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"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 Layfield was
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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. 

Defending 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. READ MORE HERE

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. READ MORE HERE

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.
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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 point cars.

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. READ MORE HERE


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. READ MORE HERE


NDRL’s McKean County Raceway Announces 2014 Schedule of Events! 
East 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.
“I 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.” READ MORE HERE

 
 
 
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