"Hollywood" Mike Knight conquers
field in Spring Classic at MCR
East Smethport, PA (April 19, 2014)
it was cold but a good crowd of fans braved the elements for
the first Spring Classic at McKean County Raceway. "Hollywood"
Mike Knight held off challenges from David Scott and Chris
Hackett to capture the NDRL Super Late Model finale. Chad
Ruhlman defeated a 25-car field after a torrid early-race
battle with Bobby Rohrer. Randy Hall dominated the NDRL Close
Racing Supply Modifieds, leading the distance in an all-green
flag feature. Dennis Asel started the Highway Auto Stock Car
feature from the outside front row and won his first feature
of the season. Defending champion Joe
awarded the Pure Stock feature win after apparent winner Jason
Dobson was disqualified due to illegal engine parts. Mitch
Boylan got by early leader Kurt Babcock shortly past halfway,
then went on to the Mini-Stock victory.
champion Joe Layfield started the Pure Stock feature outside
of row one and led the first five laps until sixth starting
Jason Dobson got by and led the remainder of the event.
Layfield held on for the run-up position with Roger Schweikart
third, Dennis Cummings fourth, and Cliff Easton fifth. The
race ran green to checkers with no cautions. In post-race tech
inspection, Dobson was disqualified due to an engine
infraction. Joe Layfield was declared the winner with Dobson
moved to last place.
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Opening Night Weekend for the NDRL’s McKean County Raceway!
East Smethport, PA (April 15, 2014)
The 2014 NDRL McKean County Raceway season opener is this
coming Friday and Saturday. The season kicks off Friday
night with an open practice session for all competitors and on
Saturday the 2014 point chase begins with the SPRING CLASSIC!
Practice begins at 7:30PM on Friday night and will go till
10:30PM. Price for the pits will be $20 while the
grandstands are free to the public. Any race car is free
to participate during the practice session whether they are
weekly competitor or not. On Saturday, the weekly six
division class featuring the super late models, RUSH Crate
Late Models, Close Racing Supply Modifieds (Emods) Highway
Auto Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Mini Stock divisions
will compete in the season opening Spring Classic.
Pit Passes are $25, while Adult Admission is $12; senior
tickets are $10 with the Family Pack featuring two (2) adults
and 2 children (ages 11-17) for $35. Any other child age
11-17 will pay $6 and children age 10 and under are free.
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NDRL’s McKean County Raceway, ULMS, and UEMS Honor Champions
at Awards Banquet
Eldred, PA (March 1, 2014)
The 2013 NDRL McKean County Raceway season came to an official
end Saturday night at the Eldred Township Fire Hall in Eldred,
PA where the top ten teams in each division were honored along
with the top racers in the NDRL’s ULMS Late Model Series and
NDRL’s UEMS Emod Series received over $50,000 in monetary
funds for their 2013 racing season efforts. Nearly 200 people
were in attendance with Top of Line Catering providing dinner.
MCR Champions | Fast Pace
McKean County Raceway, General Manager, Chris Zuver emceed the
event with track race director, Jeff Gardner assisting.
Another $12,000 was handed out to the top 15 racers in the
Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Emod Driver Rewards Program. Steve
Dixon of Smethport, Pennsylvania took home the lion’s share of
the money with his 12 main event wins in 2013. Joel Watson of
Conneaut, Ohio, Mike Kinney of Ashtabula, OH, Randy Hall of
Olean, NY and Brent Rhebergen of Clymer, NY were the top five
The NDRL’s ULMS Late Model Series awarded the top 10 teams for
the 2013 season. "Hollywood" Mike Knight of Ripley, New York
picked up his second career ULMS championship. Knight picked
up two wins in 2013 at MCR and Sharon Speedway in Hartford,
Ohio enroute to his championship. Knight’s father-in-law,
Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, PA finished second in points.
Briggs had three wins on the 2013 ULMS season, winning at
Sharon Speedway in Ohio and sweeping the FALL Classic weekend
in September at MCR. Rob Blair captured five wins on the 2013
season and finished third behind Briggs. Blair won at
Stateline and four times at MCR including the $7,500 ‘Down and
Dirty 50’ event at MCR in June. Matt Urban of Waterford, PA
finished fourth in his first full season running with the ULMS
series. Cyclone, PA driver, "The Captain" Jason Dupont came
home fifth in the final point standings.
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NDRL’s McKean County
Raceway Completes Deal with Hoosier Tire
East Smethport, PA (February, 7, 2014)
The National Dirt Racing League signed a three year agreement
with Hoosier Racing Tire to be the exclusive tire at the
NDRL’s McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pennsylvania.
Super Late Model competitors will be required to use
Hoosier 1300 compound or harder for all weekly Super Late
Model events at the NDRL’s McKean County Raceway. Tires must
be clearly marked with the four-digit designation. Tire
compounds may not be removed or covered.
The weekly Modified (formerly known as Emods) division at
McKean County Raceway 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; McKean County Raceway 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 NDRL’s McKean County Raceway will be strictly
enforced and tire testing will be implemented at the
discretion of McKean County Raceway officials.
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McKean County Raceway Announces 2014 Schedule of Events!
Smethport, PA (December 30, 2013)
The National Dirt Racing League is proud to announce the 2014
schedule for NDRL’s McKean County Raceway in East Smethport,
PA. A predominant
Saturday night schedule of events is planned for the upcoming
season, that will see weekly action for the NDRL super late
models, RUSH sanctioned crate late models, modifeds (Emods),
stock cars, pure stocks and mini stocks.
am very excited in what we have in store for the 2014”, stated
McKean County Raceway general manager, Chris Zuver. “We kick
our season off a week earlier than ever before with a practice
night on Friday, April 18 followed by a full racing program
the next night.”
“We have special events spread throughout the season which
will conclude with the all-new Fall Classic being moved to
Columbus weekend in October.”
John Kennedy, owner of the National Dirt Racing League,
stated the following, “This is our second season and I think
our schedule has something for everyone. We are having a Full
Pull Production, sanctioned Tractor Pull on Saturday, July 5
along with celebrating the life of Medal of Honor recipient,
USMC Corporal Jason Dunham Memorial for the NDRL Northeast
Late Model Series on 4th of July.
The NDRL ‘Kings of Dirt’ National touring series makes
its first appearance to MCR on July 31 through August 2nd for
the Connor Bobik Memorial weekend that will see one driver
possibly winning $20,000, plus sprint cars, 358 modifieds, the
return of the Stephanie Eckl Memorial and concluding our
season with the 9th annual Fall Classic in part of the Jim
Butler Memorial weekend and this event will also be a NDRL
national touring series event that will see racers from South
Carolina, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa and elsewhere on
hand for this event.”
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