Good night for Knight ends with URSS checkers at 81

Tyler Knight had himself a night to remember, winning the June 19 United Rebel Sprint Series feature at 81 Speedway.

PARK CITY, Kan. (June 19) – The Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing took to 81 Speedway on Saturday night and it was Tyler Knight cashing in the victor.

Chad Salem and Jon Freeman set the pace for the 25-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature. Tyler Knight took off with the early lead with Jordan Knight and Ty Williams following. Zach Blurton began his march forward within the first five laps advancing position on J.D. Johnson and Jon Freeman to move into fourth.

The top three cars put some distance between one another until lapped traffic became a factor. Johnson and Freeman challenged each other for fifth, but it was Johnson pulling ahead. Jordan Knight and Williams gained ground however Tyler Knight continued as the race leader. 

Tyler Knight went on the claim victory with the Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series, with Jordan Knight and Williams rounding out the podium. Hard charger Blurton and Johnson completed the top five finishers.

The Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series will see a break in action before kicking off a hasty 10-race month in July. The series returns to action on Saturday, July 3 at “The Bullring” in LaCrosse, Kan., prior to spending Independence Day at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan.