LEXINGTON - The North American Racing Association (NARA) will get back into action during the month of August with two major shows in the state of Kentucky. The newest dirt late model sanctioning body will head to the Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown on Saturday night, Aug. 7 for the Fourth Annual Bluegrass Classic, paying $10,000 to win for the NARA DirtCars. This event will be the second event in 2004 to be taped for broadcast on ESPN2. The Bluegrass Speedway is the home of the Dirt Track World Championship Race, which will pay $60,000 to win this year and be contested as always on the third weekend of October.
On Aug. 27, the NARA DirtCar Series will sanction the 23rd Annual Kentucky Klassic at the Barren County Speedway in Glasgow. The event to take place on Friday night, Aug. 27 and will pay the winner $7,000. Barren County Speedway has been under new management since May of this year and the Kentucky Klassic is the track's signature event of the year. This will be the 23rd annual Kentucky Klassic, paying $7,000 to the winner of the longest continuous running dirt track event in the state of Kentucky.
NARA has welcomed in Real Power as one of its sponsors for the ESPN2 telecasts. Joining Real Power as a television partner are Lucas Oil Products, Crown Spray Power, O'Reilly Auto Parts and Columbus Classic. For more information on the NARA, go online to www.naradirtcar.com.