Easton, PA. February 28 - Organizers of the 1999 Dow Corning/Kaman Industrial Technologies Mini Sprint Six Gun Shootout have finalized all race dates and venues as preparation for the upcoming racing season shifts into high gear. The Shootout, ...
Easton, PA. February 28 - Organizers of the 1999 Dow Corning/Kaman Industrial Technologies Mini Sprint Six Gun Shootout have finalized all race dates and venues as preparation for the upcoming racing season shifts into high gear. The Shootout, independently organized but sanctioned by the Central New York Mini Sprints, Inc. (CNYMS), is a special six race series - a "tour within a tour." CNYMS rules apply to all race events, including a maximum engine size of 1204cc. 750cc Mini Sprints are also invited to compete. Fred Kaempffe, owner of Branich MotorSports and the driving force behind the shootout, announced that, with early sponsorship commitments, nearly $20,000.00 in purse money will be up for grabs. These funds will be divided among the six races and the series point fund. Negotiations are also ongoing with several additional race sponsors. In addition, contingency and product support sponsors have already been signed to make the series even more lucrative. Presently it is anticipated that each Shootout feature will pay $650.00 to win and $75.00 to take the green flag. There will be a bonus paid to the top finishing 750cc Mini Sprint.
The tour is co-sponsored by Dow Corning, Inc. of Midland, Michigan and Kaman Industrial Technologies, Inc. Dow is a worldwide supplier of a full line of adhesive sealant and specialty lubricants. Kaman is one of North America's largest distributors of bearing, power transmission, fluid power linear motion and material handling equipment. Seymour Enterprises of Massachusetts, a supplier of performance racing parts, will award a $50.00 certificate to 20 different CNYMS members during the race season. Bicknell Racing Products, Inc. of Niagara Falls, New York will award two gift certificates to separate drivers based on the final series point standings. Weld Wheels, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri will provide a "Hard Charger Award" for each race. The Weld award will be given to the driver who finishes out of the top five but advances the most positions in the feature race. D&H MotorSports of Sparrowbush, New York will provide the series "Hard Charger" award. D&H is a manufacturer of top and front wings used by Micro and Mini Sprints and also Midgets. Pennzoil will provide product awards at each race. This sponsorship is made possible by Slate Belt Auto Parts of Bangor, PA. Slate Belt Auto Parts is also a race sponsor in the Shootout series. Dow Corning is providing product awards through Sharp Concepts of North Rose, New York. The Six Gun Shootout opens on June 4, 1999 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York. The Shootout opener is sponsored by Carriage Traders of South Glens Falls, New York. Carriage Traders is a diversified auto business, including retail and wholesale operations. It's parent company, Ro-Zap Enterprises, owns a fleet of car carriers serving business all over the Northeast. On July 18, 1999 the series moves to Black Rock Speedway in Dundee, New York. Lessord's Chrysler Products of Sodus, New York will be the sponsor that night. Lessord's will have an assortment of Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth and Jeep vehicles on display at Sam Kelly's racetrack. The Shootout will kick off Independence Day weekend with a July 1 race at Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA. Ed Pados, owner of Slate Belt Auto Parts in Bangor, PA, sponsors this race. Penn Can promoter, Reed Miller, has announced a "Penn Can Challenge Cup". The driver with the most points in the four CNYMS races at Penn Can will receive a cash bonus. The next night, July 2,the series moves to the Afton Speedway for the third shootout race. Afton promoter, George Hoffmier, will also host a special two-day Mini Sprint event at his track. On July 16 the CNYMS will make their first visit to Dennis Schutt's McKean Count Speedway in East Smethport, PA. The series winds up August 7 at the Woodhull Speedway in New York. Promoters, Amy and Scott Drake, have made improvements to the speedway in the off season and Mini Sprint racing should be very exciting for the final Shootout race. Race teams holding a valid Mini Sprint license (CNYMS, AMSA, and Outlaw Mini Sprints) will pay $25.00 per race if prepaid. Entry fee is $35.00 the night of the races. The race entry fee for all non-licensed teams is $50.00. For licensed race teams to pre-register for all six races the fee is $125.00. Race entry forms are available through Central New York Mini Sprints, Inc., PO Box 66, Sodas, New York 14551. Rulebooks are available to all CNYMS members free of charge. Non members will be charged $2.00 for rulebooks. Anyone interested in the CNYMS or the Shootout Series can visit the CNYMS web site at www.speedwayad.com/cnyms. For more information call CNYMS President, Mike Emhof, at (315) 483-2296 or Shootout Series promoter, Fred Kaempffe, at (315) 483-6057.
1999 Woodard's Concrete Products/CNY Mini Sprint Tour Central New York Mini Sprints, Inc. P.O. Box 66 Sodus, New York 14551