NDRL’s McKean County Raceway, ULMS, and UEMS Honor Champions
at Awards Banquet
Eldred, PA (March 1, 2014)
The 2013 NDRL McKean County Raceway season came to an official
end Saturday night at the Eldred Township Fire Hall in Eldred,
PA where the top ten teams in each division were honored along
with the top racers in the NDRL’s ULMS Late Model Series and
NDRL’s UEMS Emod Series received over $50,000 in monetary
funds for their 2013 racing season efforts. Nearly 200 people
were in attendance with Top of Line Catering providing dinner.
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McKean County Raceway, General Manager, Chris Zuver emceed the
event with track race director, Jeff Gardner assisting.
Another $12,000 was handed out to the top 15 racers in the
Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Emod Driver Rewards Program. Steve
Dixon of Smethport, Pennsylvania took home the lion’s share of
the money with his 12 main event wins in 2013. Joel Watson of
Conneaut, Ohio, Mike Kinney of Ashtabula, OH, Randy Hall of
Olean, NY and Brent Rhebergen of Clymer, NY were the top five
The NDRL’s ULMS Late Model Series awarded the top 10 teams for
the 2013 season. "Hollywood" Mike Knight of Ripley, New York
picked up his second career ULMS championship. Knight picked
up two wins in 2013 at MCR and Sharon Speedway in Hartford,
Ohio enroute to his championship. Knight’s father-in-law,
Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, PA finished second in points.
Briggs had three wins on the 2013 ULMS season, winning at
Sharon Speedway in Ohio and sweeping the FALL Classic weekend
in September at MCR. Rob Blair captured five wins on the 2013
season and finished third behind Briggs. Blair won at
Stateline and four times at MCR including the $7,500 ‘Down and
Dirty 50’ event at MCR in June. Matt Urban of Waterford, PA
finished fourth in his first full season running with the ULMS
series. Cyclone, PA driver, "The Captain" Jason Dupont came
home fifth in the final point standings.
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Little Power Shop Partners with the NDRL Family for 2014
Phoenix, Arizona (February 20, 2014)
The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) is proud to introduce
Little Power Shop of Bradford, PA as the newest partner join
the list of NDRL Marketing Partners for the 2014 season for
the NDRL National Series, NDRL's McKean County Raceway and the
NDRL Northeast Late Model and Modified Series.
“Little Power Shop is extremely excited to partner with the
NDRL Series and NDRL’s McKean County Raceway.
They are a natural fit for our business; we are all
about horsepower and speed.
Some of the finest racing machines in the country can
be found competing weekly at NDRL events.
It’s definitely something we should be involved in.”
“It is personally important to me to support the NDRL's McKean
County Raceway as well.
I fell in love with dirt racing when I was a boy
tagging along with my dad who sometimes was requested as a
welder for the pits back in the 80’s.
I was really impressed with the way the first season
under NDRL direction went last year.
The McKean County Raceway is one of the nicest
facilities that we see and having exciting motorsports action
there is great for our community.”
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NDRL’s McKean County
Raceway Completes Deal with Hoosier Tire
East Smethport, PA (February, 7, 2014)
The National Dirt Racing League signed a three year agreement
with Hoosier Racing Tire to be the exclusive tire at the
NDRL’s McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pennsylvania.
Super Late Model competitors will be required to use
Hoosier 1300 compound or harder for all weekly Super Late
Model events at the NDRL’s McKean County Raceway. Tires must
be clearly marked with the four-digit designation. Tire
compounds may not be removed or covered.
The weekly Modified (formerly known as Emods) division at
McKean County Raceway will be required to use a Hoosier M100
Medium or Harder compound.
To help offset the initial shock of tire expense at the
beginning of the season; McKean County Raceway will allow any
Hoosier tire to be used until May 17, 2014.
After that date all teams will need to conform to the
M100 or harder tire rule on all four corners. Tires must be
clearly marked with the four-digit designation. Tire compounds
may not be removed or covered.
These and all
rules at NDRL’s McKean County Raceway will be strictly
enforced and tire testing will be implemented at the
discretion of McKean County Raceway officials.
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McKean County Raceway Announces 2014 Schedule of Events!
Smethport, PA (December 30, 2013)
The National Dirt Racing League is proud to announce the 2014
schedule for NDRL’s McKean County Raceway in East Smethport,
PA. A predominant
Saturday night schedule of events is planned for the upcoming
season, that will see weekly action for the NDRL super late
models, RUSH sanctioned crate late models, modifeds (Emods),
stock cars, pure stocks and mini stocks.
am very excited in what we have in store for the 2014”, stated
McKean County Raceway general manager, Chris Zuver. “We kick
our season off a week earlier than ever before with a practice
night on Friday, April 18 followed by a full racing program
the next night.”
“We have special events spread throughout the season which
will conclude with the all-new Fall Classic being moved to
Columbus weekend in October.”
John Kennedy, owner of the National Dirt Racing League,
stated the following, “This is our second season and I think
our schedule has something for everyone. We are having a Full
Pull Production, sanctioned Tractor Pull on Saturday, July 5
along with celebrating the life of Medal of Honor recipient,
USMC Corporal Jason Dunham Memorial for the NDRL Northeast
Late Model Series on 4th of July.
The NDRL ‘Kings of Dirt’ National touring series makes
its first appearance to MCR on July 31 through August 2nd for
the Connor Bobik Memorial weekend that will see one driver
possibly winning $20,000, plus sprint cars, 358 modifieds, the
return of the Stephanie Eckl Memorial and concluding our
season with the 9th annual Fall Classic in part of the Jim
Butler Memorial weekend and this event will also be a NDRL
national touring series event that will see racers from South
Carolina, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa and elsewhere on
hand for this event.”
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NDRL’s McKean County Raceway to Go Saturday Night Racing in
East Smethport, Pennsylvania (November 26, 2013)
The National Dirt Racing League’s home track, McKean County
Raceway in East Smethport, PA completed the first season of
operation back in September. The NDRL’s McKean County Raceway
operated weekly in 2013 on Friday nights to avoid conflict
with Stateline Speedway in Busti, NY as both facilities hosted
the ultra-fast super late model division that has seen its
numbers drop in the recent years regionally.
Moving forward into the 2014 season, MCR is returning to
its weekly Saturday night racing program with a few Friday
nights and other special events sprinkled in. “With the
uncertainty of Stateline's ownership and schedule
for 2014, and two other tracks within an hour drive of MCR
running on Friday nights, we chose to go back to the
traditional Saturday nights this year, stated MCR general
manager Chris Zuver.” Zuver continued by stating, “We also
heard the suggestions from racers and fans that couldn’t make
it to MCR on Friday nights due to Friday work schedules but
could be there on a Saturday, all this played a factor in our
decision to switch back to the tracks traditional Saturday
nights.” The management team at MCR has communicated and
coordinated this scheduling shift with the proposed new
ownership team for Stateline Speedway.
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