NCRA announces 2005 schedules

O'Reilly/National Championship Racing Association Announces 2005 Schedules Topeka, Kan. (Jan. 25, 2005) -- The O'Reilly NCRA Series, presented by Hoosier Racing Tires, is pleased to announce its 2005 schedules for 360 sprint cars, late models...

O'Reilly/National Championship Racing Association Announces 2005 Schedules

Topeka, Kan. (Jan. 25, 2005) -- The O'Reilly NCRA Series, presented by Hoosier Racing Tires, is pleased to announce its 2005 schedules for 360 sprint cars, late models and modifieds.

NCRA President C. Ray Hall announced they will not sanction an outlaw sprint car series this year due to problems with scheduling and the inability to provide enough competitors for a quality show.

"With those problems, it just wasn't fair to the drivers, the tracks and the fans to continue the outlaw series for 2005," Hall said.

Last year's champions in the remaining divisions -- Mike Woodruff in 360 sprint car, Al Purkey in late model and Brian Franz in modified -- are expected to defend their titles and lead another outstanding field of drivers in each division.

The modified series opens in April and gets the jump on the sprint cars and late models by a month. The mods will bookend their season at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., opening there April 9 and wrapping it all up with a three-day event, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

The sprint cars will begin and end their season in western Kansas as they take to the track May 7 at the Jetmore Motorplex in Jetmore, Kan., and close it out Sept. 3 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

Late model drivers start and finish in Nebraska. Memorial Day weekend takes them north for two days of racing to kick off the season -- May 28 at Mid-Nebraska Speedway in Doniphan, Neb., and May 30 at Nebraska Raceway Park in Greenwood, Neb. They'll close it all out with a two-day show, Sept. 23-24, at Nebraska Raceway Park.

Additional information about the O'Reilly/NCRA series presented by Hoosier Racing Tires, along with complete rules for each division, can be found at www.ncraracing.org.

<pre> NCRA Sprint Car Series schedule May 7 Jetmore Motorplex; Jetmore, Kan. May 8 81 Speedway; Park City, Kan. ($3,000 to win) May 21 Dodge City Raceway Park; Dodge City, Kan. May 27 Junction Speedway; McCool, Neb. (T) May 28 Rooks County Speedway; Stockton, Kan. June 11 Salina Speedway; Salina, Kan. June 12 Wakeeney Speedway; Wakeeney, Kan. June 17 Dodge City Raceway Park; Dodge City, Kan. June 18 Dodge City Raceway Park; Dodge City, Kan. June 19 Fairgrounds Speedway; Liberal, Kan. July 1 Junction Motor Speedway; McCool Junction, Neb. July 2 Dodge City Raceway Park; Dodge City, Kan. July 22 Kansas State Fairgrounds; Hutchinson, Kan. July 23 Kansas State Fairgrounds; Hutchinson, Kan. July 26 Belleville Highbanks; Belleville, Kan. Aug 4-5 *Knoxville Speedway; Knoxville, Iowa 360 Nationals (non-points) Aug 6 *Knoxville Speedway; Knoxville, Iowa Caseys "Night Before the Tournament (non-points) Aug 7 *Knoxville Speedway; Knoxville, Iowa Brodix Tournament of Champions (non-points) Aug 17** Mid Nebraska Speedway, Doniphan, Neb. ($3,000 to win) Aug 18** WaKeeney Speedway, Wakeeney, Kan. ($3,000 to win) Aug 19** Dodge City Raceway Park, Dodge City, Kan. ($3,000 to win) Aug 20** Salina Speedway, Salina, Kan. ($3,000 to win) Aug 21** 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan. ($3,000 to win) Sept 3 Dodge City Raceway Park, Dodge City, Kan.

**SPRINT SPEED WEEK

NCRA Late Model Schedule May 28 Mid Nebraska Speedway; Doniphan, Neb. May 29 Rain date May 30 Nebraska Raceway Park; Greenwood, Neb. June 3 Dodge City Raceway Park; Dodge City, Kan. June 4 Dodge City Raceway Park; Dodge City, Kan. June 5 81 Speedway; Park City, Kan. July 1 Nebraska Raceway Park; Greenwood, Neb. (T) July 2 McCool Junction Speedway; McCool, Neb July 3 Belleville Highbanks; Belleville, Kan. July 4 State Fair Speedway; Oklahoma City, Okla. July 22 Mid Nebraska Speedway; Doniphan, Neb. July 23 Mid Nebraska Speedway; Doniphan, Neb. ($6,000 to win) July 24 Rain date July 30 State Fair Speedway; Oklahoma City, Okla. (T) Aug 5 81 Speedway; Park City Kan. ($3,000 to win) Aug 6 McCool Junction Speedway; McCool, Neb. Sept 3 Salina Speedway; Salina, Kan. Sept 4 Belleville Highbanks; Belleville, Kan. Sept 5 McCool Junction Speedway; McCool, Neb. Sept 23 Nebraska Raceway Park; Greenwood, Neb. ($2,500 to win) Sept 24 Nebraska Raceway Park; Greenwood, Neb. ($5,000 to win)

NCRA Modified Series schedule April 9 81 Speedway; Park City, Kan. May 28 Dodge City Raceway Park; Dodge City, Kan. May 29 Fairgrounds Speedway; Liberal, Kan. June 17 Belleville Highbanks; Belleville, Kan. June 18 81 Speedway; Park City, Kan. July 1 Thunderhill Speedway; Mayetta, Kan. July 2 81 Speedway; Park City, Kan. July 3 Belleville Highbanks; Belleville, Kan. July 21 Kansas State Fairgrounds; Hutchinson, Kan. July 22 Kansas State Fairgrounds; Hutchinson, Kan. July 23 Kansas State Fairgrounds; Hutchinson, Kan. ($2,000 to win) Sept 2 Rooks County Speedway; Stockton, Kan. Sept 3 81 Speedway, Park City; Kan. Sept 4 Belleville Highbanks; Belleville, Kan. Sept 9 Junction Motor Speedway; McCool, Neb. Sept 10 Junction Motor Speedway; McCool, Neb. Sept 30 81 Speedway; Park City, Kan. Oct 1 81 Speedway; Park City, Kan. Oct 2 81 Speedway; Park City, Kan. ($5,000 to win)

(T) - tentative * - non-points event

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Mike Woodruff