PARK CITY, Kan. – An ambitious 14-race schedule at five venues is set for the 30th anniversary season on the National Championship Racing Ass’n presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division.
The season will kick off at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., with the ninth annual Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout on April 4-6. Thursday night will be practice night for all sprint car drivers while Friday night will pay $1,500 to win and $200 to start. On championship Saturday the night’s feature winner will take home $13,000 while just starting the 20-car feature pays $600. All non-qualifiers will earn $200.
On Friday night, April 19, the tour will head to Humboldt Speedway in a co-sanctioned event with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products.
A stop atop the famed half-mile of the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kan., is set for Saturday night, April 27, in a night that will also see the series modified and crate late model divisions on the program.
For the third year in a row, 81 Speedway will host the tour during Memorial Day weekend. It all kicks off on Saturday night, May 25, with Prelude to Maynia in which the Texas-based NCRA Sprint Car Bandits will join forces with the tour. Then on Sunday night, both tours will take part in Sprint Car Maynia III.
A special Friday night edition of winged 360 sprint car action takes to the three-eighths-mile 81 Speedway on June 7 as part of the track’s Pepsi Pours it On Classic.
The tour will celebrate Independence holiday with a Wednesday night stop at 81 Speedway on July 3.
Next will be a weekend doubleheader with the ASCS Sooner Region as the NCRA sprint car tour will make their inaugural appearance at the home track of the ASCS, Creek County Speedway in Kellyville, Okla., on Friday night, July 12. From there, both series will head to the home of NCRA and 81 Speedway on Saturday night, July 13.
Two weeks later the tour gears up for the 63rd annual Hutchinson Grand Nationals in Hutchinson, Kan., on their traditional date atop the famed half-mile Kansas State Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday night, July 26-27.
81 Speedway will then host the tour on Labor Day Sunday night, Sept. 1.
The season for the NCRA sprint car division will come to a close on Saturday night, Oct. 5, at Thunder Hill Raceway in Mayetta, Kan.