National Dirt Racing League to Assume Operation of Tucson International Raceway!


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National Dirt Racing League to Assume Operation of Tucson International Raceway

Tucson, Arizona (January 25, 2014) Officials of the National Dirt racing League (NDRL) announced today that they have reached an agreement with the ownership of Tucson International Raceway (TIR) to assume operation of the 3/8ths of a mile oval for the 2014 season and beyond. “We had a very successful event with our Winter Extreme at TIR. We also believe that the track has huge potential for both special events and a solid weekly program. Pat Robley and I have worked out an agreement for our team to take over management and operations of the facility immediately. We are really looking forward to making TIR the premier dirt racing facility in the Western United States.” commented NDRL Owner John Kennedy of the TIR announcement.


Tucson International Raceway (formerly known as USA Raceway) has become a staple in January for many of Dirt Late Model and Open Wheel Modified Racing’s biggest stars. The 2014 Winter Extreme saw more than 70 different Dirt Late Model Drivers enter and nearly 50 different Modified drivers. The NDRL also added several twists and perks including giveaways, a fan and driver welcome party and a wing eating contest to this year’s January classic. “Our thoughts were that we really wanted to make this into a special event not just a race. We think that this is just the tip of the iceberg in Tucson. We were able to get some great sponsor support for Winter Extreme and we have built some strong relationships in the area already. So with us there concentrating on the facility for the entire season, the growth potential is nearly endless.” Kennedy added.

Tucson International Raceway owner Pat Robley was equally enthused about the relationship with the NDRL. “John and his group did good job with the Winter Extreme. They did a lot of work and brought many things to the table to make the event successful. I am glad that they stepped up and decided to take on operating the track. It is really one of the nicest facilities anywhere in the country. I think the NDRL group will do a great job with TIR and I look forward to a great relationship with them in the years to come.” Robley said.

Complete details regarding racing divisions, rules and schedule information will be released in the days and weeks ahead. The season opening event for Tucson International Raceway is set for Saturday, March 8th when the “Greatest Show on Dirt” The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars invade TIR for the “NAPA Wildcat Shootout”. Stay tuned to for complete details as they are finalized. You can also find all contact information for the National Dirt Racing League on the site. Tucson International Raceway is located at 4300 E. Los Reales Road in Tucson, Arizona.

For more information on the National Dirt Racing League including a complete 2014 schedule point your web browsers over to You can also keep up with all the latest up-to-the-minute news by following the NDRL on Twitter at @The_NDRL and you can also find us on Facebook located at If you have further questions or needs you can also contact NDRL Series Director Kelley Carlton at or call (864) 871-1442.

Official NDRL 2014 Sponsors:
Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Race Fuels, Arizona Sport Shirts, Keyser Manufacturing, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil and Lubricants, Capital Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, AR Bodies, C&R Racing Inc.,, Bell, DirtWrap, Genesis Shocks, CV Products, Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales, JRi Shocks, and JNJ Motorsports Media.

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 NDRL Marketing Director Jason Babyak at (602) 647-0649 /