Two-Night “Sprint Car Challenge” For NCRA Sprints This Weekend!

2011 NCRA National Championship Racing Association logo

By David Smith Jr.

– Park City, Kansas – September 12, 2011 – Current series point leader C.J. Johnson of Quinter, Kansas will lead the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Smiley’s Racing Products sprint division into unchartered territory since 2007 when the tour will square off against the American Sprint Car Series Midwest region this coming Friday and Saturday night in the “Sprint Car Challenge at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska.

And with this big sprint series showdown you know both nights will be big for all racers with both nights point races for the NCRA series and feature winners both nights earning $3000. Just starting both feature finales will earn a driver $400.

Each days non-qualifier feature winner will earn $300 with a dash being held both days that will pay $500.

Entry fee is only $10 each day and the left rear tire rule that NCRA has in their 2011 rule book has been waived for both events.

The two day weekend will make it fourteen point races total for the series schedule in 2011 with eleven races having been completed thus far this season. I-80 Speedway will make the eighth different venue for the division in what will end up being the most ambitious NCRA sprint car schedule in years.

Johnson comes in with a 75 point lead over former five-time series champion Garry Lee Maier of Dodge City, Kansas.

Jason Martin, Patrick Stasa, Mike Peters, Luke Cranston, Jeremy Campbell, Taylor Velasquez, and Kris Miller are the top ten in series points and are just a few of the drivers who will be on hand representing NCRA.

It has definitely been a season of parity for the series as ten different drivers have took home victories out of the eleven races held thus far.

Jack Dover of Springfield, Nebraska will lead the ASCS Midwest region to the Nebraska Raceway Park facility with Jordan Boston second in series points. Boston took home the victory in the 55th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals in Hutchinson, Kansas back earlier this season in NCRA competition.

Bryan Gossel, Lee Grosz, Billy Alley and Gregg Baker are just a few of the drivers who will be representing the ASCS.

On Friday, racing starts at 7pm. grandstand admission is $15 for Adults, $5 for juniors (6-15) with 5 and under free. All Pit Passes will be $30.

On Saturday, racing will start at 7 pm with grandstand admission $20 for Adults, $5 for juniors and 5 and under free. All Pit Passes will be $30.

I-80 Speedway is located off Interstate 80 at exit 420, halfway between Omaha and Lincoln. The 4/10 mile dirt track is home to the NASCAR Whelen All American Series (NWAAS) on Sunday nights, and host several specials featuring touring late model and sprint car series. For more information, visit I-80

For more information on the 41st anniversary season for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, find them at their new online address or call the series office (316) 755-1781.

The series would like to take this time to thank their sprint car partners and sponsors for the 2011 race season:

Park City, Kansas, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels

Contingency Sponsors: Saldana Racing Products, The Brake Man

Friday nights feature finale payout: 1) $3000, 2) $1500, 3) $1000, 4) $800, 5) $700, $600, 7) $500, 8) $475, 9) $450, 10) $425, 11-22) $400,

Saturday nights championship feature finale payout: 1) $3000, 2) $2000, 3) $1400, 4) $1000, 5) $900, 6) $800, 7) $700, 8) $600, 9) $550, 10) $500, 11) $450, 12-22) $400

Dash (both nights): 1) $500, 2) $400, 3) $300, 4) $200, 5) $100, 6) $100

Non-Qualifiers (both nights): 1) $300, 2) $250, 3) $200, 4) $150, 5-15) $100

Hard charger (both nights): $500