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Belleville 305 Nationals Finale Postponed to Sunday

Lonnie Wheatley, BELLEVILLE, Kan. (August 1, 2020) – Heavy rain forced the postponement of Saturday’s scheduled Third Annual Belleville High Banks 305 Sprint Car Nationals finale to Sunday afternoon.

The $7,000-to-win tilt will not take place on Sunday, August 2, with hot laps at 1:00 p.m. and then racing to follow at 2:00 p.m.

Rain first hit the track on Saturday prior to hot laps.  Track crews worked tirelessly over the next three hours to get the surface back into racing condition only to have one more system hit the speedway as the second of five hot lap groups was taking to the track soon after 9:00 p.m.

Zach Blurton bested a field of 45 in Friday night’s preliminary event with J.D. Johnson and Stu Snyder joining him on the podium.

Sunday’s card will include a full slate of heat races, qualifying races and feature events.

The 3rd Annual 305 Nationals at Belleville Brings Big Cash and Big Stars Again in 2020

RACINBOYS EXCLUSIVE by Ray Cunningham (Belleville, KS) –The Republic County Fairgrounds in Belleville, Kansas, will once again become the epicenter of 305 Winged Sprint Car Racing this Friday July 31st, and this Saturday, August 1st, at the historic High Banks Half-Mile located in North Central Kansas.

The Brinks Truck will arrive with $65,000 dollars in prize money upfront for both nights total. And another possible two grand dished out if Colorado’s Jake Bubak, the 2018-19 Champ can be defeated both nights for the win.
That means, boys and girls, the winner on Friday could take $3,500, with the $1,000 bonus if they beat Jake “Big Stakes” Bubak on Friday, and $8,000 Saturday night by defeating the Arvada racer and winning the title of Belleville 305 Nationals Champ for 2020.

But, that might be easier said than done as Bubak driving the Coyote Candle Maxim #74B has won all four races the first two years of the Nationals.

Included in those totals were two prelim wins that paid $2,500 each and two 305 National wins collecting $7,000 each time for a payout of $19,000 the last two years total at Belleville for the Colorado Gasman.

For the 3rd Annual 305 Nationals, the local Fair Board and Supporters as well as URSS Headman Rick Salem and Dodge City Racing Director Tommie Estes Jr. will all be on board to make this racing weekend one to remember once again while rolling out the Red Carpet for the best drivers in 305 Winged Sprint Cars in 2020.

In 2018, the first annual 305 Nationals took place after the Belleville Midget Nationals were concluded the previous year after a 40 season run. Everyone wondered at that time what was in store for this historic half-mile that had seen the likes of Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Kyle Larson, among others grace and race at this historic speed plant during the midgets reign, while bringing big crowds, big fields, and big money to this sleepy little Kansas town.

Well, all of that has continued and more since the changeover in 2018. Racing with the United Rebel Series, ran by Salem, and with the IMCA RACEsaver 305 Rules, the car counts are bigger, the purse is the richest in 305 Sprint Car Racing, and the crowds have been phenomenal.

In 2020, expect more of the same as around 60 305 Winged Sprint Cars have already entered this prestigious event, with many top drivers on that entry list, and a few others that have also committed to running to make this year’s event on paper the best one yet.

Besides Bubak, there are many contenders to his throne that will be in attendance. Among those are URSS point leader Ty Williams, who will be teaming up at Belleville with 360 Winged Sprint Car Star Matt Covington. 2nd in points Goddard hot shoe J.D. Johnson, a favorite and multiple time winner at Belleville. And, third place in URSS points Kyler Johnson of Quinter, whose father C.J., and grandfather Jon Johnson, all starred at Belleville over the years in open wheel racing hailing from Western Kansas.

Another trio of Stars to battle at Belleville includes Tyler Drueke of Eagle, NE, Zach Blurton of Quinter, KS and Stu Snyder of Lincoln, NE. All have been hot in 305 action in 2020 and have won multiple features while running in the top three in IMCA RACEsaver National points. Last year, Drueke finished second at Belleville to Bubak as well in his #12 Winged Sprint Car.

One of the greatest rivalries over the last few years in 305 racing has been between Bubak and Jason Martin, and that will continue once again at the High Banks. The Kansan, now residing in Nebraska, finished second to Bubak in 2018 and third in 2019 at the Belleville 305 Nationals. A month later, Martin would beat his longtime Nemesis Bubak by winning the 305 Nationals at Eagle, Nebraska, Jason’s biggest win in 2019 and another epic storyline to this rivalry.

But. as the saying goes, “Wait, There’s More”. Top stars entering for the first time at the 305 Nationals include John Carney, racing the Lubbers Wreckers 11x, and Nebraska’s Jack Dover, two of the most decorated drivers in winged sprint car racing over the last several years.

And Luke Cranston, the winningest driver In 305 competition at Belleville over the years, as well as stalwarts that include Adam Gullion, Trevor Grossenbacher, Jeff Stasa, Mike Woodruff, Ray Seemann, Cody Ledger, Jake Martens, Todd Plemons, Brett Becker, Shayle Bade, Jordan and Tyler Knight, Chad Salem, Tyler Velasquez, and fresh off a win last week at the Bull Ring Nationals, Steven Richardson of Hutchinson, among others.

