EDMONTON, AB – The first opportunity for Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series competitors to shake off the winter cobwebs is less than 100 days away. “The race season is quickly sneaking up on us,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig, “Saturday, April 28th, is open test ‘n’ tune day at Castrol Raceway.” Right now, the open test ‘n’ tune is one of only a handful of finalized dates at the Edmonton track for 2012. “We’re racing in Edmonton on July 20th and 21st [at the 2012 Gold Cup]. Several other dates for Edmonton are still tentative. Hopefully in the next few weeks the full season schedule will be finalized including road trips.” The 2012 season opener for the NPP Late Model Series is tentatively set for Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway on Saturday, May 5th or 12th. With the closure of Bridge County Raceway in September, planning of the 2012 NPP season schedule has been a challenge. “Since the inaugural season back in 2001, scheduling two-day shows on long weekends has been the norm for the NPP Series. Since Edmonton stopped holding long weekend oval events several years ago, Lethbridge was our go-to track. With Lethbridge closing, we are presently looking for another go-to track for long holiday weekends.” The NPP Late Model Series is currently in contact with race officials from five other tracks.

April 28 – Oval Test ‘n’ Tune
May 5th – Edmonton (tentative)
May 12th – Edmonton (tentative)
June 9th – Edmonton (tentative)

July 20 & 21 – Edmonton [2012 Gold Cup]
August 18 – Edmonton (tentative)
September 15 – Edmonton (tentative)

June/July – Rimbey
June/July – Saskatchewan (x2 tracks)
June/July or August – Elma, Washington
June/July – Taylor, British Columbia