By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits
CALHAN, Colo. – The only trip into the state of Colorado takes place this coming Saturday night as the POWRi Lucas Oil United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing makes its annual appearance at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan.
Rain has washed out three events thus far this season while Luke Cranston (two), Jake Martens and Jason Martin having taken home victories this 2019 race season.
Courtesy of Kevin Schramek, Schramek Landscaping is adding $500 to the purse with the extra $100 going to positions 1-5, making this a $1,100-to-win event.
Twenty-two previous events have been held at El Paso County Speedway with Brian Hardman and Adam Trimble having won here four times. Other feature winners include Jake Bubak (three), Patrick Bourke (two), Smokey Fairbank, Blake Smith, Mike Hathaway, Clint Schubert, Mike Taylor, Mark Walinder, John Jacob, Coby Pearce and Zach Blurton.
Blurton won this event last year.
Gates open at 3 p.m. with race action slated for a 5 p.m. start time. Grandstand admission is $15 while all seniors and military general admission tickets are $10. Kids ages 6-12 years are $5 while five and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free.