Smoky Mountain Speedway
March 6-8, 2014
Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway
March 27-29, 2014
|VP To Provide
Trackside Fuel Service at Smoky Mountain and Kentucky Lake
Racers Encouraged to Use Convenient Pre-Order
VP Racing Fuels, the Official Fuel of NDRL, announced it will
provide trackside fuel service for the upcoming NDRL events at
Smoky Mountain Speedway March 6-8 at Maryville, TN and
Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway March 27-29 at Calvert City, KY.
A variety of VP’s most popular fuels will be available
including Late Model Plus, VP113 and Q16 among others.
Although VP will have fuel available for on-site purchase,
racers are encouraged to pre-order their fuel from the
VP-Midwest distribution center in Terre Haute, IN to ensure
delivery of the specific fuel they want in the quantity they
need. The pre-order form is accessible here at
theNDRL.com under “RULES AND OTHER FORMS.”
Pre-ordering provides the additional advantage of avoiding
freight cost that otherwise might be incurred when purchasing
Tech questions about fuel selection and tuning can be directed
to VP Tech Support at 812-878-2025 or
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Dale McDowell takes NDRL field at Smoky Mountain
Speedway to school during Tip-Off Opener
Maryville, TN (March 7,
Dale McDowell may hold driving schools when he’s not behind
the wheel of his # 17M Super Late Model, but on Friday Night
at Smoky Mountain Speedway, he took the field to school during
the Nationals Dirt Racing League-sanctioned Tennessee Tip-Off
The Chickamauga, GA driver claimed $7,500 for the event win
after leading all 40 circuits, which ran caution free, for his
first NDRL victory. McDowell came to victory lane while
driving the Team Dillon Racing, Klotz Synthetics, National
Boiler Service, Bad Boy Buggy and Cometic Gaskets sponsored
ERC-powered Warrior Race Car.
Runner-up Chris Madden passed polesitter Ray Cook on the 17th lap
and went on to finish second behind McDowell in the Century
Plastics, Hamrick’s of Gaffney and Cushman Paint & Body
sponsored Clements Racing Engines powered Bloomquist Team Zero
Race Car. Cook finished third while driving the Tommy Pope
Construction, A+ Moving & Storage sponsored Jay Dickens
powered MasterSbilt Race Car.
The NDRL Late Models ($12,500 to win), along with the Crate
Late Models and Sportsman hit the track on Saturday Night at
Smoky Mountain Speedway for Night # 2 of the Tennessee Tip-Off
Madden Goes the Distance in $17,017 NDRL Bama Bash Victory
Phenix City, Alabama (March 1, 2014)
Gray Court, South Carolina native Chris “Smokey” Madden
muscled his way by early race leader Jonathan Davenport and
then kept his tires under him to capture the checkers in the
National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) sanctioned 17th
Annual Bama Bash at East Alabama Motor Speedway.
Madden, who won his heat in Friday’s preliminary
action, fell to second near the race’s midpoint but
re-inherited the lead when local driver Terrance Nowell’s
machine rolled to a stop during a lap 55 caution period.
Chris Madden Celebrates at EAMS
The win was Madden’s first career NDRL victory and his second
overall win of 2014. “We got going there and just wanted to
try and set a pace to conserve our tires and try to make it 75
laps. We just kind of waited to see what kind of pace Jonathan
(Davenport) set. We got a chance there to get the lead and
took it. Then we just held on to the end.” Madden said after
the points opener for the NDRL.
In Friday’s preliminary action it was
Davenport setting the pace in Keyser Manufacturing Time Trials
as he topped all 38 drivers that entered the event.
Davenport’s 14.949 second lap made him the only driver to dip
below the 15 second mark on East Alabama’s high banked 3/8ths
of a mile. Madden, Steve Francis and NDRL Rookie of the
Year candidate Kent Robinson were all fastest in their
qualifying / heat race groups and all 4 drivers went on to win
their respective heat races. Davenport looked poised to sweep
the weekend when he redrew the pole for the 75-lap feature
Saturday’s B-Mains saw Dennis Erb of
Carpentersville, Illinois pick up the win in the Hoosier Race
Tires B-Main #1 and West Virginia’s Mike Benedum take the
checkers in VP Race Fuels B-Main #2. Mason Zeigler and
Terrance Nowell followed Erb to earn transfer finishes, while
Clint Smith and Tim Fuller transferred from the second B-Main.
Provisional starts went to Tony Jackson, Jr., William Thomas
and Max Blair.
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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 McKean County Raceway and the
NDRL North East 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 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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Schaeffer Oil as Official Racing Lubricants of the Kings of Dirt
Phoenix, Arizona (February 19, 2014)
The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) is very proud to
announce that Schaeffer’s Oil and Lubricants will join the
series as a marketing partner for 2014 and beyond as the
“Official Oil and Lubricants of the NDRL”. “Schaeffer was the
perfect company to work with for the NDRL. I have used
Schaeffer’s Oil in my race cars and in my personal vehicles
|John’s (Kennedy Motorsports)
race teams use Schaeffer’s. His company uses Schaeffer. We
truly believe in the Schaeffer’s brand and product line. So it
was really a no-brainer to want to work with them. Schaeffer’s
has an extensive dealer network all over the country, many of
which are in the areas in which we will be racing. And a lot
of their dealers were guys we already had a friendship with.
So this relationship should be a win-win situation.”
said NDRL Series Director Kelley Carlton.
Schaeffer will be presenting a contingency
award of its high quality racing oil at each NDRL event for
the 2014 season.
Details of exactly how the oil will be awarded will be
announced at the drivers meeting each night. However eligible
drivers will be required to have the Schaeffer’s Oil decal
affixed to each side of their cars in a conspicuous place
deemed acceptable by series officials.
Bluegrass Nationals at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway Ticket
Calvert City, KY. (February 13, 2014)
Ticket prices have been announced for the NDRL Bluegrass
Nationals stock car racing program at Kentucky Lake Motor
Speedway. The race, scheduled for March 27-29, will be the
third points race of the National Dirt Racing League’s “Kings
of Dirt” 2014 season.
Grandstand admission will be $25 for one day or $40 for a
two-day pass to the racing programs on Friday and Saturday.
Fans will be admitted to the grandstand free of charge for a
Thursday practice session at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.
Luxury VIP suites accommodating 15 spectators will offer
climate-controlled seating with catering service and
restrooms. Available suites may be purchased for $825 for a
single night or $1,000 for both Friday and Saturday.
Pit passes will be $75 for driver and car and $50 for crew
members. This covers all three days.
No advance sales are planned and all sales will be at the
gate, cash only. Seating in the track’s modern grandstand will
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Bodies Joins the National Dirt Racing League to Present Hard
Phoenix, Arizona (February
As the 2014 National Dirt Racing League season opener draws
nearer, the 2nd year series continues to add to their already
stellar lineup of marketing partners for the 2014 season. The
latest to join the NDRL fold is Aluminum Race Products which
is the parent company of AR Bodies which is located in
Greenbrier, Tennessee. AR Bodies will be presenting the $100
“AR Bodies Hard Charger of the Race Award” at each NDRL event
during the 2014 season.
“We are very excited about working with all the folks at AR
Bodies this year. The award they are presenting is always a
great one because it usually goes to a driver who has made the
show more entertaining by passing other cars.” said NDRL
Marketing Director Jason Babyak. AR Bodies will present the
driver that advances the most positions in the feature a $100
award. The award is based on original starting position and in
the event of a tie; the highest finishing driver would receive
business since 1982, AR Bodies is one of the nation’s leading
producers for body panels and pieces for not only those
involved in the automobile racing industry but also for the
street-car enthusiast as well. AR Bodies has extensive
involvement in both the asphalt and dirt short-track racing
markets. AR Bodies is offers the dirt racing market their new
Air Speed Nose and Fender Kit as well as hood scoops,
prefabricated spoiler kits, aluminum access doors, body
bracing, roofs and other body parts and pieces.
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C&R Racing Enters
Partnership with the NDRL for 2014
Arizona (February 12, 2014)
The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) is happy to introduce C&R Racing as
the latest to join the lineup of NDRL Marketing Partners. C&R joined NDRL
for the Winter Extreme and Battle at the Border events initially but have
since extended to the entire 2014 season. “Having great partners like C&R
is really essential for us and for our racers. C&R has been around for
many years and is widely recognized as an industry leader and innovator.
C&R is a great company and we are very proud to have them on board with
us.” said NDRL Marketing Director Jason Babyak.
December 1988, C&R Racing, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of cooling
systems and drivetrain components for the motorsports industry. Chris
Paulsen, former IndyCar Series chief mechanic, started the company as a
custom machine shop and metal fabrication business serving the IndyCar
industry. Since 1988, the company has grown to be the leading manufacturer
of components and equipment for high performance applications, complete
cooling systems, chassis and drivetrain components, and wind tunnel
models. C&R is the largest and preferred supplier of custom all-aluminum
radiators to NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Camping World Series. C&R
is also the preferred supplier to the IndyCar Series and various other
off-road, open wheel and late model series.
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Annual Bama Bash Ready for Move to New Venue and Addition of
Phenix City, Alabama
(February 11, 2014) The 17th Annual Bama Bash will be
filled with plenty of changes in 2014. The popular early
season classic will move from its former home – Green Valley
Speedway in Glencoe – over to its new home at East Alabama
Motor Speedway in Phenix City. The move was necessary after
Green Valley owner/promoter Dennis Harker announced that he
was closing the facility and selling off the property. “We
gave Green Valley all we had for over 6 years. It just took a
toll on us all. I was pained over the decision but I had to do
what was best for me and my family.” Harker said.
However Harker did not want to see his beloved Bama Bash come
to an end. “I have always had a very good relationship with
the Thomas family at East Alabama so I approached them about
continuing the Bama Bash at their track. We came to an
agreement and here we are. I am very pleased that we could
keep the Bash alive at a great racetrack with a strong fan
base.” Harker added. The 17th Annual Bama Bash is scheduled
for February 27th through March 1st and will feature racing in
7 exciting divisions including Super Late Models, Late Model
Sportsman, Crate Late Models, Super Streets, Hobbies,
Bombers and Cruisers.
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Short Track Super
Series Fueled by VP to Operate Under NDRL Umbrella in 2014!
Boyertown, PA (February 7, 2014) The
National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) will continue its expansion
The NDRL, a national Super Late Model Series
founded by Arizona businessman John Kennedy in 2013, has grown
steadily during the last year. Now, the NDRL has formed an
agreement with Short Track Super Series Fueled by VP organizer
Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC to break into the
Northeast big-block/small-block Modified racing this season.
For ’14, the newly formed
Short Track Super Series Fueled by VP will operate under the
NDRL umbrella and Modified racers will be the benefactors. As
part of the agreement, the NDRL Short Track Super Series
Fueled by VP sees a mammoth $6,000 point fund increase over
the originally released year-end total announced in December.
A $500 perfect attendance drawing (split into a pair of $250
prizes) has also been added for the penultimate race on the
series in August in addition to a “post-season” $2,000
incentive in October. This is a total of $8,500 funneled into
the first-year series!
“This is obviously
huge news for dirt Modified racers planning to follow our 2014
Short Track Super Series Fueled by VP,” Deyo said of the
announcement. “John (Kennedy) has done so many good things for
Late Model racing from Arizona to the East Coast. We’re proud
to have his support of our new series and I think our race
teams will be very impressed with his contributions to our
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National Dirt Racing League Announces
National Tour Tire Rules for 2014
Phoenix, Arizona (January 29,
the National Dirt Racing League announced and clarified its
tire rules for the 2014 season. During preliminary discussions
with race teams interested in following the tour they were
advised that the series would use a tire rule which required a
Hoosier 1300 or harder compound. However after further
consideration and discussion among series officials,
participating tracks and teams that have committed to the
series for 2014, the series has opted to tailor the tire rules
to each venue. In most cases tires will be limited to four
compound selections at each event. Those compounds will be
announced well in advance of each event.
Series announced that for its events at East Alabama Motor
Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on February 27 – March 1 and
Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on March 6-8
only the following compounds of Hoosier Racing Tire will be
allowed: Hoosier 1300, 1350, 1450 and 1600. Competitors may
choose to run any style of those 4 compounds provided they are
clearly marked with the 4 digit designation. Tire compound
marks may NOT be removed or covered as they must be clearly
visible at all times.
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Tickets for NDRL’s ‘Tennessee Tipoff’ at Smoky Mountain Speedway On Sale
Now at TheNDRL.com!
Phoenix, AZ (January 28, 2014) After
the National Dirt Racing League’s very successful series of January events
at Tucson (AZ) International Raceway and El Paso (TX) Speedway Park, the
NDRL is pleased to announce that tickets for the ‘Tennessee Tipoff’ at
Smoky Mountain Speedway to be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday March
6, 7, and 8. The Maryville, Tennessee oval will host the NDRL for the
first time with a practice night on Thursday, March 6, a $7,500 to-win
feature event on Friday, March 7, and topped off with a huge $12,500
to-win feature event on Saturday, March 8.
Ticket prices for the blockbuster event at Smoky Mountain Speedway are
available for pre-order on the NDRL’s official website,
Three-day advance ticket prices for the ‘Tennessee Tipoff’ at Smoky
Mountain Speedway are as follows: Tier Parking $65.00 Grandstands $55.00.
Advance ticket sales are for all three nights of action, including
practice night on Thursday, March 6.
Drivers that have verbally committed to competing with the NDRL ‘Kings of
Dirt’ in 2014 and expected to be in attendance at Smoky Mountain Speedway
include Mike Benedum, Brian Birkhofer, Max Blair, John Blankenship,
Jonathan Davenport, Dennis Erb Jr., Chris Ferguson, Steve Francis, Tim
Fuller, Tony Jackson Jr., Bub McCool, 2013 NDRL Champion Billy Moyer,
Billy Moyer Jr., Kent Robinson, William Thomas, Mason Zeigler and a host
of other national and regional dirt late model stars!
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