Crane wins first URSS feature
By the URSS
LIBERAL, Kan. — For a few seconds, there was a feeling of deja vu for Barry Crane.
The race was shaping up like the early season race a year earlier. He was leading the pack and coming up on lap traffic. That night ended with a vicious wreck that destroyed his sprint car and ended his 2012 season. On Saturday night, though, things went differently, and Crane piloted his United Rebel Sprint Series sprint car into victory lane — capturing his first URSS career victory. “It was a nice way to start off, especially with the way we started off last year,” Crane said. Crane was leading the second night of the Cow Chip Nationals last year in Beaver, Okla , when he tangled with a lap car, ending his chances at his first victory — and eventually his season. “It was the horribly longest off season of my life,” Crane said. “I was more than ready, but I was really nervous, too.” Crane started on the pole, but the win didn’t come easy. He battled side-by-side with Taylor Velasquez early, then had to hold off a hard-charging Luke Cranston for the win. He even had to work his way through lap traffic. “I gave them a little bit extra space until I could make my move,” Crane said. “That wall comes up fast. I didn’t want to pin myself between the wall and the other car. It taught me some patience.” Crane was the class of the field last year while leading the race at Beaver before the accident. On Saturday, he was the class of the field again by holding on for the win. “There’s none of these guys who are going to just give you a race,” Crane said. When he saw there was only one lap remaining in the feature, he knew the end was near.
“I just thanked God it was over,” Crane said. “I stood up on the tank, and I was pretty happy. We ran 25 laps, and it seemed like 100. I’ve never been so happy to see that white flag.”
Cranston finished second, followed by Velasquez in third and Ray Seemann in fourth. Herbert, last year’s URSS national champ, was fifth.
Heat race winners were Kaden Taylor, Herbert and Ty Williams.
- Barry Crane, 2. Luke Cranston, 3. Taylor Velasquez, 4. Ray Seemann, 5. Brian Herbert, 6. Richie Dewell, 7. Kris Miller, 8. Koby Walters, 9. Kris Moore, 10. Jerry Caldwell, 11. Zac Taylor, 12. Cody Caldwell, 13. Ty Williams (DNF), 14. Tyler Knight (DNF), 15. Kaden Taylor (DNF).
The next race on tap for the Rebels will be this Weekend when they visit Decatur County Speedway in Oberlin , KS on Saturday and then finish a two day weekend at Dawson County Raceway in Lexington , NE on Sunday
Hobby Heat #1
1) 29 Jeremy Wagner 2) 72t Tobby Schield 3)67 Edwin Elliott 4) 30 Blake Casey 5) 74 Brandon McLemore 6) 32 Norman Rogers 7) 39 Monte Spurgeon 8) DNF 45p Michael Penrod 9)DNF 8 Tyler Olson 10) DNS 82 Mike Olson
Hobby A Feature
1) 72t Tobby Schield 2) 29 Jeremy Wagner 3) 67 Edwin Elliott 4) 45p Michael Penrod 5) 30 Blake Casey 6) 39 Monte Spurgeon 7) 74 Brandon McLemore 8)DNF 82 Mike Olson 9)DNS 32 Norman Rogers 10)DNS 8 Tyler Olson
Stock Heat #1
1) 11 Ron Rich 2) 22t Jason Taylor 3) 22A Ruben Eichman 4) 64 Shannon Orth 5) 064 Cody Orthe 6) 33 Marlin Hogie 7) DNF R0C Cody Williams
Stock A Feature
1) 22A Ruben Eichman 2) 22t Jason Taylor 3) 11 Ron Rich 4) 064 Shannon Orth 5) 64 Cody Orth 6) DNF 33 Marlin Hogie 7) DNS RoC Cody Williams
Sport Mod Heat #1
1) 91 Donald Kaup 2) 92 Jeff Kaup 3) 37 Bart Baker 4) 22 Randle McRoberts 5) 3 Gage Barton 6) 7B Donald Peitz 7) 14n Marty Chockley
Sport Mod A Feature
1) 92 Jeff Kaup 2) 37 Bart Baker 3) 91 Donald Kaup 4) 3 Gage Coen 5) 14n Marty Chockley 6) DNF Randle McRoberts 7) DNF 7B Donald Peitz
1) 3 Randy Coen 2) 05 Rick Taylor 3) 57 Joel Lane 4) 9 Cole Traugott 5) 06 Chad Taylor 6) 7L Nate Moore 7) 1N Nick Link 8) 94 Jim Graves 9) DNF 96 Jon Herring 10) DNF 42m Zachery McLemore
1) 12 Jim Armstrong 2) 25 Kale Beavers 3) B4 Jared Baird 4) 16 Kevin Gray 5) 1m Cody Gearhart 6) 3H Ryan Heger 7) 27 Grant Florence 8) 16x Matthew Ratzlaff 9) 96jr John Herring Jr.
