield.

B-Main #2 winner Justin Schwien  quietly worked his way from his 12th place starting position to the 6th position by lap 20 and set his sights on Fairbanks. On lap 22, Johnson used a lapped car as a pick and took the lead away from Hagans and never looked back as he took the checkers with Hagans, Crook, Boyd and Fairbank rounding out the Top Five.

The Weld Racing Wheels “Hard Charger of the Race” was Jon Johnson started in the 8th Position and took the victory.

Heat Race winners were Nick King, Kirby Hagans, Brooke Boyd and Jon Johnson.

B-Main Winners were Tyler Knight and Justin Schwien.

A-Main:  1-Johnson 2-Hagans, 3-Crook, 4-Boyd, 5-Fairbank, 6-Schwien, 7-Valasquez, 8-Knight, 9-King, 10-R, Bantam 11-C. Lutters 12-Fischer, 13-Spears, 14-Hemel, 15- Chaffin, 16-Moore, 17-J. Radcliffe, 18-Herbert, 19-Berry, 20-Salem

B-Main #1: Top 5 to the A   

1-Knight, 2-Hemel, 3-Moore, 4-R.Bantam, 5-Chaffin, 6-K.Lutters, 7-Bernbeck, 8-Colbert, 9-Hays, 10-G.Thyfault

B-Main #2: Top 5 to the A1-Schwein, 2-Spear, 3-Berry, 4-C.Lutters, 5-J. Radcliffe, 6-Kieswetter, 7-Dalton, 8-L.Radcliffe. 9-Decker, 10-May

Next action for the URSS Series will be the 2nd Annual Jetmore 305 Nationals at the Jetmore Motorplex, Jetmore, Kansas. This is $1000 to win show and a URSS Sanctioned event. URSS 305 Series rules will apply. For more information contact Rick Salem at 785-475-7010, email at   or visit www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com

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