CRA: News of note 2003-04-11

Sunoco Super Series has increased event purses, bonuses, and contingency product awards. Salem, IN (April 11, 2003) -- Sunoco Super Series officials have announced that there will be an increase in the regular series events purses for the 2003...

Sunoco Super Series has increased event purses, bonuses, and contingency product awards.

Salem, IN (April 11, 2003) -- Sunoco Super Series officials have announced that there will be an increase in the regular series events purses for the 2003 season beginning with the season opener on Saturday, April 19th at Anderson Speedway. The purses have been increased $1,500, and the increase is spread through almost every position. The winners share for this season will be $3,000 compared to $2,500 which has been the standard for several seasons. 4th position payoff through 6th will each be increased by $100. 7th position payoff through 14th will each increase by $10. 15th position payoff will increase by $20, 16th position payoff by $30, and 17th position payoff by $40. Positions 18th through 26th will now pay $450, the new minimum payoff to start a Sunoco Super Series event, which is an increase of $50 over last season.

"The cost of racing like everything else, has increased over the last couple of seasons," remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of the Sunoco Super Series. "We felt it was time to increase the purse payouts for our competitors, it had been three years since our last purse increase. I would like to thank our great track promoters and our series sponsors, they are the reason we have the ability to increase our payouts for this season!"

Each regular Sunoco Super Series event will have a minimum of $1,525 in additional bonus money available for the 2003 season. The Sunoco Performance Plan will payout $600 per event to eligible drivers. The Goodyear Performance Awards will pay out $150 to the drivers that advance the most positions in the 1st through 5th finishers and in the 6th through 10th finishers. The Spray Power Clean Sweep Award will pay a $150 bonus if an events Fast Qualifier can also win the race. Yockey Motorsports Marketing will pay each events Fast Qualifier a $100 bonus. ISKY Racing Cams and Lane Automotive will pay a $100 bonus to each events Hardcharger Award winner. Holley Performance will pay a $100 bonus to each events winner. EMF Engineered Wiring Systems will pay a $100 bonus for the Hard Luck Award. Blake Carburetion will pay a $75 bonus to each events highest finishing registered rookie. For the series season opener and at selected events during the season, Kingen Interstate Express will pay a $100 bonus to the leader at halfway. ARC Racing Engines will award a $250 bonus to any driver that wins a regular series event using an ARC Racing Engines engine.

In addition to the cash payouts mentioned above, each Sunoco Super Series event will have over $1,600 in Contingency Product payouts. The companies participating in the event Contingency Product payouts include K-Motion Valve Springs, Pro Shocks, Hawk Performance, Pro/Cam Engine Components, Racing Electronics, Performance Friction, Quarter Master, PitStopUSA.com, Advanced Racing Suspensions, Design 500, AFCO Racing Products, C & R Racing, Port City Racecars, Penske Racing Shocks, Hyperco Springs, Sweet Manufacturing, Leaf Racewear Products, Ringers Gloves, The Wax Shop, Lucas Oil Products, Spray Power Orange Plus, and Dark Dog Energy Drink.

-www.sunocosuperseries.com

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