United Rebel Sprint Series prepares for $1,000 to win events in Central Kansas

OBERLIN, Kan. – The weather has played a major factor in getting the season kicked off for the Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing. Last weekend’s event was forced to cancel due to damp track conditions. The series looks forward to a doubleheader weekend on tap this Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22.  

On Friday, drivers head to “The Bullring” of Rush County Speedway in LaCrosse, Kan., to compete for the $1,000 prize. Friday’s event will pay $200 to start the feature event. The “Bullring” is always a favorite stop on the schedule for drivers and fans alike as the racing is always intense on the ¼-mile speedway. Races are slated to begin at 7 p.m.  

Saturday will see competitors traveling southeast to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. for the United Rebel Sprint Series/Oil Capital Racing Series Showdown presented by Park City. The top finisher will be presented with a $1,000 payday and the event will pay $250 to start. Hot laps are scheduled to begin atop the 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval at 6 p.m. with action starting at 7 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults and children 10 and under free. 

The United Rebel Sprint Series partnered with Kansas’ Drive to Zero program to offer a $5,000 pay day to the 2021 Series Champion. The Drive to Zero program was designed with one goal in mind, to reduce fatalities and serious injuries that occur on Kansas highways, targeting child passenger safety, impaired driving, texting, and seat belt violations.