FMS: Jan Leaty 2002 season plans

Jan Leaty, sponsors ready for 2002 Mod effort. Williamson, NY - Jan Leaty is poised and ready for the 2002 racing season. He will pilot the Troyer tour modified of Williamson (NY)-based Branich Motorsports in selected NASCAR Featherlite Modified...

Jan Leaty, sponsors ready for 2002 Mod effort.

Williamson, NY - Jan Leaty is poised and ready for the 2002 racing season. He will pilot the Troyer tour modified of Williamson (NY)-based Branich Motorsports in selected NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series and New York State Modified Series races, as well as making at least two appearances at Spencer Speedway.

Last season, Leaty drove for Schum-Branich Motorsports; in 2002, Branich assumes full management responsibility for the team. "I am so exited about getting to run a second season for Branich Motorsports. We have been able to learn and build from our experience together last year, which was already quite successful," says Leaty. "I believe we will be a force to be reckoned with in 2002."

The team plans to run the NASCAR modified series races at Nazareth, New Hampshire (2), Richmond, and Martinsville, as well as the NY State modified races at Oswego (including the Race of Champions) and at Adirondack. Leaty will race the season opener at Spencer Speedway, where he will go head to head with his son, Mike. The second generation hot shoe will be in competition in a modified for the first time, graduating from the street stock ranks at the Williamson, NY, oval.

Several sponsors will support Jan and the Branich modified effort. Wayne Regional Orthopaedics, LLC, (Williamson, NY) is a major sponsor. Heluva Good Foods, Inc. (Sodus, NY) is sponsoring the team's "Racing for Kids" program. Mr. Auto/Parts Plus (Ontario, NY), Horning Construction Co., Inc, (Rochester, NY), Cleason Concrete Products (Palmyra, NY), and Davie Kaplan Chapman Braverman, PC (Rochester, NY) are associate sponsors for the season.

HSBC (Sodus, NY) is providing additional support, and Williamson (NY) Rotary and Ed Harof (Williamsville, NY) have taken advantage of the team's website marketing program. Factory support for the team is being provided by Bob Bruneau Race Engines, Bart Wheels, Wilwood Engineering, Sunoco Race Fuels, Pennzoil, Leaf Racewear and Safety Products, Oval Drive Communications, WIX Air Filters, and Fram Oil Filters. Additional product support is provided by Troyer Race Cars, Cobra Motorhomes and Sales, Fluoro Film, Inc., Russell True Value, Lawson Products, East Coast Electric, Bicknell Racing Products, NAPA, Michael Boone Signs and P.E.D. Race Products.

Branich is also pleased to announce that a sponsorship agreement was reached last week with Rochester Steel Treating Works, Inc. (RSTW). Celebrating 70 years of service in 2002, RSTW will be the team's primary sponsor for the 52nd Annual Sunoco Modified Race of Champions slated for September at Oswego Speedway. Leaty's mod will carry the colors of the Rochester, NY, company specializing in commercial heat treatment of a wide variety of steel and related alloy parts.

For more information about Leaty and the Branich modified effort, and their marketing partners, visit the team website at www.speedway.com/BranichMod.

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