URSS heads to Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday

By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits

DODGE CITY, Kan. – A busy stretch consisting of two weekends of racing for the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing kicks off this com­ing Saturday night as the tour makes its second trip of the young 2019 race season to Dodge City Raceway Park and another battle with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprints.

Three events have been completed thus far this season with Jake Martens of Fairview, Okla., picking up the season-opening victory at 81 Speedway back on April 5. 

The next night the tour made its first trip of the season to Dodge City where track regular Luke Cranston of Ness City picked up the victory. 

In the last event held back on May 4, Lincoln, Neb.’s Jason Martin claimed the checkered flag at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte. 

Brian Herbert will come into the night’s racing action as the point leader while two-time and defend­ing tour champion Zach Blurton is just four-points behind.

Twenty-eight drivers competed in that first event back in April at Dodge City and officials expect about that many this weekend for the $700-to-win feature finale.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. with grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps begin at 7 p.m. with race action slated for 7:30 p.m. 

Grandstand adult general admission is $15 while kids 11 and under will be admitted for free into the grandstands. All pit passes are $30. 

In the staging area: After this Saturday night’s event at Dodge City Raceway Park, the Rebels will gear for a Memorial Day weekend doubleheader. It will all kick off Saturday night, May 25, at Long­dale Speedway in Longdale, Okla., before heading to 81 Speedway in Park City and once again become part of the track’s Sprint Car Maynia III for a Sunday night event.

Both events will see the URSS drivers take on the Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smi­ley’s Racing Products with each night paying $1,000 to the night’s feature finale winner.