Mod A Feature
1) 1m Cody Gearhart 2) 7L Nate Moore 3) 06 Chad Taylor 4) 3H Ryan Heger 5) 05 Rick Taylor 6) 96jr Jon Herring Jr. 7) 1N Nick Link 8) 16 Kevin Gray 9) 25 Kale Beavers 10) 12 Jim Armstrong 11) 16x Matthew Ratzlaff 12) 96 Jon Herring 13) 27 Grant Florence 14) DNF B4 Jared Baird 15) DNF 3 Randy Coen 16) DNf 57 Joel Lane 17) DNF 94 Jim Graves 18) DNF 42m Zachery McLemore 19) 9 Cole Traugott
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This Saturday URSS Sprints, Mods, Stocks, Sport-Mods and Hobbies. Pits open at 4:30, Grandstands open at 5:30 and green flag drops at 6:30. This will be the first time the SPRINTS hit the newly design (D) at Liberal Fairground Speedway and we should see some 5 to 6 wide action, During the Stroker ACE Nationals we saw a lot of 4 wide action, something we haven’t seen in a long time at the speedway. So bring the family and enjoy the thunder and watch the wings fly, Adults are $12, kids 6 to 11 are $5 and 5 and under are Free, Pit passes are $30 and kids 11 and under are $10. SEE YA THERE
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Pullen, Rogers win $2500 at Stroker Ace Nationals
By Kayla Kvacik
Liberal, Kan.– GT Promotions opened the 2013 race season in southwest Kansas April 12-13 with the Stroker Ace Nationals held at the Liberal Fair Ground Speedway. The Stroker Ace Nationals event featured a $2,500 payout for the IMCA SportMod division (Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Southwest Racing Specialties Southern SportMod) and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Qualifying was held on Friday, with last chance qualifiers and the features being held on Saturday evening for those two divisions. Two non-sanctioned divisions, Hornets and Thunders, ran complete shows both nights, and the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds joined the show on Saturday night.
Thirteen SportMods were scheduled to take the track in Saturday evening’s last chance qualifier to fill the final twelve spots of the $2,500 to win A Feature event. It became a battle for position when only eleven cars made the call. Trevor Geist jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
After Friday night’s stock car events, there were still twenty drivers looking to secure a spot in the big show Saturday night. This set up two 10-car, 15-lap last chance qualifiers with the top 6 from each advancing.
In the first last chance qualifier there were a couple cautions early, keeping the field tight allowing for two-wide racing for the top six positions. Kyle Clough and Mike Wilson fought for the lead the beginning of the race, with Clough winning the battle and extending his lead to win the qualifier. Wilson finished second. Other qualifiers were Raegan Sellard, Cody Williams, Pat Bedore and Jody York.
The second stock car last chance qualifier saw Casey Woken jump out to an early start. Rich Wadel caught him and passed on lap four, but a caution flag put him back behind Woken on the next restart. Woken got another good jump and maintained the lead the remainder of the race. Advancing with Woken included Ruben Eichman, Rich Wadel, Jason Schoenberger, Shannon Orth and Angel Munoz.
The first feature on the track for the night were the non-sanctioned Hornets. An entry-level class, the average age of drivers in the division is 12-15 years of age. Four young drivers put on their safety equipment and belted in for the 8-lap feature. Gage Barton started on the pole and led each lap, only being stopped once when the caution came out for James Phelps as he went for a bit of a ride when he lost control of his racecar in turns three and four on the final lap. Barton finished third in Friday night’s feature behind winner Tristen Barton and second place finisher Brendon O’Hair.
Edwin Elliot started on the outside pole of the Thunder feature and quickly gained the first place position from pole setter Michael Penrod, leaving the rest of the field to race for second.
Twenty-two IMCA Modifieds filled the remaining spaces in the pits Saturday afternoon. Three heats set the field for the feature event. Following a caution on lap 2, the drivers on the inside had the most success, with Jon Herring Jr. still in the lead, followed by Cole Traugott and Brendon Gemmill who started in third and fifth place respectively. Gemmill opted to go high on the restart which fared well for him, giving him the lead on that lap and the eventual win.
