The Chrome Horn News

10/05/2007

NORTH/SOUTH SHOOTOUT CONTINGENCY PROGRAM
GROWS MORE LUCRATIVE

    The competitors at this year's North-South Shootout featuring the East-West Supermodified Shootout will vie for over $124,000 in prize money. With the support of a several notable companies, the teams will also be eligible for over $11,000 in contingencies.
    National companies like the Joie of Seating, PRO-formance Shocks and RH2Way, regional giants like Sherwood Racing Wheels and DMC Auto Exchange along with small businesses like Clean-Up Supply and Shadow's Candle Company have all joined forces with C&C Racing Promotions to reward the teams competing in the annual North-South Shootout
.
    "We enjoy a continuing relationship with these great companies, many of which have been with us since the first year," said Dale Wolbrink of C&C Racing Promotions. "We are honored to be able to partner with such a distinguished group of companies who appreciate the commitment of these race teams as much as we do."
    This year, even the fans have pledged their support to the teams of the North-South Shootout
and East-West Supermodified Shootout. A donation from an anonymous fan will put an added $1,500 in the prize winnings.
    "I was overwhelmed when we received this generous contribution," continued Wolbrink. "This great fan wanted nothing more than the opportunity to help the little guys that compete week-in and week-out in the sport that we ALL love so much. It is humbling for me that someone would give so much of themselves. It is just one more reminder of the tremendous people that we meet through racing."
    At the request of 'CT Modified Fan', the additional $1,500 will be distributed among the competitors in the Modifieds, Supermodifieds, SK -Type Modifieds, Crate SK-Type Modifieds, and the Vintage divisions, who may have encountered misfortune during the weekend. The Hard Luck Award winners, in each of the five divisions, will each receive $100. Each of the last-place finishers will receive an additional $100. (Vintage divisions will split the monies). Additionally, a $250 Hard-Charger Award will be awarded to the competitor who advances the largest number of positions, in BOTH the Modified and Supermodified features.
    Many of the competitors of the North-South Shootout
have already reaped the benefits of the involvement of the Joie of Seating. Since May, the Joie of Seating has presented 21 coupons valued at $200 to the qualifying race winners in the Modified, SK-Type Modified, and Supermodified divisions. Recipients have included the likes of Todd Szegedy, Ted Christopher, Brian King, Burt Myers, Chris Perley, Greg Furlong, Tony Hanbury and Woody Pitkat among others. A full list of qualifying race winners is available online at www.northsouthshootout.com.
    Founded by New England native Randy LaJoie, the Joie of Seating has gained prominence in all levels of stock car racing for their innovations in safety technology. The Joie of Seating offers a complete product line that will suit the needs of most racing applications from the local racer to the ranks of Nextel Cup. To learn more about the lightweight, durable, comfortable and super safe products and services offered by the Joie of Seating visit www.joieofseating.net.
    The Joie of Seating will continue their involvement throughout the duration of the event by providing coupons valued at $250 to the winners in the Modified, SK-type Modified and Supermodified main events. Additionally, the seventh and eleventh place finishers in the Modified and SK-type Modified features will receive coupons worth $200 off any purchase at the Joie of Seating. Finally, to help ease the pain of the teams that may find misfortune during the weekend, the Joie of Seating also agreed to provide coupons worth $200 to the last place finishers in the Modified, SK-type Modified, and Supermodified main events.
    Another long-time North-South Shootout
sponsor, PRO-Formance Shocks, Inc. of Lawrenceville , GA is back in force for the 5th annual event. In business for over two decades, PRO-Formance Shocks, Inc. is the industry leader in shock technology. "Using a unique blend of engineering, on-track testing and technical experience Pro-Shocks stands heads above the competition in quality and performance." PRO Shocks can be found on top running cars in virtually every racing division including the Modifieds and SK-Type Modifieds.
    Several drivers from this year's Shootout will get the opportunity to utilize the superior technology of PRO Shocks when they redeem their gift certificates. The winners of the Modified, Supermodified, and SK Modified main events will each receive a gift certificate valued at $200 each courtesy of Pro Shocks. Three (3) gift certificates valued at $100 each will be presented to one additional competitor from the Modified, Supermodified, and SK-Type Modified divisions. In 2006, the teams that traveled the furthest distance were provided with the additional certificates. The criteria is yet to be determined for 2007.
    To learn more about the products and services offered by PRO-Formance Shocks, Inc. visit www.proshocks.com.
    For the third year, Sherwood Racing Products, LLC joins forces with C&C Racing Promotions in the presentation of the annual North-South Shootout
. As racers themselves, the Sherwood Family appreciates a solid contingency program.
