S&H Motorsports Returns To ARCA In '07
"Limited Schedule Allows Preparation For Full '08 Season"
CONVINGTON, Kentucky (December 9, 2006) - - Michigan's S&H Motorsports announced today during the ARCA RE/MAX Series press conference session, the prelude to the 54th annual ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship awards banquet at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky they will once again run a limited schedule in the series next season with veteran driver Howard Bixman returning.
S&H Motorsports competed in four ARCA RE/MAX Series races this season tying a season and career best of 20th at Michigan International Speedway in August. The team also collected their career best qualifying effort of 18th in their Chicagoland Speedway debut for the SK Hand Tool 200.
On the strength of their improving performances from the 2006 season, S&H Motorsports is in full swing preparing for what is expected to be a strong 2007 season. The team will compete in a minimum of seven ARCA RE/MAX Series events beginning at Kentucky Speedway next May.
"The S&H Motorsports team is very pleased with the results of our 2006 season, but we're itching for more," said driver Howard Bixman. "We really made some excellent strides last season. We had a great run at our home track of Michigan and made some noise with our performance at Chicagoland.
Now we'll utilize one more season of limited racing to gain additional knowledge and track time before making the transition towards a full schedule and championship in 2008."
In addition, the team also announced that they will once again bring awareness to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. The Tim Horton Children's Foundation was established in 1974 byRon Joyce,Co-Founder of the Tim Hortons chain,to honor Tim Horton's love for children and his desire to help those less fortunate.
The Children's Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing a fun-filled camp environment for children from economically disadvantaged homes. Every year, local children are selected from each of the communities in which a Tim Horton's store operates, giving thousands of children the opportunity to attend one of their camps. The camp experience is designed to give children confidence in their abilities, pride in their accomplishments, and the chance to gain a positive view of this world and their future in it.
"We were very happy with the exposure and feedback that we received from the Tim Horton Children's Foundation this year," continued Bixman. "However, there is always room for improvement and that's one of our main goals for the 2007 ARCA season. One of our goals is to step up the financial support to the camps from the teams and fans. We appreciate the support from the foundation and we're all looking for some magic of our own next year."
Behind the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, S&H Motorsports also has several marketing partners returning next season. New Millennium Homes (http://www.michiganmodular.com), Stanley Industries, Port City Racing, S&H Contracting, The Casite Company, Ford Racing, Disposal Express, Permanent Floor Coatings, Lincoln Welders, and NGK Spark Plugs, will adorn their logos on the team's Ford next season.
The team is in final negotiations for Deka Batteries and Penske Racing Shocks to return with the organization.
"We've been very fortunate that most of our associate marketing partners will be returning with us next season," added Bixman. "We try to ensure that each marketing partner receives maximum exposure possible and I believe that's a huge reason they are all returning with us in 2007."
Also, for 2007, Bixman will proudly continue to carry the blue oval banner of Ford as his team's primary manufacturer. S&H Motorsports has also extended an agreement with Roush Racing based in Livonia, Michigan to handle the team's engine program for the season. The team will continue to receive equipment assistance from Robert Yates Racing.
The Fenton, Michigan based team is still heavily seeking more marketing partners for their efforts next year. "We have some great programs available to marketing partners on several different levels.. We have a stronger program set for next year, any additional marketing partners we gather will be impressed," added Bixman.