Northern Force Racing, Sipple Motorsports split

Partnership dissolved due to lack of sponsorship funding Wingham, ON (April 12, 2005) Due to difficulties in finding a primary sponsor, the partnership in principle between Sipple Motorsports of Berea, Kentucky, and Bob Elliott's Northern...

Partnership dissolved due to lack of sponsorship funding

Wingham, ON (April 12, 2005) Due to difficulties in finding a primary sponsor, the partnership in principle between Sipple Motorsports of Berea, Kentucky, and Bob Elliott's Northern Force Racing of Wingham, Ontario, has been dissolved.

"It was my responsibility to find the backing and I was unsuccessful, stated Elliott. "We have some strong contacts for 2006 funding but nothing for the interim. We even tried offering primary status to some potential associate sponsors but nothing came together."

Elliott also said that "Doc and Mike Sipple did their part by having the complete team along with show car in place and it's a shame we couldn't find the resources. The whole team got together in mid-February at the Sipple's facility in Kentucky for a practice session and the camaraderie was wonderful. You couldn't ask for nicer folks and I wish them well."

As for Northern Force Racing www.northernforce.com and their plans to operate a Top Fuel team, Elliott had this to say: "My marketing and public relations group will go back to plan 'A' which is to secure enough funding to run our own team."

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