PENDLETON, Ind. (March 3, 2000) -- Ricart Ford of Columbus, Ohio, has agreed to become a part of the 2000 American Speed Association (ASA) ACDelco Series with a contingency program for teams competing with the 2000 Taurus body style. The Ricart...
PENDLETON, Ind. (March 3, 2000) -- Ricart Ford of Columbus, Ohio, has agreed to become a part of the 2000 American Speed Association (ASA) ACDelco Series with a contingency program for teams competing with the 2000 Taurus body style. The Ricart Ford Contin gency Program will include a three-race bonus award for the winner of three specific events.
"With the new and totally unique engine program, ASA Racing will be better than ever," said Fred Ricart, co-owner of Ricart Ford. Ricart, who has also competed as a driver, realizes the talent and competitive nature of ASA drivers. "I believe the new eng ine program will further enhance the level of competition and we are privelaged to be a part of this."
Ricart Automotive was founded in 1953 by Paul Ricart, Sr. Including the Ricart Ford dealership, Ricart Automotive was announced as the #1 Dealer in America by Ward's Dealer Business in 1999. This mega mall now covers 66 acres, which includes an internal r oad system with nine operating traffic lights, a five acre stocked fishing pond and a digital state-of-the-art media center. The center is recognized world-wide as the premier marketing entity of auto dealerships.
"Despite the fact the Ford Motor Company is not supporting ASA, its ironic that thier largest single dealer would recognize the value of supporting a Ford program on its own initiative," said ASA National Sales Manager Steve Farmer. "While Ford Motor Comp any is not directly supporting a contingency for Taurus-bodied vehicles this year, Ricart Ford, by its actions, will further ensure a level playing field in the ASA ACDelco Series."
The dealership will post $170,000 to competitors driving Taurus-bodied cars who finish in any of the top-three positions during each of the 20 ASA ACDelco Series races. A Ford competitor finishing first will earn $3,000, a runner-up finisher is guaranteed $2,000 and a third-place result will award $1,000 in prize money.
The Ricart Ford three-race bonus program offers any competitor with a Ford Taurus body style the opportunity to pocket $50,000 by winning three selected ASA events. Those events include Nashville Speedway USA on May 21, Jennerstown Speedway on August 6 and Gateway International Raceway on October 14.
The ASA ACDelco Series season begins with the BFGoodrich Tires 200 on Sunday, March 26 at USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla. The season opening event is set to go green at noon (Eastern). The event will be telecast live on TNN Sports.