Grundy County event sponsor announced

PENDLETON, Ind. (March 10, 2004) -- Terry's Automotive Group has reached an agreement with the Grundy County Speedway officials to sponsor the Twin 100s on Saturday, June 19. The event showcases the ASA Late Model Series in a 100-lap showdown and...

PENDLETON, Ind. (March 10, 2004) -- Terry's Automotive Group has reached an agreement with the Grundy County Speedway officials to sponsor the Twin 100s on Saturday, June 19. The event showcases the ASA Late Model Series in a 100-lap showdown and the Chicagoland Late Models in 100-lap event.

"Having Terry's Automotive Group as the primary sponsor allows us to increase our ASA Late Model Series purse and offer a bonus to a driver winning both events," said Steve Einhaus, promoter of the Twin 100s. "The interest in this event has been unbelievable from ASA National Touring competitors to weekly racers. Its a great opportunity to compete in two 100-lap events. We appreciate the support of Terry Kunes and Terry's Automotive Group."

Terry Kunes, president/owner of Terry's Automotive Group, is the proprietor of Wisconsin's Madison International Speedway and fields a full-time entry in the ASA National Tour with driver Brett Sontag.

"I'm thrilled to support the ASA Late Model Series program and my hometown track of Grundy County Speedway," said Kunes. "With the close approximation of my dealerships, it seemed like a natural fit to sponsor the Twin 100's at Grundy County."

>From a humble beginning in 1963, in Oak Lawn, Ill., Terry's has grown to one of Chicagoland's largest automotive sales and service organizations. Innovative customer relations programs, dedication to employee growth and great automotive sales products have been Terry's driving force for over 30 years.

Terry's Automotive Group includes Terry's Ford, Mercury, Lincoln of Peotone, Ill., Terry's Lincoln, Mercury of Orland Park, Ill., and Terry's RV & Truck Center of Frankfort, Ill. All three dealerships are located approximately 30 miles from Grundy County Speedway.

Terry's Ford is a Ford Performance Parts dealer, offering the Ford crate engine for purchase for competitors of the ASA Late Model Series.

The ASA Late Model Series and the Chicagoland Late Model events at Grundy County will both award $3,000 purse to the winner and if a driver can win both races, that competitor will receive a $1,000 bonus.

ASA National Tour Rookie Candidate Brett Sontag, who drives for Kunes, will return to his home track to compete in both 100-lap events. Sontag of Joliet, Ill., a two-time Late Model track champion there, is highly anticipating the summer showdown.

"Grundy is where I cut my teeth, so the Twin 100s' are a great opportunity to go back to my home track and race in front of the fans," said Sontag. "It's nice for your fans to watch you race ASA events on SPEED Channel, but there aren't many times they can watch you race in person. Steve Einhaus has done a great job of promoting the event and it means a lot to me having Terry (Kunes) sponsoring the event."

Grundy County Speedway is a .333-mile asphalt oval with 14 degrees banking in the turns and eight degrees on the straightaway. The speedway is on Route 47, North of I- 80 in Morris, Ill.

Competitor rules and entry forms for the Chicagoland Late Models can be obtained by visiting grundycountyspeedway.com or by contacting Steve Einhaus at grundycountyspeedway@comcast.net.

Rules for the 2004 ASA Late Model Series are available by contacting the ASA office at (765) 778-8088 or visiting asaracing.com.

The American Speed Association is based in Pendleton, Ind., and has offered stock car racing programs since 1968, including the ASA National Tour, ASA Late Model Series and ASA Member Track programs. For additional information, visit asaracing.com.

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