Two of the most recognized names in the dirt late model industry, Muscatine, Iowa’s Brian Birkhofer and Billy Moyer of Batesville, Arkansas, are set to help the National Dirt Racing League kick off their inaugural season with two blockbuster $20,000 to-win events on March 29 and 30 at Paducah (KY) International Raceway and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO.
“I’ve never met (NDRL Owner) John Kennedy but I’d like to shake his hand,” said 2012 World 100 winner Brian Birkhofer about series founder John Kennedy. “I applaud the guy for what he’s doing and trying something that is financially stout.”
Billy Moyer, a six-time World 100 champion as well as a six-time I-55 UMP Nationals Champion, also commended Kennedy: “He’s sticking his neck out there,” Moyer said, “He's trying to build something, I'm going to be there to support him in the first two and more than likely we're going to try to do all of them.”
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-Mains, and 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.
Gates and driver registration will open for both events at 1:00 pm, as the driver’s meeting will be held at approximately 5:00 pm with hot laps immediately after. Time Trials will follow hot laps, with racing starting at approximately 7:00 pm.
Paducah International Raceway is a 3/8-mile high-banked oval located in Paducah, KY. For more information on Paducah International Raceway, call the track office at 270/898-7469, or visit their website 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, 30 minutes south of downtown St. Louis. 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 the National Dirt Racing League, visit www.theNDRL.com.