Series confident heading into 2003

LONDON, ON -- The 2002 CASCAR Super Series wrapped up at Delaware Speedway this past weekend with the running of the Great Canadian Race Weekend. Over 13,000 fans attended the event to watch local favorite Steve Robblee win the event, while Don ...

LONDON, ON -- The 2002 CASCAR Super Series wrapped up at Delaware Speedway this past weekend with the running of the Great Canadian Race Weekend. Over 13,000 fans attended the event to watch local favorite Steve Robblee win the event, while Don Thomson Jr. managed to bring his Home Hardware Monte Carlo home in 24th position -- good enough to clinch his second straight CASCAR Super Series Championship.

CASCAR is currently working out the details of its 2003 schedule. The tentative schedule includes dates at Cayuga 2000 Speedway, Mosport, Autodrome St. Eustache, Race City Motorsports Park, Kawartha Speedway, and several other events are under consideration. Delaware will once again have the traditional season opening race on May 16th, 17, and 18th, while the second Delaware event will return to its traditional date on Labour Day Weekend. CASCAR will announce the full schedule by the end of October.

"We are very pleased to say that many of our highest profile sponsors have confirmed their commitment to CASCAR for the 2003 season", reports Tony Novotny, president of CASCAR. "CASCAR is Canada's premier racing series, and we look forward to continuing to provide excellent value to our corporate partners in the years to come."

Novotny said that CASCAR will be making announcements for each of the returning sponsors on an individual basis over the coming weeks. He also noted that many of CASCAR's top race teams have also expressed their commitment to compete in the 2003 championship.

In addition, CASCAR is currently in negotiations with several potential new sponsors, as well as a contingent of exciting new marketing partners.

"CASCAR is committed to providing Canadian race fans with the most exciting race product in Canada. Our objective for the 2003 season and beyond is to deliver our product to a broader market base. We are committed to growing CASCAR, and by doing that everyone wins, from the fans to the competitors to the sponsors."

Novotny stated that he is confident CASCAR will have many exciting new announcements that will be made between now and the start of the 2003 season. With the recent elimination the Molson Indy events in Toronto and Vancouver, the 2003 schedule will have a new look, with a focus on building more value-added, event-based promotions into existing venues, such as the very successful Speedfest area that was implemented at the Great Canadian Race Weekend.

"Our marketing team has put forth a tremendous amount of effort towards further strengthening our 2003 program, and at developing long term promotional partnerships that will deliver terrific value to everyone involved." continued Novotny. "I have every confidence that they will execute great new programs for 2003 and beyond."

Novotny has meetings scheduled with race promoters across the country over the next two weeks, and will announce the firm schedule at the conclusion of these negotiations.

Contact CASCAR at (519) 641-1214 or visit www.cascar.ca

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Don Thomson Jr.