Through the month of July and the first week of August the United Rebel Sprint Series/IMCA Racesaver will compete for an estimated $100,000 in total purse money during a 13 race stretch that begins July 1st in Dodge City, KS and ends Aug 6th at the famed Belleville Highbanks in Belleville, KS. This will be the largest combined payout for the “Month of Money” in the 11 year history of the URSS. This will also be the start of the 13 race URSS National championship battle, all of which pay a minimum $1000 to win and $200 to start. These races will also award IMCA state and National points.
“I am excited to be able to bring this month of high paying races to our drivers and invite drivers from other organizations to also come run with us. 305 sprint cars have come a long way and people would have laughed at me several years ago if I had told them 305 sprints would be running for these kind of payouts. But here it is… and I feel it will only get better as it continues to grow” said URSS founder and promoter Rick Salem.
The action gets started July 1st and 2nd at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Ks for the Boothill Showdown. Friday’s qualifying night program will pay regular purse of $500 to win with $125 to start. Saturday nights finale will pay $2000 to win with a great payout all through the field with $250 to start. Cars from Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma will be attending this event and whether you’re a driver or fan, this will be a race you will not want to miss!!
The following day, Sunday July 3rd, the rebels will then head 90 miles north to the Historical Wakeeney Speedway in Wakeeney KS. for a Kansas region race paying $500 to win, making a three day opening weekend for the month of July.
Saturday July 9th will begin the only Rebel races in the state of Nebraska as they invade Lincoln Co. Speedway in North Platte, NE. This race will pay $1000 to win and will also award National URSS points. The following day they will travel down I-80 to Lexington Speedway in Lexington Ne for a regional $500 to win show. Look for many of the Nebraska Sprint Series drivers to compete on this weekend along with the URSS regulars as it will also award Nebraska IMCA points.
The URSS “West” region out of Colorado will also compete on July 9th at Valentine Speedway in Glen Rock, WY for a special out of state race paying $600 to win and an increased purse throughout the field.
The weekend of July 15th through the 17th is one of the biggest weekends on the calendar as the Rebels will first hit the track Friday night for the first of two scheduled National shows at the famed Wakeeney Speedway. This race will pay $1000 to win, with a starting pay of $200. From there the race teams will travel 30 miles down the highway to RPM Speedway in Hays, KS. for the 8th Annual Wheatshocker Nationals two day event, July 16th and 17th. This has always been one of the biggest weekends on the URSS Schedule for many years. Saturday’s qualifying program will pay the winner $500, leading up to Sunday’s Championship race paying $2000 to win and $200 to start. Also for the third year there will be a “Custom” Ozark Mountain pellet grill given away to the high point driver of the three day weekend, presented by Lance Pittman of S&W Supply/Federated Auto parts out of Hays, KS.
Sunday July 24th will be a Kansas regional race, paying $500 to win, at the Historic Wakeeney Speedway. John Lashelle and his crew have furnished an excellent track with multiple grooves this year and drivers always look forward to running there.
The following weekend on Saturday night, July 30th, the Rebels will head to the great state of Colorado for the only scheduled National race at the new Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers CO. Athough CMSP has 8 URSS West races on their 2016 schedule this will be the only $1000 to win and $200 to start National points paying race of the season.
The “Month of Money” will end Friday and Saturday August 5th and 6th as the traveling group will start the weekend off Friday night in Lacrosse, Ks at Rush Co. Fairgrounds for the 10th Annual “Bullring Nationals”. This race paying $1000 to win has always been one of the drivers and fans favorite races of the year. Being the smallest track the Rebels run on it always provides some of the most exciting 2 and 3 wide racing of the year. From the smallest track to the largest and fasted track on the schedule, the Rebels will then travel to Belleville KS on Saturday to end the run at the Famed Belleville Highbanks for the Belleville Nationals. This race run with the Midget Nationals will pay $2000 to the winner with a minimum of $300 to start the A main and will complete a little over a month of some of the biggest paying races in 305 sprint car history.
For more information you can contact Rick Salem at 785-475-7010, visit our website at www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com or go to our facebook page United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS)