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Tim Fuller Pockets $3,000 with NDRL Northeast Win at Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, PA (June 21, 2014) Tim Fuller of Watertown, NY., scored a rich payday at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, besting a stellar 35-car NDRL Late Model field with a powerful move by Mason Zeigler for the lead and victory, worth $3,000. 

Fuller started fifth in the 30-lap NDRL Northeast late model field as Mason Zeigler started on the pole. Zeigler, a 21-year old gasser from Chalk Hill who set a new one-lap track record for late models earlier in the night, took control when the race got underway over fourth starter Jared Miley of South Park.


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The only caution flag of the race unfurled with five laps in the book and the restart saw NDRL Northeast point leader Keith Barbara of South Park race into second but fail to challenge Zeigler for the lead. Fuller began coming to life near the halfway point of the race, using the high groove to complete his advances, taking over third from Miley on the 14th tour. He got by Barbara with 14 laps to go and set his sights on leader Zeigler who was blasting around the bottom of the track. 

Zeigler then moved up to the top groove as Fuller pulled up on this back bumper but by that time Fuller was into his rhythm and there was only one more spot for him to conquer.Fuller pulled the trigger on Zeigler with a low dive in the third corner before pulling a slide job to complete the pass after catching the cushion in the fourth turn with 11 laps left. READ MORE HERE

Covert Claims NDRL Northeast Victory at Bedford Speedway
Bedford, PA (June 20, 2014) Jason Covert waited over half the race but rallied late to score the NDRL race at Bedford Friday night.  For Covert, who usually rises to the occasion in Bedford’s bigger races, it was his first 2014 win at the track. Pole sitter Keith Barbara got the jump on the field in the NDRL event and easily led the opening laps. Covert was up to second when the first caution flew on lap 3 for Jeff Rine.  The yellow flew again on the restart as Jared Miley was involved in a back stretch fracas and Rine made yet another pit visit.
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On that restart, Barbara seemingly had the field covered, running away from Covert and Dylan Yoder to a wide margin lead.  But as the laps ticked off Covert began to close.  After a Rance Garlock yellow on lap 18, Covert was all over Barbara for the lead.  On lap 22, Covert made a serious challenge but overshot the runway in turn one and lost a lot of ground. 

But Covert stayed with the program and three laps late was back all over Barbara.  As the pair completed lap 26, Covert made a bold move and grabbed the lead.  From that point on, Covert got faster and faster and ran off from the field. Barbara meanwhile fell back into the clutches of Tim Fuller, who finally took over second on lap 31. READ MORE HERE

NDRL Northeast Back in Action This Weekend at Bedford Speedway and Port Royal Speedway

Rural Valley, PA (June 17, 2014) The NDRL Northeas Late Model Series is ready to make their first appearance at Bedford Speedway Friday night and Port Royal Speedway Saturday night.

 

Friday, June 20, 2014 the NDRL Northeast Late Model Series will be invading the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway for 35 laps and $3,000 to win. Bedford’s LM Sportsman class, Semi Lates, and 4 cylinders will also be on the card as gates open at 5pm, warm-ups are at 7pm, and racing at 7:30pm. General Admission is $18, kids 12 and under are free, and admission to the pits is $28.

 

Saturday, June 21, 2014 the NDRL Northeast Late Model Series will head to the Port Royal Speedway for 30 laps and $3,000 to win. The action starts at 7pm, general admission $20, students $5, and all pits $30. We will be joined by Port Royal’s 410 Sprints and 355 econo-late models.

 

Drivers include Keith Barbara, Mike Knight, Justin Kann, Jared Miley, Dan Stone, and our NDRL National followers Max Blair and Tim Fuller, and many more.  

 

Attention drivers please bring both red and yellow transponders as we will be running both red and yellow this weekend.

Jared Miley Dominates NDRL Northeast Event at Little Valley!
Little Valley, NY (May 25, 2014) Jared Miley from South Park, PA, made a very impressive debut at Little Valley Speedway, overwhelming a class field of Super Late Models in the 30 lap NDRL Northeast Late Model Series Feature in front of a large crowd on a beautiful spring night at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds. Miley, a regular at Lernerville Speedway and follower of the NDRL NE Tour, started on the outside pole courtesy of the redraw, and having quickly learned the nuances of the long straightaways and tight turns on the half mile during hot laps and the heat, blew into the lead past Dick Barton and never looked back.
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Mike Knight, who always runs well at Little Valley, gave chase early after starting fourth and seemed to have something for Miley, but two trips over the cushion in turn two thwarted his effort. The race then became a battle for second, which saw Knight, Barton, Max Blair and later, fast timer Keith Barbara go at it for a number of laps, with Blair finally wresting the position from the others on lap 13. While this was going on, Miley was checking out, opening a half lap lead on the field, which boasted fifteen drivers who had feature wins to their credit over the years.

