By David Smith Jr.
– Park City, Kansas – May 13, 2011 – No matter what your choice of dirt track racing may be, whether it is sprint cars, late models or modifieds, the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Smiley’s Racing Products has you covered over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Three of the series longest running divisions will see a combined eight races over four days at six different race tracks while the new Great Plains region for late models will also kick off their inaugural season.
Sprint Car Division: One of the above mentioned divisions that have their holiday weekend booked is the sprint car division as they hit to the track for four straight days at three different venues. It all kicks off on Friday night, May 27th at RPM Speedway in Hays, Kansas in their first appearance at the track since July of 2007. That night’s feature finale will pay $2000 to the winner.
Then on Saturday and Sunday night it is on South of Hays to the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kansas for the 3rd annual Steve King Memorial with both nights paying $3000 to win. It will be the tours first involvement with the event that pays tribute to the late 2002-2003 series champion Steve King. Both nights will also see the American Sprint Car Series Sooner region tour competing as it will be point’s race for them as well.
But the weekend for the “winged warriors” isn’t done quite yet as they will head east to the home of the series, 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas to wrap up the Memorial Day weekend on Monday night.
Modified Division: It will be a Memorial Day weekend double-header for the series’ modified tour and will all kick off on Saturday night, May 28th, at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas for their second of four stops on the season.
From there the tour heads straight east and a trip to “The Hummer,” Humboldt, Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas in their first appearance since the 1998 race season. The tours only appearance of the season at the track will be known as the NCRA modifieds vs. the tracks USRA modified challenge as part of the Dwaine Whitworth Memorial.
DIRTcar Late Models: A new venue and night to kick off the annual Memorial Day weekend of racing for the gladiators of the late model division. For years having kicked off on Friday nights in Doniphan, the weekend will now get started on Saturday night, May 28th, at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool, Nebraska instead.
The next night it is “soup time” as they head east on I-80 through Lincoln and to I-80 Speedway at Nebraska Raceway Park in Greenwood for the 10th annual Alphabet Soup that will pay $3000 to the nights feature finale winner. The stars and cars of the DART Corn Belt Clash and Lucas Oil MLRA late model series will also be well represented.
Great Plains Late Model Region: This new tour for NCRA will kick off their inaugural season along with the DIRTcar late model series at Junction Motor Speedway in an event that will pay $2500 to the feature winner and will be the first of eleven races that are scheduled for the season.
There you have it, with two weeks advanced notice you now have the skinny on what lays ahead for the 41 year old NCRA of Park City, Kansas presented by Smiley’s Racing Products and three of its longest running divisions. So make those holiday plans now, choose the division that is right for you and we hope to see you at one of the above mentioned venues.
Stay tuned to www.racencra.com during the next week for a more in depth look at each division as race time draws closer.