NDRL To Sanction Bluegrass Nationals


CALVERT CITY, Ky. — After being closed nearly three years, Kentucky Lake Speedway will return to action in March.

Under the direction of new owners Ronnie Jones and Jim Hale, the three-eighths-mile dirt track will jump directly into the dirt late model racing spotlight by hosting the Bluegrass Nationals sanctioned by the National Dirt Racing League March 28-29.

Friday’s event will pay $7,500 to win, while Saturday’s finale offers $12,500 to the race winner.

“We have been looking around at everything and talking with everyone as we go into this new adventure. When Kelley (Carlton, NDRL director) came up and visited with us he answered all of our questions and helped us address some issues that didn’t even relate to their event. That was one of the things we liked,” Jones said. “These guys are looking to build a relationship and a situation where we both help each other. We are really excited about bringing the NDRL to Kentucky and to all of our race fans. We are going to try to get a couple of events in beforehand to make sure we have all of our logistics and staffing needs in place. It is an ambitious event but we are ambitious so as long as we can get some good weather I believe we can get this thing going and make it big.”

“I could not be happier to be working with Ronnie and Jim,” said Carlton. “They are great guys and two very smart businessmen. We have already built a good relationship and we are ready to help them put Kentucky Lake back on the Dirt Late Model map. I really am excited to see everything that they have planned for Kentucky Lake. Ronnie and Jim have big plans and dreams for the place. They have such a nice facility and the location is excellent. They had a very nice gem when they bought the place and now they are putting the polish on it.”

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