This year’s event fires off with the first of two preliminary events on Thursday, June 13, with a second round of preliminary action on Friday before culminating with Saturday’s championship finale. Set for a $3,000-to-win event that could potentially climb to as much as $4,500 with lap money included is set for this Thursday through Saturday night, June 13-15, atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas. Martens has already picked up one URSS victory thus far this season while track regular Luke Cranston has won two events, both at Dodge City. Also picking up series victories this season are Jason Martin and two-time and defending tour champion Zach Blurton. Sprint car veteran Kevin Ramey of Fort Worth, Texas, took home the victory in the inaugural version of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals back in 2017, while Fairview, Okla.’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in last year’s championship feature finale. Joining the Rebels for this huge event will be the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars as well as the Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night. By David Smith, Jr./OKTidbits Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000. Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m. DODGE CITY, Kan. – It’s time for a huge three nights of racing action beginning this Thursday night for the POWRi Lucas Oil United Rebel Sprint Series as they once again partake in the third annual Lubbock Wrecker DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals at Dodge City Raceway Park.
A new report has brought encouraging news for golf by identifying an increase in the rounds played in Great Britain in the first quarter of 2015. Leading sports research company SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. (SMS INC.) reports that the average number of rounds played increased by 14%, compared to the same period in 2014. Richard Payne, Senior Manager of Sports Accounts, commented: “This increase is fantastic news for the industry. This new data offers encouraging insight into the future of the game, and we hope to see similar promising figures leading into the summer months before The Open returns to the home of golf at St Andrews in July.” The above average temperatures and the generally drier weather in January 2015 meant that all regions, except Scotland, enjoyed an encouraging start to the number of rounds played. February was also much drier than the same period 2014, and as a result all regions enjoyed increases in excess of 30%. During this time the Cricket World Cup began with coverage starting in the mornings, however this did not impact on GB golfing figures. March 2015 was relatively cold and wet vis-à-vis 2014, and also a month which saw a dramatic culmination in an exciting Six Nations rugby campaign where the final game attracted a TV audience of around 10 million viewers. Both happenings were key factors in all regions suffering decreases in golf rounds played, with the exception of the North region which boasted an increase (5.7%) in contrast to 2014. Overall, rounds played in the North region of England were up 13.5%, the South region by 15.7% and the Midland region, which includes Wales, by 20.5% 3 Jun 2015 Research brings encouraging news for golf