Press and Contingencies
Weekend Sees Two for NCRA Late Models
IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Midwest City, Oklahoma – June 28, 2010 - After taking a week
off it is back to action this Fourth of July weekend as current series points
leader Kelly Boen of Henderson, Colorado leads the O’Reilly/NCRA late model
division into a pair of events. It all kicks off on Friday night, July 2, at
I-80 Speedway at Nebraska Raceway Park in Greenwood, Nebraska. From there the
series will make their second ever appearance at Adams County Speedway in
Corning, Iowa for a Saturday night spectacular.
nights will also see both the MARS DIRTCar Series and Lucas Oil MLRA late model
divisions compete for two tri-sanctioned events.
a record setting 2009 season in which he won ten races on the schedule, Boen is
once again setting a blistering pace having won five out of the eight events
that have been held during this 2010 race season. In earlier action at I-80
Speedway back on Memorial Day weekend, Boen picked up his first career “Alphabet
Soup” victory and his fourth career at the track under NCRA sanction.
Zeitner of Bellevue, Nebraska is having a strong 2010 race season thus far with
six top ten finishes in the eight events completed and is currently second in
the point standings.
Current series rookie of the year Jace Kaser of Lincoln, Nebraska is
coming off his best career series finish, a third place at Junction Motor
Speedway and is currently sitting third in the series point standings, just
Harker of Plattsmouth, Nebraska is having a good year with the series and sits
fourth in the point standings with Grand Junction, Colorado’s Dean Moore sitting
faith full Wylan Petrie of Soloman, Kansas sits sixth in points followed by Bill
Koons (Omaha), Jerry Warner (Lavesta, Nebraska), Jason O’Brien (Atlantic, Iowa)
and 2003, 2004 series champion Al Purkey (Coffeyville, Kansas).
Two-time and defending series champion Kyle Berck of Marquette, Nebraska
currently sits eleventh in the point standings despite missing three
drivers mentioned above are expected to compete during this Independence weekend
of late model racing along with the following from the above mentioned series:
Delbert Smith (Wichita, Kansas), Terry Phillips and Jeremy Payne (Springfield,
Missouri), Eric Turner (Hermitage, Missouri), Gary Christian (Broken Bow,
Oklahoma), Jack Sullivan (Greenbriar, Arkansas), Darrell and Dustin Mooneyham
(Aurora, Missouri), Brad Looney (Republic, Missouri), Dave Eckrich (Oxford,
Iowa), John Anderson (Omaha), Joe Kosiski (Omaha), Chad Simpson (Mount Vernon,
Iowa), David Turner (Adrian, Missouri), Bryant Goldsmith (Corning, Iowa), along
with many more of the top drivers from the Iowa and Nebraska area.
Kosiski won last years inaugural visit at Adams County Speedway by
the series last year in a thrilling victory, holding off Boen at the finish
It all kicks off this Friday night at I-80 Speedway at Nebraska Raceway
Park as part of the tracks “Midwest Tri-Fecta Challenge where not only the top
three late model regions in the area will be competing but will also be a points
race for the ASCS Midwest region sprint cars and IMCA modifieds. Pit gates open
at 3:00 PM with grandstand gates at 6:00 PM, Racing is set for a 7:30 PM
starting time. Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for juniors and kids five and
under admitted FREE! I-80
Speedway at Nebraska Raceway Park is located off of I-80 to exit 420
(Ashland/Greenwood Exit), then 0.4 mile north on SR 63. For race and ticket
information contact the general offices (402) 342-3453 or the track phone (402)
659-3301. You can also check out their website for more information, including
lodging information www.i-80speedway.com.
Pit gates at Adams County Speedway on Saturday night open at 4:00 PM with
grandstand gates at 5:00 PM with racing at 7:00 PM. Adult general admission is
just $15 with youth ages 13-18 $10. Ages 12 and under will be admitted FREE! All
three divisions under the tracks NASCAR Whelen All-American series will also be
competing.Adams County Speedway is
located one mile north of U.S. Highway 34 on State Route 148, then east on 12th
(at the Adams County Fairgrounds). For more race information contact the track
(641) 322-4184 or check out their website www.acspeedway.com.
For more information concerning the O’Reilly/NCRA late model division,
contact NCRA steward Chris Smith (918) 625-6200 or call the series office (316)
755-1781. For more on the National Championship Racing Association check them
out on the web at www.ncraracing.org.
National Championship Racing Association would like to thank the following
contributors for their involvement with the late model division for the 2010
Sponsors: O’Reilly Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires and Sunoco Race
Contingency Partners: Arizona Sports Shirts, Bernheisel Racing Components,
Hatfield Racing Engines, Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Lazer Chassis,
Peterson Fluid Systems, Pro Shocks, Racing Optics, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End
Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Taylor Cable Products, The
Joie of Seating, Ultra-Shield Race Products, Vertex Magnetos, Winters