 

At the line, it was Miley by a huge margin, with Blair second, followed by Barbara, Greg Oakes, who started ninth, and Barton to complete the top five. Only one minor caution occurred, that for a spin on lap five. READ MORE HERE


Justin Kann Claims First NDRL Northeast Victory at McKean County
East Smethport, PA (May 24, 2014) One hundred and thirty eight race cars packed the pits at the NDRL McKean County Raceway on Saturday night as the NDRL NorthEast Late Model Series made their first visit to MCR. Justin Kann of Hesston, PA took home the $3,000 NDRL win in his first ever visit to the fast 3/8 mile oval.

Twenty six NDRL North East Late Models were on hand for their 30 lap main event.  NDRL National touring driver, Tim Fuller of Watertown, NY and Justin Kann of Hesston paced to Curtis Peters green flag.

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Kann shot into the lead from the outside pole over Fuller with Mike Knight in tow.  With five laps in Kann was still leading the way over Fuller Knight, Max and Rob Blair.  Knight would make his move for second on lap six.  The first yellow would come out on lap ten for Garrett Krummert and Denny Fenton.  On the restart Rob Blair would get past his son Max for fourth as Kann would pull two car lengths on Knight.  A rash of yellows would come out for laps 24 through 26.  The third yellow saw the leaders dice it out for positions with a chain reaction incident that ended the night for both Rob Blair and Dick Barton.   On the restart Kann pulled away again from Knight and Fuller to capture his first ever NDRL NE win on his first ever visit at MCR.  Knight was second followed by Fuller, his teammate Max Blair and David Scott rounded out the top five. READ MORE HERE

NDRL Northeast Late Model Series Celebrates Memorial Day at McKean County Raceway and Little Valley Speedway 
E. Smethport, PA (May 20, 2014) The NDRL Northeast Late Model Series will be in action this holiday weekend at McKean County Raceway and Little Valley Speedway for a pair of 30 lap, $3000 to win events on Saturday and Sunday.  The NDRL Northeast Late Model Series will join the Patriot Sprint Tour at MCR while on Sunday at Little Valley they will highlight the tracks season opening event.

McKean County Raceway kicks off the holiday weekend with “Patriot Night” for the NDRL Northeast Late Model Series.  The 2300lb ultra sleek super late models will be gunning for $3000 to the winner and they will be joined by the Patriot Sprint Tour in a $2000 winged sprint car show.  A full program of RUSH Crate Late Models, Close Racing Supply Modifieds, Highway Auto Sales Stock Cars, pure stocks and mini stocks will complete the full action pack program that starts at a special 6:30PM starting time.  The NDRL Northeast Late Model Series will have hot lap qualifying procedures and will be using the Westhold transponders.  This will be the first of many specials for McKean County’s premier dirt track racing facility located in E. Smethport. 

Sunday the NDRL Northeast Late Model Series head to the big half mile oval on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley, New York.  The ultra-fast paperclip half mile have seen some great exciting finishes over the years and this will be the first of two visits by the NDRL Northeast Late Model Series to Little Valley Speedway.  Hot Laps begin at 5:30PM with the NDRL Late Models participating in hot lap qualifying for their heat race starting positions. The NDRL Late Models will be joined by the BRP CanAm Series, street stocks, crate late models and Emods. READ MORE HERE

Gregg Satterlee Captures NDRL NE ‘Chiller Thriller’ at Mercer Raceway Park!
Mercer, PA (April 6, 2014) Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, PA took the lead on lap 26 of the 30 lap ‘Chiller Thriller’ at Mercer Raceway Park after a daring move to the outside of then leader Tim Fuller to win the inaugural NDRL Northeast Late Model Series event.

Fuller and Russell King brought the field to the green flag with King gaining the early advantage followed by Fuller. Dan Stone and Satterlee had an intense battle for the third spot as Fuller stalked the race leader King.

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By lap six, Fuller drove to the outside of turns one and two to pull alongside of race leader King and used his momentum to blast by King in turns three and four to take over the race lead. Stone, who was running fourth, came to a stop on the backstretch on lap 14 to bring out the events first caution.

During the Delaware style restart, Fuller continued to lead while Satterlee took advantage of his outside starting position to make his way around King for second and begin his assault on the leader. After a second caution slowed the pace, Fuller continued to lead as he moved to the outside to hold off the hard charging Satterlee. READ MORE HERE

NDRL Northeast Late Model Series and NDRL Modified Series Implement Hoosier Tire Rule
Pittsburgh, PA (February, 7, 2014) The National Dirt Racing League has signed a three year agreement with Hoosier Racing Tire to be the exclusive tire for the NDRL Northeast Late Model Series and NDRL Modified Series. 

NDRL Northeast Late Model Series competitors will be required to use Hoosier 1300 compound or harder at all NDRL Northeast Late Model Series sanctioned events. Tires must be clearly marked with the four-digit designation. Tire compounds may not be removed or covered.

NDRL Modifieds Series 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, the NDRL Modified Series 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 with the NDRL Northeast Late Model Series and NDRL Modified Series will be strictly enforced and tire testing will be implemented at the discretion of NDRL officials. READ MORE HERE

 
 
 
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