Schedule for Inaugural NDRL Northeast Late Model Series Released!
Pittsburgh, PA (February 25,
2014) Officials with the NDRL Northeast Late Models Series are
excited to announce their preliminary schedule of events for their
Twenty-five events are set for the 2014 racing
season which will kick off on Saturday, March 29 as the NDRL Northeast
Late Models will make their first and only trip to Mercer (PA) Raceway
Park for the $3,000 to-win ‘Chiller Thriller’. The series will then
make their first trip to ‘Dirt’s Monster Half Mile’, Pittsburgh’s
Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, PA on Thursday, April 10 for
the ‘PENNational’ which is co-sanctioned with the NDRL ‘Kings of Dirt’
Series and will pay $10,000 to the winner.
The NDRL Northeast Late Models will make their first
appearance at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway on Memorial Day weekend,
Saturday, May 24. The series will return to Hagerstown Speedway on
Saturday, July 12 for ‘Christmas in July’ and again on Sunday, August
Bedford (PA) Speedway will host the NDRL Northeast
Late Models on Friday, June 20 followed by Port Royal (PA) Speedway on
Saturday, June 21. Port Royal Speedway’s ‘Butch Renninger Memorial’ is
also scheduled and will be held Saturday, August 30.
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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 McKean
County Raceway and the NDRL Northeast Late Model and
“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
“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.”
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
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.
Motor Speedway to Host NDRL Northeast Late Models and NDRL
Pittsburgh, PA (January 15, 2014)
Officials with the NDRL
Northeast Late Models Series and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania
Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania are pleased to
announce an agreement that will bring the NDRL Northeast
and NDRL Modifieds to the famed ‘Dirt’s Monster Half Mile’
on Sunday, July 27 for the ‘Herb Scott Memorial’ and the
‘Red Miley Rumble’ on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
The first event will be the ‘Herb Scott
Memorial’ on Saturday, July 27. The $5,000 to-win event
will pay homage to the late Hall of Famer, Herb Scott who
finished his illustrious racing career with a remarkable
520 feature wins from 1948 to 1979. Herb started racing in
1948 and he won his first feature that year at the New
Kensington race track. His 500th feature victory came at
Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway on May 30, 1975 and he
won the last feature, number 520 at Latrobe Speedway in
1979. The NDRL Modifieds will also be in action with
$1,000 going to the winner.
Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway will then
host the NDRL Northeast Late Models and the NDRL Modifieds
for a second time on Saturday, August 16 for the Annual
‘Red Miley Rumble’ that will also pay the Late Model
winner $5,000 and $1,000 to-win for the Modifieds. The
‘Red Miley Rumble’ honors the late pioneer in western
Pennsylvania racing, Red Miley. Red started the Miley
family racing team back in 1969 at the tender age of 16.
After 20 years of racing with Brother Ben, Red started
Miley Motor Sports with other Miley family members and
leased out the famed Imperial oval. 1989 is when Miley
Motor Sports took over Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway,
among other racing projects, all while Red continued to
own Ben’s car and later became car owner for nephew and
rising star Jared Miley of South Park, PA. Red lost his
18-month battle with melanoma in 2007.
The NDRL Announces Newly Formed NDRL Northeast Late Model
Series and NDRL Modifieds Series
PA (January 7, 2014) Officials with the National Dirt Racing
League are pleased to announce the addition of the NDRL
Northeast Late Model Series and the NDRL Modifieds Series to
the NDRL family of series’ beginning this upcoming 2014
season. The NDRL Northeast Late Model Series and NDRL
Modifieds Series will join the second year NDRL ‘Kings of
Dirt’ National Series along with the NDRL’s McKean County
Raceway under the National Dirt Racing League banner.
‘We want to build a pair of new regional
series’ for both Late Models and Modifieds,’ NDRL’s Jason
Shank said. ‘We have high expectations for both of the NDRL
Northeast Series and NDRL Modifieds Series. We feel there is
room in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region for a solid
mid-major late model series, but it’s going to take some time
to build a relevant regional series that promoters, drivers,
and fans can support.’ ‘We would eventually like to see the
NDRL Northeast Series to be comparable to the old ‘STARS’
series or ‘MACS’ (Mid-Atlantic Championship Series),’ NDRL
Owner John Kennedy bottom-lined. ‘Our plan is to build into
something like that within the next few years.
’The NDRL Northeast Late Models as well as the NDRL Modifieds will kick
off their inaugural season on March 29, 2014 at Mercer Raceway Park
and the annual ‘Chiller Thriller’. The NDRL team has been hard at work
trying to put together a formidable schedule for racers and fans and
have been in negotiations with tracks like America’s Raceway Park, Eriez Speedway, Hagerstown Speedway, Little Valley Speedway, McKean
County Raceway, Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway, Port Royal Speedway,
Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, Sharon Speedway, Woodhull Speedway
and many others. NDRL officials will have a schedule completed in the
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