CENTRAL NEW YORK MINI SPRINTS, AFTON AND PENN CAN SPEEDWAYS REACH AGREEMENT Easton, Pa. - The Central New York Mini Sprints, Inc. (CNYMS) President and Race Director, Mike Emhof, has announced a cooperative effort between the Central New York...
CENTRAL NEW YORK MINI SPRINTS, AFTON AND PENN CAN SPEEDWAYS REACH AGREEMENT
Easton, Pa. - The Central New York Mini Sprints, Inc. (CNYMS) President and Race Director, Mike Emhof, has announced a cooperative effort between the Central New York Mini Sprints, Afton Speedway in New York and the Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pa. These agreements can only add to the resurgence of Mini Sprint racing in the area.
Mike Emhof, Afton promoter, George Hoffmier, and Penn Can p romoter, Reed Miller, have negotiated a three-way deal which will bring a total of ten CNYMS sanctioned races to the two tracks, including three special events. Afton Speedway will be the "home" of the CNYMS for the 1999 season, and will host six races of the 1999 Woodard's Concrete Products/Central New York Mini Sprint Tour, including the season opener on April 30th and the season finale on October 8th. Planning is underway for a special two-day Mini Sprint event at Afton during September, patterned after the popular World of Outlaw Sprint Car series. It is anticipated there will be first night time trials, heat races, a dash, and a feature race, with the top four finishers guaranteed a starting position in the big feature race the next night. Hoffmier also plans to run a weekly Mini Sprint schedule (not CNYMS sanctioned) but has agreed not to run his regular Mini Sprint shows on those nights when CNYMS teams visit Penn Can Speedway. Penn Can promoter, Reed Miller, has signed CNYMS to four race dates. He will kick off the Independence Day Weekend by hosting the third stop on the 1999 Dow Corning/Kaman Industrial Technologies Min i Sprint Six Gun Shootout on July 1st. The Shootout is a "Tour Within A [CNYMS] Tour," and features higher than normal purses (at least $650 to win), its own series points fund and bonus points towa rds the regular CNYMS tour points fund. Although sanctioned by CNYMS, the Shootout is open to any Mini Sprint team. Miller has also announced he will sponsor the "Penn Can Mini Sprint Challenge Cup ", a points fund for the four CNYMS races at Penn Can, with the top "points-getter" taking home a cash award. This cooperative effort further strengthens CNYMS for the upcoming season and further fuels speculation that the 1999 Woodard's Concrete Products/Central New York Mini Sprint Tour will be the best ever.
1999 Central New York Mini Sprint membership applications and registration forms for the Six Gun Shootout are now available by writing to CNYMS, Inc., P.O. Box 66, Sodus, NY, 14551, or by calling CNY MS officers, Mike Emhof (President) at 315-483-2296, or Fred Kaempffe (Secretary/Treasurer) at 315-483-6057. The cost of full membership for 1999 is $75 for drivers and $55 for owners. Memberships include one set of sponsor decals per team, periodic newsletters, a rulebook, racing tire discounts through CNYMS and eligibility for awards, based on the tour points fund for drivers and owners alike. There are bonus points awarded if membership fees are received before March 15, 1999. Registration applications for the Six Gun Shootout are also available through CNYMS.
1999 Woodard's Concrete Products/CNY Mini Sprint Tour Central New York Mini Sprints, Inc. P.O. Box 66 Sodus, New York 14551