STOCKTON, KS—The 2016 racing season concluded at Rooks County Speedway in Stockton, KS, on Friday evening, August 12, with the United Rebel Sprint Series making their first ever appearance at the ½-mile oval. They were joined by the Bombers, Cruisers and Kansas Antique Racers.
Keefe Hemel of Cimarron led all 20 laps in the caution free URSS main event. Hemel took advantage of his outside pole starting spot to shoot to the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back. The ‘Hill City Hotshoe’ Jeff Radcliffe gave chase the entire distance but had to settle for the runner-up spot. John Webster was third, followed by heat race winners ‘Flyin’ Brian Herbert and Luke Cranston.
Kensington’s Jeromy Wagner did the same in the Bomber feature. Wagner led all 12 laps to make his was to victory lane. A caution with 2 laps to go set up a green-white-checkered finish but Wagner was able to hold off first heat winner Colton Pfeifer for the win. Rhett ‘The Rocket’ Kingsbury, Brett Henke and Spencer Hilbrink completed the top five. Wagner won the other heat race.
The Cruiser feature only went 4 laps due to attrition. Heat race winners Brian & Shaylon Holloway broke with half a lap to go and did not make the feature. Levi Ryan & Justin Yarmer took the lead on the opening lap, but they broke on lap 3, giving the lead and the win to Brett Henke & Travis Coop.