S&H Motorsports Returns To ARCA In '06 Signs New Marketing Partner
CONVINGTON, Ky (December 10, 2005) - - Michigan's S&H Motorsports announced today during the ARCA RE/MAX Series Press Conference session, the prelude to the 53rd annual ARCA RE/MAX Series awards banquet at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky they will run a limited schedule in the series next season with veteran driver Howard Bixman behind the wheel.
The team will utilize the No. 8 next season with their race schedule being announced at a later date. Longtime S&H Motorsports employee and friend Jim Pearce will return as crew chief.
In addition, the team also announced they have obtained a new primary marketing partner that serves as a national quick service restaurant chain for their bid next season. The announcement of the new racing marketing partner will be quickly forthcoming, but both the team and partner are excited about the future. "I cannot tell you how excited S&H Motorsports is about our new marketing partner," exclaimed Bixman. "They have never been largely involved in Motorsports, but together we are going to be giving everyone something to talk about."
"Bringing new marketing partners to the ARCA RE/MAX Series is important, but also to the world of racing is just as crucial. Motorsports has an unbelievable fan base and loyalty and I think that's one of the benefits for our new marketing partner" said driver Howard Bixman. "We are stepping up our program immensely. We're looking forward to winning results all year long on and off the track."
Central Merchant Services, Inc will unite with S&H Motorsports and serve as a strong co-primary marketing partner for the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series season. "We are proud to be associated with a company of Central Merchant Service's caliber," continued Bixman. "We will be working with them and several of our other marketing partners next year and we will all be able to unite as one."
Central Merchant Services, Inc. is a nationwide network that works through their processing banks to provide merchant accounts for all of your credit card processing needs. Central Merchant Services, Inc. has become one of the most competitive companies in the industry, and they pride themselves on the quality of their sales network, their 24 hour customer support and technical expertise services.
Central Merchant Services, Inc. offers the most competitive rates in the industry with fast approval for creditworthy merchants and 100% reliable service. With Central Merchant Services, Inc. you will have access to innovative risk management, fraud control and chargeback reduction techniques that set the industry standard.
"It's so obvious why Central Merchant Services continues to grow," Howard said. "With the programs they offer not only to us, but to other marketing partners, it's no surprise they are working their way up to become number one and we are proud to be associated with them and hope this is a start of a long-lasting relationship."
Behind the new primary marketing partner and Central Merchant Services, S&H Motorsports also has several associate marketing partners joining their racing efforts for 2006. Stanley Industries, T-Craft, Permanent Floor Coating, Richardson Racing Products, Tim Hortons, Lincoln Welders, Port City Racing, S&H Contracting, Advance Graphics, Penske Racing Shocks, Deka Batteries and Disposal Express will all serve as associate marketing partners next season.
"S&H Motorsports has some great associate marketing partners for next season," continued Bixman. "They all support our race team and efforts 100% and we're looking forward to giving them the exposure and recognition they deserve. It is the determination and goal of our team to exceed the goals and objectives of our marketing partners for 2006."
Also, once again this season, Bixman will proudly carry the blue oval banner of Ford as their primary manufacturer. Robert Yates Racing (RYR) will support and supply the team with 2005 Ford Tauruses. S&H Motorsports has also reached an agreement with Roush Racing based in Livonia, Michigan to handle the team's engine program for the season. "To be working with two of the most respected organizations in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series is huge. Both Roush Racing and Robert Yates Racing have been a been a huge asset to bringing our organization to winning capabilities. We said it's all or nothing this year, and we're proving it."
An added bonus for S&H Motorsports marketing partners will include the on-board cameras. The team has obtained the cameras for the live-television ARCA RE/MAX Series events they will compete in next year. "The on-board cameras are one of the most powerful exposure tools available to us," Howard said. "It's a great way for our marketing partners to garnish the exposure that they expect and deserve."
Other racing plans for S&H Motorsports plan to include the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and NASCAR Busch North Series for the 2006 racing season. "We have some marketing partners that are looking at other series as well and we have a strong feeling that we will be competing in the NCTS (NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series) and NBNS (NASCAR Busch North Series) at some point during the 2006 racing season," Howard remarked. If all goes according to plan, the team will compete in an A-B-T program. A for ARCA RE/MAX Series, B for Busch North Series and T for NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
S&H Motorsports has also launched a new website for the 2006 season. SandHMotorsports.com offers the latest news, driver biography, crew information, marketing partners, marketing packet, message board and more for the avid race fans and potential marketing partners. "We are very happy with the way the website looks. We think it has a slick and attractive appeal."The Fenton, Michigan based team is still actively seeking additional marketing partners that would allow them to expand their racing efforts even further next season.