Three drivers had their chance to picture themselves holding a $2,500 paycheck in the opening 10 laps of the SportMod feature. The fourth and final lead change occurred on lap 12 as Conner Pullen, driving a Hoffman chassis, found his way to the front from an eleventh place starting position. Pullen finished first in his SportMod qualifier Friday night. Dustin Robinson challenged Pullen much of the race, but would end up finishing second.
It’s not over ’til it’s over, and for Justin Temeyer, who led all 30 laps in the Stock Car feature, and Nick Tubbs, who battled Perry Misner for three laps before picking up and running second place for 20 laps, that meant also making it through the tech lane, which ended up costing them their first and second place finishes. After the disqualifications (both for illegal trailing arm bushings), Jason Rogers picked up the $2,500 paycheck. Mike Nichols earned the second place finish and Perry Misner picked up third.
The Stroker Ace Nationals was the third race on the Dirt Track Central Great Plains Stock Car Series presented by Goodland Machine. The next race will be tonight at WaKeeney Speedway (WaKeeney, Kan.) This is a make-up race from last weeks rainout.
Saturday Night Stroker Ace Nationals Feature Results
Hornets: 3G-Gage Barton, 10-Marci O’Hair, 17N Nathan Barton, 11M-James Phelps
Thunder/Hobby: 67-Edwin Elliot, 2M-Matt O’Hair, 72T-Tobby Schield, 97J-Jimmy Jenkins, 22-Dan Rogers, 45P-Michael Penrod, 11M-WD Matteson, 30-Blake Casey, F22-Tina Cawyer, 8-Tyler Olson, 82 DNF-Mike Olson, 32 DNF-Norman Rogers
Modifieds: G3-Brendon Gemmill, 7L-Nate Moore, 96JR-John Herring Jr., 9-Cole Traugott, 5J-John Schwab, 1M-Cody Gearhart, 721-Troy Gemmill, 1N-Nick Link, 16-Kevin Gray, 57-Joel Lane, 3H-Ryan Hager, 3C-Dale Wanger, 96-John Herring, B4-Jared Baird, 05-Rick Taylor, 25-Kale Beavers, 94-Jim Graves, 88J-Jack Kirchoff, A1-Ronnie Akridge, 12 DNF-Jim Armstrong, 06 DNF-Chad Taylor, 22 DNF-Jason Edwards
SportMods: IH3-Connor Pullen, 10X-Dee Gossett, 92-Jeff Kaup, 69-Brandon Smith, 02-Chance McDaniel, 1F-Robert Elliot, 85C-Clay Sellard, 21-Randy Eitel, 4-Kenny Morris, 10T-Trevor Geist, 83-Michael Shinberger, 55-Brian Carey, 25-Humberto Rocha, 44-Austin Walker, 4P-Daylon Bergeron, 37-Bart Baker, 15B-Andy Barton, 14N-Marty Chockley, 91-Donald Kaup, 32 DNF-Cole Brown, 26T DNF-Travis Mclemore, 10 DNF-Dustin Robinson, 42R DNF-Ross Mcartney, 39 DNF-Brian May, 61 DNS-Dahl Lauvaul
Stock Cars: 37-Jason Rogers, 63-Mike Nichols, 20M-Perry Misner, 51W-BJ Wagoner, 00A-Chris Adams, 37X-Jeff Tubbs, 22A-Ruben Eichman, 11K-Kyle Clough, 35JW-Casey Woken, R0C-Cody Williams, 00X-Andy Altenburg, 99B-Pat Bedore, 01W-Jason Schoenberger, 80-Rich Wadel, 2S-Raegan Sellard, 00-Jody York, 64-Shannon Orth, 05-Jesse Taylor, 66-Jeff Joldersma, 93-Michael Jeannette, 9S-Sonny O’Hair, 46M BF-Mike Wilson, 56T DQ-Justin Temeyer, 737 DQ-Nick Tubbs
Friday Night Stroker Ace Nationals Results
Hornet Heat # 1: 81T- Tristen Barton, 12- Marci O’Hair, 11m- James Phelps, 3G- Gage Barton, 10- Marci O’Hair, 17n-nathan Barton
Hornet feature: 81t-Tristen Barton,10-Marci O’hair,3G-Gage Barton,11m-James Phelps,17n-Nathan Barton,12 DNF- Brendon O’hair
Hobbies Heat #1: 72t-Toby Shield,11m-W.D Madison,2m-Matt O’hair,32-Norman Rogers,74 DNF-Brandon Mclemore,8 DNF-Tyler Olson,82 DNF-Mike Olsen.
