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Seemann scores URSS prelim win at Bullring

By the URSS

Back to business at the Bullring for the United Rebel Sprint Series and Jetmore driver Ray Seemann. The Rebels' second appearance at the quarter mile gem in Central Kansas saw 24 teams check in for competition. When the dust cloud literally settled at LaCrosse, somewhere, the checkered flags were waving for the Rainman, notching his first URSS feature win of the year

North Platte, Nebraska's Tom Belsky would lead the full field to the green flag at LaCrosse, Kansas for a 25 lap traffic jam. Zach Blurton would fly out of the chute to grab the early advantage with Jon Webster, Belsky, Seemann, Jake Bubak the top five.

Seemann would run the 72 to third on lap four and maneuver Belsky for second on a lap six restart after the yellow would fly for a lap five Kaden Taylor spin. The rebels would crank up the action as the restart would see Luke Cranston and Kirby Hagans charge to the front swapping fifth and sixth.

Back at the front Seemann would continue to chase Blurton around the Bullring and as the front runners would get into lapped traffic Blurton would get hung up behind lapped traffic and Seemann would use a slingshot move around the outside of the 2J and power to the lead coming out of turn four.

Back to back late race cautions on lap 20 and 21 would try Seemanns patience but with a clear track in front him, the Jetmore driver would maintain his advantage and would be unchallenged to the checkered flag. Seemann would grab his first win of the season and tenth career URSS win. Blurton would hold on for second with Aravada, Colorado shoe Bubak locking down third. After running fourth in B-feature, Hagans would surge from fourteenth to fourth with another mover, Jared Kern, blasting from twelfth to lock down the top five.

Car Count: 24

Lap Leaders: Zach Blurton (1-19), Ray Seemann (20-25)

Kaizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award: Kirby Hagans +14

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. Brian Hardman, 2. Luke Cranston, 3. Brian Herbert, 4. Cody Caldwell, 5. Lance Davis, Josh Fairbank

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. Kaden Taylor, 2. Tom Belsky, 3. Kirby Hagans, 4. Mark Walinder, 5. Kris Moore, 6. Butch Hardman

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. Jeff Radcliffe, 2. Jon Webster, 3. Ray Seemann, 4. JD Johnson, 5. Darren Bowman, 6. Kobey Walters

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. Judd Shaeffer, 2. Zach Blurton, 3. Jake Bubak, 4. Jared Kern, 5. Connor Atkinson, 6. Jerry Caldwell

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. Brian Herbert, 2. Jared Kern, 3. JD Johnson, 4. Kirby Hagans, 5. Josh Fairbank, 6. Mark Walinder, 7. Connor Atkinson, 8. Darren Bowman, 9. Jerry Caldwell, 10. Kobey Walters, 11. Cody Caldwell, 12. Kris Moore, 13. Lance Davis, 14. Butch Hardman

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Ray Seemann, 2. Zach Blurton, 3. Jake Bubak, 4. Kirby Hagans, 5. Jared Kern, 6. Jeff Radcliffe, 7. Brian Herbert, 8. Kaden Taylor, 9. Connor Atkinson, 10. Jon Webster, 11. Jerry Caldwell, 12. Mark Walinder, 13. Judd Shaeffer, 14. Tom Belsky, 15. Darren Bowman, 16. Josh Fairbank, 17. Kobey Walters, 18. DNF Luke Crantson, 19. DNF JD Johnson, 20. DNF Brian Hardman