Georgia Asphalt Series Doubles Year-End Points Fund For 2007
$70,000 Up For Grabs For GAS Competitors With $20,000 Waiting For The Champ
Frederick Moore is the defending GAS champion. If he repeats this year, he'll be able to cash an even bigger paycheck.
To further enhance the series and its competitors, the Georgia Asphalt Series is proud to announce that the 2007 year-end point fund has been doubled from its 2006 totals - top to bottom. This season, GAS competitors will race for a $70,000 points purse, up from $35,000 in 2006. The 2007 GAS champion will receive a whopping $20,000, up from $10,000 last year, and every payoff thereafter has been doubled from 2006.
“We are extremely proud to offer this to our competitors,” said Georgia Asphalt Series Director Micky Cain. “We wanted to offer our drivers a chance to race for this kind of money to prove that this series is heading to where it should be, as one of the biggest Late Model series in the country.
“We have a loyal bunch of racers who are returning to the series, plus there’s a bunch of new drivers and a lot of rookies that will be racing with us this year. I think that with the extra money that we’re offering to the racers this year, we’ll see our already strong car counts get even bigger with more on the line at the end of the year.”
Racing is expensive and there is no way around that fact, which is why series owner Paul Kegel is offering the extra point fund to help the competitors succeed both on the track and in the pocketbook.
“I think that this is long overdue, to offer this kind of money back to the racers,” said Kegel. “Series all around the country don’t offer enough money to their drivers, so hopefully more and more series will take notice and this can be a sign of things to come.”
The $70,000 is one of the strongest points funds for a short track series throughout the country to begin with, but drivers also have the opportunity to race for even more at year’s end with the addition of contingency money put up by several companies loyal to the series, including Champ Oil Pans, Circle Racing Wheels, VDL Fuel Systems, Joe Gibbs Performance Oil, ARP Race Car Bodies, Garrison Racing Equipment, Sunoco Race Fuels/Bearden Oil, PitBoxes.com, TrickFab.com, RaceTrailerSales.com and Charles Caudell Photography.
For more information on contingency sponsorships for the 2007 Georgia Asphalt Series, contact Micky Cain at (706) 387-7490 or email email@example.com
Driver registration forms, as well as 2007 Georgia Asphalt Series rules, are available on the official online home of GAS, www.georgiaasphaltseries.com.
For more information on the Georgia Asphalt Series, contact Matt Kentfield at (704) 455-2051 x 5 and visit www.georgiaasphaltseries.com.
In its four years of existence, the Georgia Asphalt Series has emerged as the premier Pro Late Model series in the Southeast. It has also become a series full of talented drivers competing at some of the most historic racetracks in the state of Georgia and beyond.
There are plenty of changes in store for 2007, and all of them have been well-received by the GAS competitors. The addition of dates at South Alabama Speedway, Birmingham International Raceway (AL) and Five Flags Speedway (FL) show the series’ growth as a regional Late Model Series and several new companies coming on board with the series to offer contingency sponsorships that will benefit each and every racer in the series. extra point fund to help the competitors succeed both on the track and in the pocketbook.