NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – The United Rebel Sprint Series will make the trek to the Cornhusker State this weekend as the third race of the Myers Racing Engines National Points Championship kicks off the weekend Saturday at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte and a Sunday trip to the lightning fast Dawson County Speedway in Lexington for a regional show.
Look for many Sprint Series of Nebraska drivers to bolster the fields for both races as it is an opportunity to pick up valuable URSS/IMCA RaceSaver points as well. With the recent rescheduling of the Valentine Speedway show to Aug. 20 in Glen Rock, Wyo., look for some of the Colorado Region drivers to run for national and regional points as well.
So far out of the 13 races run, 10 different drivers have made their way to victory lane. Only two drivers have multiple wins, Luke Cranston with three and Zach Blurton with two. The parity the series has enjoyed over the last few seasons is once again its biggest drawing card. The intent was to create a balanced field and it has proven to be just that.
Saturday’s Ron Williams/Dick (Snoose) Myers Memorial at North Platte was originally scheduled as a regional point race. But through the efforts of North Platte racer John Webster it blossomed into a stop on the national points schedule. The race will pay $1,500 to win with increased payouts throughout the field. Also, numerous contingency awards will be given out to the racers at the event to make it a race to attend.
Sunday night, the Rebels return to Lexington to tackle the always racy Lexington Speedway. This track has been a driver’s favorite since the birth on the series. Look for McCook drivers Darren Berry and Nate Berry and last week’s Boothill Shootout winner Jason Martin, Jack Dover and other drivers from Nebraska to battle for bragging rights both nights.