Branich Announces 2002 Mini Sprint "Dash for Cash" Sponsors Williamson, New York - Branich Motorsports, organizer of 2002 Lyons National Bank Mini Sprint "Dash for Cash" Series, is pleased to announce additional race sponsorship and contingency...
Branich Announces 2002 Mini Sprint "Dash for Cash" Sponsors
Williamson, New York - Branich Motorsports, organizer of 2002 Lyons National Bank Mini Sprint "Dash for Cash" Series, is pleased to announce additional race sponsorship and contingency support for the five race extravaganza. Sanctioned by Central New York Mini Sprints, Inc. (CNYMS), the Dash for Cash series will be a "tour within the [CNYMS] tour" and will have its own series point fund.
Lyons (NY) National Bank (LNB), the major series sponsor, and Lessord's Chrysler Products (Sodus, NY), the associate series sponsor, have renewed their commitment to mini sprint racing in the Finger Lakes region of New York, as both companies have been previously involved in mini sprint programs.
The series will feature two races at Cayuga County Speedway, Weedsport, NY, two races at Fulton (NY) Speedway, and one race at Canandaigua (NY) Speedway. With the commitments from the race night sponsors at each of the venues, it is anticipated each feature race will pay $650 to win and $75 to take the green flag, based on a 24-car field.
Papa Joe's Restaurant (Sodus Point, NY) will sponsor the series opener June 1 at Fulton (NY) Speedway. The June 23 race at Canandaigua (NY) Speedway will be supported by Mobile Repair Service (Williamson, NY). The next day (June 24), the teams will travel a short distance to Cayuga County Speedway (Weedsport, NY) for the race co-sponsored by Joseph A. Verdi Signs and Graphics (Port Byron, NY) and Wayne County (NY) Office of Tourism. The series will return to Weedsport on August 4, courtesy of Heluva Good Foods, Inc. (Sodus, NY). The Dash finale, sponsored by Wayne Regional Orthopaedics (Williamson, NY) will be held August 31 at Fulton.
Bicknell Racing Products (Niagara Falls, NY), D&H Wings (Sparrowbush, NY), and Weld Wheels (Kansas City, MO), are already committed to provide product support or contingency awards for the series. More product support sponsors are expected to be involved with the series, as negotiations are ongoing.
The series is open to 1200 cc as well as 750 cc powered machines, and there will be a $50 bonus to the first 750 across the finish line in the feature.
All of the participating facilities hosted CNYMS races in 2001. All are well suited for mini sprint racing, and all boasted high car counts last year. Racing was quick, competitive and exciting. The Dash for Cash Series will feature the same, as it is expected to attract mini sprint racers from all over the northeast.
The race entry fee will be $35 per car for all drivers, and all drivers must hold a valid CNYMS license (full membership, or "non-points" membership). Holders of the CNYMS "non-points" membership will still be eligible for the Dash for Cash Series point fund. All non-qualifiers will receive $25 in tow money. CNYMS rules will apply to all race events.
For more information about the Lyons National Bank Mini Sprint Dash for Cash Series and its sponsors, and the 2002 Central New York Mini Sprint Tour, visit the following web sites: www.cnyms.com; www.speedwayad.com/Branich; www.lyonsbank.com; and www.lessord.com
CNYMS rulebooks and membership applications are available through the CNYMS website, or by writing the tour offices at CNYMS, 2677 Martin Road, Seneca Falls, NY, 13148.