posted April 19, 2001 01:47 PM
UDTRA AND ITS SPONSORS TO AWARD COMPETITORS OVER ½-MILLION IN BONUS CASH
AWARDS DURING 2001 SEASON
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WOODSTOCK, GA - United Dirt Track Racing Association officials have
announced that they and their series sponsors will reward 2001 UDTRA Pro
DirtCar Series competitors with over ½-million dollars in cash and product
awards this season.
The Winner's Circle Program for the top ten drivers in the UDTRA Pro
DirtCar Series point standings, the defending UDTRA Champion, defending
Shootout winner, and the 2000 UDTRA Rookie of the Year will total $279.000.
The UDTRA Point Fund that will be paid out to the top ten drivers in points
at the end of the season will be worth a total of $175,000.
UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series Official and Contingency Sponsors will pay out
total well over $100,000 in cash and product incentive awards.
"We owe a great deal of thanks to all of our UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series
Sponsors for the 2001 season," UDTRA President Mike Swims said. "They have
stepped up our contingency awards program from last season to help keep
the most lucrative dirt late model series in the country. Their efforts
really help to keep our competitors rolling down the road to give the fans
America's Favorite Show On Dirt."
Official UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series Sponsors include Borla Performance
(official exhaust), Carl Black Pontiac, Buick, GMC (official vehicles),
Hoosier Racing Tires (official tires), Intercomp (official scales), MBNA
(official credit card), MSD Ignitions (official ignition), Peterson Aluminum
(official sheet metal), Polaris ATVs (official ATV), Red Line Oil (official
lubricant), Renegade Transporters (official transporter), Sunoco Race Fuel
(official race gas), and Winters Performance Products (official rear-end).
Borla will pay out a $100 per event cash award to each race winner using
Borla products and displaying the proper decal. Borla will also pay a
season-ending award of $1,500 to the series champion, and $1,000 to the
MSD Ignitions and Peterson Aluminum will each pay out $100 per event cash
awards to each race winner using their products and displaying the proper
decals. Red Line Oil will pay out end of season awards worth $4,500.
The 2001 UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series Contingency Sponsors are AFCO Race
Products, Braswell Carburetors, Carrera Shocks, Chapman Racing Heads, Champ
Pans, Comp Cams, CV Products, Demon Carburetors, Edelbrock, Goodyear Tires,
Holley Carburetors, Isky Cams, JE Pistons, JFR Graphics, Lunati Cams, Lunati
Cranks, Powermaster, Scott Performance Wires, Simpson Safety Products, Weld
Wheels, and Wrisco.
JE Pistons will award $100 at each event, $1,000 in post-season awards,
well as sponsoring the UDTRA Hard Charger Award and the UDTRA Engine
Builders Challenge. Edelbrock will post a $100 per event award, and a
$2,000 post-season award.
Simpson Safety Products will post up to $150 in the "Lucky Seven" incentive
awards at each event for the seventh-place finisher using Simpson Helmets,
Driving Suits, and Pit Crew Uniforms.
UDTRA Contingency Sponsors that will each post a $100 cash award at each
event include Braswell Carburetion, Chapman Racing Heads, Comp Cams, Demon
Carburetors, Holley Carburetors, Isky Cams, Lunati Cams, Lunati Cranks,
Ignitions, and Powermaster. Scott Performance Wires will post a $50 cash
award for a heat race winner at each event.
Wrisco will post a product award at each event along with a $500 post-season
cash award. Other UDTRA Contingency Sponsors posting product awards at
event include AFCO Race Products, CV Products, and JFR Graphics. Champ
will award post-season product awards.
UDTRA Associate Sponsors for the 2001 UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series include
Muddslinger Magazine, who will sponsor the $1,000 UDTRA Most Laps Led Award.
UDTRA Associate Sponsors competing for the 2001 Chassis Builders Challenge
are defending champion Rocket Chassis, three-time winner GRT Race Cars,
along with Warrior Race Cars, Mastersbilt Race Cars, and Larry Shaw Race
Competing for the 2001 JE Pistons Engine Builders Challenge are defending
champion Custom Race Engines, Pro Power Racing Engines, Hatfield Race
Engines, Russell Baker Racing Engines, Cornett Racing Engines, and Malcuit
Other 2001 UDTRA Associate Sponsors include Action Sportswear, American
Tire, K&K Insurance Company, The Label Company, Magnum Pressure Washers,