Blurton Notches Jerry
Zach Blurton celebrates in victory lane at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Blurton Notches Soderberg Memorial Victory

DODGE CITY, Kan. – Zach Blurton notched his third career Soderberg win by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 25-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car vs. United Rebel Sprint Series which capped the seventh annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial.

In the 25-lap DCRP Sprint Car vs. URSS feature event, Great Bend’s Blurton made the most of his first outing aboard Jeff Stefonick’s J&K Trucking No. 11c Sprint Car.  It was third Soderberg win and second in a row.

Blurton gunned into the lead from the pole and led throughout to finish off his URSS championship run. Blurton kept Luke Cranston at bay all the way, as Cranston finished off his DCRP sprint car title in the Myers-powered Mid-America Millwright No. 49x Schnee.

Behind the lead duo, several drivers held down the show position along the way including Ty Williams in the early going and then Taylor Velasquez briefly before Oklahoma’s Jake Martens took command of the position at the midway point and held it the rest of the way.

In his first DCRP start since a grinding crash on May 4, Colorado’s Buddy Tubbs climbed from 10th to capture fourth with Jordan Knight rounding out the top five.

Ray Seemann raced from 14th to sixth, with Steven Richardson, Aric Sooter, J.D. Johnson and Jeremy Huish completing the top 10.

The feature event was interrupted twice by red flag stoppages.

The first occurred when early contender Ty Williams got upside down after a dozen laps, with the other flying two circuits later when Jed Werner got upside down in a melee that also eliminated Kade Hagans, Brian Herbert and Kris Moore.

Williams, Hagans and Cranston topped heat race action, with Herbert wining the B-main.

The finish:

1. 11c-Zach Blurton, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 48-Jake Martens, 4. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 72-Ray Seemann, 7. 0-Steven Richardson, 8. 224-Aric Sooter, 9. 98-J.D. Johnson, 10. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 11. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 12. 11k-Tyler Knight, 13. 13-Alexander Ort, 14. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 15. 17x-Kade Hagans, 16. 97-Brian Herbert, 17. 50-Jed Werner, 18.49-Kris Moore, 19. 911-Ty Williams, 20. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

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