Hobbies Heat #2: 67-Edwin Elliot,22- Don Rogers,97J- Jimmy Jenkins,45p-Michael Penrod, F22-Tina Cawyer,4d DNF-Chad Gearson
Hobbies feature: 97J-Jimmy Jenkins,67- Edwin Elliot,22-Don Rogers,11m-W.D Madison,72-Toby Shield,2m-Matt O’hair,45p-Michael Penrod,82-Mike Olsen,32-Norman Rogers,8-Tyler Olson,74 DNF-Brandon Mclemore,F22 DNF-Tina Cawyer,4d DNS-Chad Gearson.
Stocks heat #1: 37x-Jeff Tubbs, 51w-BJ Wagoner, 01w-Jason Schoenberger, 00x- Andy Altenberg, 00- Jody York, 11-Ron Rich, 064-cody Orth, 33 DNF-Marlin Hogie.
Stocks heat #2: 20m-Perry Misner,05-Jesse Taylor,9s-Sonny O’hair,93-Michael Jeannette,11m-Billy Phelps,80-Rich Wadel,64-Shannon Orth,22t DNS-Jason Taylor
Stocks heat#3: 66-Jeff Joldersma,37-Jason Rogers,737-Nick Tubbs,46m-Mike Wilson,22a-Ruben Eichman,22-Michael Pepper,2m DNF-Angel Munoz,35jw-Casey Woken
stocks heat #4: 56T-Justin Temeyer,00a-Chirs Adams,99b-Pat Bedore,ROC-Cody Williams,11k-Kyle Clough,2s-Raegan Sellard,63-Mike Nichols,26 DNS-Chad Tanguary.
Stock Qualifier #1: 05-Jesse Taylor, 37x- Jeff Tubbs, 737-Nick Tubbs, 66-Jeff Joldersma, 00A-Chris Adams, 93-Michael Jeannette, 22T-Jason Taylor, 80-Rich Wadel, 00-Jody York, 01W-Jason Shoenberger, 064-Cody Orth, 22A-(DNF)Ruben Eichman, ROC-(DNF)Cody Williams, 9S-(DNF)Sonny O’Hair, 2S-(DNF)Raegan Sellard, 2M-(DNS)Angel Munoz
Stock Qualifier #2: 20M-Perry Misner, 56T-Justin Temeyer, 37-Jason Rogers, 63-Mike Nichols, 51W-BJ Wagoner, 00x-Andy Altenberg, 35JW-Casey Woken, 46M-Mike Wilson, 11-Ron Rich, 11K-Kyle Clough, 11m-Billy Phelps, 22-Michael Pepper, 64- Shannon Orth, 26 DNF- Chad Tanquary, 33 DNS- Marlin Hogie, 99B DNS- Pat Bedore
Sport Mod Heat #1: 69- Brandon Smith, 42R- Ross Mcartney, 10- Dustin Robinson, 10T- Trevor Geist, 14N- Marty Chockley, 4P DNS- Daylon Bergeron
Sport Mod Heat #2: 1H3- Conner Pullen, 92- Jeff Kaup, 4-Kenny Morris, 02- Chances McDaniel, 37-Bart Baker, 15B- Andy Barton
Sport Mod Heat #3: 44- Austin Walker, 1F- Robert Elliot, 32- Cole Brown, 55-Brian Carey, 26T- Travis Mclemore, 83 DNF- Michael Shinberger.
