Bubak Bests United Rebel Sprint Series at DCRPJuly 25, 2015
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (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.
With Sellard working forward from the tenth starting position, Kirchoff took the lead from Rick Taylor on the third round then held off Nick Link in the early going. But with Kirchoff and Link working the low side, Sellard took quick advantage by rallying by on the high side.
Into the lead by the midway point, Sellard drove away from the field as Austin Allen worked the high side to his advantage in the closing rounds. Sixth at the lap 15 mark, Allen climbed to second by the 18th lap.
Sellard was checked out by then though, taking the checkered flag comfortably ahead of Allen with Kirchoff, Link and Kale Beavers rounding out the top five.
“Keep it simple, we got back to basics,” Sellard said afterward.
Dechant led early from his pole starting position, only to surrender the point to Brendon Damon on the fourth circuit.
But Dechant battled back, recapturing the lead at the midway point and slipping away from the field over the ensuing laps. A late caution brought the field back to Dechant, but nobody could mount a serious challenge.
In Dechant’s wake, Brian May slipped into second on the final circuit with Matthew Crowell capturing the show position. Damon settled for fourth with Jason Dove rounding out the top five.
Schmidt led from the outset after starting on the pole, but soon had Dowell and Brett Copeland nipping at his heels in the non-stop 15-lapper.
Dowell’s persistence paid off, slipping underneath Schmidt exiting turn two on the 14th round and held the point the final lap-and-a-half to post the win. Schmidt crossed the stripe a close second with Copeland, Michael Pepper and Kyle Tillery in the top five.
After finally breaking through for his first IMCA Hobby Stock win at DCRP last Saturday night, Ness City’s Will Bauer made it two in a row by topping Friday night’s 15-lap feature event.
Following a red flag stoppage just one lap in for Reagan Sellard’s wild ride down the backstretch, Bauer battled past early leader Travis McLemore seven laps in and held on the rest of the way to take the win ahead of Tobby Schield and McLemore with Cody Davis slipping by Matt O’Hair in the final corner for fourth.
Next up at Dodge City Raceway Park is the I-70 Flat Track Motorcycle Series on Friday night, August 7.
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, 21. 50-Jed Werner, 22. 88j-Jeremy Huish.
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. B21-Chadd Brown, 2. 05-Rick Taylor, 3. 18-Austin Allen, 4. 25-Kale Beavers, 5. 3h-Ryan Heger, 6. K98-Danny Keller, 7. 23s-Heath Myers, 8. 44T-Tanner Black.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. A2-Randy Wilson, 2. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 3. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 4. 27-Grant Florence, 5. 22T-Trent Gray, 6. 25b-Tom Beavers, 7. 64-Jimmy Brozek. DNS: m15-Mike Martin.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 1n-Nick Link, 2. 7n-William Nusser, 3. 16-Kevin Gray, 4. 85c-Clay Sellard, 5. 2L-Tracy Link, 6. 22k-Brad Keller, 7. 01-Jesse Smith, 8. 36-Travis Simmons.
“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. 18-Austin Allen, 3. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 4. 1n-Nick Link, 5. 25-Kale Beavers, 6. 7n-William Nusser, 7. A2-Randy Wilson, 8. 22T-Trent Gray, 9. 3h-Ryan Heger, 10. 44T-Tanner Black, 11. 05-Rick Taylor, 12. B21-Chadd Brown, 13. 2L-Tracy Link, 14. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 15. 22k-Brad Keller, 16. 36-Travis Simmons, 17. 52-Clayton Hogie, 18. 25b-Tom Beavers, 19. 16-Kevin Gray, 20. 64-Jimmy Brozek, 21. 27-Grant Florence, 22. K98-Danny Keller. DNS: 23s-Heath Myers, 01-Jesse Smith, m15-Mike Martin.
IMCA Sport Modifieds:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 2d-Dwayne Dechant, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 12-Kevin Tabor, 5. 7j-Jamie French, 6. 25c-Darren Coyle, 7. 2m-Angel Munoz.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33d-Brendon Damon, 2. 18-Kyle Wiens, 3. 65j-Josh Appel, 4. 8-Brian May, 5. 2c-Mathew Crowell, 6. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 7. 00-Rick Julian.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 33k-Jason Lunow, 2. 11-Jason Dove, 3. 56m-Mike Appel, 4. 55d-Don Strecker, 5. 10t-Toby Witthuhn, 6. 97j-Jimmy Jenkins, 7. 21j-Jeremy Sigler.
“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 2d-Dwayne Dechant, 2. 8-Brian May, 3. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 4. 33d-Brendon Damon, 5. 11-Jason Dove, 6. 18-Kyle Wiens, 7. 2m-Angel Munoz, 8. 12-Kevin Tabor, 9. 7j-Jamie French, 10. 33k-Jason Lunow, 11. 65j-Josh Appel, 12. 97j-Jimmy Jenkins, 13. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 14. 25c-Darren Coyle, 15. 56m-Mike Appel, 16. 00-Rick Julian, 17. 21j-Jeremy Sigler, 18. 10t-Toby Witthuhn, 19. 55d-Don Strecker, 20. 37-Bart Baker, 21. 92-Jeff Kaup.
IMCA Stock Cars:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2x-Trevor Schmidt, 2. 20m-Perry Misner, 3. 33-Marlin Hogie, 4. 58-Kyle Tillery, 5. 11j-Justin Lewis, 6. 70-Karson Love, 7. 22-Michael Pepper. DNS: 28-Jack Pepper.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 55h-Ron Hartman, 2. 57j-Josh Crombie, 3. D44-Randy Dowell, 4. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 5. 19-Brett Copeland, 6. 21-Josh Siebert. DNS: 2z-Cody Zimmerman.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. D44-Randy Dowell, 2. 2x-Trevor Schmidt, 3. 19-Brett Copeland, 4. 22-Michael Pepper, 5. 58-Kyle Tillery, 6. 55h-Ron Hartman, 7. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 8. 33-Marlin Hogie, 9. 70-Karson Love, 10. 20m-Perry Misner, 11. 57j-Josh Crombie, 12. 11j-Justin Lewis, 13. 2z-Cody Zimmerman. DNS: 21-Josh Siebert, 28-Jack Pepper.
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17-Will Bauer, 2. 72T-Tobby Schield, 3. 91d-Cody Davis, 4. 77-Cody Williams, 5. 7-Tom Reed, 6. 44b-David Berger, 7. 87-Norman Carr, 8. 51-Clint Long.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 26T-Travis McLemore, 2. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 4. 1d-Raymond Dechant, 5. 007-Bryan Habiger, 6. 7h-Corey Hacker, 7. 75x-Duane Mathes.
“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 17-Will Bauer, 2. 72T-Tobby Schield, 3. 26T-Travis McLemore, 4. 91d-Cody Davis, 5. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 6. 007-Bryan Habiger, 7. 7-Tom Reed, 8. 87-Norman Carr, 9. 44b-David Berger, 10. 7h-Corey Hacker, 11. 51-Clint Long, 12. 75x-Duane Mathes, 13. 1d-Raymond Dechant, 14. 2s-Reagan Sellard. DNS: 77-Cody Williams.