Lonnie Wheatley, DESHLER, Neb. (July 31, 2019) – Jason
Martin tuned up for this upcoming weekend’s Second
Annual Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals by racing to
victory lane in Wednesday night’s 25-lap United Rebel
Sprint Series feature at Thayer County Speedway.
The Lincoln, Neb., resident by way of Liberal, Kan.,
pounced on teen Kyler Johnson for the lead on a lap two
restart and then kept a closing Jake Bubak at bay over
the closing rounds to secure his third series win of the
year aboard the Midwest Linings/Trucks Plus No. 5x
While Martin scored the win, Shane Sundquist was awarded
runner-up honors after Bubak crossed the scales below
the required minimum weight with Stu Snyder filling out
the podium in third.
With Martin taking the green flag from the second row
outside, Johnson outgunned pole starter Sundquist for
the initial lead as Martin quickly moved into second
before a lap two caution flew for a turn one skirmish
that sent Toby Chapman to the pit area with race-ending
Martin gunned past Johnson for the lead on the restart
with the red flag flying one lap later for a turn four
melee that ended the night for Tracey Hill, Ryan
Jenkins, Zach Blurton and Shayle Bade.
Following a final caution with four laps the books, the
final 21 rounds were contested in non-stop fashion with
Martin working the topside of the track as Bubak clawed
his way forward from fourth after starting fifth.
As Martin set a torrid pace, Bubak battled into third by
the eighth round and then into second by the 16th
circuit. Bubak cut into Martin’s lead
over the closing rounds and made a bid for the point as
the white flag flew only to fall short at the line and
then come up light at the scales.
Adam Gullion rebounded from a mishap on the lap three
restart to capture fourth behind Martin, Sundquist and
Snyder at the stripe with Johnson rounding out the top
Hill, Bubak and Martin topped the night’s heat race
United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS)
Thayer County Speedway – Deshler, NE
July 31, 2019, Results:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tracey Hill,
2. 11-Luke Cranston, 3. 03-Shayle Bade, 4. 91-Adam
Gullion, 5. 2J-Zach Blurton, 6. 12n-Neil Nickolite.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak,
2. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 3. 5-Stu Snyder, 4. 88J-Jeremy
Huish, 5. 9-John Webster, 6. 36k-Rick Hansen.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 5x-Jason
Martin, 2. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 3. 7-Toby Chapman, 4.
6-Ryan Jenkins, 5. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 6. 12-Tyler
“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 5x-Jason
Martin, 2. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 3. 5-Stu Snyder, 4.
91-Adam Gullion, 5. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 6. 12-Tyler
Drueke, 7. 12n-Neil Nickolite, 8. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 9.
9-John Webster, 10. 36k-Rick Hansen, 11. 11-Luke
Cranston, 12. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 13. 28-Tracey Hill,
14. 6-Ryan Jenkins, 15. 2J-Zach Blurton, 16. 03-Shayle
Bade, 17. 7-Toby Chapman, 18. 74b-Jake Bubak (DQ – Light