LNB and Branich Motorsports Announce 2002 Mini Sprint "Dash for Cash" Series

Williamson, New York - Branich Motorsports, organizer of the 1999 Mini Sprint Six Gun Shootout and the 2000 CVRA Mini Sprint Challenge Cup, is back in the race promotions business. Branich announced this week organization of the 2002 Lyons National Bank Mini Sprint "Dash for Cash" Series. The Dash for Cash Series will feature five special mini sprint events in upstate New York. The series is co-sponsored by Lessord's Chrysler Products of Sodus, NY.

Sanctioned by Central New York Mini Sprints, Inc. (CNYMS), the Dash for Cash series will be a "tour within the [CNYMS] tour" and will have its own series point fund. By sponsoring the series, Lyons (NY) National Bank (LNB) and Lessord's have renewed their commitment to mini sprint racing in the Finger Lakes region of New York, as both companies have been previously involved in mini sprint programs.

With its central office located in Lyons, New York, LNB has several branch locations throughout Wayne County and adjacent areas in upstate New York, and is able to provide full service banking needs with a personalized, small town flavor. Lessord's is a Five Star dealership boasting a complete inventory of Chrysler products, including Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge, Jeep and Dodge trucks.

The series will feature two races at Cayuga County Speedway, Weedsport, NY, two races at Fulton (NY) Speedway, and one race at Canandaigua (NY) Speedway. Branich has received verbal commitments from several additional companies for race night sponsorship at each of the venues. With the help of these race sponsors, it is anticipated each feature race will pay $650 to win, and $75 to take the green flag, based on a 24-car field. It is also expected that there will be additional lap sponsor money up for grabs.

Some contingency sponsors have already expressed interest in the series. Bicknell Racing Products (Niagara Falls, NY), D&H Wings (Sparrowbush, NY), Wilwood Engineering (Camarillo, CA), and Saldana Racing Products (Brownsburg, IN) are likely to provide gift certificates and/or product to series participants. More product support sponsors are expected to be involved with the series, as negotiations are ongoing.

The series is open to 1200 cc as well as 750 cc powered machines, and there will be a $50 bonus to the first 750 across the finish line in the feature.

All of the participating facilities hosted CNYMS races in 2001. All are well suited for mini sprint racing, and all boasted high car counts last year. Racing was quick, competitive and exciting. The Dash for Cash Series will feature the same, as it is expected to attract mini sprint racers from all over the northeast.

The race entry fee will be $35 per car for all drivers, and all drivers must hold a valid CNYMS license (full membership, or "non-points" membership). Holders of the CNYMS "non-points" membership will still be eligible for the Dash for Cash Series point fund. All non-qualifiers will receive $25 in tow money. CNYMS rules will apply to all race events.

For more information about the Lyons National Bank Mini Sprint Dash for Cash Series and its sponsors, and the 2002 Central New York Mini Sprint Tour, visit the following web sites: www.cnyms.com, www.speedwayad.com/Branich, www.lyonsbank.com, and www.lessord.com.

CNYMS rulebooks and membership applications are available through the CNYMS website, or by writing the tour offices at CNYMS, 588 Sacandaga Road, Scotia, NY 12302.