DALLAS, TX (Jan. 5, 2002) - The Southern Independent Modified Series (SIMS), based in Dallas, Texas, is the latest sanctioning organization to announce the participation of its competitors in the inaugural Valvoline Cup, a national points ...
DALLAS, TX (Jan. 5, 2002) - The Southern Independent Modified Series (SIMS), based in Dallas, Texas, is the latest sanctioning organization to announce the participation of its competitors in the inaugural Valvoline Cup, a national points championship that focuses on grassroots motorsports racing. Sanctioning Limited Modifieds, along with full Modifieds, for the 2002 racing season, SIMS will give Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana racers a new alternative for their weekly racing programs. For 2002, its inaugural season of competition, SIMS has already secured a spot in the weekly racing action at Silsbee Speedway in Silsbee, Texas, Speedway 90 in Beaumont, Texas, Eighty Five Speedway in Ennis, Texas, and 105 Speedway in Cleveland, Texas. SIMS is best known for embracing the Limited Modified division, which features a cost effective and highly competitive car for cost conscious racers.
The current estimate for the number of SIMS competitors is close to 300. The cars are very affordable which has been the main attraction for many racers looking to go fast for an affordable cost. Many builders offer a complete race ready car between $5,000 and $8,000. For that price, all you have to do is put your lettering on it and go racing!
"We made the decision to participate in the Valvoline Cup program as a way to give something back to our drivers. This will allow them to compete directly with other modified drivers from all over the country, every week, while racing at SIMS member tracks", said Matt Biggs, Vice-President of SIMS.
In addition to the enrollment of each of the 2002 SIMS competitors in the Valvoline Cup, each of the SIMS member tracks will have the opportunity to host a Valvoline Night promotion. RaceFan Marketing, a motorsports marketing company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, will direct each of the Valvoline Night promotions.
The Valvoline Cup is only the latest evidence of Valvoline's support of grassroots racers. Valvoline is a contingency sponsor in NHRA drag racing and for the past six years has been the No. 1 choice of motor oil by NHRA sportsmen-class racers at NHRA pro events. For the past 17 years, Valvoline has sponsored the national championships for the Sports Car Club of America, The SCCA Valvoline Runoffs®.