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Archive for December, 2005

Double the Fun for Young Guns

Friday, December 30th, 2005

“We are really looking forward to this new program,” said Young Guns founder Ben Miley, “It will be a unique opportunity for our future competitors to develop their skills and interest on both asphalt and dirt using the same race car. The ability to use the same car initiates what is considered a very low cost in the racing industry.”

In an effort to bring “young blood” into stock car racing, Miley Motorsports announced plans last season for a new entry level division for teens ages 13 – 19. In 2006, the teens can compete at both Miley Motorsports facilities with the same racecar, with PPMS being a clay surface and Motordrome asphalt. The “Young Guns” can choose which surface they prefer, or run both.

“We have been concentrating our efforts on trying to develop a program to get teenagers more involved.” explained Miley, “With the high level of interest already generated, we think we have found the answer.”

For more information, please contact Ben Miley at 412-279-7223 or visit the speedway web sites at www.ppms.com or www.motordrome.com.

Dates Announced for ’06 PASS Races at Speedworld

Friday, December 30th, 2005

The New England-based touring series will visit the 3/10-mile asphalt oval on June 24 for The Forbes Chev Olds 200 and on August 11 and 12 for The Atlantic CAT 250. The dates comprise two of the 16 events that will be the 2006 PASS season, starting April 29 and ending September 24. The popular series will make stops at 10 tracks in three New England states (Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut) and two Canadian provinces (Nova Scotia and Quebec).

Scotia Speedworld is a founding member of the host tracks for the PASS series, having hosted at least two championship events per year since the series inception in 2001. The PASS events at Scotia Speedworld are two of the facilities expected five special stock car racing events on the 06 calendar. The remaining three specials will be CARQUEST Pro Stock Tour events.

Monster Jam will also return to Scotia Speedworld in 06, with three big shows in June. Weekly racing will again be held Friday nights between May and September.

Look for the complete 2006 Scotia Speedworld schedule soon.

For more information on PASS, including their 2006 schedule, please visit www.proallstarsseries.com.

Budweiser, the world’s best-selling beer brand and a long-time supporter of motorsports, is a proud sponsor of Scotia Speedworld. Besides their support of Scotia Speedworld, the 2005 Budweiser Racing program also features NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Scotia Speedworld is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval stock car racing track featuring Budweiser Weekly Racing for five divisions and several special events during the race season, which runs from May to September. Scotia Speedworld is located at Exit 6, Hwy. 102, across from the Halifax International Airport. For more information on Scotia Speedworld please visit ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277.

CRA Super Series to Open Season at the Motorplex

Friday, December 30th, 2005

“We are really looking forward to having the CRA Super Series kick their season off here in Nashville,” commented Music City Motorplex G.M. Jack Deery. “The CRA staff, cars and stars have been a major leader in the resurgence of the All American 400. To start the 2006 season with their 10th Anniversary event opener is a natural tie-in. We again expect a great contingency of cars from the South and North, as 32 starting positions for this race are open to all racers, regardless of their normal affiliation. With the top three finishers getting the added bonus of being guaranteed as additional starters in the All American, this race is a “must do” for fans and racers alike. Springtime racing in Nashville will definitely be exciting.”

This will be the first time in the history of the CRA Super Series that the season will kick off anywhere other than Anderson Speedway. The previous nine seasons have all opened at the equally legendary ¼-mile high-banked facility in Anderson, Indiana. “Nashville is one of the few places that we would have considered putting in front of the traditional season opening event in Anderson,” stated CRA Series Director Glenn Luckett, “so it was pretty special when it all came together. Anderson Speedway owner Rick Dawson has been a great supporter of the series, having been one of its founders, so he was quick to get behind the Nashville idea, and realized the excitement it would bring to his event in April. The excitement from the 2005 All American is extending to different parts of the country.”

The 2005 All-American 400 Weekend at Music City Motorplex had 74 entries, with 70 Super Late Model teams taking part in the weekend activities. Jason Hogan bested an incredible field of Super Late Model drivers with his victory in the event that saw as many as 20 different drivers having had legitimate shots at a victory during the race. 69 teams were left to watch Hogan strum his traditional guitar-trophy in victory lane, looking forward to another opportunity to claim the treasured guitar in 2006.

In addition to the CRA Super Series 150-lap event on March 18th, fans will also get to see a 150- lap ASA Late Model feature.

