Pro Stock Series Welcomes New Presenting Sponsors For 2018; Crane’s & Jay’s Joins Marketing Partners


April 21, 2018 (Fonda, NY) – In 2018 the King Of Dirt Racing Pro Stock Series will take on a new look. Full-Fender drivers will enjoy their biggest touring season with six scheduled events, which welcome new presenting sponsors along with a partnership working with the Friends Of Hondo Society.

The KOD Pro Stock season opens June 3rd at Utica Rome Speedway, as part of the popular triple-header at the action track of the East. Presenting the evenings racing on the series side of things will be Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment. Rich Crane has been part of the series for the past couple of seasons along with helping support the wildly popular Dirt Rush reality show from Whitney Productions and King Of Dirt Racing.

The second stop on the KOD Pro Stock tour visits Fonda Speedway on August 1st for the Hondo Classic presented by Friends Of Hondo Society. Kelley Keefe has worked hard on the Hondo Classic for many years and brings much support to an already increased base purse through the series.

From there the full-fender warriors head to the great race place on August 10th, Albany Saratoga Speedway for the newly dubbed Pro Stock Clash. A friendly and familiar face will present the Clash this season; Jay’s Lawn Care & Landscaping. King Of Dirt award winners Jay and Jason Casey have come on board to be part of the full-fender series in it’s 4th season.

Next stop on the KOD Pro Stock tour is August 25th on the high banks of Lebanon Valley Speedway. Each time the tour has visited the valley of speed an epic finish has ensued. Presented once again this season by the fine folks from Meltz Lumber. “Big Wood” Jason Meltz earned Newcomer Of The Year honors last summer in his first season on tour.

On September 9th the full fender stars visit the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park for a first time ever KOD Pro Stock tour event. Life On The Ridge will be presented once again by Jay’s Lawn Care & Landscaping and set up a season finale fit for a king.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway will once again serve as neutral territory for the King Of Dirt Racing Pro Stock championship finale. The Carl Vladyka Memorial 29-lap even this year is presented by Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment, which last year provided a crowd-pleasing battle to the end where Rob Yetman claimed the crown and Kenny Martin Jr. claimed his 2nd win of the touring season.

“We’re excited to have Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment and Jay’s Lawn Care & Landscaping part of the tour this year along with Meltz Lumber and tagging along with what Kelley Keefe does for the Hondo Classic,” said KOD Promoter Rob Hazer.

“It’ll be a good year for the Pro Stock drivers. Their schedule shaped up interestingly enough with a three-race stretch in August, almost like a fall series. So it’ll be interesting to see who challenges for the title this season or maybe a repeat champion. Time will tell,” he concluded.

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2018 King Of Dirt Racing Small Block Modified Series Schedule
06/03/18 – Utica Rome Speedway (40 Laps)
06/06/18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway (40 Laps)
07/18/18 – Glen Ridge Motorsports Park (50 Laps)
07/29/18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway (67 Laps)
09/14/18 – Albany Saratoga Speedway (40 Laps)*
09/15/18 – Lebanon Valley Speedway (35 Laps)

2018 King Of Dirt Racing Sportsman Series Schedule
04/29/18 – Glen Ridge Motorsports Park (35 Laps)
05/12/18 – Fonda Speedway (30 Laps)
05/27/18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway (35 Laps)
06/03/18 – Utica Rome Speedway (30 Laps)
07/06/18 – Albany Saratoga Speedway (30 Laps)
09/01/18 – Lebanon Valley Speedway (30 Laps)
09/07/18 – Albany Saratoga Speedway (100 Laps)*

2018 King Of Dirt Racing Pro Stock Series Schedule
06/03/18 – Utica Rome Speedway (30 Laps)
08/01/18 – Fonda Speedway (29 Laps) *
08/10/18 – Albany Saratoga Speedway (30 Laps)
08/25/18 – Lebanon Valley Speedway (30 Laps)
09/09/18 – Glen Ridge Motorsports Park (30 Laps)
09/16/18 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway (29 Laps)

*= Indicates Championship Point Scale Events
Schedule Subject To Change

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