SURREY, British Columbia — It is with great excitement that we announce the merger of British Columbia’s two main Sportsman Racing Series.
The alliance comes after months of hard work behind the scenes among OK Tire Sportsman series President Gary MacCarthy, Kendall Thomas, ASA Advance Testing BC Late Model Tour President John Ross and ASA President Dennis Huth.
The ASA OK Tire Sportsman Series presented by Advance Testing is expected to increase car counts at tracks throughout the province and build the sportsman class back to its former strength.
“We are so happy to have the continued support of ASA here in the province of BC,” says John Ross. “Their marketing support and national coverage give us a big advantage in getting exposure for our drivers and sponsors.”
The series will run the existing OK Tire Sportsman Series schedule throughout British Columbia on the Hoosier 970 tire run last season by the ASA Advance Testing tour. All other rules will remain unchanged.
Advance Testing and OK Tire will work in conjunction as the title sponsors, while previous ASA Series Contingency sponsors will be welcomed into the newly named series. “Our goal is to continue to build race & points purses with marketing partners throughout the province and the ASA gives us the greatest leverage for their exposure,” said series president Gary MacCarthy.
The payout structure will continue to work as it has in the past to encourage racers to come from all over, no matter the distance and we will be encouraging island racers with a $250 ferry payout for any that plan on making the trip.
“This merger will really help increase our car counts and that’s what we’re most excited about,” exclaimed Thomas. “It’s what our fans, our tracks and our race teams want… great turnouts, top level competitors and exciting shows.”
“We are proud to sanction the ASA OK Tire Sportsman Series presented by Advance Testing,” Dennis Huth, ASA Racing President said. “We feel that this merger will be beneficial for the racers and the fans of British Columbia short track racing. We look forward to an incredible 2013 season.”