“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: email@example.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