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Steve Dixon Captures 'PENNational' NDRL Modified Win at PPMS
Imperial, PA (April 10, 2014) Last summer, Smethport’s Steve Dixon used an exciting victory at Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway to spring him ahead in the UEMS point chase and Dixon again may have used a huge win at PPMS to point him into a possible inaugural NDRL Modified Series title by capturing last night PENNational event.
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Junior Nolan’s team cars of Bart Hartman and Jake Hawkins set the pace from their front row positions with Hartman pulling away at the start.  As the field rolled thru turns 3-4 behind Hartman, JE Stalder, Hawkins and Dixon made it three wide for second with NDRL Series leader Rich Michael and Randy Hall right in the mix.  Hawkins would seal up second by the time the scrabble sorted itself out at the stripe for lap 1 to be completed.  The first yellow came out on lap five for Jim Turley’s spin in turn 2.  Tenth place starter Jonathan Taylor was up to sixth already.

Hartman re-fired the field with Hawkins and Stalder battling for second, Michael would move up to fourth ahead of Dixon as series point leader was starting to move forward.  As lap 9 clicks off the board, Hawkins suddenly slows and heads to the pits relinquishing second to Stalder and Jonathan Taylor was the car on the move as he was now up to fourth.  The yellow lights flashed again for a driveshaft, lying in turn number one. READ MORE HERE

Rich Michael Jr. Takes NDRL Modified portion of ‘Chiller Thriller’ at Mercer Raceway Park
Mercer, PA (April 6, 2014) Mike Kinney and Steve Dixon led the NDRL Modifieds field to the green flag with Kinney jumping out the early lead. Dixon wasted no time though and took the lead off of Kinney as the pair roared out of turn two. Just like Dixon, fourth starting Rich Michael Jr. wasted no time in making a move past Dixon for the race lead on lap three. Michael Jr. would pace the field for the remaining 17 laps to capture the $1,000 top prize followed by Joel Watson, Steve Dixon, Brent Rhebergen, and Randy Hall who finished fifth. Sixth was Mike Potosky while Justin Carlson was seventh, Mike Kinney in eighth, ninth was Ken Zimmer, and Jeff Johnson rounded out the top-ten. FULL RESULTS
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‘Chiller Thriller’ at Mercer Raceway Park Postponed Until April 5
Pittsburgh, PA (March 26, 2014) Officials at Mercer Raceway Park have postponed this Saturday’s ‘Chiller Thriller’. Weather predictors have temperatures in the 40’s with a very high possibility of rain for the event date of March, 29 forcing officials to postpone the event. The 2014 ‘Chiller Thriller’ featuring the NDRL Northeast Late Models, NDRL Modifieds, Crate Late Models, and Stocks has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 5.

$3,000 is on the line for the NDRL Northeast Late Models Series while the NDRL Modifieds will compete for $1,000. The Mercer Raceway Park crate late models will battle for a $2,000 pay day while the open stock cars will go after a $1,000 top prize. READ MORE HERE

2014 Schedule Released for NDRL Modifieds Tour!

Pittsburgh, PA (February 26, 2014) The NDRL Modifieds Tour is excited to announce their tentative 2014 schedule that includes seventeen events with up to five more possible events to be announced at a later date.


The 2014 racing season will kick off on Saturday, March 29 as the NDRL Modifieds will open their season at Mercer (PA) Raceway Park at the annual ‘Chiller Thriller’. The series will then visit ‘Dirt’s Monster Half Mile’, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, PA on Thursday, April 10 as an undercard to the NDRL ‘Kings of Dirt’ Series.


The NDRL Modifieds will be in action at McKean County Raceway for the ‘USMC Corporal Jason Dunham Memorial’ on Friday, July 4 and on Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2 with the NDRL ‘Kings of Dirt’. They will return to MCR for the ‘Stephanie Eckl Memorial’ on Saturday, September 20 before wrapping up the 2014 season at the ‘Jim Butler Memorial Fall Classic’ on October 9-10-11.


Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex will host the NDRL Modifieds on Friday, July 25 as the NDRL ‘Kings of Dirt’ also invade the picturesque Markleysburg, PA oval. READ MORE HERE

Little Power Shop Partners with the NDRL Family for 2014

Phoenix, Arizona (February 20, 2014) The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) is proud to introduce Little Power Shop of Bradford, PA as the newest partner join the list of NDRL Marketing Partners for the 2014 season for the NDRL National Series, NDRL McKean County Raceway and the NDRL Northeast Late Model and Modified Series.

“Little Power Shop is extremely excited to partner with the NDRL Series and NDRL’s McKean County Raceway.  They are a natural fit for our business; we are all about horsepower and speed.  Some of the finest racing machines in the country can be found competing weekly at NDRL events.   It’s definitely something we should be involved in.”

“It is personally important to me to support the NDRL’s McKean County Raceway as well.  I fell in love with dirt racing when I was a boy tagging along with my dad who sometimes was requested as a welder for the pits back in the 80’s.  I was really impressed with the way the first season under NDRL direction went last year.  The McKean County Raceway is one of the nicest facilities that we see and having exciting motorsports action there is great for our community.” READ MORE HERE

NDRL Northeast Late Model Series and NDRL Modified Series Implement Hoosier Tire Rule
Pittsburgh, PA (February, 7, 2014) The National Dirt Racing League has signed a three year agreement with Hoosier Racing Tire to be the exclusive tire for the NDRL Northeast Late Model Series and NDRL Modified Series.

NDRL Northeast Late Model Series competitors will be required to use Hoosier 1300 compound or harder at all NDRL Northeast Late Model Series sanctioned events. Tires must be clearly marked with the four-digit designation. Tire compounds may not be removed or covered.

NDRL Modifieds Series 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, the NDRL Modified Series 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 with the NDRL Northeast Late Model Series and NDRL Modified Series will be strictly enforced and tire testing will be implemented at the discretion of NDRL officials. READ MORE HERE

The NDRL Announces Newly Formed NDRL Northeast Late Model Series and NDRL Modifieds Series
Pittsburgh, PA (January 7, 2014) Officials with the National Dirt Racing League are pleased to announce the addition of the NDRL Northeast Late Model Series and the NDRL Modifieds Series to the NDRL family of series’ beginning this upcoming 2014 season. The NDRL Northeast Late Model Series and NDRL Modifieds Series will join the second year NDRL ‘Kings of Dirt’ National Series along with the NDRL’s McKean County Raceway under the National Dirt Racing League banner.

‘We want to build a pair of new regional series’ for both Late Models and Modifieds,’ NDRL’s Jason Shank said. ‘We have high expectations for both of the NDRL Northeast Series and NDRL Modifieds Series. We feel there is room in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region for a solid mid-major late model series, but it’s going to take some time to build a relevant regional series that promoters, drivers, and fans can support.’ ‘We would eventually like to see the NDRL Northeast Series to be comparable to the old ‘STARS’ series or ‘MACS’ (Mid-Atlantic Championship Series),’ NDRL Owner John Kennedy bottom-lined. ‘Our plan is to build into something like that within the next few years.

The NDRL Northeast Late Models as well as the NDRL Modifieds will kick off their inaugural season on March 29, 2014 at Mercer Raceway Park and the annual ‘Chiller Thriller’. The NDRL team has been hard at work trying to put together a formidable schedule for racers and fans and have been in negotiations with tracks like America’s Raceway Park, Eriez Speedway, Hagerstown Speedway, Little Valley Speedway, McKean County Raceway, Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, Sharon Speedway, Woodhull Speedway and many others. NDRL officials will have a schedule completed in the near future. READ MORE HERE

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