Sport Mod Heat #4: 10- Dee Gossett, 85C- Clay Sellard, 21- Randy Eitel, 25- Humberto Rocha, 91- Donald Kaup, 61 DNF- Dahl Lauvaul
Sport Mod Qualifier #1: 69- Brandon Smith, 85C- Clay Sellard, 92- Jeff Kaup, 02- Chance McDaniel, 44- Austin Walker, 25- Humberto Rocha, 32- Cole Brown, 26T- Travis Mclemore, 14N- Marty Chockley, 15B- Andy Barton, 10- Dustin Robinson, 61 DNS- Dahl Lauvaul
Sport Mod Qualifer #2: 1H3- Conner Pullen, 10- Dee Gossett, 1F- Robert Elliot, 55- Brian Carey, 21- Randy Eitel, 4- Kenny Morris, 10T- Trevor Geist, 83- Michale Shinberger, 37- Bart Baker, 91- Donald Kaup, 42R DNF- Ross Mcartney, 4P DNF- Daylon Bergeron
1) 3G Gage Barton 2) 11m James Phelps 3) 10 Marci O’Hair 4) 17N Nathan Barton
1) 3G Gage Barton 2) 10 Marci O’Hair 3) 17N Nathan Barton 4) 11m James Phelps
1) 22 Dan Rogers 2) 45p Michael Penrod 3) 30 Blake Casey 4) 2m Matt O’Hair 5) 82 Mike Olson
6) Tyler Olson
1) 72t Tobby Schield 2) 67 Edwin Elliott 3) 11m W.D. Matteson 4) 97j Jimmy Jenkins 5) 32 Norman
Rogers 6) F22 Tina Cawyer
1) 67 Edwin Elliott 2) 2m Matt O’Hair 3) 72t Tobby Schield 4) 97j Jimmy Jenkins 5) 22 Dan Rogers
6) 45p Michael Penrod 7) 11m W.D. Matteson 8) 30 Blake Casey 9) F22 Tina Cawyer 10) 8 Tyler Olson
11) DNF 82 Mike Olson 12) DNF 32 Norman Rogers
Last Chance #1
1) 10t Trevor Geist 2) 83 Mike Shenberger 3) 32 Cole Brown 4) 37 Bart Baker 5) 4p Daylon Bergeron
6) 42R Ross McCartney 7) 15B Andy Barton 8) 91 Donald Kaup 9) 39 Brian May 10) DNF 10 Dustin
Robinson 11) DNF 26T Travis McLemore 12) DNS 14N Marty Chockley 13) DNS 61 Dahl Lauvaul
Sp Mod A
1) 1H3 Conner Pullen 2) Dee Gossett 3) 92 Jeff Kaup 4) 69 Brandon Smith 5) 02 Chance McDaniel
6) 1F Robert Elliott 7) 85c Clay Sellard 8) 21 Randy Eitel 9) 4 Kenny Morris 10) 10t Trevor Geist 11)
83 Mike Shenberger 12) 55 Brian Carey 13) 25 Humberto Rocha 14) 44 Austin Walker 15) 4p Daylon
Bergeron 16) 37 Bart Baker 17) 15B Andy Barton 18) 14N Marty Chockley 19) 91 Donald Kaup 20) DNF
32 Cole Brown 21) DNF 26t Travis McLemore 22) DNF 10 Dustin Robinson 23) 42R Ross Mc Cartney
24) DNF 39 Brian May 25) DNS 61 Dahl Lauvaul
Last Chance #1
1) 11k Kyle Clough 2) 46m Mike Wilson 3) 2s Reagan Sellard 4) ROC Cody Williams 5) 99B Pat Bedore
6) 00 Jody York 7) 64 Shannon Orth 8) 26 Chad Tanquary 9) 22 Michael Pepper 10) DNS 22t
Last Chance #2
1) 35JW Casey Waken 2) 22A Ruben Eichman 3) 80 Rich Wadel 4) 01w Jason Schoenberger 5) 64 Shannon Orth
6) 9s Sonny O’Hair 7) 2m Angel Munoz 8) 11 Ron Rich 9) 11m Billy Phelps 10) DNS 33 Marlin Hogie
