Meridian Speedway is first Idaho Member Track

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 23, 2003) - Idaho's Meridian Speedway, promoted by former Indy Racing League standout Davey Hamilton, has signed an agreement with the American Speed Association Member Track program for the 2004 season. "I'm looking ...

PENDLETON, Ind. (December 23, 2003) - Idaho's Meridian Speedway, promoted by former Indy Racing League standout Davey Hamilton, has signed an agreement with the American Speed Association Member Track program for the 2004 season.

"I'm looking forward to developing a relationship with ASA and taking our speedway to the next level," said Davey Hamilton, president of operations for Meridian Speedway. "The ASA Member Track program will give Meridian Speedway more exposure that will assist with better opportunities in receiving sponsorship for our track and competitors. ASA is involved with a lot of exciting plans and we are thrilled to be associated with them in 2004."

Meridian Speedway is located in southwest Idaho, 10 miles east of Boise, offers nine different racing classes. Featured divisions at the .25-mile oval include: 360 Sprints, Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Limited Stocks, Late Model Lites, Super Sixes, Bombers, Future Stocks and Hornets.

Hamilton has an extensive racing background prior to moving into his new position at Meridian Speedway. He was a regular fixture on the Indy Racing League circuit, finishing runner-up in the point standings on two occasions. His diverse driving career includes appearances in USAC, Supermodifieds and NASCAR.

"Meridian Speedway has a long and rich history as a leader of motorsports entertainment in Idaho," said Dennis Huth, ASA Member Track program director. "The track has a dedicated group of great short track competitors, sponsors, fans and the famous and respected Davey Hamilton operating the track makes it a perfect addition to our ASA Member Track family.

The ASA Member Track program is designed for weekly short track venues to make available many of the policies, principles, procedures and components that have made the American Speed Association a premier short track sanctioning body for 36 years.

Participating tracks receive contributions to their year-end points fund, marketing opportunities, and join a small, select group of elite tracks displaying the ASA Member Track logo.

ASA Member Tracks showcase exciting competition with their local racing programs, providing training grounds for the ASA Racing stars of tomorrow. Through the ASA Member Track program, "We Build Champions. "

The American Speed Association offers racing on three levels: ASA National Tour, ASA Late Model Series and through the rapidly expanding ASA Member Track program. For additional information, visit www.asaracing.com.

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