|MARCH 2002 - #2
SHOW THANK YOUS Just wanted
to thank all of the teams that took part in the Northeast Motorsports show in Augusta, The
Racin Preview 2002 in Portland, and Racerama in Springfield Mass. I know how much
time, effort and expense this involves on your part, and I want you to know that your
participation made the shows an outstanding success! We distributed hundreds of schedules
and met many race fans. This will go a long way to building excitement for the series in
2002, as well as creating good exposure for you and your sponsors. Special thanks to all
of the drivers who participated in the autograph sessions. This means a great deal to the
TRAILERS and ROUTE 202 TRAILER SALES have come on board
as the official trailer supplier of the PASS. Well have a shiny new 24 Pace
American trailer to work from this year definitely an asset for the tech crew and
an image builder for the series. Many thanks to Todd Fitz at Route 202 Trailer Sales for
putting this program together for us. I know many of you are thinking about upgrading your
towing package, so please give the folks that are supporting us a shot at your business. I
know youll be glad you did! Theyre in Buxton Maine, and you can give them a
call at 207-929-8032. Take a look at the Pace American line by visiting www.paceamerican.com and see Route 202 Trailer
Sales at www.rt202trailers.com.
RACING AGAINST CANCER We were next
door to Star Speedways booth at the Racin Preview, and I spent quite a bit of
time talking with Bob Webber Jr. I was very impressed with his dedication to The Racing
Against Cancer program and his commitment to raising funds for a cure. P.A.S.S. will be
getting involved in the Racing Against Cancer cause with a fundraising program of our own
in the near future; Race teams and race fans can support the cause by joining the
Hundred Club. As a member youll receive a special Hundred Club sticker
for your car as well as recognition on the Star and TJ Webber sites, and a plaque at the
end of the season. And most of all, youre helping those stricken with this disease.
Many thanks to Andy Shaw and Tom Estes for kicking this off with their memberships. To
sign up, send a $100 check made payable to Racing Against Cancer to P.O. Box E, Epping NH,
The OXFORD ENTRY is included with
this mailer and please get it back to us as soon as possible. Were making an effort
to get the entry blanks out earlier than in the past and we will be strict regarding the
deadlines for early entries. This saves you a couple hundred bucks if you get them in on
time. thats tire money friends! We cant publicize the fact that
youre racing unless you make it official that you are, so take care of your sponsors
and get those entries in timely. If youre going to buy a PASS license, please
dont wait until the commotion of opening day. Thats not the time to be doing
paperwork. Contact me if you need a form and well send one out to you. Remember, 100
bonus points to licensed teams only.
WEBSITE - If you
havent been by www.proallstarseries.com
lately, youd ought to check it out. Norm Marx has added a team roster form that you
can print off the site and complete so he can update your individual web pages on the
site. Please have the person on your team that takes care of your PR go on the site and do
deserve accurate and up to date info on the site. Its especially important for new
teams. Were also looking for news from your team new sponsors, new plans
(like a full season of PASS!), team members and so forth. Well post your story right
on the PASS site. Norm also has a huge selection of photos from 2002 that will spiff up a
website or proposal he can even build a site for you! Very professional and
affordable. Call him at (978) 957-0877 or send him an email at email@example.com.
SUNOCO RACE FUEL has signed
on as a major sponsor for 2002. Their Standard and Supreme products are our official spec
fuels, and theyre the only ones eligible for competition. Fuel will be tested at all
events and well have a zero tolerance policy for fuel that doesnt
test to spec, and penalties to match. This is an important cost savings measure for our
teams; you wont see any more tricked out qualifying fuel on the PASS. Ill have
barrels of both Standard and Supreme available shortly in Naples. Northern Race Tires will
also stock the fuels, or you can get yours from your favorite Sunoco dealer as well as at
the track. Call or Email me or Northern Race Tires if you have any questions on it.
WELCOME ABOARD to Ken Farrington,
who will be giving Paul Johnson a hand at most of our races this year. I know he needs no
introduction to many of you; hes been an important part of the Northeast racing
scene for many years and we feel privileged to having him on the PASS Team.
TRUE VALUE HARDWARE has just signed to
sponsor our heat races at all of the U.S. shows A bonus to each driver who wins a
heat plus a special prize (or prizes) at the end of the season, T.B.A.. We will be distributing a discount coupon that our
fans can redeem at any True Value Hardware in New England.
Another well respected national company with a great motorsports tradition,
investing in our series. Im proud to have them on board, and I know you are too!
ROOKIES SIGN UP NOW! Northern Race Tires will once again
sponsor the Rookie of the Year program a free American Racer to the top rookie in
each event, plus four more and a nice trophy to the Rookie of the Year. You have to sign
up for this, so call me for a form or print it HERE.
Lets not try to get all this done on opening day! You need to be licensed and meet
the eligibility criteria (no more than 5 touring pro stock or NASCAR touring series races
in any one previous year) as well. This program is great exposure for our new teams, so
get signed up so we can let the racing community know youre on board.
THOMPSON - I met with Don
Hoenig (the owner of Thompson) and Ben Dodge at Raceramma and once again was assured that
we will be on the card there. Theyre just trying to work out the best date possible
for our visit. I apologize for not having this resolved as I know many of you need to plan
your summer vacations and activities around the schedule. Well get it handled as
soon as possible.
REMEMBER that we will be
clock scoring all of the races this year, and youll need to have a scorer on your
team to get that very important job done!
LESS THAN SIX WEEKS to the opener at
Oxford! Seems hard to believe, doesnt it? Thanks
to all of you for your support of the PASS and what were trying to accomplish here.
Weve made a great deal of progress over the off-season with an expanded schedule, a
bigger point fund, and a number of new sponsors. The racing world will be paying close
attention to us this season and we have great momentum heading into it. If we keep going
down the same path as we did last year, well continue to grow and be a series
youll be proud to compete on. Ill put you guys up against any touring series,
anywhere youre the ones that make it all happen, and we couldnt do it
without each and every one of you. Look forward to your Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or your calls at (207)