AVSS: New announcer introduced

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints (AVSS) is pleased to announce a new addition, yet an old friend as the series announcer for the 2004 racing season. Tom Kestemholtz of Lansing, MI accepted the position after a phone conversation with...

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints (AVSS) is pleased to announce a new addition, yet an old friend as the series announcer for the 2004 racing season. Tom Kestemholtz of Lansing, MI accepted the position after a phone conversation with series owner Tony Nosal. "I am real anxious to get this season going." Stated Kestemholtz, "I have known some of these drivers for a long time, and this feels like I am going right back to where this all started."

Kestemholtz, a long time racing community member, has a history at many Mid-Michigan race tracks. His first announcing gig came when he took it upon himself to do the announcing duties at Spartan Speedway (Holt, MI) when he owned the facility in the middle 1960's. From there, he moved over to Auto City Speedway (Clio, MI) where he spent nearly 20 years. Most of the time was spent on the 1/2 mile dirt track, until the middle 1980's when the track was sold, and switched over to pavement. The last three years were spent announcing for the ever popular dwarf cars of the Midwest Classic Racers (MRC). For the 2004 season, Kestemholtz will spend his time talking about the fastest asphalt short tracks cars in the country. These specialty built sprint cars produce over 800 horsepower, in 1600 pound cars that will reach speeds of nearly 150 miles per hour at some tracks.

Joining a small list of dedicated AVSS officials, Kestemholtz is a great addition to the AVSS family. Competition Director Mark Carl, Pit Stewards Mark Brochu and Dale Rainey, Public Relations/ Scoring Official Duane Turner, and series owner Tony Nosal all welcome Tom, and look forward to this upcoming summer.

The excitement gets underway on Saturday April 24 at the legendary Baer Field Speedway in Ft. Wayne, IN for a practice session. Then Sunday, April 25 Baer Field Speedway will play host to the Open Wheel Classic featuring the stars and cars of the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints. For more information, be sure to log on to the official AVSS web site at www.supersprints.com

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