FMS: Branich Motorsports 2004 plans

Jan Leaty, Branich & Sponsors ready for 2004 Williamson, NY - Jan Leaty and Williamson (NY)-based Branich Motorsports will team up again in 2004, with anticipated appearances on the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series (FMS), as well as in races...

Jan Leaty, Branich & Sponsors ready for 2004

Williamson, NY - Jan Leaty and Williamson (NY)-based Branich Motorsports will team up again in 2004, with anticipated appearances on the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series (FMS), as well as in races on the New York State (ROC) Modified tour and in the NASCAR Weekly Modified Series at Spencer Speedway.

Branich Motorsports is honored to announce that 2003 team sponsors Pace Electronic Products, Heluvaâ Good Foods, LLC, and Rochester Steel Treating Works have all committed their support of the effort next year. "I am excited and proud to be planning a fourth season with Branich Motorsports," said Leaty. "We have seen progress from a brand new to a consistent and highly competitive modified team." Leaty added, "We are proud to have Pace, Heluva Good Foods and RSTW behind us again in 2004."

The team was on a tear as the season drew to a close, with 4 consecutive top ten finishes. Leaty finished third in the Farmer's Pride 150 FMS race at Adirondack Speedway and fourth in the ROC tour race in Oswego in August. He grabbed 8th in the "New England 100" FMS race at New Hampshire International Speedway in September, and in that race took home the Powerade "Power Move of the Race Award." In the 53rd Annual Modified Race of Champions, Leaty lead the race for 50-60 laps, and he finished 7th in the 200 lap event.

Pace is a worldwide distributor of electronics components. In addition to its Sodus location, Pace has facilities in Irvine, California, and the Far East, with a contract assembly complex in Heshan City, Guangdong, South China. Pace is the largest stocking representative of passive electronic components in the North America. Finished product assemblies from Pace are used in appliance controls, emergency lighting and "exit" signs, C.A.T.V. converters, telecommunications devices, security equipment, and battery chargers.

"Celebrating over 75 years of great taste," Heluva Good is headquartered in Sodus, NY, and is known for its line of cheeses, dips, condiments, and other dairy products. Expansion has led to facilities in Albany and Wolcott, NY, Charlton, MA, Youngstown, OH, Allentown, PA, and Richmond, VA. Heluva Good products can be found in dairy cases throughout Michigan, Ohio, New York, Delaware, New England, Virginia, and part of the Southeast region of the country, as well as all of Canada. The Leaty tour modified will also carry the colors of Rochester Steel Treating Works, Inc. (RSTW), a Rochester, NY, company specializing in commercial heat treatment of a wide variety of steel and related alloy parts. Celebrating over 70 years of service in 2004, RSTW has a long history of racing involvement. Part of the Branich family this past season, RSTW and Branich teamed up to honor Vecchio Racing and Tony Vecchio, Sr., as part of the Race of Champions weekend.

In addition, Branich is pleased to announce that Jan's son Mike, a modified competitor in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series at Spencer Speedway, will pilot a Branich team modified in selected races on the Race of Champions tour in 2004.

For more information about Jan Leaty and the Branich modified effort, and all of their marketing partners, visit the team website at www.speedwayad.com/Branichmod.

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