Even though many have completed their 2010 seasons, many ASA promoters and race officials are staying busy by preparing for the 2011 season while a few are putting their final touches on their presentation at upcoming promoter workshops.
Brad Allen, who is coming off a successful first season as the promoter of Ace Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Altamahaw, NC, will be speaking at the Western Auto Racing Promoters Association annual meeting this Saturday in Lynnwood, WA.
"I was kind of surprised that I was asked to do this," Allen recently said. "It will be great to share what I have learned in my first season along with learning from other promoters as well. The one thing I will be sharing is how Ace Speedway's affiliation with ASA was a big benefit to us and will share what they did to help a new promoter like myself this year."
Two ASA Member Track Promoters and ASA Tech Official will present workshops at the 38th Annual Racing Promoters Monthly Workshops at the Eldorado Hotel Casino in Reno, NV on December 2-4.
Adam Nelson, Promoter of Meridian Speedway an ASA Member Track in Meridian, ID and Steve Beitler, Promoter of Skagit Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Alger, WA will each be on the panel for the New Promoters Forum.
Mike "Lumpy" Lemke, Tech Director for the ASA Midwest Tour and ASA Transcontinental Series will be part of two technical workshops. One is on V8 Tech Spec and the other on 4-cyl Tech Spec.
This will be the first time that Lemke is participating in the annual RPM workshops. "This will be a unique opportunity to share what I have learned in my position through my various positions in ASA," Lemke said. "I am looking forward to going and share what I know with the many track and series promoters in attendance."
The American Speed Association will also have a booth at the RPM and invite interested track and series promoters to stop by and visit to learn about the ASA Member Track program along with the series sanctioned by ASA.
ASA will also have a booth at the 48th Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show on December 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
"We have received many inquiries from different tracks and series all across the United States as well as Canada about our ASA Member Track program," Dennis Huth, ASA President said. "By our promoters being involved and our visibility at these workshops and trade shows, more people in the racing community will have the opportunity to learn more about ASA and what we can do to help short track racing grow."
ASA's website, asa-racing.com, has a listing of all of it's ASA Member Tracks and Series with contact information. ASA has a wide variety of tracks and series that can cater to the demographic a marketing partner is looking for. From popular asphalt and dirt oval track racing to the variety that can be found in road course racing. There is a place for any marketing partner in short track racing.
The American Speed Association started as a single racing series in 1968 and is a fast growing racing sanctioning body today. The ASA Member Track program is comprised of asphalt and dirt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. To learn more of the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based American Speed Association call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For news and information from all the racetracks and regional tours involved in the ASA, visit www.ASA-Racing.com.