From Lonnie Wheatley
Dodge City, KS — (July 24, 2015) — Reigning United Rebel Sprint Series champion Jake Bubak captured his third career Dodge City Raceway Park feature win by topping Friday night’s 25-lap main event that headlined First Responder & Driver Appreciation Night at the 3/8-mile southwest Kansas clay oval.
The 20-year-old from Arvada, CO, slipped past early leader Kris Moore on the seventh round and led the rest of the way for his second series win in as many weeks and first of the season in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car competition as a full house watched on.
While Bubak took Sprint Car honors, other First Responder & Driver Appreciation Night winners included Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Dwayne Dechant in IMCA Sport Mod action, Randy Dowell in IMCA Stock Cars and Will Bauer in IMCA Hobby Stocks.
With Bubak starting 12th in the 25-lap URSS Sprint Car feature, Moore led from the pole position at the drop of the green flag. With fellow front row starter Jeremy Huish sliding into the infield with race-ending damage on the second lap, the red flag flew after three laps when Jed Werner got upside down after hard contact with an infield tire in turn two.
The flag flew two laps later when Kaden Taylor got upside down in turn two as well. Both drivers were uninjured.
Already up to third by the third round, Bubak scooted past Moore for the point on the sixth lap and led the rest of the way as the final 20 laps ran off in non-stop fashion.
“The car was a little tight to begin with, but my dad (Rich) told me exactly what it was going to do and it was perfect,” Bubak said after posting the victory aboard the Myers Racing Engines-powered No 9x.
Bubak worked through traffic over the final half of the race to keep Koby Walters a half straightaway back with Moore settling for third. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car points leader Luke Cranston raced from 11th to fourth with Brian Herbert rounding out the top five.
The balance of the top ten included Zac Taylor, Keefe Hemel, Zach Blurton, 19th-starter Taylor Velasquez and Lance Davis.
Dodge City Raceway Park – July 24 First Responder & Driver Appreciation Night Results:
URSS Sprint Cars / Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 3. 9x-Jake Bubak, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 28-Tracey Hill, 6. 7r-Beau Ricke, 7. 3-Ryan Walters.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 11-Keefe Hemel, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 9d-Lance Davis, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 86-Zac Taylor, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 17x-Craig Jecha, 6. 6-Kaden Taylor, 7. 9b-Darren Bowman.
“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 86-Zac Taylor, 7. 11-Keefe Hemel, 8. 2j-Zach Blurton, 9. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 10. 9d-Lance Davis, 11. 28-Tracey Hill, 12. 9b-Darren Bowman, 13. 11k-Tyler Knight, 14. 10-Jordan Knight, 15. 17x-Craig Jecha, 16. 3-Ryan Walters, 17. 18-Brandon Sprott, 18. 7r-Beau Ricke, 19. 6-Kaden Taylor, 20. 19g-Joshua Gilcrease.