1)DQ 56T Justin Tiemeyer 2)DQ 737 Nick Tubbs 3) 37 Jason Rogers 4) 63 Mike Nichols 5) 20m Perry Misner 6) 51w BJ Wagoner 7) 00A Chris Adams 8) 37x Jeff Tubbs 9) 22A Ruben Eichman 10) 11k Kyle Clough 11) 35jw Casey Waken 12) ROC Cody Williams 13) 00x Andy Attenberg 14) 99B Pat Bedore 15) 01w Jason Schoenberger 16) 80 Rich Wadel 17) 2s Reagan Sellard 18)DNF 00 Jody York 19)DNF 64 Shannon Orth 20)DNF 05 Jesse Taylor 21)DNF 66 Jeff Joldersma 22)DNF 93 Michael Jeannette 23)DNF 9s Sonny O’Hair 24) DQ 46m Mike Wilson
1) 7L Nate Moore 2) 16 Kevin Gray 3) 5j John Schwab 4) 12 Jim Armstrong 5) 3c Dale Wanger 6) DNF 32 Jason Edwards 7) DNF 05 Rick Taylor 8) DNF B4 Jared Baird
1) G3 Brendon Gemmill 2) 96jr John Herring Jr. 3) 57 Joel Lane 4) 96 John Herring 5) 3H Ryan Heger 6) A1 Ronnie Akridge 7) DNS 94 Jim Graves
1) 1m Cody Gearhart 2) 9 Cole Traugott 3) 1N Nick Link 4) 88j Jack Kirchoff 5) 25 Kale Beavers 6)DNF 06 Chad Taylor 7) DNF 721 Troy Gemmill
1) G3 Brendon Gemmill 2) 7L Nate Moore 3) 96jr John Herring Jr. 4) 9 Cole Traugott 5) 5J John Schwab 6) 1m Cody Gearhart 7) 721 Troy Gemmill 8) 1N Nick Link 9) 16 Kevin Gray 10) 57 Joel Lane 11) 3h Ryan Heger 12) 3c Dale Wanger 13) 96 John Herring 14) B4 Jared Baird 15) 05 Rick Taylor 16) 25 Kale Beavers 17) 94 Jim Graves 18) 88j Jack Kirchoff 19) A1 Ronnie Akridge 20) 12 Jim Armstrong 21) DNF 06 Chad Taylor 22) DNS 32 Jason Edwards
Hornet Heat # 1
81T- Tristen Barton, 12- Marci O’Hair, 11m- James Phelps, 3G- Gage Barton, 10- Marci O’Hair, 17n-nathan Barton
81t-Tristen Barton,10-Marci O’hair,3G-Gage Barton,11m-James Phelps,17n-Nathan Barton,12 DNF- Brendon O’hair
Hobbies Heat #1
72t-Toby Shield,11m-W.D Madison,2m-Matt O’hair,32-Norman Rogers,74 DNF-Brandon Mclemore,8 DNF-Tyler Olson,82 DNF-Mike Olsen.
Hobbies Heat #2
67-Edwin Elliot,22- Don Rogers,97J- Jimmy Jenkins,45p-Michael Penrod, F22-Tina Cawyer,4d DNF-Chad Gearson
97J-Jimmy Jenkins,67- Edwin Elliot,22-Don Rogers,11m-W.D Madison,72-Toby Shield,2m-Matt O’hair,45p-Michael Penrod,82-Mike Olsen,32-Norman Rogers,8-Tyler Olson,74 DNF-Brandon Mclemore,F22 DNF-Tina Cawyer,4d DNS-Chad Gearson.
Stocks heat #1
37x-Jeff Tubbs, 51w-BJ Wagoner, 01w-Jason Schoenberger, 00x- Andy Altenberg, 00- Jody York, 11-Ron Rich, 064-cody Orth, 33 DNF-Marlin Hogie.
Stocks heat #2
20m-Perry Misner,05-Jesse Taylor,9s-Sonny O’hair,93-Michael Jeannette,11m-Billy Phelps,80-Rich Wadel,64-Shannon Orth,22t DNS-Jason Taylor
66-Jeff Joldersma,37-Jason Rogers,737-Nick Tubbs,46m-Mike Wilson,22a-Ruben Eichman,22-Michael Pepper,2m DNF-Angel Munoz,35jw-Casey Woken
stocks heat #4
56T-Justin Temeyer,00a-Chirs Adams,99b-Pat Bedore,ROC-Cody Williams,11k-Kyle Clough,2s-Raegan Sellard,63-Mike Nichols,26 DNS-Chad Tanguary.
