FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – October 21, 2014 - Eleven events have been completed on the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products modified division tour and there is still no clear picture as to who will be crowned 2014 champion. That will all change this coming Saturday night, October 25, at 81 Speedway in Park City as the tour will wrap up their season in what is guaranteed to be a tense yet exciting end to a rather memorable point battle.
Heading into this weekend’s finale, Dan Powers has it and two other drivers want it as Powers comes into the finale with a slim 20 point lead over Nebraska veteran Jon Thompson. Powers has claimed two victories on the season while Thompson has put gremlins of season past behind him and took advantage of defending tour champion Marc Hurd’s misfortune this past weekend to set himself into the runner up position. Thompson has one victory on the season, this coming atop the big half mile at the Kansas State Fairgrounds back in April. Defending and three-time tour champion Hurd still has a legitimate shot at a three-peat as he sits third in the standings just 35 points out.
For Powers and Thompson, this will be their first career series championship if either driver can come out on top.
And while the battle for the NCRA modified championship takes center stage Saturday night, other drivers will be out giving their “all or nothing” effort for the $1000 victory in this the final event on the season. Last weekend at 81 Speedway it was Tanner Mullens becoming the seventh different feature winner on the 2014 race season. Forty-five drivers were on hand and officials are expecting as many this weekend.
In the battle for the rookie of the year honors, Chris Pitts, who sits seventh in the point standings, currently has an 18 point lead over Cuyler Calkin for top rookie honors.
Pit gates this Saturday night for the season finale open at 5:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:00 PM start time. 81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then .7 mile west on 77th St. in Park City. For more race and ticket information contact the 81 Speedway office (316) 755-1781
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:06
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – October 18, 2014 - Tanner Mullens took the lead with eight laps remaining and held on the rest of the way to claim his first victory of the season as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products modified division made their next to last appearance of the season at 81 Speedway in Park City. And while Mullens picked up the $1000 victory, the battle for the 2014 series championship got a little bit tighter and a bit more interesting heading into next weekend’s season finale.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 19:02
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – October 14, 2014 – After over two inches of rain fell last weekend, nixing the originally scheduled date, the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products modified division kicks off the first of two straight weekend events at 81 Speedway in Park City this coming Saturday night, October 18, for the annual Mel Hambelton Ford “Fall Classic”
This event will kick off an intense final two events for the tour as four drivers have a shot at the 2014 championship. Currently Dan Powers of Wichita, Kansas hold a slim ten point lead over defending tour champion Marc Hurd. Nebraska veteran Jon Thompson is just forty points out of the lead while Kirby Robe is just 155 points out.
Rounding out the top ten in the 2014 NCRA point standings are; Jason McGehee, Josh Lanterman, Chris Pitts, Justin Moler, Cuyler Calkin and Don Hodge. Pitts also has a slim 16 point advantage over Calkin in the tours rookie of the year standings.
Powers comes into this weekend on a roll as he has a two race win streak on the tour, winning at the last event held back in August at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas and claiming his first ever Hutchinson Grand Nationals, atop the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Former tour-time tour champion Brian Franz and Thomas Tillison, Jr. both have two feature victories a piece with Hurd and Thompson having also claimed victories.
As mentioned, this will be the first of two consecutive Saturday night events for the tour, both at 81 Speedway. The finale is set for next Saturday night, October 25, where the 2014 championship will be decided.
Pit gates this Saturday night for the annual Mel Hambelton Ford “Fall Classic” open at 5:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:00 PM start time. 81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then .7 mile west on 77th St. in Park City. For more race and ticket information contact the 81 Speedway office (316) 755-1781.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 20:52