Bacon Hits Jetmore Paydirt Again
BOURKE WINS URSS FEATURE AT STEVE KING MEMORIAL
Colorado’s Patrick Bourke topped a field of 37 United Rebel Sprint cars on a wind-swept night on the plains of Kansas at the Steve King Memorial in Jetmore, Kansas. With wind gusts of 40 – 50 MPH Lacrosse’s Kirby Hagans and Dodge City’s Steve Dalton brought the field to the green flag with Hagans jumping into the lead by turn 1. Hagans lead the first 2 laps until a red flag halted the field when Brian Herbert clipped a spinning Bob Shaeffer and tumbled a couple times. Herbert was not hurt but was unable to continue the race. Hagans would lead the field on the re-start with Josh Fairbanks in 2nd, Jordan Randles in 3rd, Jeff Radcliffe in 4th, and Patrick Bourke who had moved up from 11th to take over 5th. Hagans would lead while Bourke wrestled third from Randles on lap 9 and set his sights on the Fairbank, taking the spot from him on lap 13. Bourke, who had to transfer out of the first of two B mains, would make quick work of Hagans and take the lead on lap 15.
Meanwhile back in the pack Raymond Seemann was steadily working his way to the front after transferring from the B main and starting 17th. By lap 16 he had moved into 4th relegating Randles to 5th. On lap 20, Fairbank would slip past Hagan for second and set sail for Bourke. Seeman would also slip by Hagans on lap 22 and would quickly close the gap on Fairbank. On the last lap Fairbank would catch Bourke in lapped traffic and stuck a nose under him going into turn three only to have Bourke close the door and drive off turn 4 to the checkers. Seeman would finish a close third to claim the Keizer Wheels Hard Charger award, with Hagan 4th and Jordan Randles posting his best finish of the year in 5th.
Heat race winners were Barry Crane, Josh Fairbank, Kirby Hagan, Brian Herbert and Steve Dalton.
The United Rebel Sprint Series will be back in action next Friday night at the Famed Belleville Highbanks with the World of Outlaws and Saturday night they will make their first appearance of the year at the Bullring in LaCrosse KS.
A Feature 1 Patrick Bourke 2 Josh Fairbank 3 Ray Seemann 4 Kirby Hagans 5 Jordan Randles 6 Barry Crane 7 Jeff Radcliffe 8 Lance Davis
9 Darren Bowman 10 Kasey Beckham 11 Kris Moore 12 Nick King 13 Jared Kern 14 Bob Shaeffer 15 Steve Dalton 16 Mark Walinder DNF 17 Kaden Taylor DNF 18 Raymond Blackburn DNF 19 Zach Blurton DNF 20 Brian Herbert DNF
B #1 (Top 5 Transfer)
1 Patrick Bourke 2 Nick King 3 Lance Davis 4 Ray Seemann 5 Kaden Taylor
6 Kory Lira 7 Keefe Hemel 8 Brian May 9 Jerry Caldwell 10 Craig Jecha 11 Reed Bernbeck 12 Mike Parker 13 Tyler Kraus DNF 14 Mike Woodruff DNF
B #2 (Top 5 Transfer)
1 Kris Moore 2 Mark Walinder 3 Darren Bowman 4 Kasey Beckham 5 Jared Kern
6 Connor Atkinson 7 Judd Shaeffer 8 Mike Spear 9 Garth Griffith 10 Dan Brummet 11 Chuck Lutters 12 Gavin Stout DNS 13 Brandon Schure DNS
Heat Winners - Brian Herbert, Steve Dalton, Josh Fairbank, Kirby Hagans, Barry Crane