CRA: Rookie award sponsors announced

Backstretch Performance, Blake Carburetion and Reed Cams To Sponsor Sunoco Super Series Rookie Award Program Salem, IN (March 25, 2004) -- Sunoco Super Series officials announced today that Backstretch Performance, Blake Carburetion and Reed...

Backstretch Performance, Blake Carburetion and Reed Cams To Sponsor Sunoco Super Series Rookie Award Program

Salem, IN (March 25, 2004) -- Sunoco Super Series officials announced today that Backstretch Performance, Blake Carburetion and Reed Cams will be the sponsors of the 2004 Sunoco Super Series Rookie Award Program for the upcoming 2004 racing season. The Backstretch Performance/Blake Carburetion/Reed Cams Rookie Award Program will award the highest finishing registered rookie at all 16 series point's events on the 2004 schedule with a $100 bonus. The second highest finishing registered rookie at all 16 series points events on the 2004 schedule will receive a $50 bonus.

The Backstretch Performance/Blake Carburetion/Reed Cams Rookie Of The Year Award will go to the highest finishing registered rookie in the final 2004 Backstretch Performance/Blake Carburetion/Reed Cams Rookie Of The Year Award points. The points system will be the same system that produced the closest finish in the history of the series Rookie Of The Year Program in 2003, the system will be based on each registered rookie's best 14 points finishes out of the 16-point races in 2004. In 2003 the Rookie Of The Year battle was not settled until the season championship event were Chuck Barnes Jr. managed to win the award after a tough season long battle with fellow rookie competitors Tom Hernly Jr. and Terry Fisher Jr.

The Backstretch Performance/Blake Carburetion/Reed Cams Rookie Of The Year will receive a $1000 cash bonus from Backstretch Performance, Blake Carburetion and Reed Cams. In addition the 2004 Backstretch Performance/Blake Carburetion/Reed Cams Rookie Of The Year will receive a complete race ready carburetor from Blake Carburetion and a Racing Cam from Reed Cams. Also included in the award package is a late model body from Five Star Racecar Bodies, a $500 Product Certificate towards a custom made racing uniform from Hinchman Racing Uniforms, a web site design from Speed Media, a $200 Product Certificate from RJS Racing Equipment, a $200 Product Certificate from Dynatech, a set of restraint belts from Impact Racing, a $100 Product Certificate from Performance Friction, $100 in product from Ringers Gloves, a $100 Product Certificate from Pit Stop USA .com, a $100 Product Certificate from Hawk Performance, a $100 Product Certificate AFCO Racing Equipment, a $100 Product Certificate from U.S. Brake and 1000 Hi-Performance Racing Cards. In all the Backstretch Performance/Blake Carburetion/Reed Cams Rookie Award Program will pay out over $11,000 in cash and product during the 2004 season.

New Rookie Award Program sponsor Backstretch Performance is located just outside the backstretch of Anderson Speedway on 29th Street in Anderson, Indiana. Backstretch Performance provides a full line of racing and street performance parts and fabrication. Anderson, Indiana businessman Ray Yockey, a long time supporter of racing especially at Anderson Speedway, owns Backstretch Performance.

2004 will be the third season that Blake Carburetion, based in Mooresville, North Carolina, has been a sponsor with the Rookie Award Program. Blake Carburetion is a leading Holley Carburetor remanufacturer and has a complete line of Holley parts and service available with computerized Dyno Testing and specialized carburetor design and development. Contact Blake Carburetion at 800-648-1001 for more information.

Reed Cams, supporting the Sunoco Super Series for the first time in 2004, is located in the greater Atlanta area, fifteen minutes south of the city, in Stockbridge, Georgia. Reed Cams engineers and designs its total line of camshafts and carburetors that are produced in house by trained, highly skilled craftsmen. Reed Cams continues the traditions of state of the art technology, innovative designs, precision machining and superior technical customer service while remaining committed to and building upon the high standards established by the company's founder, John Reed. To continue offering the best quality carburetors and carburetors and carburetor modifications available and products that deliver optimum performance, Reed Cams has partnered with Blake Carburetion for the research, development, testing and production of Modified Carburetors. More information is available at www.reedcams.com, or by calling 800-548-2267.

The Sunoco Super Series will have another talented group of rookies competing for the Backstretch Performance/Blake Carburetion/Reed Cams Rookie Of The Year Award. Included in the group is Louisville, Kentucky native Chris Gabehart, who will be racing for veteran series car owner Jim Winters. Gabehart had some good runs with the series in limited action in 2003 and is a former midget racer who is finishing up on an Engineering Degree at Purdue University. Noblesville, Indiana's Joe Beaver, who will driver for Yockey Motorsports, which owned by Backstretch Performance owner Ray Yockey, is a veteran competitor and former champion at Anderson Speedway. Beaver had a few starts with the series driving for Steve Stewart Motorsports in 2001.Greg Boone, another Louisville, Kentucky native who has made selected series starts over the past two years and was a former competitor at Louisville Motor Speedway will make a run for rookie honors with help from veteran late model racers Jeff Stith and Pete Mayden.

Other expected competitors for the Backstretch Performance/Blake Carburetion/Reed Cams Rookie Of The Year Award include former Illiana Motor Speedway Champion Steve Moenck. The Mokena, Illinois driver has also made a handful of starts with the series over the past two seasons. Veteran Modified racer Bud Adams from Ft. Wayne, Indiana will team with veteran series car owner Floyd Fehl to make a run for the rookie title. Frank Kreyer is expected to make the long haul from Pardeeville, Wisconsin to compete for rookie honors along with series newcomer Brett Jursik from Doylestown, Ohio.

The Sunoco Super Series is set to begin its 2004 season at Anderson Speedway, located in Anderson, Indiana, on Saturday, April 17th. Practice will begin at 5PM, qualifying at 6:45PM, the race program will begin at 8PM. For more information on the Sunoco Super Series event at Anderson Speedway go to www.andersonspeedway.com or www.sunocosuperseries.com.

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