For more information on the CRA Super Series, visit www.craracing.net. For more information about Music City Motorplex, visit www.MusicCityMotorplex.com.

Crane Cams Ignition Mounting Systems Now Available

Friday, December 30th, 2005

“To be able to offer our competitors this program, just reinforces our commitment to provide a level playing field for each and every team.” Stated ASALMS Founder/President, Ron Varney, in an earlier press release announcing the partnership with Crane Cams. “We are truly honored to team up with a highly respected company like Crane Cams and we look forward to long term relationship with them.

“Crane Cams is very excited about our relationship with the ASA Late Model Series for the coming season and anticipate a great year.” Added Terry Johnson from Crane Cams. “We are pleased to provide the highest quality, best ignition system possible to all the ASALMS competitors in all three Divisions.” Johnson added.

Ignition boxes for all sanctioned events are purpose built, incorporating a serialized numbering system and decorated with the Crane Cams and ASALMS logos. The ASALMS/Crane Cams specific system will be installed, in all competitors’ cars, during Practice Technical Inspection and removed post event.

The Crane Cams Ignition Mounting system is now available from 2 sources;
A. If you want the Crane Box and Coil already mounted to the mounting plate, contact Crane Cams, Terry Johnson at 386-252-1151 extension #4314 to place your order.

B. If you want just the mounting plate and brackets; contact the ASALMS Office to place your order. The Mounting drawing will be available next week.

These are the Crane Cams ignition part numbers approved for all ASALMS Divisions:
Crane Cams Ignition part# 6000-6463 – ASALMS Competitors only
Crane Cams Coil PS92N, part# 730-0192

Universal wiring diagrams, specifying a weatherpak connector and specific dashboard mounting instructions will be available in the near future.

Crane Cams will continue participation in the ASALMS Participating Manufacturers Program offering

• $100 contingency product certificates to the Winner of each event in all Divisions
• $100 contingency product certificates to the Rookie of the Year in all Divisions
• $250 contingency product certificates to the Divisional Champions

Utilizing over 53 years of experience in development and manufacturing, Crane Cams is committed to giving the best product and support to the ASALMS and their competitors. From the very humble beginnings in 1953, Crane Cams has evolved into a nearly $50 million dollar per year manufacturing and marketing company. Amazingly, it all began in an unused corner of company founder Harvey J. Crane, Jr.’s father’s Hallandale, Florida machine shop.

For more information please call their home offices during normal business hours at: 1 (386) 252-1151 and to learn more about Crane Cams, log onto their website at: www.cranecams.com

The next scheduled event for the ASALMS will be the 2005 Awards Banquet to be held at the Quality Hotel and Banquet Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Saturday January 14, 2006, beginning with Happy Hour at 5:30pm.

The ASALMS will honor the 2005 ASA Late Model Series Champion, Stephen Leicht, as well as the 2005 Pat Bourdow Memorial Rookie of the Year, Brian Campbell and the top twenty drivers in the final points standings. In addition, the GM Performance Parts Winner’s Circle participants will be awarded as will the GM Performance Parts Shootout Points Champion, Mark Hartline. Also Special Awards, as voted on by the teams of the ASALMS will be handed out along-with special appreciation awards.

The banquet is a semi-formal event and the ASALMS encourages everyone to put on their best. The ASALMS will continue with the tradition that started with the first annual banquet to begin the awards presentation first followed by dinner and dancing. Everyone is welcome to attend and to celebrate the 2005 season. Attendance is mandatory for all teams receiving awards. Tickets for the banquet must be purchased in advance through the ASALMS Office. All tickets MUST BE ORDERED by Saturday January 7, 2006!

In addition, there are some rooms that are blocked off for the ASALMS and some of those hotel rooms are still available at the Quality Inn by calling 1 (877) 240-2929 and using the ASALMS Member code #00802174 to get a 15% discount. Once all of those rooms are gone, you can call the hotel direct and get a room for $59 by letting them know you are part of the ASALMS. Please Call 1 (260) 484-7711. Pricing is discounted for both Friday and Saturday January 13-14, 2006.

Also on that same day, the 2006 ASALMS Owner/Drivers meeting will also be held at the Quality Hotel and Banquet Center from 9am-Noon. This meeting will be open for all three divisions and its’ participants and the ASALMS management and staff encourages all teams that plan on running with any of the three traveling series in 2006 to attend or send a representative to the meeting.

