PARK CITY, Kan. (Sept. 18) – Sixteen cars attended Saturday’s event at 81 Speedway in Park City with the Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing. The night saw Oklahoma native Ty Williams with a dominating performance over the field from the drop of the green to the checkered. Williams also captured the dash win ahead of Jordan Knight, placing them on the front row for the 25-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature event. Williams quickly hurried off the race lead ahead of Knight and Luke Cranston. On lap three, Jeff Stasa advanced to fourth ahead of Jeremy Huish and Texas’ Marcus Thomas. Huish and Thomas both reclaimed their position on lap five. With 11 laps complete, the second-running Knight slipped back to fourth behind Cranston and Huish. Just one circuit later, Thomas moved into position ahead Knight to claim fourth. Lap 15 saw Thomas move into third ahead of Huish as Stasa reclaimed fifth. The race completed in the same running order, as drivers navigated many different line techniques to attempt to advance. Williams claimed [Read More]
OBERLIN, Kan. – The Bob Salem Memorial is on tap for the Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing. The event is held dear to series promoter Rick Salem, as a race honoring his late father. This year along with Salem is a tribute to Tosha Garrison, who was a beloved fan of the series and dirt track racing in general. Racing action will take place atop the ⅜-mile oval of Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, Kan., on Friday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 14. Races are slated to begin at 7 p.m. both nights, with general admission $15 for adults, children ages 7-12 for $5, and children 6 and under free of charge. An extra $50 has been added to start the feature event both nights, bumping Friday’s feature to $200 to start and Saturday’s feature paying $250 to start. The grand prize for Friday’s feature winner will pay $700, with Saturday paying $1,000 to win. A Let ‘Er Rip Tater Chip Challenge in honor of Tosha Garrison has been added for those in competition both [Read More]
LaCROSSE, Kan. (July 30-31) – Twenty-one cars checked in for night one of Bullring Nationals competition at Rush County Speedway with the Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing. Steven Richardson cashed in on Friday night’s top prize in a tight battle for the top three positions. Ty Williams and Richardson set the pace for the 25-lap feature. Richardson rushed to the lead with Williams following, both ahead of Jack Potter and Jon Freeman. Adam Gullion moved into the fifth position on lap six. On the ninth circuit, Potter took over the runner-up position while Gullion advanced to fourth. Just past midway, Williams charged back ahead of Potter to reclaim the second position. One lap later, Potter slowed, allowing Gullion to move into third ahead of Jeremy Huish and Jordan Knight. A hard-charging Zach Blurton used lapped traffic to his benefit, charging into the top five with three laps remaining. On lap 23, Gullion and Blurton both moved ahead of Williams to take over second and third. The remaining two laps provided excitement, [Read More]
LaCROSSE, Kan. – Competitors with the Drive to Zero POWRI United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing are preparing for Rush County Speedway’s Bullring Nationals. The United Rebel Sprint Series will be in competition on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 atop the action-packed bullring located in LaCrosse, Kan. This race is always a favorite amongst drivers and fans as the action is non-stop on the ¼-mile Bullring. On Friday, July 30, hot laps will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the green flying over competition at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, kids ages 5-10 $5 and kids under five free. On Saturday, July 31, hot laps are again slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. IGeneral admission will remain the same for Saturday’s event. 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 [Read More]
OSBORN, Mo. (July 23) – The sizzling summer heat was in full force on Friday at US 36 Raceway for the Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing. Thirteen cars were in attendance for the second-ever United Rebel Sprint Series appearance at the 3/8-mile and it was Nebraska’s Stuart Snyder taking the top prize with a last-lap pass. The 20-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature event saw Jay Russell and Snyder with front row starting positions. Russell took off with the early lead out of turns one and two, but Snyder challenged back by diamonding the apex in three and four. The red would fly over the field for Kevin Dye flipping in turn three over the cushion. A complete restart again had Russell prevailing with the race lead, while Snyder bounced violently through turn one. Snyder was able to gather control of the car and started to reel back in on Russell for the lead. Mike Houseman Jr. sat in third while Zach Blurton and J.R. Topper dueled for [Read More]
OSBORN, Mo. – The POWRi Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing has two Missouri events on the schedule Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24. Both races will pay $1,000 to win with $200 to start the “A” features. On Friday, July 23, competition will take place atop the 3/8-mile high banked resurfaced facility of US 36 Raceway in Osborn. The enhancements on the track have given fans and drivers excitement, with close, action-packed racing. Hot laps are slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m. The United Rebel Sprint Series last visited US 36 Raceway in June for its first appearance in URSS history. Kansas native Jay Russell, walked away with the victory but it wasn’t without a fierce battle from Stu Snyder, Kenny Potter, Mike Houseman, Jr. and Ty Williams. On Saturday, July 24, drivers and their teams will head 45 minutes northwest to the 3/8-mile semi-banked facility of Bethany Speedway for the second night of competition of the weekend. The debut of the United Rebel [Read More]
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 [Read More]
PARK CITY, Kan. – Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing competitors are slated to return to Park City, Kansas’ Race 81 Speedway on Saturday, June 19. Their last visit on May 22 saw Danny Smith walking away the victor. The race, paying $1000 to win and $200, to start should bring a great field of cars from the Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri area. Hot laps are slated for 6 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, with kids ages 10 and under free of charge. 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. Drive Safe Kansas For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more visit the URSS official website, www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up to date, visit the United Rebel Sprint Series Facebook page.
DODGE CITY, Kan. – The Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is slated to return to Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday, June 12, for another duel with the DCRP Sprint Cars. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series last visited Dodge City Raceway Park on April 24, when Ty Williams captured the season opening victory. Hot laps are scheduled to begin atop the ⅜-mile semi-banked facility at 6:15 p.m., with racing at 7 p.m. The United Rebel Sprint Series partnered with Kansas’ Drive to Zero program to offer a $5,000 payday 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. For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more visit the URSS official website, www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up to date, visit their United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) page.
BETHANY, Mo. (June 5) – The POWRi Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing debuted at yet another Missouri facility on Saturday. The $1,000 to win Budweiser Shootout feature event at Bethany Speedway was action-packed with several position changes and it was Lincoln, Neb.’s Stu Snyder claiming victory. Jacob Dye and Mike Houseman Jr. set the pace for the 25-lap feature. The initial start resulted in hard contact between several cars and Chad Salem flipped into turn one. A complete restart saw Houseman taking off with the early lead, followed by Dye and Snyder. Snyder took over second while Ty Williams began his march forward from ninth starting. Snyder soon went on to take the lead around the bottom with Houseman keeping a steady pace in second. Kyler Johnson moved up to challenge Williams for third while Snyder began stretching the lead. The caution flew with five laps complete. Williams moved into second on the restart and soon took over the lead while Johnson advanced to third. Williams stretched the lead across the [Read More]