Contingency program 1997

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: James Hyneman 103735.3402@compuserve.com KOOL/TOYOTA ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP OFFERS RECORD CONTINGENCY AND BONUS AWARDS IN 1997 HIGHLAND PARK, ILL. (May 14) - - More...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: James Hyneman 103735.3402@compuserve.com

KOOL/TOYOTA ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP OFFERS RECORD CONTINGENCY AND BONUS AWARDS IN 1997

HIGHLAND PARK, ILL. (May 14) - - More than $359,000 in contingency and additional rewards have been posted for events in the 1997 KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship, bringing the series total postings and prize money to $1.38 million. "The increase in our total winning's outlay is another example of the growth we are experiencing in Atlantic racing, and the interest and commitment from all of our sponsors in promoting North America's premier open-wheel development series," said Vicki OConnor, president of Pro-Motion Agency, Ltd., the company which administers the Atlantic series. Yokohama Tires USA, is awarding $36,000 in racing tires to the top-three finishers in each event including six Yokohama Racing Tires to the race winner, four Racing Tires to the race runner-up, and a pair of Yokohama Racing Tires to the third-place finisher. Additionally, Yokohama Tires USA and Yokohama Tires Canada are sponsoring the "Now Youve Got Control" award for races in each respective country, which will award a $1,000 bonus to the recipient. Simpson Race Products has posted the single largest contingency program with a total of $50,400 to be proportionately awarded to each of the top-three finishers in overall and C2 competition at each race who use Simpson products. Winning drivers and teams of each race who wear a Simpson suit, helmet, and crew uniforms will win a $450 bonus, followed by $350 for second place, and $250 for third place. Simpson is also providing pro-rated bonus rewards for drivers who meet bonus requirements by wearing only a Simpson helmet or helmet and suit. Series engine builders have posted a variety of contingency bonuses. Quicksilver Racengines Inc., of Frederick, Md., has posted a season total of $31,200 including $2,600 in total engine rebuild credit or cash to the top-three overall and C-2 finishers per race; Bertils Racing Engines is providing a total of $1,500 per race to the top-three overall and top-two finishers in C-2; Advanced Engine Development (AED) is awarding a $500 AED voucher per race to the Atlantic race winner, and a $300 voucher to the C2 winner and overall race runner-up; and Loynings Engine Service is posting $250 future work credits to each race overall and C-2 race winner, $1,000 credit to the Atlantic champion, and $500 credit to the C-2 titlist. Indeck Energy Services has posted $21,000 in contingency awards including $1,000 for each race winner, $500 to each race runner-up, and $250 to the third place finisher. Others posting awards for 1997 are Ohlins/Motorsports Spares ($9,000 in rebuild and dynamometer service credit at the track or shop), PI Research ($8,500 in credit toward product), Robert Bosch Corporation ($8,400), A.P./B.R.I.T.S. ($6,600 in merchandise credit), and Tilton Engineering, Inc. ($3,600 in merchandise credit). The Players Challenge for the KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship will present $70,000 in bonus awards in recognizing the efforts of the 15 highest placing Atlantic drivers and the three highest finishing Canadian drivers who earn the most points in the series' Canadian Atlantic events. Series co-title sponsor KOOL has introduced $64,000 in contingency awards, including a $25,000 bonus award pay-out to the series champion.

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