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The NDRL’s McKean County Raceway Kicks Off 2013 Season with ‘Jim & Mike Duffy Memorial’


Smethport, PA (April 22, 2013) A new era will begin this upcoming Saturday, April 27 at the NDRL’s McKean County Raceway as they open the gates to their 2013 season with the ‘Jim and Mike Duffy Memorial’ featuring the NDRL’s ULMS Racing Series’ as well as the RUSH Crate Late Models, Modifieds, Close Racing Supply Street Stocks and the Mini-Stocks.


Sparks will fly as the NDRL’s ULMS Late Models will battle for $3,000 on the 1/3 mile Smethport, PA oval.  Series point leader ‘Hollywood’ Mike Knight of Ripley, NY, will lead the tour into the ‘Jim and Mike Duffy Memorial’ as series regulars Dave Hess Jr. from Waterford, PA, South Park, PA’s Keith Barbara, Bristolville, OH’s Russ King, and Boom Briggs from Bear Lake, PA will look to knock the point leader from his perch. Knight leads Hess Jr. by a mere nine points as Barbara sits ten points behind the leader. Only 24 points separate the top-five in the NDRL’s ULMS Championship Point Standings.


The E-Mods will also be in action as well as the all new RUSH Crate Late Model Northeast Weekly Series that will pay $1,000 to the winner on a weekly basis as long as there is a full field of 24 cars.  The Close Racing Supply Street Stocks and the Mini-Stocks will also be in action!


MCR General Manager, Chris Zuver and his staff have been hard at work getting the facilities ready for the 2013 opener. ‘It’s been a quick past couple of weeks but we’re ready to go,’ Zuver said, ‘we’ve made a few changes around the grounds that we think people will appreciate and the track has been coming along nicely.  Drivers and fans should be in for a treat this season at the NDRL’s McKean County Raceway.’


In addition to the improvements around the facility, the NDRL’s McKean County Raceway has also had a makeover on the web. www.McKeanCountyRaceway.com has been completely revamped by JNJ Motorsports Media. The new site features everything there is to know about the NDRL’s McKean County Raceway including news, rules, points, payouts, sponsors, results and much more.


Also on the docket in the coming weeks at the NDRL’s McKean County Raceway is an ‘Incredible Weekly Show’ that features the Super Late Models, Rush Crate Late Models, E-Modifieds, Close Racing Supply Street Stocks and Mini-Stocks on Friday, May 3. The NDRL’s ULMS and UEMS Racing Series’ will make their second appearance at MCR on Friday, May 10 in addition to the regular weekly classes while another ‘Incredible Weekly Show’ will take center stage on Friday, May 17.


Drivers in all divisions can get a head start on all of their paperwork by downloading and completing the official MCR registration form from www.mckeancountyraceway.com. Please be sure to fill the registration form completely and legibly.


Pit gates and driver registration will open at 4:30pm while grandstand gates open at 5:00pm. Drivers Meeting is set for 6:15pm with Hot Laps at 6:30pm and racing at 7:00pm. Ticket prices for the ‘Jim and Mike Duffy Memorial’ are $15 for general admission, $12 general admission for seniors over 65, students 12 and under are free and $35 for pit entry.


For more information on The NDRL’s McKean County Raceway, The NDRL’s ULMS & UEMS Racing Series’ and the National Dirt Racing League please visit www.mckeancountyraceway.com, www.unitedlatemodelseries.com, and www.thendrl.com.


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