PRESEASON MEETING SHOWS ASA LATE MODEL INTEREST HUGE
GM Performance Parts Signs On
The ASA Late Model Series held the Owner/Drivers Meeting for the 2005 season. With over a hundred in attendance the series made one of their biggest announcements yet.
The ASA Late Model Officials also recapped the success of the 2005 sponsorship programs that now exceeds over 30 companies participating as marketing partners. The series still holds plenty of partnership opportunities for all size businesses.
Terry Newton of Hoosier Tires was on hand and gave out a base line set up and the planned release date of the tires. Series Officials handed out the preliminary draft of the 2005 rules with the completed final 2005 rules to be posted on the www.asalatemodels.com within in 7-10 days.
The ASA Late Model Schedule is final with 16 race dates from May through October throughout the Midwest Region. There are nearly 90 registered teams and the number continues to grow.
There was a healthy turn out for the ASA Late Model Series Owner/Drivers meeting. (Bob Milner Photos)
GM Performance Parts has signed on to be a major sponsor in the series. The series will now be known as the ASA Late Model Series presented by GM Performance Parts. GM also has obtained the naming rights to the newly announced B-Main, which will be known as The GM Performance Parts Shoot-out; a 25-lap feature for all cars that do not make the 100-lap main event. GM will also reinstate the Winner’s Circle Program, which will be based on attendance.
“The Winner’s Circle Program was going to be dropped in 2005 and replaced with the B-Main event.” stated Ron Varney. “With GM stepping up to the plate we were able to keep both programs to reward our teams.”
This is looking to be one of the strongest years yet for the ASA Late Model Series which is in its 3rd year of operation. The 1st year 2003, the series ran under the banner of USPRO Racing. In 2004 the series partnered with The American Speed Association and developed what is now the ASA Late Model Series. In 2005 the series is one of the most talked about and sought after short track series in the country.
The meeting concluded with an hour and a half open question session where teams had a chance to voice their questions and opinions. “Feedback was really good.” Said Bud Gebben, Series Partner. “We gave everyone the opportunity to participate in the meeting and be a part of the ASA Late Model Series.”
ASA Late Model Series President Ron Varney
Teams that were unable to attend will receive a team bulletin via email if they are on the team email list, early next week. To find out more about the series, visit the website at www.asalatemodels.com or call the ASA Late Model Series Office at 800-385-2503