United Rebel Sprint Series heads to Dodge City for Saturday showdown

By David Smith Jr., OKTidbits 

DODGE CITY, Kan. – The POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing kicks back into racing action this coming Saturday night, June 1 as they make their se­cond appearance of the season at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., in a showdown with the track’s Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car division.  

This event will be a tune-up for the upcoming third annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals that are set to take place June 13-15. 

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

Drivers making up positions three through 10 in the early season point standings include Kade Hagins, Tracey Hill, Aaron Ploussard, Dalton Webb, Martens, Andy Shouse, Steven Richardson and Brandon Anderson.  

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 will open at 3 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps begin at 7 p.m. with race action slated for a 7:30 p.m. start time. 

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

More information pertaining to the URSS can be obtained by accessing the tracks official web­site www.unitedrebelsprintseries.comand their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series. Ques­tions and inquires about the series can be answered by calling series president Rick Salem at 785 475-7010.