Come to Belleville, Kansas this Friday and Saturday for the 3rd Annual 305 Nationals, a signature event on the Kansas Prairie not to be missed.

Photo Credit: Darrin McKim

Bounty Added for Defeating Jake Bubak!

Courtesy of The Fans of The High Banks, a bounty has been put on our 2 time and defending champion. The drive that beats Jake Bubak in the A main on Friday July 31st OR Saturday August 1st will receive an extra $1,000. That moves the purse up to $3,500 and $8,000 to win if you can Beat the 74B.
*You have to win the A feature either night to collect the bounty.
This is an organized fun competition, to spark the interest in drivers and fans all around!
Let’s race and have a great time!

2020 305 National Pre-Sale Information!

Get Ready For the 2020, 3rd Annual Belleville 305 Nationals!

Friday July 31st and Saturday August 1st, 2020


Why are we putting tickets on sale already?  Last year with the introduction of our new website, we said tickets would be on sale before Christmas. (Tickets are a great gift for the holidays) Unfortunately, we didn’t make that happen, and tickets didn’t go on sale until February. From now on, our goal is to make tickets available for the holidays.

 

Instructions for the Pre-Sale

  • You are receiving this email because you have previously purchased tickets on our website, or you subscribed to receive updates from us.

  • Since you have purchased tickets from us, you are entitled to the same seats only during this pre-sale window (November 1st – December 1st).

  • If you don’t want the same seats, or you want to try for better seats, simply do nothing, and you can select your own seats on/after December 1st.

  • If you want your same seats, reply to this email saying you want them, or contact us using the button below. You can have the same number or less, but you cannot have more during the pre-sale. 

  • You will receive an online invoice to pay through our website, and after it is paid, you will receive your download link for your tickets.

  • Print them off at home on a standard sheet of paper like last year, and you won’t have to wait in line! If you lose your order download URL, simply contact us and we will re-send it.

  • After you contact us, we will respond ASAP. If you do not hear from us after a few days, please contact us again to ensure we received your request and are holding your seats!

 

 

Contact Us To Reserve Your Same Seats!

 

Below is an example invoice you will receive

 

The 2020 Belleville 305 National’s fall earlier on the calendar, and we are running the week before the Knoxville National’s, so it’s sure to be a race you won’t want to miss!

Bubak Banks Second Consecutive Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Triumph!

Jake Bubak kept his Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals perfection alive by storming to a $7,000 payday in Saturday night’s United Rebel Sprint Series-sanctioned Second Annual Belleville 305 Nationals 30-lap finale atop the ½-mile Belleville High Banks clay oval.

It completed an improbably duplication of last year’s Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals two-night sweep with the Arvada, CO, shoe now four-for-four in event competition aboard the Coyote Candle Company No. 74x Sprint Car.

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IMPORTANT Information Prior to Big Event!

As we gear up for the main National event, we have some important information to pass along.

1) Please make sure you bring the right tickets!

Saturday’s tickets wont work for Friday’s show, and vice versa. Even if you have the same exact seats both nights, the bar-codes are still different. Please make sure you grab the right ones! Also, if you purchased many seats, verify you didn’t accidentally download and print the same seat twice. Tickets can only be scanned 1 (ONE) time, any duplicated tickets whether on accident or not will fail to scan, and will cause a hold up / non-admittance.

2) Our concessions, beer garden, ticket booth, and T-shirt shack can now all take credit cards

In the past, we have only accepted cash. As you can tell with our new website, the high banks is making huge improvements, and we can now process credit cards everywhere! Yes cash is still accepted.

3) The concessions menu is posted online

Hungry? You can check out the concessions menu online on your phone before even getting in line! https://www.bellevillehighbanks.org/concessions or on our website navigation menu under 305 Sprint Nationals > Concession Menu

4) Read our frequently asked questions on our website

We have commonly asked questions such as parking, bringing in outside food/drink, etc on our website. https://www.bellevillehighbanks.org/faq

5) Weather Forecast – Looks good!

The weather forecast looks great, it’ll be a hot one! No rain is expected, but in the event we would get rained out, we have alternate plans. In the unlikely event that happens, we would be posting more on our website and FB page.

6) For any other important updates and notices, always check our website and FB page

We will be constantly updating our website with important notices at the top, and in the “notices” section of our website. Be sure to also like and check our FB page as well. If you still can’t find an answer, drop us an email. If we have important information we need to get out quickly, we will also use mass email like this email, as a means of communication.

 

Even on the day of the event…..if you have questions, feel free to send us an email! We will be around and constantly monitoring everything. So we’ll do our best to get back to you ASAP.

Thank you to all the fans, volunteers, and drivers who make our big event possible. The Belleville 305 Nationals are growing at the fastest pace that we have seen in years, and we couldn’t be more excited for the future of our track and the sport.