2004 Touring Series schedule announced

LONDON, ON - CASCAR and CARQUEST jointly announced today that the CARQUEST Series will once again run a touring series schedule in 2004. The series will consist of eight races in total, with four events being run in combination with Super Series...

LONDON, ON - CASCAR and CARQUEST jointly announced today that the CARQUEST Series will once again run a touring series schedule in 2004. The series will consist of eight races in total, with four events being run in combination with Super Series events, and four stand-alone events.

While further details on the series regarding schedule and race purses will be announced in the coming weeks, an increase to the season points fund from $40,000.00 to $50,000.00 has already been confirmed. Competitors who qualify for a CARQUEST Series race will also be assured of receiving substantial purse money for starting the event. Teams will not be required to bear any increased CASCAR membership costs to compete in the series.

"We are very excited to continue our long association with CASCAR, and to continue to provide a high caliper touring series for competitors in Eastern Canada", stated Michel Rondeau, director of marketing for CARQUEST Canada Ltd. "We will be going to new markets in 2004, have an increased points fund in place, and solid race purses. We feel that this will be an excellent series for top Canadian competitors to showcase their abilities, and to compete with other drivers from around Ontario and Quebec".

"CASCAR is delighted to announce that we will continue with a touring series in Eastern Canada in 2004", commented CASCAR president Tony Novotny. "We have had a long and successful relationship with CARQUEST, and we are very excited to continue that relationship into 2004. Competitors can look forward to a great schedule that will include television highlights for at least four events, providing excellent value for their sponsors. We look forward to revealing the full plans for the series in the coming weeks, and we feel that the competitor base will be extremely happy with our plans".

CASCAR recently announced 2004 drivers meeting schedule, at which time further details on the series will be revealed. While the exact times and locations for the meetings are yet to be determined, the schedule is as follows:

Monday January 26, Windsor Area Meeting
Tuesday January 27, London Area Meeting
Wednesday January 28, Ottawa Area Meeting
Thursday January 29, Montreal Area Meeting
Friday January 30, Toronto Area Meeting

The 2004 CARQUEST Series will continue to run events at some tracks that have traditionally been part of the schedule, as well as adding new venues to the Championship. Some minor rule and procedural changes can be expected. Plans to make it easier for CARQUEST Series competitors to compete in select Super Series events are also being evaluated.

CASCAR is Canada's premier motorsports sanctioning body, with 28 events held in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. Over 150 race teams across the country compete in CASCAR's three series': the CARQUEST Series, EMCO Western Series, and the Super Series.

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