Pittsburgh, PA (March 4, 2013) The National Dirt Racing League and the 'Let's Get Dirty Tour' inaugural weekend at Paducah International Raceway and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 just keeps getting better. In addition to the two $20,000 to-win Late Model blockbusters are two $2,000 to-win UMP Modified events that have enticed some very intriguing drivers from the NASCAR ranks.
While excitement starts to boil for the March 29 and 30 events at PIR and I-55, the 2013 UNOH Florida DIRTcar Nationals Champion and NASCAR standout Ken Schrader has announced his intentions of competing at both Paducah and I-55 in his familiar blue and white #9 Federated Auto Parts sponsored Modified. Schrader finished 34th with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday, March 3 at Phoenix International Raceway in the Fas Lane Racing #32.
Also confirmed to be in competition in their modifieds are NASCAR stronghold Kenny Wallace in his UNOH sponsored entry as well as the current NASCAR Nationwide Series point leader Justin Allgaier in his BRANDT Professional Agriculture sponsored #31. Allgaier finished a strong third behind race winner Kyle Busch and 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski in the Dollar General 200, Nationwide Series event at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, March 2.
Both Allgaier and Wallace were also in competition at the UNOH Florida DIRTcar Nationals during Florida Speedweeks and placed third and fourth respectively in the week long championship standings.
All three NASCAR representatives will battle what is expected to be huge UMP DIRTcar modified fields in 25-lap, $2,000 to-win barnburners at both Paducah International Raceway and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.
Ticket prices for both events are $35 ($30 pre-order) for general admission (including a FREE Fan Pit pass) and $45 for pit entry and can be ordered at www.theNDRL.com. Reserved seating is priced at $40 ($35 pre-order). Reserved tickets for Paducah International Raceway can be ordered by calling the track office at (270) 898-7469. Fans wanting to purchase reserved seating at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 can call (636) 479-3219. Fans can pre-order their tickets through Wednesday, March 20th.
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 (573) 756-2593 or visit their website at www.i55raceway.com.
The National Dirt Racing League would like to thank all of their partners for the 2013 season: American Racer Tires, Capital Race Cars, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hoosier Racing Tires, JNJ Motorsports Media, MSR Mafia, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts and Decals.