More Money for INEX Legends from Z-MAX

There's great news in 2010 for the INEX Legends competitors across the country- they're getting a raise in pay! It's not just the Million Dollar Race scheduled for Charlotte Motor Speedway on July 17 that will show the racers a bigger bottom line.

Z-Max, an engine additive that is part of the same corporate family as Charlotte Motor Speedway, INEX, and US Legends Cars International, the manufacturer formerly known as 600 Racing, has posted $200,000 sponsorship for both the INEX Legends national point fund and track point funds across the country. Z-Max will contribute $1,000 to the Shangri-La II Motor Speedway INEX Legends point fund.

The INEX Legends appeared twice last season at the Concrete Castle and kept the fans on the edge of their seats as they drafted Talladega-style around the big half mile. Mike Alcaro, the New Jersey driver who is the track champion at Bethel Motorsports Park, one of the smallest paved tracks in country (and the only track where you can visit the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival during the races) was the big winner. This year the miniature coupes and coaches powered by sealed Yamaha engines have booked seven dates at Shangri-La II, starting with the ROC'n Concrete Rumble on Sunday, May 16.

Other INEX Legends dates at the Concrete Castle are May 30, July 4, August 1, September 5, and October 2-3.


Valvoline to Support SpeedSTR Series for Remainder of 2010

Speedway Entertainment is pleased to announce its new alliance with legendary oil producer, Valvoline.  Valvoline will be the Primary Sponsor of all SpeedSTR qualifying events for the remainder of 2010 season.

Valvoline has been a successful major sponsor in numerous forms of Motorsports for many years. Valvoline believes in grass roots racing and felt that the SpeedSTR series, which is one of the fastest growing series in the northeast, was an excellent outlet to showcase their VR1 Synthetic 10/30 Racing Oil.

Series creator and car builder Rich Tobias stated, "I am extremely pleased to announce our association with Valvoline for the remainder of the 2010 season. It's exciting anytime you can align yourself with great marketing partners like Valvoline. Our updated rules and maintenance handbook will feature Valvoline VR1 Synthetic 10/30 Racing Oil as the recommended oil for all SpeedSTR competitors. Valvoline has become known among the top levels of Motorsports in the US and we are very proud to represent such a great brand with our SpeedSTR series as we continue to bring in new sponsors during these tough economic times."

For over 140 years Valvoline has produced the best quality motor oils, longer than any other oil marketer. Valvoline Racing Synthetic VR1 Motor Oil has been engineered to deliver maximum horsepower and is track proven to maintain pressure and protect from foaming. The VR1 synthetic series is compatible with both gasoline and alcohol fuels and is available at participating auto parts stores.

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Inverting the Field in the ASA Truck Series Race Didn't Stop Dylan Kwasniewski from taking Home his Second Victory in a Row

Competition in Round Two of the ASA Truck Series this season was interesting for the drivers and fans as both the trophy dash and main event were inverted to give the fast drivers a real challenge in Blythe, California at the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway.  The fast time qualifier, Joey Licata, raced from the rear of the field along with Dylan Kwasniewski to put on quite a show for the locals in Blythe.  It was the final race of the season at I-10 and the pleasant weather brought out a full house of fans to watch Kwasniewski use talent and patience to win his second race in a row in the ASA Truck Series.  Licata, as usual, was right on Dylan's bumper waiting for an opportunity to make a move, but was unable to rattle the fourteen year old Vegas driver, Kwasniewski, and Licata ended up second.  Another Las Vegas driver, Branden Underwood (who won his second trophy dash in a row) ran a strong race finishing third place in the feature.  Mike Herda, Dylan's United Nissan teammate, started on the pole and maintained the lead for almost twenty laps of fast, green flag racing with the entire field nose to tail.  Herda finished up sixth at the end.  It was exciting to watch such fast, tight racing without any wrecking.  Dylan started to put some heat on Herda, but demonstrated maturity and patience to pass for the lead clean.  In a post race interview, Kwasniewski was asked if patience is his strong point or a strategy he commonly uses, but he explained "I was not as patient back in my go karting days.  I am learning to be more patient and smooth from driving different cars and the ASA Trucks in the past few years."   His crew chief and family friend, Lee Keach, kept Dylan calm on the radio and encouraged patience by letting him know to only pass when he felt comfortable and 'not to push the issue'.  That strategy looks like it is paying off for the Rockstar Energy Drink driver, Kwasniewski, who is eager to continue his winning streak at the TOYOTA Speedway in Irwindale event in May.  Finishing second again, Joey Licata is more determined than ever to show his driving skills to Dylan and the many other drivers who are expected to attend the next event.  Joey Licata Jr. knows that his consistency and determination will pay off as his fast-qualifier Chevy Colorado could easily end up in victory lane sometime this season.

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ASA & Ohio Technical College Already Seeing Success by Working Together

In the short time that the American Speed Association and Ohio Technical College joined forces to extend the ASA Educational Series to the ASA Member Tracks, both groups are already seeing many positives with the partnership. The goal for both sides is simple, this program is for the kids and giving them a unique opportunity to obtain a scholarship to the 2009 "School of the Year," a prestigious award given for their outstanding programs.

"The ASA Educational Series has been a tremendous partner in education and we are looking forward to being able to provide the opportunity for more students across the U.S. to gain exposure to the racing industry and a quality education," Tom King, Director of Enrollment Management at Ohio Technical College said. "OTC is proud to be associated with the ASA Educational Series and opportunity to continue to help students realize their dreams of an education and a career in their chosen field. We are excited to see the series expand this year and to have the opportunity for more students to be exposed to ASA racing and the chance for scholarships to help them achieve their career aspirations."

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