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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – May 26, 2013 - Modified ace Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa took the lead from his outside front row starting position and never looked back in claiming his first career National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products late model feature Sunday night as the tour kicked off their 2013 race season at 81 Speedway in Park City.
Corey Zeitner started on the front row for the thirty lap feature but Gustin used his outside starting position to get the jump and into the lead entering turns one and two.
Two cautions for spins on laps three and nine slowed the pace of the event but after the final caution, the feature went non-stop with only lapped traffic able to slow the leaders pace. However on lap twenty-six Gustin did get a bit rattled as Jonathan Lindberg was about to be lapped exiting turn two when he executed a 360 spin right in front of the leader. Gustin narrowly avoided contact and would lead the rest of the way aboard the #19r Gressel Racing owned, Mullins Racing Engines powered Victory Circle by Moyer sponsored by Eibach Springs/Integra Race Shocks/McCartney Welding sponsored machine to pick up his first career series late model victory.
This would be the second victory in two divisions for Gustin for his car owners Ed and Cinde Gressel in NCRA competition as he won $5000 in the NCRA modified season opener back in April.
Zeitner was never seriously challenged and finished a strong second while sixth starting Chase Junghans finally got around Garrett Anderson with two laps to go to claim the third position. Scott Lewis rounded out the top five.
The ten lap heat races for the twenty car field were won by Gustin and Zeitner.
Before the program it was announced that G&G Dozer out of Caney, Kansas, who signed on as official rookie of the year sponsor for the division, would add $500 to the rookie of the year winner meaning claiming the honor would net $1000 extra dollars at the year-end awards banquet. The two drivers who have announced their intentions on competing full-time for RoY honors; Jeremy Petty and Chance Bishop, finished tenth and eleventh respectively.
The next event for the NCRA late models will be held on Saturday night, June 15th as they join forces with the Missouri based MARS DIRTCar series at the Salina High Banks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:35
Racing and Donation Highlight This Weekend at 81 Speedway!
Two big nights of racing will place at 81 Speedway in Park City this coming Memorial Day weekend along with a relief fund for victims from Monday evening’s tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. There will also be a chance for a couple of fans who donate items to win prize packages for upcoming race events promoted by Speedway’s Inc.
The Memorial Day weekend of racing at the speedway will get underway on Saturday night featuring the National Championship Racing Association’s modified division. Former series champion Brian Franz will lead the open wheelers to race number two on the 2013 season and is the current point leader. Marc Hurd, Dan Powers, Darren Moses, Josh Lanterman and Kenny Sweet are just a few of the over thirty drivers expected to compete for the $1000 first place prize.
Other divisions that will be competing will be the tracks weekly divisions of hobby stocks, street stocks and thumpers.
Then on Sunday night the gladiators of the NCRA late model division will make an appearance and will be the second straight night of racing for the tour as they will have competed in McCool Junction, Nebraska the previous night. Also running will be the NCRA southern sport modifieds and their second race of the season. Close to twenty late models and thirty sport mods are expected.
The tracks weekly divisions of hornets and youth hornets will also be in competition.
If you would like to help the Red Cross help the tornado victims down in Moore, Oklahoma, a truck will be on hand, courtesy of Credit King Auto sales to fill up with donations. Items needed are the following: bottled water, non-perishable food items, baby formula and diapers, pet food, flash lights, work gloves, clothes and undergarments, etc. Anything you can think of as those victims have nothing and now is your chance to help.
For those who do donate, 81 Speedway and NCRA have teamed up with to give fans a chance at winning two prize packages each night. They include; A set of four (4) tickets to the tracks NCRA Fathers day Special featuring the series modified and 360-ci sprint car divisions on Sunday night, June 16th and a set of four (4) to BOTH days of the Hutchinson Grand Nationals in Hutchinson on Friday and Saturday night, July 12-13th.
Racing action on Saturday night gets underway at 7:00 PM and a special start time of 6:00 PM on Sunday night. Grandstand tickets both nights are just $10.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 14:25
If you are looking for a way to help out the Moore, Ok. Tornado victims we will have a truck courtesy of Credit King Auto Sales to fill up with items such as: water, diapers, baby food, food, pet food, flashlights, anything else you would like to donate here at the Speedway both Saturday & Sunday night during the races! We will also have a way for you to win two (2) different ticket packages each night.....a set of four (4) tickets to our NCRA Fathers day Special & a set of four (4) to BOTH days of the Hutchinson Nationals!!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 21:25
RACING BEGINS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7PM!
Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 18:02
REMAINING FEATURES FROM SATURDAY NIGHT ROLL INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS PROGRAM. With rain hitting the race track halfway through the feature events Saturday night, the Credit King Modified, Alternative Pest Management Rookie Modified and Thumper division will roll into Wednesday nights program at 7pm along with the featured show which will include the Late Models, 305 Sprints, Hobby Stock, Hornet and Youth Hornet. Saturday nights winners in the three divisions that were able to run were; Shelby Stucky, Hutchinson, Street Stock. Mike Peters, Wichita, Sprint Car & Richard Wilson, Wichita, Economy Motors AAAModified.
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:33