Pittsburgh, PA (March 26, 2013) TCN, The Country Network, will have their camera's pointed at the NDRL's 'Let's Get Dirty Tour' opening weekend to shoot a pilot episode that will feature the lives of racers as they compete with the NDRL as well as country music star Cody McCarver while he and his crew set up and perform live for the greatest racing fans in the world.
'This is a great opportunity not only for NDRL but for the racers to get their much deserved television time for themselves and their loyal sponsors,' NDRL founder John Kennedy exclaimed. 'To have Cody (McCarver) involved this way, beyond doing the concerts for our fans, has been nothing short of phenomenal. He loves the sport of dirt late model racing and is very passionate about it; he has gone above and beyond to help the NDRL get off the ground.'
'We hope that fans come out in full force to support our inaugural weekend at Paducah International Raceway and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55,' NDRL President Jason Shank said, 'this is their chance to come out and show the over 43 million TCN viewers what a great family oriented sport dirt late model racing and dirt racing in general is.'
The Country Network showcases the best in country music videos and related content, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. TCN programming reaches beyond the current top 20 playlist and showcases the other 90% of artists that you may hear on the radio but seldom, if ever, see on other networks.
Two complete NDRL shows will be in store at Paducah International Raceway and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 including Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Main's, and a 75-lap, $20,000 to-win Feature Events. The UMP Modifieds will also be in action with two of their own complete shows paying $2,000 to the winner of each of their A-Main Feature Events. In addition to the on track action, Country Music Recording Artist Cody McCarver will be live in concert as well as fireworks and pyrotechnics shows by Legendary Entertainment Productions, known for their work at crown jewel events such as the 'Dream' and 'World 100', will be provided free with admission!
Gates and driver registration will open for both events at 1:00pm as the driver's meeting will be held at approximately 5:00pm with hot laps immediately after. Time Trials will follow hot laps with racing starting at approximately 7:00pm.
Paducah International Raceway is a 3/8th Mile high banked oval located in Paducah, KY and features some of the best racing action in the area. Directions to PIR: I-24 to Exit 11, then 0.4 miles south on Husband Rd. (SR 1954), then 1.9 miles East on Lydon Rd. (SR 3075), then 1.3 miles south on Oaks (SR 450), then 0.9 mile west on Shemwell Ln. (near airport). For more information on Paducah International Raceway call the track office at (270) 898-7469 or visit their site at www.paducahracing.net.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 is a high banked 1/3 mile oval that features racing on Saturday nights. The speedway is located in Pevely, MO and is a mere 30 minutes south of downtown St. Louis on Interstate 55 at Pevely exits 180 and 178. For more information on Federated Auto Part Raceway at I-55 call the track office at (636) 479-3219 or visit their website at www.i55raceway.com.
For more information on these events and the National Dirt Racing League please visit www.paducahracing.net, www.i55raceway.com, or www.theNDRL.com.
Official NDRL's 'Let's Get Dirty Tour' Sponsors:
VP Race Fuels: The Official Fuel of the NDRL's 'Let's Get Dirty Tour'
Slavic Custom Racing Shirts and Decals: The Official Merchandise Supplier of the NDRL's Let's Get Dirty Tour'
Bug Band: The Official Insect Repellant of the NDRL's 'Let's Get Dirty Tour'
Official NDRL's 'Let's Get Dirt Tour' Associate Sponsors:
American Racer Tires, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Capital Race Cars, DirtonDirt.com, Driven Racing Oil, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hoosier Racing Tires, JNJ Motorsports Media, Keyser Manufacturing, MSR Mafia, and Responsible Racers.