By the URSS
OBERLIN, Kan. -- The excitement is building in southeast Colorado as the Rebels of the United Rebel Sprint Series prepare to make a return trip to Lamar Speedway in Lamar, Colo.
Track President Kelley Morris was looking forward to the Rebels taking on the 3/8-mile dirt oval at 7 p.m. Mountain time Saturday night.
"They were here the very first show when we reopened Lamar Speedway three years ago," Morris said. "We had a good number of Kansas cars come out, about 20 of them. The Colorado cars all got snowed in that time. Hopefully we'll have a fairly large group of Colorado cars this time."
The Rebels have raced only two times in Lamar. In 2007, Ken Lutters won the feature at Prowers County Motorsports Park. In 2010, the last time the URSS competed in Lamar, Ty Williams won at the newly named Lamar Speedway.
"We had them here three years ago, and I hope we have a good number of them this year," Morris said.
Morris said the URSS offers his track something out of the norm for fans in the area.
"It's something different, and something they don't see every day," he said.
The cars will be a part of the Lamar Days weekend, and Morris said a few of the drivers even will haul their cars through the parade Saturday morning in town.
The 3/8-mile track offers a wide racing surface, with longer straight-a-ways and tighter corners, according to Morris.
Pit passes are $25, and those 5 and younger will get into the pits for $10. Grandstand admission will be $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $4 for those ages 5 to 12 and free for children younger than 5.
For more information about Lamar Speedway, visit lamarracingclub.com.
For more information about the United Rebel Sprint Series, visit www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com.