SAMSULA, FLORIDA - The Florida Association of Stock Car Racing (FASCAR) has made major moves that has increased their lot among many Florida stock car drivers and its credibility continues to grow on many racing fronts. FASCAR was originally ...
SAMSULA, FLORIDA - The Florida Association of Stock Car Racing (FASCAR) has made major moves that has increased their lot among many Florida stock car drivers and its credibility continues to grow on many racing fronts.
FASCAR was originally founded by the late Clyde Hart of Samsula FL back in 1989, who initiated sanctioning race tracks such as NASCAR had done in the past. Robert Hart, son of Clyde and Don Nerone also of Samsula have now taken over the architecture of this fast growing organization boasting over 500 members.
Already in the FASCAR racing series fold are Sunbelt Super Late Models, Goodyear Challenge Late Models and Pro Modifieds. The newest members are FASTRUCK and the Florida Mini Stock Challenge Series that are sanctioned by FASCAR.
Drivers are finding a $50,000 insurance program, television coverage and a chance to run in five different classes.
The FASCAR insurance policy covers any driver or team member that purchases a FASCAR license. Most other tracks cover drivers and teams up to a normal $5,000 and $15,000. With a FASCAR membership another $50,000 is added to that track amount.
The television package is a major step in promoting driver sponsorship and FASCAR has now taken that step.
"We will televise our first FASCAR Sunbelt Super Late Model Series and Goodyear Challenge Late Model Series American Auto Clyde Hart Memorial Twin 125's on July 4th at New Smyrna Speedway here in Florida presented by the Central Florida Dodge Dealers Association," said Don Nerone. "These two racing programs will be aired on Sunshine Network on July 11th and July 15th."
FASCAR's next televised race will be at USA International Speedway on July 20th and that program will be aired on Fox Sports and Sunshine Network.
FASCAR series racing has also given many local promoters an opportunity to run a division of their choice without a worry of drawing from a large pool of drivers. Then take into account their scheduling and insurance is taken care of as well.
Yes, FASCAR has put many options out there for drivers and promoters, who haven't really been afforded them in the past.
The bottom line is FASCAR is a sanctioning body founded in Central Florida designed and formed for the purpose of organizing and regulating the rules and operating procedures at a speedway.
"We're looking forward to gaining more tracks and drivers in 2003 and hope this high interest by promoters and drivers remains very upbeat," said Nerone.