Josh Clemons; Clemons Racing Announces Full ARCA Assault In 2007
"New Sponsor Joins Team & ARCA's Roster"
COVINGTON, Kentucky (December 9, 2006) - - Good things come to those who are patient. Clemons Racing along with driver Josh Clemons announced today at the annual Championship awards banquet press conference that the team will make a run for the ARCA RE/MAX Series championship in 2007, stepping up their partial program into a fully sponsored effort beginning at Daytona International Speedway in February.
Clemons Racing welcomes Premier Mortgage Funding, Inc. who will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 41 Ford Fusion next season.
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In addition to running the full schedule, Clemons will also be chasing Rookie-of-the-Year honors. Clemons will look to be the first of a third generation driver to capture that honor.
"This is an exciting day for everyone at Clemons Racing," said New Albany Indiana's Josh Clemons. "We have been working hard on this project for several months. To finally make it a reality is a dream come true for everyone involved. We're excited about the future with Premier Mortgage Funding and their commitment to the ARCA RE/MAX Series and we plan to be a serious threat in ARCA competition next year."
Without the help of Main Event Marketing Group, who was also announced Saturday as the official merchandise and marketing partner of the ARCA RE/MAX Series, Clemons Racing would not be preparing for their new endeavor.
"We are thrilled that our program has proven to be successful at such an early stage in our relationship with the ARCA RE/MAX Series," stated Tim Kirchmer, Managing Partner for Main Event Marketing Group. He continued, "Through our agreement with CopperKey and its automated analytic product BizFusion+, Main Event Marketing (MEM) has packaged a complete sponsor activation strategy that will be the centerpiece of a suite of technology tools offered to the ARCA RE/MAX Series, Teams and Sponsors
Mike Vrh, Vice President of Sponsorship Analytics for CopperKey stated, "We could not be more excited that BizFusion+ has proven itself as an activation technology and strategy alliance so early in this relationship with MEM," .CopperKey is a leader in automated analytics and has brought affordable analytics delivered through the internet to the business and consumer markets and now to the Motorsports industry" explained Vrh.
Main Event Marketing will continue offering these services to all teams and sponsors in the ARCA RE/MAX Series for the 2007 season and throughout the next five years of their contract.
Clemons will continue to carry the familiar blue Ford oval and has joined the Ford Racing family for the '07 season.
On November 16, Clemons Racing took part in the "Official Kickoff" event to Ford Championship weekend that builds awareness to Homestead-Miami Motorsports Complex and its sponsors while simultaneously acting as the cornerstone and conclusion of weeklong events leading to Ford Championship weekend. The event was free to the public. Its race-themed street festival will continue building the fan base for Motorsports and NASCAR in South Florida.
"It's a privilege for us to continue to support Ford as we plan to be a threat for the championship. We've always been a supporter of Ford and we're happy to be a part of their family," added Clemons, a former veteran of the Championship Racing Association (CRA).
Larry and Rowena Clemons, owners of Clemons Racing are eagerly excited about their plans for next year. "We are both very excited about the future of Clemons Racing," the duo said. "Our hard work has paid off and I know that we will have everything in place when Daytona rolls around. We have set some goals for ourselves and we feel that we can easily achieve them. We're just proud to be a part of the ARCA family full time next year."