Chardon, Ohio (January 22, 2000) After nearly folding a year ago the ACDelco Iceman Super Car Series in now under new management and flourishing. Team owner, Jim Hennessy has given the series unprecedented creditability and is looking forward to...
Chardon, Ohio (January 22, 2000) After nearly folding a year ago the ACDelco Iceman Super Car Series in now under new management and flourishing. Team owner, Jim Hennessy has given the series unprecedented creditability and is looking forward to this season.
It was little more than a year ago when the long-time promoter of the Iceman Series folded the series and drivers and teams were told there would be no racing in 2000. That was when Jim Hennessy took over and brought the series back to life. "I couldn't let that happen, their are too many talented drivers that call the Iceman Series home, including my son, so I decided to pick up the pieces," said Jim Hennessy.
In just a few short months Hennessy put together a 10-race schedule, regained the confidence of the sponsors, staged on of the most competitive seasons in Iceman history and paid out every dollar of the race purses and the points fund, a total of $231,500 is cash.
"I knew it would be difficult, and it was," says Hennessy. He went on to say that he has taken many steps to ensure the fate of the series never rests in one man's hands again. This off-season Hennessy along with his sponsors, suppliers, marketers and teams formed a Board of Advisors to oversee the series. The all-volunteer board immediately went to work on sponsorship, scheduling and rules evaluation and development. "The Board is a place where anyone can go to discuss any aspect of our series, like I said this series will never be dependent on one man again," says Hennessy.
Hennessy insists "There is no payroll in the Iceman Series, all of the entry fees and sponsorship money goes back to the drivers."
Hennessy's sophomore season looking even brighter, a fourteen race schedule is taking shape, Iceman cars will visit brand new tracks, sponsorship is in place to ensure the points fund and purse remains the same, although Hennessy's goal is to raise both, and his son figures to be title contender.
"The Iceman Series is stronger than ever, I can't wait," exclaims Hennessy.