Martin revels in big Rebels payday at Lincoln County

Jason Martin led every lap of the United Rebel Sprint Series main event at Lincoln County Raceway. (Photo by Steve Towery)

By David Smith Jr., OKTidbits

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (May 4) – Jason Martin made his trip to Lincoln County Raceway a profitable one Saturday night.

Martin held off persistent challenges by defending tour champion Zach Blurton to claim the fourth annual Ron Williams/Dick Snoose Myers Memorial as the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing made its only appearance of the season at North Platte. 

Martin and Darren Berry started on the front row for the 25-lap feature finale with Martin taking the lead as the green flag fell.

Blurton made several attempts to take the lead but couldn’t execute the pass. Brian Herbert passed Berry for third on lap four while the two frontrunners battled for the lead. 

A couple caution flags dotted the feature, yet Martin kept his sprinter out front and hold off remaining challenges from Blurton to take home the $1,500 victory with a $100 bonus for leading all 25 laps courtesy of RS Customs. 

Blurton settled for second while Herbert got the best of a race-long battle for third over Shon Pointer while Berry settled for fifth. Shane Sundquist picked up the Keizer Wheels hard charger award as he came from his 15th starting position to come home sixth.    

Next up for the United Rebel Sprint Series will on Saturday, May 18, and their second appearance of the season at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Feature results – 1. Jason Martin; 2. Zach Blurton; 3. Brian Herbert; 4. Shon Pointer; 5. Darren Berry; 6. Shane Sundquist; 7. Tracey Hill; 8. Austin McLean; 9. Dalton Webb; 10. Chad Salem; 11. Aaron Ploussard; 12. Kade Hagans; 13. Todd Plemons; 14. John Webster; 15. Tom Belsky.