NDRL Rolls Out Details of $300,000+ Point Fund and Royal Rewards Program
Phoenix, Arizona (December 2, 2013) Officials of the National Dirt Racing League today announced many details of the Series’ 2014 points fund payout, Rookie of the Year awards and their “Royal Rewards” Program for their top-ten touring drivers. “This is a very strong point fund and rookie program. And this is just the cash portion of the program. We anticipate making many more announcements regarding contingency and prize awards in the weeks ahead. We just wanted to be able to get this information out to teams who are interested in following the tour. We mailed out letters to around 50 drivers detailing the programs and containing the working schedule. We know that they need to prepare to approach their sponsors and supporters at PRI and they needed some solid information to help them put together their program.” said NDRL Series Director Kelley Carlton.
The NDRL’s 2014 “King of Dirt” will receive $65,000 in cash as the champion. The payout then progresses down to $45,000, $35,000 and $25,000 for second, third and fourth. The fifth place point finisher will receive $22,500. Sixth through tenth place finishers will earn $20,000; $19,000; $18,000; $17,000 and $16,000 respectively. While eleventh will garner $10,000 and twelfth will receive $7,500. The NDRL will also have a very lucrative Rookie of the Year program. The top-three finishers in battle for Rookie of the Year honors will receive cash prizes in the amounts of $7,500; $5,000 and $2,500 respectively. Combined these programs are equal to $315,000 total cash payout not including prizes, purse monies or Royal Rewards monies.
The Series is also introducing its “Royal Rewards” Program which will award travel money and other perks to drivers who are in the top-ten in series points or top-three in the Rookie of the Year standings. Drivers among the top-ten who maintain good standing and perfect attendance will be eligible for $750 per race venue while Rookie competitors will additionally receive $50. In addition to these monies the highest finishing Rookie at each event will also receive an additional $200. The series point leader at each event will also garner a $200 bonus from Keyser Manufacturing.
“I think we have put together a very attractive and lucrative program for our series. When you compare the number of races run to the total payout it is second to none. And we hope this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg as we work and move forward to increase our sponsor involvement. We have had great success thus far and we have to believe that it will only continue to grow. Our team is going to do all that we can to make the NDRL the premier Dirt Late Model Tour. I know people are anxious to see our schedule and we plan to make it public this week.” added NDRL Owner John Kennedy.
The Winter Extreme presented by Tucson Harley-Davidson and RideNow Powersports Tucson will be the lid-lifter for the NDRL and will feature 6 events at the Premier Dirt Track of the Southwest January 10th through 19th. Drivers like 2013 King of Dirt Billy Moyer, Jimmy Mars, Brian Birkhofer, Champion Sprint Car racer Donnie Schatz and other from all over the map are expected to vie for the more than $125,000 in purse monies on the line. To find more information visit www.thendrl.com or call (864) 871-1442.
NDRL Winter Extreme Sponsors include: Tucson Harley-Davidson, RideNow Powersports of Tucson, Freedom RV, O’Rielly Chevrolet, Total Seal, Papa John’s Pizza, Hilton Garden Inn Tucson and Residence Inn Tucson.
The full 2014 National Dirt Racing League schedule is expected to be released in early December. The NDRL would like to invite all attendees of the 2013 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis to visit with us at Booth #7038.
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Official 2014 Winter Extreme Sponsors:
RideNow Powersports, Tucson Harley Davidson, Freedom RV, Hilton Garden Inn Tucson, O’Rielly Chevrolet, Papa John’s Pizza, and Residence Inn Tucson.
Official NDRL Associate Sponsors:
Arizona Sport Shirts, Bell Helmets, Capital Race Cars, DirtonDirt.com, Hoosier Racing Tires, JNJ Motorsports Media, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, and VP Race Fuels.
The list of 2014 partners continues to grow, if you have questions or comments or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the NDRL contact Series Director Kelley Carlton at (864) 871-1442 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org