Park City, Kansas – May 2, 2011 – Fresh off pocketing $10,000 at last weekend’s second annual “Sunflower State Showdown” at the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kansas, Al Purkey of Coffeyville leads the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Smiley’s Racing Products DIRTcar late model series into a double header weekend with the Missouri based MARS DIRTcar series.
It all kicks off this Friday night (May 6th) at “The Hummer,” Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas as the fast little quarter mile clay oval hosts both series for the first time ever in what is billed as the “MARS vs. NCRA Late Model Challenge.” Then on Saturday night both series will head to the home of the NCRA, 81 Speedway in the “Duel for the Cup,” presented by Smiley’s Racing Products.
Over thirty of the top late model drivers in the Midwest are expected to compete during both nights of racing. Five-time and defending series champion Kelly Boen of Henderson, Colorado headlines the NCRA DIRTcar contingent into the two day weekend along with other series regulars Corey Zeitner of Omaha, Nebraska, Delbert Smith of Wichita, Dean Moore of Grand Junction, Colorado, Wylan Petrie of Soloman, Kansas, Shawn Harker of Nebraska City, Nebraska, Cliff Morrow of Enid, Oklahoma, Steve Kempt of Sheldon, Nebraska and Bill and Billy Koons, Jr. of Omaha.
The MARS DIRTcar regulars of Terry Phillips (Springfield, Missouri), Jeremy Payne (Springfield), Brad Looney (Republic, Missouri), Jesse Stovall (Galena, Missouri), Eric Turner (Springfield), David Turner (Creighton, Missouri), Tony Jackson, Jr. (Lebanon, Missouri), R.C. Whitwell (Tuscan, Arizona) and Gary Christian (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) are just a few of the drivers expected to compete with several more non-series regulars also expected.
Humboldt Speedway is located off of US 169 to the Humboldt exit, then .1 mile west, then .5 mile south, then .9 mile east. Adult general admission is $20 with kids ages 6-12 just $5 if accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30. Gates open at 6:00 PM with racing set for an 8:00 PM start time. For more race and ticket information for the first ever visit by the NCRA late model division at the track, contact them (620) 473-3694.
81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then .7 mile west on 77th St. in Park City.
Gates open 5:00 PM with racing set for 7:00 PM. General admission tickets are just $9 for adults with children ages 6-10 years of age $5. For more race and ticket information, contact the 81 Speedway office (316) 755-1781.
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 www.racencra.com or contact Chris Smith (918) 625-6200 with any questions regarding the series DIRTcar late model division.
The series would like to take this time to thank their late model partners and sponsors for the 2011 race season:
Park City, Kansas, Smiley’s Racing Products, DIRTcar, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels
Contingency Sponsors: Saldana Racing Products