ALLSTAR: All Satr Announcement 1999-08-21

PONCE INLET, FL (August 21, 1999)- All Star Circuit of Champions President Bert Emick announced today that his sprint car sanctioning body has not merged or been sold to anyone. "Persistent rumors that the All Stars are going out of business...

PONCE INLET, FL (August 21, 1999)- All Star Circuit of Champions President Bert Emick announced today that his sprint car sanctioning body has not merged or been sold to anyone.

"Persistent rumors that the All Stars are going out of business in newspapers and on the internet are simply not true," Emick stated emphatically.

"There have been some discussions with the World of Outlaws, but no agreement to merge was reached."

Plans are already underway for an exciting year 2000 schedule starting with eight nights of All Star racing in Florida in February with increased purses. Track promoters have been calling the All Star office for dates for next season, many of them requesting the same dates that have been successful over the last 20 years.

"We've completed 44 races this season with 15 different winners and we are committed to providing fair and exciting races for years to come," Emick added. "Our car counts have been excellent this season and we want to assure our fans and competitors that the All Stars are planning a busy, competitive season for 2000."

Several marketing specialists have been retained to seek series sponsorship for the All Stars for next season.

As an additional reminder, the All Stars will hold their annual Awards Banquet on Friday, Nov. 19 in Indianapolis as part of the annual PRI Trade Show.

"It will be interesting to see if this positive announcement spreads as quickly as the negative rumors," concluded Emick. "I would appreciate it if columnists would check with me before printing rumors."

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