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KING OF DIRT SPORTSMAN GETTING NEW SNEAKERS

Pro Stock Drivers Also To Receive New Hoosiers From DeLorenzo Speed Supply

January 31, 2014 (Fonda, NY) – Driven by Hoosier Racing tire the Basement Systems King Of Dirt Crate Sportsman Series got a little sweeter today, as DeLorenzo Speed Supply stepped up to make an offering not only to the Sportsman winner, but the KoD Pro Stock winner as well.

The KoD Series starts its inaugural season April 4, 2015 at Fonda Speedway where the winner of the Ice Melt 30 Lap Crate Sportsman race will receive a pair of brand new Hoosier Racing Tires courtesy of DeLorenzo Speed Supply.

"It's awesome really," said an excited KoD Series Promoter Rob Hazer.

"Matt knows we're finalizing our Hoosier deal this coming week and will have news on that for everyone, but he got ahead of the game and offered to give away a pair of new Hoosier Tires to the Sportsman winner on April 4th for the Ice Melt," continued Rob Hazer.

The news didn't stop there, as now there is a little bonus for the winner of the King Of Dirt Pro Stock Series event on April 11, 2015 at Fonda as well.

"Matt also offered to give the KoD Pro Stock winner a pair of new Hoosier tires on April 11th, which was awesome. It was totally unexpected and really exciting news. We're thankful everyone at DeLorenzo Speed Supply offered that up. Now we potentially can give away 3 Hoosier tires April 4th and 2 on April 11th. That's pretty cool," concluded Rob Hazer.

DeLorenzo Speed Supply sells a variety of VP Racing Fuels and Hoosier Tires among other products helping drivers each week. They are located at 1204 Kings Rd, Schenectady NY 12303. It’s a company started by the track championship team at DeLorenzo Motorsports in conjunction with BBL Motorsports.

Fonda Speedway track promoter Matt DeLorenzo simply said, “We will supply the Sportsman winner with a pair of new Hoosier Racing Tires at the Ice Melt April 4, 2015. We’ll do the same for the Pro Stock winner of the KoD Hood Popper on April 11, 2015.”

Basement Systems King Of Dirt Crate Sportsman Series continues to take shape, while remaining dedicated to the drivers, loyal to supporters, and committed to the tracks. Open the season with the sights and sounds of the track of champions April 4, 2015 for the Ice Melt running 30 laps of wheel-to-wheel racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to take the green. The winner will now be the proud owner of two brand new Hoosier Racing Tires courtesy of DeLorenzo Speed Supply. Big Block Modifieds will also be in action going 40 Laps for $4,000 to win. (We apologize for typo in previous release that said 50 laps)

One week later on April 11, 2015 the King Of Dirt Pro Stock Series kicks off at Fonda Speedway for the Hood Popper 30 Lap event, as part of a regular night of racing. Pro Stocks will draw for heats and top 12 redraw for feature. The winner will be rewarded the spoils of victory including two brand new Hoosier Racing tires courtesy of DeLorenzo Speed Supply. Mark these dates down on the calendar as don’t miss game changing events.

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Premiere Event Part Of King Of Dirt Crate Sportsman Series Tour

January 19, 2015 By Rob Hazer (Malta, NY) – When Crate Sportsman drivers kick up clay to start their racing season they will have a schedule planned.  Among that schedule will be their weekly plans, travel plans, and premiere events they want to compete in. Surely September 11, 2015 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway will be circled for the 6th annual Northeast Crate Nationals.

THE Nationals planning is well under way for the 50th anniversary season of the great race place. Race promoters Rob Hazer and Scott Duell have a game plan once again for the upcoming season, which is to ensure Northeast Crate Nationals prestige among the great crate races such as the Outlaw 200, Eastern States Weekend, and Super Dirt Week.

Each year the Nationals provide an epic battle between competitors for the honor of becoming Nationals champion, bragging rights, and the spoils of victory.  To be center stage under the big time spotlight atop ones peers at a premiere event such as the Northeast Crate Nationals has a certain flare that can’t be imitated or forged. It takes hard work, as races like the Nationals will challenge a driver on every level.

To determine just how challenging is it to win the Northeast Crate Nationals one simply has to look at the statistics. Since it’s inception the speedways represented at the Nationals have been Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Fonda Speedway, Lebanon Valley Speedway, Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Bear Ridge Speedway, Canaan Fair Speedway, Accord Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, Fulton Speedway, Brewerton Speedway, Can-Am Motorsports Park, Skyline Raceway, Woodhull Raceway, Canandaigua Motorsports Park, Utica Rome Speedway, and Mohawk International Raceway.

Of the aforementioned speedways to be represented at the Northeast Crate Nationals no Fingerlakes driver, Southern Tier driver, Western Region driver, or series driver has won, finished top five, or finished top 10 in the fall classic.  Albany-Saratoga Speedway has produced two winners, Fonda Speedway has produced two winners, and Fulton Speedway has produced one winner.  Simply put it is difficult to win, qualify, or run top 10 at the Nationals, but that’s part of what makes it so attractive.

The level of competition, its support from drivers, and the amount of support from other premiere events is what makes the Northeast Crate Nationals a must attend amongst drivers and fans alike.  When September 11, 2015 rolls around the 6th annual Northeast Crate Nationals will be no less than spectacular. The Nationals will be part of the Basement Systems King Of Dirt Crate Sportsman Series this coming season, which event co-promoter Rob Hazer explains.

“We’re already excited about the Nationals in 2015 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. There’s a lot going on that we started building for this year, while we watched last year’s event unfold. The race format will pretty much remain the same, as it worked out well. Timed heat groups will set the lineups, we will invert the top four again, BUT this time the fastest timer in each group is automatically locked into the redraw. They have the option to run the heat starting fourth and try for the money and trophy or sit it out and wait for the main,” said Rob Hazer.

“One thing we plan on doing this year that we did not last year is lap sponsorships with a rotating distribution system. Being a big part of the King Of Dirt Crate Sportsman Series we want the race to grow from last year. Purse wise we’re hoping to hit the same mark we had last year so anyone who wants to get involved on any monetary level is encouraged to contact us, we’ll make it happen,” continued Hazer.

The Street Stock division will once again join the headline Crate Sportsman division at the Nationals in 2015 for Street Stock Nationals Showdown II. “We’re bringing the Street Stock guys back for the Nationals, because they don’t really have too many big events in the fall. There are maybe 3 that I can think of including the Nationals. Now don’t worry Pro Stock fans, we gave them a series of their own,” said Hazer.

“Honestly we’re looking to put more showmanship into the event this year and Lyle understands that’s where we may have fell a little short last season. Driver introductions, 4-wide salute, special honors, and even some fan interaction were things we planned, but had to bypass due to time. Still the race was epic, but we all felt we could do more. And we will,” concluded Nationals co-promoter Rob Hazer.

One thing for sure the Northeast Crate Nationals will once again be epic for all those in attendance, as the promotional team of Scott Duell and Rob Hazer working in conjunction with the experience and knowledge of Lyle DeVore are sure to have a spectacle for all to see on a very special date in United States History, September 11th. A special honor to 9/11 and tributes are said to be in the works.

Recently released by the Northeast Crate Nationals are the all-time top 10 point standings for the event. A new leader emerged after the 2014 Nationals, while some others climbed into the top 10. They are as follows: Chad Edwards (204), Mike Tholin (199), Jack Gentile (182), Brian Pessolano (182), Jeremiah Munson (174), Scott Duell (164), Tim Hartman Jr. (158), Derrick McGrew (150), Dave Constantino (134), Jeremy Pitts (117).

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