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Springfield Raceway Announces 2012 Class Sponsors

Springfield RacewaySpringfield,Mo.- Springfield Raceway owners Doug Bland and Jerry Hoffman are pleased to announce several of the 2012 class naming sponsors for the upcoming season.

Budweiser will come aboard again for the USRA A-Modifieds and is the official Adult beverage of the “Quick-Quarter”.This will be the second season that Budweiser has gathered the naming rights of the main event class at Springfield. The Will Fischer Distributing Company of Springfield has provided excellent customer service just as SpringfieldRaceway does.Jackie Dalton of Carthage captured the 2011 USRA Budweiser RHS Track title.

Reliable Chevrolet has joined again to be the naming sponsor of the Highly competitive B-Modifieds.This class has went right down to the wire the last 3 seasons in the championship chase and offers drivers 2 different type of motor rules with a spec motor and also a GM 602 Crate Motor.In 2011 Veteran Bobby Magard Jr just nipped Youngster JC Morton in the final points tally.Maggard had both the spec motor earlier in the season and then purchased a 602 Crate motor as Morton ran the crate motor all season long.

For the Championship 2012 chase and other selective events,Reliable Chevrolet through the GM Performance program will offer $350 to drivers using the 602 Crate motor with the highest finishing crate driver taking home an extra $125 while the next highest feature finishing crate car will gather $100 with $75 and $50 available after that.If the motor was not purchased through Reliable then only 1/2 of the bonus money is available. Also new this season through the GM Crate motor program is the CT525 for the Budweiser USRA A-Mods.The highest finishing A-Mod driver using a CT 525 in the feature can take home an extra $100 if the motor is purchased from Reliable,if not then only $50 is available. Reliable offers full service GM Service and has both New vehicles and used along with program vehicles at 3655 South Campbell in Springfield,Mo.

Casey’s General Stores has signed again to sponsor the Midwest Modified class and is the official pit-stop place for the SpringfieldRaceway.This class grew in only its second season of competition from an average of 7 cars to 20 plus nightly. This affordable way to go Modified racing along with Casey’s brings the best to everyone in excitement and quality. Fourth generation driver Trevor Drake of Webb City captured the title in 2011 and brought home the most win coming from the 12th starting spot almost every week.Casey’s General Stores will have several promotional things going on their Facebook page along with Springfield Raceway this season.

Wheeler Metals in Springfield has been a strong sponsor for the Speedway and for 2012 will be the title sponsor for the always 3-4 wide racing of the Legend Cars.Always providing an outstanding customer service to the public,Wheeler Metals feels that the Legend Cars provide the crowd with an exciting and entertaining event week after week.Joplin veteran Dave Comer overtook early season point leader Park Jones and then went on a streak with top 3 finishes for over 7 straight features coming from the 12th starting spot in a 20 car field. This season to help add for the younger generation of up and coming racers the Young Gungs in Legend Cars will feature drivers in ages from 12-16. The Speedway is hoping to finish-up Sponsor naming rights to this class in a couple of weeks.

For the Full Bodied race car fan the Springfield Raceway will offer to classes in 2012 as PureStocks and StreetStocks(Bombers) will also be an important part of the Springfield Raceway Family.

Pepsi Cola has joined to title sponsor the Purestocks and knows that the grass-roots of area racing lies in this class.The official soft drink at the “Quick-Quarter”will provide a cool-down lap to the fans as they witness the racing at Springfield.The Springfield-based Pepsi bottling company offers Pepsi,Diet Pepsi,Mt Dew,Diet Mt Dew,Purifina bottled water and other Pepsi products at the Speedway.

The Pure Stock class at Springfield has probably the most affordable set of rules for people to get into the racing world and stays solid on their rules as Head Tech-Man Tommy Thulin is always busy in the Tech area.Last season Ava’s Jack Hamer captured the title as many new drivers came aboard to compete in this class

Returning in 2012 to the Speedway will be the StreetStock Class(Bombers) which offers drivers in the Full Bodied cars a chance to sharpen their skills with Williams Preservation of Springfield being the Class Sponsor.Rick Williams and son Terry of Springfield have always been involved in racing for many season and are excited about bringing the class back to the Speedway.Rick used to compete in this class as not only a driver but also a car owner in season’s past.

The Springfield Raceway is a high-banked 1/4 dirt oval and is considered the Raciest track in the 4-state area.Many event sponsors will be named later as the staff puts the finishing touches on an outstanding 2012 race schedule

The season will kick-off with the running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Turkey Classic presented by Bad Boy Mowers on Sat March 10th featuring LateModels,USRA Modifieds,B-Mods and Legends and will follow with March Madness on Sat March 24th featuring the MARS/MLRA LateModels and support classes.The 2012 chase for the championship begins on Sat April 21st.

For more information visit the website at WWW.SpringfieldRaceway.com or contact Jerry Hoffman at 417-673-7426

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