By David Smith Jr.
OBERLIN, Kan. – The United Rebel Sprint Series is set for three straight nights of racing action in Kansas this weekend as the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series heads to the Rooks County Fairgrounds in Stockton on Friday night, Aug. 18, before heading to Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, Kansas for the annual Bob Salem Memorial on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-20.
Current URSS leader Zach Blurton holds a slim 12-point advantage over Steven Richardson while Jed Werner is just 24-points out of the point lead. Oklahoma’s Ty Williams will make the journey into Kansas fourth in the standings while Darren Berry sits fifth. J.D. Johnson, Tracey Hill, Brian Herbert, Aaron Ploussard and Keefe Hemel round out the top ten 10.
It has been a season of parity for the URSS as 10 different drivers from three states have reached victory lane in the 10 events held thus far. The feature winners include defending series champion Luke Cranston, Adam Gullion, Andy Shouse, Richardson, Williams, Berry, Terry Richards, Toby Chapman, Todd Schwartz and Jake Bubak.
Friday night’s event in Stockton and Saturday night’s opener in Oberlin pays $500 to win while the Bob Salem Memorial Sunday night championship finale will pay $1,000 to win. There will be a $1,500 bonus for the high-point driver after both events in Oberlin, courtesy of Myers Racing Engines, Salem’s Mower Sales, Steven James and Ryan Sargent.
Tickets for Friday night’s Rooks County Fairgrounds event are $10 for adults and $5 for all youth. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with race action slated for a 7 p.m. start time. This event is part of the annual Rooks County Free Fair.
Both Saturday and Sunday night tickets for the Bob Salem Memorial at Oberlin Speedway are $15 each night for adults and $8 for ages 7-12 while children six and under will be admitted into the grandstand for free each night.