Press and Contingencies
Await NCRA Sprints This Weekend
IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Midwest City, Oklahoma – June 28, 2010 - One of the most
prestigious events on the O’Reilly/NCRA sprint car tour is the “Grand Daddy” of
them all, the Hutchinson Grand Nationals. Well it is that time of year once
again as the tour heads to the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas
for the 54th annual event this coming Friday and Saturday night for
two complete race programs. And with it also will come continuation of yet
another tight points battle for the series championship.
Campbell, who now calls Wichita, Kansas “home” is the current points leader
coming into the weekend but with a slim 10 point advantage over Goddard, Kansas
driver J.D. Johnson. Five-time and defending series champion and four-time and
defending Hutch Nationals champion Garry Lee Maier of Cimarron, Kansas is
currently third in the point standings, just 15 points out of first
be out done, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma veteran Aaron Berryhill is just a mere
twenty points out of the top spot while leading rookie of the year contender
Trevor Grossenbacher of Lincoln, Nebraska is fifth in the point standings and
fifty points out of the lead.
top ten tour regulars who are also expected to compete during the two day
Nationals weekend include 2008 series champion Mike Peters (Wichita), 2007 Hutch
Nationals winner Jon Freeman(Salina),
Gavin Punch (Collinsville, Oklahoma), Sherman Davis (Sand Springs, Oklahoma),
Jason Martin (Liberal) , Luke Cranston (), A.J. Selenke (Wichita) and Kirby Robe
Friday and Saturday nights feature finales will pay $2000 to win and $350 to
start the twenty car field.
took home his fourth career Hutch Nationals victory last year as he held off
Berryhill. While it was yet another victory for himself, it was the first for
Ochs Brothers, owners of the famed #1x based out of Jetmore.
far in 2010 through four events, four different drivers have reached victory
lane. They include Jason Martin, Garry Lee Maier, Jason Johnson and Sherman
It all kicks off this
coming Friday night with pit pates opening at 5:30 PM with racing at 7:30 PM and
will be run as a complete show. The top five (5) finishers in the feature finale
will start inside the first five rows for Saturday night’s championship finale.
Then on Championship Saturday night, another complete program of qualifying
heats and consolation events will be run to round out the field for the
54th annual Hutchinson Nationals. The top five drivers from Friday
night, who were already locked into the inside five rows for Saturday nights
feature finale, cannot lose their starting positions unless they better their
starting position in the nights qualifying races.
The Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson is located west
of SR 61 on 17th Ave., then north on Poplar. For more information call the NCRA
office (316) 755-1781.
is all the important information that you need to know for both nights this
year’s 54th annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals including times,
tickets and agenda:
July 2: Gates Open: 5:30pm - Race Time:
Sprint Car Series, O'Reilly/NCRA Modified North Series, AAA Modified, Street
Stock, Thumper, Hornets
Complete program for all divisions including
qualifying heat races and feature events. The feature event for the AAA
Modified, Thumper & Hornet division will determine the 54th Ann. Hutchinson
Grand National Champion in those divisions. The top (5) finishing cars in the
feature event of the O'Reilly/NCRA Modified, O'Reilly/NCRA Sprint Car and Street
Stock will fill the inside of rows 1-2-3-4-5 of Saturday night’s Championship
Ticket Prices: Combo Rod Run & Race Package: Adult: $15.00
Ticket Only: Adult: $12.00 $5.00 Children 6-10
Rod Run Only: Adult:
$7.00 $3.00 Children 6-10
Friday's 3rd Annual Hutchinson Rockin' Rollin'
Rod Run Schedule
Gates Open: 12 (Noon) Sock Hop Featuring King Midas:
July 3 Gates Open: 5:30pm Opening
Ceremonies: 6:15pm (approx.) Race Time: 7:30pm
O'Reilly/NCRA Sprint Car Series, O'Reilly/NCRA Modified North Series,
O'Reilly/NCRA Sport Mod Series, Street Stock, Kansas Antique Racers
program including qualifying heat races, consolation and Championship Features.
(Top 5 finishing/passing point cars from qualifying heat races in the
O'Reilly/NCRA Modified Series, O'Reilly/NCRA Sprint Car Series and Street Stock
will fill the outside position of rows 1-2-3-4-5 of the Championship event.
(Cars that qualified on Friday night cannot lose the starting position from
Friday night unless they better their starting position in Saturday night’s
qualifying heat race)
Ticket Prices: Combo Rod Run & Race Package:
Race Ticket Only: Adult: $12.00 $5.00 Children 6-10
Run Only: Adult: $7.00 $3.00 Children 6-10
Saturday's 3rd Annual Hutchinson
Rockin' Rollin' Rod Run Schedule
Gates Open: 10am Dance Featuring "Rain"
Sprint Car Hutchinson Grand Nationals winners:
Gary Lee Maier, 2008 – Mike Chadd, 2007 – Jon Freeman, 2006 – J.D. Johnson, 2005
– Derek Drown, 2004 – Steve King, 2003 – C.J. Johnson, 2002 – C.J. Johnson, 2001
– Dennis Park, 2000 – C.J. Johnson, 1999 – Clay Bontrager, 1998 – Shelby
Stenson, 1997 – Mike Peters, 1996 – Danny Jennings, 1995 – Clay Bontrager, 1994
- Mike Peters, 1993 – Scott Brown, 1992 – Garry Lee Maier, 1991 – Garry Lee
Maier, 1990 – Garry Lee Maier
Current O’Reilly/NCRA Sprint Car point
The series would like to thank the following for their
partnership with the O’Reilly/NCRA sprint car series for the 2010 race season.
2010 NCRA sprint car sponsors: O’Reilly Auto Parts,
Hoosier Race Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels
2010 NCRA sprint car contingency partners: Arizona
Sports Shirts, Airflow Racing Products, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Hooker Harness,
Keizer Racing Wheels, Pro Shocks, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing
Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Super Shox, Taylor Cable Products, The Joie of
Seating,Ultra-Shield Race Products, Vertex Magnetos and Winters