Jiffy-tite Returns as a 12 Hours at the Point Contingency Sponsor
October 31, 2003: Jiffy-tite (www.jiffy-tite.com), a manufacturer and designer of high performance quick-connect fittings, and the Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America announced today that Jiffy-tite would return for a second year as a contingency sponsorship for the 5th Annual Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point. The event, the longest North American perennially held amateur endurance race for sports cars and sedans, will be held June 4-5, 2004 on the challenging Summit Point Raceway. The Region expects that it will start the maximum number of cars allowed under SCCA rules.
"Everyone at Jiffy-tite is enthusiastic about returning to the 12 Hours at the Point," said Duane LaFleur, Motorsports Sales Manager. Jiffy-tite makes a wide range of affordable quick-connect fittings that have many racing and street applications. According to LaFleur, "Jiffy-tite is very serious about our involvement in grassroots racing, and the SCCA in particular. These competitors put a great deal of time and effort into their cars and we want them to know that Jiffy-tite is behind them and our products 100 percent."
LaFleur says that their involvement with the 12 Hours at the Point is more than showing Jiffy-tite's support for the grassroots racer, "The ultimate tests of our products' reliability and durability are endurance races such as the 12 Hours at the Point. Last year, Jiffy-tite-sponsored cars took first and third in SpecMiata and finished second in SSC. This year, we think we can take the overall victory." Jiffy-tite Quick-Connect Fittings are SCCA accepted and NHRA and IHRA approved.
"We are happy to have Jiffy-tite returning as a contingency sponsor," said William Radford, Director of Sponsorship. Radford added, "Amateur motorsports is the backbone of racing in this country. By helping the racers through their support, Jiffy-tite helps all racing."
Specific details of Jiffy-tite's contingency prize may be found on the Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point website (www.12hoursatthepoint.org). The race, like all SCCA races at Summit Point, will take place rain or shine. Spectator information also is available at the Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point website.