WESTFIELD, NY, (December 3, 1999) -- RPM Motorsports is proud to announce its partnership with Big Daddy's BBQ Racing Company (Stock Symbol OTC: BIGD) to compete in the ASA AC Delco Series through 2002 with New York native Bill Catania...
WESTFIELD, NY, (December 3, 1999) -- RPM Motorsports is proud to announce its partnership with Big Daddy's BBQ Racing Company (Stock Symbol OTC: BIGD) to compete in the ASA AC Delco Series through 2002 with New York native Bill Catania Jr.
Bill Catania Jr., 23, is a senior majoring in marketing at Cornell University and co-founder of Racing Partners Marketing, Inc., with his wife, Lynne. At 17, Bill Jr. took the wheel for the first time on the local dirt tracks and found racing to be a succe ss. After winning several races, and being a consistent front-runner at the street stock level, the next move was limited late model. The next six years were spent learning chassis set-up, getting seat time and running the marketing program for the family racing enterprise.
"My dad once told me that if I'm going to win, I have to finish the race," said Bill Jr. "I think with ASA, our goal will be to qualify on a consistent basis, so we have the opportunity to begin the race. We have a lot to learn as a team, but the bottom li ne is still the same, be smart, respect the veterans and learn."
Acting as crew chief for the Big Daddy's Chevrolet will be father Bill Catania. The elder Catania has raced for 25 years on the local circuit and has built cars even longer.
"We see great opportunities with working with Bill Catania Jr. in the ASA division," said CEO of Big Daddy's BBQ Sauces and Spices and Big Daddy's BBQ Racing Dan Lloyd, Sr. "He has accomplished a great deal at a young age, is very intelligent and has great
business sense. This is a good growth opportunity for us, and we are very proud to be a part of it."
Big Daddy's is also offering a retail incentive program for Local Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters for securing Big Daddy's products on the shelves of local stores. The program will include a "Design the Car" contest for FFA members, as well as a " Join the Crew" Sweepstakes for State and National FFA Officers. The Big Daddy's Show Car will be making appearances at select State FFA Conventions and retail locations across the country.
Based in Yukon, Okla., Big Daddy's product line includes hot and mild BBQ sauces, marinades, beef jerky, flavored popcorn, dry rubs, spices and gourmet mustard.
The 20-race, 2000 ASA ACDelco Series will kick off its 2000 season March 24, 25, and 26 at USA International Speedway in Lakeland (FL). Other stops on the series include Chicago Motor Speedway, Gateway International Speedway, Memphis Motorsports Park, The Milwaukee Mile, and Indianapolis Raceway Park.