Park City, Kansas – May 2, 2013 – If you are a race fan then you know the “month of May” means it is the “month of racing” and that is true pertaining to all six divisions for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products racing series. Below are the “Month of May” highlights for each of the series divisions consisting of 360 sprints, 305 sprints, modified, sport mods, late models and new mod-lites.
360 Sprint Car Division:
Two events are slated for the “Thunder and Lightening” division of the 360 sprint cars. First up will be the twice rescheduled event at 81 Speedway in Park City on Saturday night, May 11th. This event was postponed from April 27th and moved again from the May 4th makeup date. This will be the second race on the 2013 race season and second out of four at the home of the series, 81 Speedway.
Then on Friday night, May 24th it will be the 3rd annual “Sprint Car Mania” at RPM Speedway in Hays, Kansas. Now retired Garry Lee Maier won the inaugural event back in 2011 while last year’s version was cancelled due to rain during hot laps.
For the first time in six years the series modified division will travel to Mid-America Speedway in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma to kick off the Memorial Day weekend on Friday night, May 24 in the only event slated for the tour during the Month of May. Ryan Gustin took home the $5000 to win season opener at 81 Speedway back on April 6th for his first ever victory with the series.
305 Sprint Car Division:
The NCRA 305 sprint car division will open their second season on Saturday night, May 26th for their first of three appearances at the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kansas.
Late Model Division:
“The gladiators” of the series late model tour will kick off their 30th season with two events slated over the Memorial Day weekend. As is customary for the tour, the 2013 season will kick off on Saturday night, May 25th at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool, Nebraska before heading south to Park City and 81 Speedway on Sunday night, May 26th.
Sport Mod Division:
The busiest division for the month of May will occur in the Bob Howard PDC and Mopar NCRA southern sport modified division as four races are slated, all be it one of them to kick the month of June but a double header weekend nonetheless.
The tour will make their second appearance in as many events at 81 Speedway on Saturday night, May 25th to kick off a Memorial holiday weekend double header. Then on Sunday night it will be on to “The Hummer,” Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas for the “Whitworth Memorial Special” that will pay $2000 to win as part of the sport mod/B-Mod challenge. Scott Drake won this event last year.
For the second year in a row and third time in four years the tour will have an “I-40 West” double header weekend, kicking off on Friday night, May 31st at Elk City Speedway in Elk, City, Oklahoma. Then on Saturday night the tour will head west to Bill Worthen’s Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas. Donnie Raney and Willie Smith (2009), Todd Decker and Robert Elliott (2010) and Travis Johnson (2012) have all one features at Elk City Speedway while Kelly Cross (2010, 2011 ) and Johnson (2012) have both won sport mod features at Route 66 Motor Speedway.
Closing out the month of May will be the newest division added to the NCRA, the mod-lite’s. Growing popular in northern Kansas and out east, this division will pay $500 and will kick off their season on Friday night, May 31st at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri.
More detailed race information for each event will be released the week before each slated event. The above May preview for all things NCRA will give all fans and drivers of the series a chance to mark their calendar and ready themselves for series action. The 2013 race season is the 43rd consecutive year the series has sanctioned dirt track races throughout the Midwest. More race series information, including rules for all divisions, schedules, point standings and more can be found on the series official website www.racencra.com. For more information on the NCRA you can also contact them (316) 755-1781.
May 11 NCRA 360 Sprints 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas
May 24 NCRA 360 Sprints RPM Speedway/Hays, Kansas
May 24 NCRA Modifieds Mid-America Speedway/South Coffeyville, Oklahoma
May 25 NCRA Sport Mods 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas
May 25 NCRA 305 Sprints Great American Dirt Track/Jetmore, Kansas
May 25 NCRA Late Models Junction Motor Speedway/McCool, Nebraska
May 26 NCRA Sport Mods Humboldt Speedway/Humboldt, Kansas
May 26 NCRA Late Models 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas
May 31 NCRA Mod-Lites Valley Speedway/Grain Valley, Missouri
May 31 NCRA Sport Mods Elk City Speedway/Elk City, Oklahoma
June 1 NCRA Sport Mods Route 66 Motor Speedway/Amarillo, Texas