The 2006 ASALMS Southern Division Owner/Drivers meeting is set for Saturday January 21, 2006 at the Quality Inn/Marietta Room in Marietta, Georgia from 10am-1pm. Just a reminder to all teams that plan to attend the January 21st Informational meeting in Marietta Georgia. This meeting is in addition to the ASALMS Owner/Drivers Meeting to be held the weekend before on Saturday January 14, 2006 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

It is very important that you register your attendees with the ASALMS South Office as soon as possible. There is no charge to attend the meeting but we will need an accurate head count to ensure that we are properly prepared. Please register via e-mail or call the Southern Division office at: (770) 630-4571 or you can e-mail Southern Division Director, Randy Rabinowitch at: randyr@asalatemodels.com

The ASALMS Southern Division will open the 2006 season on Saturday March 4, 2006 at the Bronson (FL) Motor Speedway near Gainesville in Bronson, Florida for the inaugural Florida 100. The televised ASALMS Challenge Division will open the doors on their 2006 season two weeks later at the famed Music City (TN) Motorplex in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday March 18, 2006 for the Music City 200.

Finally the ASALMS Northern Division will hold its’ inaugural event on Saturday May 6, 2006 at the wicked fast ½ mile of the I-70 (MO) Speedway outside of Kansas City in Odessa, Missouri for the inaugural Show-Me 100.

For more information about the 2005 ASALMS Awards Banquet as well as the approaching 2006 season with the ASALMS Challenge Division, and the ASALMS Northern and Southern Divisions; check out the websites at: www.asalatemodelsnorth.com and www.asalatemodelssouth.com

You can also call the ASALMS home offices during normal business hours (9am-5pm Eastern Standard Time) at 1 (800) 385-2503 or log onto the main ASALMS website anytime at: www.asalatemodels.com

Perfect Circle Looks to Make Mark in Template Bodied Racing

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Perfect Circle Race Cars in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a relatively new chassis company, but with years of proven short track experience on and off the track. PCRC Founder/President, Lee Anderson, an accomplished star in his own right in the Midwest in Outlaw Bodied Super Late Model racing, has now expanded his portfolio to include the Template Bodied Super Late Model cars, including those in the ASA Late Model Series, that are proven all over the country.

Perfect Circle Race Cars is primarily known for building winning Outlaw Bodied Super Late Models in Michigan and surrounding states. Anderson took the racing world by storm in 2005! Driving the Perfect Circle Race Cars “House” Car during the 2005 season and primarily in the Main Event Racing Series, Anderson finished second in final points standings in the only traveling series in the country devoted to the Outlaw Bodied Super Late Models.

In addition to the Main Event Series, Anderson picked up wins in two of the biggest races in the country including Main Event XVIII at the Columbus (OH) Motor Speedway. Anderson became the 18th different winner in the 18-year history of the biggest Outlaw Bodied Super Late Model event in the country!

In addition, Anderson took the win in the prestigious Kalamazoo Klash at the Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway and also dominated en route to the win in the Motorsports USA 100 at the Owosso (MI) Speedway. Overall during the 2005 season in the PCRC “House” Car, Anderson accumulated three Wins, 11 Top Five finishes and a staggering 17 Top 10 showings in four different states!

Beginning with the 2006 season, PCRC will expand into the Template Bodied market! A Perfect Circle Race Car chassis is engineered using finite analysis to determine the strongest lightest car possible with unsurpassed quality to detail and safety. Through experience, research, and innovation PCRC has designed a proven and winning chassis.

As racers themselves, PCRC has years of winning short track experience to help customers reach victory lane and with their experience, they are now looking into helping customers in the template bodied Late Models market as well. Anderson has been building chassis for over five years and have worked with some of the best short track racers in the country.

Combined with his employees experience, they have over fifteen years of experience building race car chassis and forty years of racing experience. PCRC offers a full line of parts, service, and repairs. One of the highlights of working with PCRC is that they race the cars themselves, led by Anderson, and are there for support on setup and have an in depth understanding of chassis handling to fit drivers preferences.

Perfect Circle Race Cars is located at; 811 Hall Street Southwest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information, please call; 1 (616) 291-1979 or log onto to Lee Anderson’s website and go to the Perfect Circle Race Cars page at: www.leeanderson.cc/html/perfect_circle.html