Friendship Motor Speedway added to Member Track program

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2004) - Friendship Motor Speedway, located near Elkin, N.C., has re-signed with the ASA Racing Member Track Program for the upcoming 2005 season. "Randy Myers and all the staff at Friendship Motor Speedway really...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2004) - Friendship Motor Speedway, located near Elkin, N.C., has re-signed with the ASA Racing Member Track Program for the upcoming 2005 season.

"Randy Myers and all the staff at Friendship Motor Speedway really try to go out of their way to ensure that the fans and teams at their facility are well taken care of," said Dennis Huth, president of Racing Speed Associates which now owns and operates the ASA Racing Member Track program. "They really try to live up to the word 'Friendship' in the track's name, and are an excellent example of how a weekly short track program should be managed."

Friendship Motor Speedway is a true D-shaped oval with tight corners in Turns 1 and 4 which keeps the competition close and exciting. The track measures 0.40-miles and has 12 degree banking in the turns.

The Saturday night programs feature the Modifieds several times during the season as they have a very strong following in the North Carolina region. Alternating with the Modifieds during the year will be Late Model stock cars, and Late Model Super Trucks. New in 2005 is the addition of the Pure Stock division, as well as special events for vintage racers, Mini Cups, and a variety of special touring divisions.

The track is located off I-77 at exit 85. For details or schedule information, visit www.friendshipmotorspeedway.com or call (336) 835-RACE.

Randy Myers is the track promoter, and president of Checkered Flag Promotions which owns Friendship Motor Speedway. He cited several benefits to becoming part of the ASA Racing Member Track program.

"The ASA Racing Member Track program benefits our teams with a great insurance package as well as the point fund and contingency sponsor programs that come with being part of the national program," Myers said. "The ASA Racing Member Track program gives us the opportunity to be associated with a sanctioning body with a long history, and while the ASA has undergone some changes we are confident that the background and experience Dennis Huth brings to the ASA Racing Member Track program will ensure the success. Friendship Motor Speedway was the first ASA sanctioned track in North Carolina and we are glad to have had the chance to come in on the ground floor of the ASA Racing Member Track Program."

Tracks and regional touring series that join the ASA Racing Member Track Level I program are eligible to receive contributions to their year-end point fund, marketing assistance, enhanced participant accident insurance, and will be the spot for today's fans to watch the stars of tomorrow learn the trade. Huth indicated that he has other exciting ideas and plans to help take the local racing programs to new levels and to further enhance the coverage of the tracks and series competitors.

To learn more of the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Racing Speed Associates or the ASA Racing Member Track program, call (386) 383-0368 or send an e-mail to asaracingmt@earthlink.net. A new Web site is currently under development and should be live early in 2005.

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