OBERLIN, Kan. – The United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing has partnered with the Kansas Department of Transportation’s highway safety program “Drive to Zero” as the title sponsor for the 2021 season.
The season is set to kick off on April 17 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. The Kansas-based series will now be referred to as the Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambleton Racing.
The Drive to Zero program originated with a purpose to reduce fatalities and serious injuries that occur on Kansas highways. The program is designated to target impaired driving, texting, and seat belt violations. The goal of the Drive to Zero program is to ensure that every traveler arrives to their destination safely.
“We are really excited about this opportunity to partner with the Kansas Department of Transportation and its Drive to Zero campaign to help spread their message of ‘Don’t drink and drive, don’t text and drive and always buckle up,’” said series promoter Rick Salem.
The Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing 2021 Points Champion will now cash in on a $5,000 pay day for the Drive to Zero points Championship. Additional incentives come with the partnership with the Drive to Zero Program for United Rebel Sprint Series drivers, fans and participating race tracks.
Series drivers look ahead to an aggressive 30-plus race schedule for the upcoming season, with a few tracks that are new to series slated for competition.