Stock Qualifier #1:
05-Jesse Taylor, 37x- Jeff Tubbs, 737-Nick Tubbs, 66-Jeff Joldersma, 00A-Chris Adams, 93-Michael Jeannette, 22T-Jason Taylor, 80-Rich Wadel, 00-Jody York, 01W-Jason Shoenberger, 064-Cody Orth, 22A-(DNF)Ruben Eichman, ROC-(DNF)Cody Williams, 9S-(DNF)Sonny O’Hair, 2S-(DNF)Raegan Sellard, 2M-(DNS)Angel Munoz
Stock Qualifier #2:
20M-Perry Misner, 56T-Justin Temeyer, 37-Jason Rogers, 63-Mike Nichols, 51W-BJ Wagoner, 00x-Andy Altenberg, 35JW-Casey Woken, 46M-Mike Wilson, 11-Ron Rich, 11K-Kyle Clough, 11m-Billy Phelps, 22-Michael Pepper, 64- Shannon Orth, 26 DNF- Chad Tanquary, 33 DNS- Marlin Hogie, 99B DNS- Pat Bedore
Sport Mod Heat #1
69- Brandon Smith, 42R- Ross Mcartney, 10- Dustin Robinson, 10T- Trevor Geist, 14N- Marty Chockley, 4P DNS- Daylon Bergeron
Sport Mod Heat #2
1H3- Conner Pullen, 92- Jeff Kaup, 4-Kenny Morris, 02- Chances McDaniel, 37-Bart Baker, 15B- Andy Barton
Sport Mod Heat #3
44- Austin Walker, 1F- Robert Elliot, 32- Cole Brown, 55-Brian Carey, 26T- Travis Mclemore, 83 DNF- Michael Shinberger.
Sport Mod Heat #4
10- Dee Gossett, 85C- Clay Sellard, 21- Randy Eitel, 25- Humberto Rocha, 91- Donald Kaup, 61 DNF- Dahl Lauvaul
Sport Mod Qualifier #1
69- Brandon Smith, 85C- Clay Sellard, 92- Jeff Kaup, 02- Chance McDaniel, 44- Austin Walker, 25- Humberto Rocha, 32- Cole Brown, 26T- Travis Mclemore, 14N- Marty Chockley, 15B- Andy Barton, 10- Dustin Robinson, 61 DNS- Dahl Lauvaul
Sport Mod Qualifer #2
1H3- Conner Pullen, 10- Dee Gossett, 1F- Robert Elliot, 55- Brian Carey, 21- Randy Eitel, 4- Kenny Morris, 10T- Trevor Geist, 83- Michale Shinberger, 37- Bart Baker, 91- Donald Kaup, 42R DNF- Ross Mcartney, 4P DNF- Daylon Bergeron
No Water, No Worries: URSS heads to $1,000 payout in Liberal
By The URSS
LIBERAL, Kan. — A lack of water in the water table from the city of Beaver wasn’t about to dry up the hopes of promoter Glen Thompson.
So Thompson kept his nose to the grindstone and found a new home to provide sprint car fans in southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma panhandle region with a place to race.
Now, that upheaval has spawned life into the inaugural URSS Spring Thaw 305 Shootout on April 19 at Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway.
Due to ongoing drought conditions, Beaver officials informed Thompson the racetrack wouldn’t be able to water the surface due to lack of water. That put the two-day Cow Chip Nationals that were wildly popular last year in Beaver in jeopardy.
So Thompson worked his magic and decided to move the show approximately 30 miles away in Liberal. The show has been trimmed down to one day, April 19, but Thompson couldn’t be more pleased about what the Friday night show will offer — the winged warriors of the United Rebel Sprint Series.
Friday night’s races, set for 7 p.m. with pit gates opening at 4:30 p.m., will headline the Rebels of the URSS. Rick Salem’s sprint car series has competed six times at Beaver County Raceway, including three times last year.
At Liberal, the Rebels have a storied history. The URSS has competed nine times at the track, but not since 2010. That’s when Ray Seemann, the 2011 URSS national champ, claimed the feature win.
Jason Martin won the first day of the Cow Chip Nationals last year in Beaver, followed by a breakout performance by Hill City’s Jeff Radcliffe the next night. Martin also won the final race last year at Beaver in late July.
The Spring Thaw 305 Shootout will feature a $1,000 payout to the winner, with a $200 payout to drivers who make the A-main. “It’s a great race to start our 2013 season with and I have to thank Glen Thompson for all the hard work he has put into it to keep it alive“ URSS promoter Rick Salem said.
“We’re going to kick it off, blow it out,” Thompson said.
The night will have a monster truck as the pace car, and monster trucks will compete the next night.
Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway is a 3/8-mile reverse D-shaped track, with a long sweep on the backstretch.
The April 19 event is the “official” start of the URSS portion of the season. The Rebels return a week later on April 27 to Liberal to compete. For more information about the United Rebel Sprint Series, visit www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. For more information about Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway or Beaver County Raceway, visit beavercountyraceway.com.
On the 20th Monster Trucks invade Liberal Fairground Speedway with with the jet burning fire truck and more. Hobbies stocks will feel the pounding as they compete along the monsters.