Martin denies Day for URSS victory at 81 Speedway 

Jason Martin mastered traffic and held off Michael Day in winning the May 27 United Rebel Sprint Se­ries main event at 81 Speedway. (Photo by Mike Howard)

PARK CITY, Kan. (May 27) – Jason Martin took the lead in the early stages and then held off a late-race challenge by Michael Day to claim the United Rebel Sprint Series 25-lap feature finale during at 81 Speedway’s Sprint Car Maynia II Sunday night.

The 10th starting Martin passed both Colby Estes and Day in taking over the front spot just seven laps in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car headliner. His first encounter with the back of the field began on lap 11 while holding onto his half-stretch lead at midway.

With drivers utilizing the top and bottom of the 3/8’s mile oval, passing was intense throughout the event. With five laps to go, it appeared Martin would be able to cruise but Day closed the deficit to five car lengths with four laps to go.

Approaching another slower car on the last lap, Day looked to make one last challenge for the lead but Martin got a good run between turns three and four to take the three car-length victory.

Jake Martens came from his ninth starting position to finish third while J.D. Johnson came home fourth. Steven Richardson was fifth.

Martin was also awarded the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger of the race. All 21 starters finished the 25-lap event with only seven lapped cars and the only caution coming at the start of the event.

The next event for the Rebels will be at Dodge City Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday night, July 15-16.

Feature results – 1. Jason Martin; 2. Michael Day; 3. Jake Martens; 4. J.D. Johnson; 5. Steven Richardson; 6. Tyler Knight; 7. Koby Walters; 8. Jordan Knight; 9. Zach Blurton; 10. Taylor Ve­lasquez; 11. Colby Estes; 12. Tracey Hill; 13. Eric Matthews; 14. Ty Williams; 15. John Webster; 16. Jed Werner; 17. Chad Salem; 18. Brian Herbert; 19. Aaron Ploussard; 20. Cody Hays; 21. Kolt Washburn.