ASA, Regal Pontiac Join Forces in Florida

LAKELAND, Fla. (March 6, 2000) -- The American Speed Association (ASA) and Regal Pontiac have recently announced that the dealership will serve as the "Official Car Dealer" of the BFGoodrich Tires 200 season opener at USA International Speedway...

LAKELAND, Fla. (March 6, 2000) -- The American Speed Association (ASA) and Regal Pontiac have recently announced that the dealership will serve as the "Official Car Dealer" of the BFGoodrich Tires 200 season opener at USA International Speedway on March 26.

"Regal Pontiac is excited to work with a class organization like ASA," said General Sales Manager Tim Winningham. "With the car appearance and test drive deal, the excitement generated around this event will be a benefit for our dealership and for the race itself. We are looking forward to working with ASA for several more years."

As part of being the "Official Car Dealer" of the BFGoodrich Tires 200, Lakeland residents will be able to check out the #0 Blue Dolphin Racing Pontiac of rookie driver Tracy Goodson at the dealership on Thursday, March 23.

"We are really pleased to have Regal Pontiac on board for our event at USA International Speedway," said ASA Promotions Director Eric Bunn. "All the people at Regal have been great to work with and are looking forward in helping us promote the best short t rack stock car racing in the country."

Any fans who test drive a Pontiac vehicle during the promotion will also pick up a pair of tickets to the BFGoodrich Tires 200 on March 26. In addition, Regal Pontiac will have a display all weekend at USA International Speedway, featuring a number of Pont iac vehicles.

With ASA adopting a new, two-day format at its races in 2000, practice, qualifying and a 50-lap qualifying race will take place on Saturday, March 25. The season's first race is set to go green at noon (Eastern) on Sunday, March 26. The event will be telecast live by TNN Sports. Tickets for the race are $20 and $25, and are available by calling ASA toll-free at 1-888-ASA-1020.

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