I would like to let all of our Canadian newsgroup readers know that there is a new asphalt oval race series starting in 1996. It will be run by the Ontario Micro Sprint Association (OMSA).
This is a Micro Sprint division, a division that is very popular in the United States.
If you would like to have more information about our exciting new series for 1996, please e-mail me your name and address and I will send out a free infromation package.
Again, thank you for your interest in the OMSA and hope to see you at the race track in 1996.
Jeffrey Deskins President, Ontario Micro Sprint Assocication INTERNET: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a description of what the OMSA has in store for 1996.
Looking to get out of Karting?....Other Race Series Too Expensive? We're looking for participants in a new asphalt, sprint car style racing series, called Micro Sprints. Free information package available. Come join us to drive these machines on Ontario's best 1/5th to 3/8th mile asphalt tracks.
1. WHAT IS A MICRO SPRINT?
A scaled down version of a winged SPRINT CAR or MIDGET with a 250cc engine. These cars are either a 4-bar torsion bar car or a coil-over car. More about the cars. These cars are constructed with 1"1/4 chrome moly tubing, with rack and pinion steering, 10" wheels and after market racing slicks. One set of tires will last an entire season.
More about the engine. Any 250cc liquid cooled engine is allowed. Hondas are the most popular and a lot of micro sprint companies have experience building these engines. Suzuki and Kawasaki are other popular engines
2. HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
Most cars can be purchased between $5000 to $10,000 or buy one from a great assortment of used equipment. Contacts for used equipment can be obtained by giving me a call.
3. WHERE WILL WE RACE?
We will race on small oval, asphalt tracks. Micro sprints are best when run on ovals that are 1\5 to 1\8 mile length. Talks will continue with two tracks over the winter time. There is bargaining power in numbers. The more race car teams we have in OMSA, the better we can negotiate with track promoters. Every race track promoter I call, always asks how many cars do we have.
4. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RACE?
Race entry fees are about $35.00. This is to cover track fees, the race day payback purse and a contribution to the year end points fund.
5. CAN I WIN ANY MONEY BACK?
YES!!! Talks with potential series sponsors are also ongoing. Ideas for getting racing equipment like, racing gloves, neckbraces, two sets of wheels, etc. are also possible for heat race and trophy dash winners.
6. HOW MUCH IS IT TO JOIN UP?
$35.00 for a full race membership
7. MORE ABOUT OMSA!
OMSA will align it self with the National Modified Midget Association (NMMA). The NMMA sanctions micro sprint racing thought out the entire United States. My vision is that if we align ourselves this way, it gives you an opportunity to run other tracks around the US. This gives you more bang for your buck. Travel to places like New York, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire and run races without ever worrying about if your car is legal or not.
OMSA will also participate in a RCMP program called "RACERS AGAINST DRUGS". This is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company and Snap-on Tools. If you decide to participate, you will be able to appear at various locations throughout Ontario. This could create a great opportunity to show yourselves and gain valuable sponsorship to your racing program by making contact with the public.