Enjoy One Free Night at 81 Speedway This Saturday Night!
NCRA Sprints and Modifieds Invade on Sunday Night
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – June 9, 2014 - It is a huge weekend of dirt track racing coming this Father’s Day weekend at 81 Speedway in Park City where fans have a chance to witness one night for free while taking Dad out to the races for a very special “Hoosier Daddy” Father’s Day special featuring two of the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products premier divisions.The annual “Park City Merchant Night” will be held this Saturday night, June 14, where all race fans will be able to purchase free general admission tickets to the grandstands from most Park City merchants. That night you will witness the rookie modified, street stock, thumper, hornet and mod lite divisions for free with your advanced ticket. Gates open at 5:00 PM with racing action slated for a 7:00 PM start time.
Then on Sunday night it will be the annual “Hoosier Daddy” Father’s Day spectacular featuring the NCRA winged sprint cars and the series modified divisions as drivers in both tours will continue their season long points battle. The mod lite division will also be back in competition.
Only three races have been completed on the 2014 NCRA modified season yet three different drivers have reached victory lane. Thomas Tillison, Jr. from Wellston, Oklahoma picked up the first leg of the $2500 to win modified “Spring Scramble” at 81 Speedway back in April while “The Reaper,” Ryan Gustin claimed the night’s second $2500 to win event. Also claiming victory was Superior, Nebraska’s Jon Thompson, this coming atop the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas back on April 19.
The victory for Thompson was enough to put him into the point lead after three events. Defending tour champion Marc Hurd is right there with him as he sits five points out of the lead while Jason McGehee is 15 points out of the lead and Dan Powers twenty points out. Rounding out the top ten are: Kirby Robe, Joe Adams, Nic Baalman, Tyler Davis, Dustin Belcher and Robbie Simmons. Other touring regulars include Chris Pitts, Tyler Shearhod, Cecil Dymond, Justin Moler, John Allen, Josh Lanterman, Cuyler Calkin, A.JL Brochu and Briar Oelkers.
Pitts currently leads in the rookie of the year standings over Simmons, Calkin, Shearhod and Oelkers.
Over forty drivers from a five state area are expected.
Dating back to last season there have been five different feature winners in the last five events held for the tour.Defending NCRA sprint car champion C.J. Johnson has been a model of consistency in his 2012-2013 championship campaign and early season point lead as he last visited victory lane back on Memorial Day weekend of last year, this coming at RPM Speedway in Hays, Kansas. The three time tour champions early point lead is slim as former champion Jeremy Campbell has his familiar #10c just five points out of the lead while J.D. Johnson sits third in the standings. Despite missing one of the four events that have been completed thus far, Norman, Oklahoma veteran Danny Wood is fourth in the standings while Jon Freeman currently sits fifth. Sixth through tenth in the standings are; Jeff Stasa, Ryan Roberts, Jake Grieder, Zach Blurton and Luke Cranston.
Stasa is coming off his first career sprint car victory, this coming at the last completed tour event at the new Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma back in mid May.
In the tours rookie of the year standings, Grieder currently leads Raymond Seeman by 118 points.
This event will pay the standard $2000 to win and $300 to start.
Pit gates this Father’s Day Sunday night open at 5:00 PM with racing scheduled for a 7:00 PM start time. Adult general admission is $15 and $5 for kids, all pit passes are just $30.