    A tool maker by trade, company founder Allen Sherwood, began repairing rims for his family-owned asphalt Modified. After his retirement from his 'real' job, the services offered by the company progressed to include manufacturing. The rest, they say, is history. Today, Sherwood Racing Products, LLC specializes in ultra light and lightweight steel race wheels for asphalt and dirt racing. Sherwood continues to repair damaged racing wheels while offering an inventory of used and surplus wheels. A comprehensive look at the products and services offered by Sherwood Racing Products, LLC is available at www.racingwheels.us.
    Sherwood Racing Wheels will present $100 gift certificates to the winners in each of the Modified, SK-Type Modified, Supermodified, Vintage Modified, and Vintage Sportsman features. The second-place finishers in each of the divisions listed above will receive $75 gift certificates while the third-place and last place finishers in each will receive $50 gift certificates.
    Lee Sherwood, a vital part of the family business, is a regular competitor with the Race of Champions. Duty calls for the racer of the family which requires that Lee to miss the annual Shootout. The matriarch of the Sherwood Racing Products, LLC, Betty is integral to the success of the Spaulding Foundation for Injured Drivers.
    The lucrative contingency program at the 5th Annual North-South Shootout
featuring the East-West Supermodified Shootout (TM) also includes some well-paying pole awards. The $500 DMC Auto Mart of King Pole Award will be presented to the competitor turning the fastest lap in Modified time trials. C&C Racing will add to the pole awards by presenting $500 to the highest qualifiers from the three additional touring series, not already represented in the DMC Pole Award. The eligible Series include the Whelen Modified Tour, the Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Race of Champions Modified Tour and the True Value Modified Racing Series.
    A total of $1,500 will be on the line during Supermodified time trials. S&R Motor Company will present $500 to the competitor turning the overall fastest lap in the Supermodifieds. C&C will again supplement the award by presenting $500 to the highest qualifier from the Series not already represented by the overall pole winner. The eligible Series include the International Supermodified Association (ISMA), the Midwest Supermodified Association (MSA), and a combination of the Englewood Racing Association and the Western State Supermodified Racing League.
    The SK-Type Modifieds will get their shot at additional prize money during pole qualifying. C&C Racing Promotions will award $200 to the overall fast qualifier. An additional $100 will be awarded to the highest qualifier from each track/series not already represented by the overall pole winner. The eligible tracks/series include the Stafford Speedway, Thompson Speedway, Wall Speedway, Waterford Speedbowl and the SST Modified Series.
    The awards will be presented not only before and after but also during the feature events. With the DMC Auto Exchange Halfway Leader Bonus, the leader at halfway of the Modified 100 will receive $500 while the leaders at lap 25 of the Supermodified and SK-Type Modified features will each receive $250 bonuses.
    Additional random competitors will be selected to receive $400 bonuses as part of the DMC Auto Exchange Charity Challenge. All competitors competing at the 5th Annual North-South
will have the opportunity to purchase "DMC Auto Exchange Charity Challenge" decals for $10 each. Proceeds will go to benefit the John W. Blewett Scholarship Fund. (DMC Auto Exchange guarantees a minimum donation of $500). A random drawing will be held at the halfway mark of both the Modified 100 and the SK-Type Modified 50. Any competitor, in any division, who has purchased and displayed a decal will be eligible to win.
    Additional prizes include the SK Bonus, the 'Glow of Excellence' and the Best Appearing Awards. The RH2Way Communications SK BONUS will pay $500 to the highest finishing competitor who ran ONLY the SK-Type Modified portion of the North-South Shootout
. Shadow's Candle Company of Riverside , NJ will present the lucky 13th finishers in the Modified, Supermodified, and SK-Type Modified features with a unique gift basket valued at $75. The winner of the Crate SK-Type/Limited SK-Type division will also receive a candle.
    Clean-Up Supply, an automotive reconditioning and appearance products supplier serving the Winston-Salem (NC) area, will award $350 in product to the Best Appearing Southern Modified, Northern Modified, Supermodified and SK-Type Modified during the 5th Annual North-South Shootout
. In addition, Clean-Up Supply will contribute an additional $500 in product to the winner of the Modified 100, Supermodified 50 and the SK-Type Modified 50.
    This strong contingency program is another way that C&C Racing Promotions and the sponsors that support the event reward the competitive nature of the teams that continue to participate in the annual North-South Shootout
.
    "The fields of competitors grows each year and so does the commitment of really great companies," said race promoter, Charles Kepley of Lexington , NC. "We are very fortunate to have a roster of truly talented drivers and a family of sponsors of such noted companies."
    The 5th Annual North-South Shootout
is set for November 2&3, 2007 at Concord Motorsport Park . The 100-lap Modified event will highlight an action-packed two-day racing event that will also feature the inaugural East-West Supermodified Shootout, SK-type Modifieds, Crate SK-Type Modifieds, Four Cylinders, and Vintage Modifieds and Vintage Sportsman. For complete information on the North-South Shootout visit www.northsouthshootout.com.

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Source  Dale Wolbrink/North/South Shootout PR
Posted:  October 5, 2007

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