King Of Dirt Racing was developed as a touring series dedicated to dirt tracks in and around the Capital Region of upstate New York. The tour goals are simple; alleviate travel costs for racers, highlight drivers, and reward their efforts.
Developed by lifetime racing enthusiast and personality Rob Hazer, King Of Dirt Racing schedules no more than eight races per summer in any one of the touring divisions. This helps alleviate travel costs or additional expenses teams may incur trying to follow a tour.
The series offers several programs to tour regulars that highlight their efforts through the summer months. Driver of the week, Dirt Rush TV, and regular info blasts through Social Media outlets keep fans well informed on King Of Dirt Racing regulars.
Each year King Of Dirt Racing holds their annual ‘Banquet Of Champions’ to honor drivers for their efforts. Awards are handed out for tour efforts, along with point fund monies obtained through entries paid by drivers at each series event.
King Of Dirt Racing uses a unique point system that keeps the championship chases tight right through the final event of the season. Drivers earn points towards KOD championships through tour events and home track bonus points.
It all began in 2015 over coffee with Albany Saratoga Speedway promoter Lyle DeVore and former Fonda Speedway promoter Matt DeLorenzo and has blossomed into three divisions of action packed racing including 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, and Pro Stock.
“I’ve been involved with racing my entire life. I’ve watched race cars, hosted radio shows covering them, wrote for Gater Racing News about them, owned them, race directed them, flagged them, and worked on them. They are in my blood and so is the racing in this area. That’s why I wanted a series dedicated to the Capital Region tracks that drivers could follow with minimal extra expense from what they were already doing weekly,” said King Of Dirt Racing Promoter Rob Hazer.
King Of Dirt Racing began with nine races in 2015 and has since grown to over 20 races across three divisions between April and October each summer. No participation trophies and no manipulated outcomes on the KOD tour. To be King a driver must dare to win.