Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY (April 22, 2011)- Before a car has even been pushed off this season, the wheels on the Patriot Sprint Tour are already rolling thanks to the support of the series’ marketing partners.
A host of supporters to the newly-named Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) have pledged their support for an exciting summer. Many return to the series while a group of new partners will debut at the series opener on May 7 at Black Rock Speedway.
Here is this year’s lineup:
A-Verdi Storage Containers- For the fifth consecutive year, Joe and Patty Verdi’s company will be the title sponsor of the King of Upstate New York Series. Additionally, the Upstate New York leader in storage and office solutions will present PST events at Canandaigua, Ransomville, Black Rock and Rolling Wheels. Look for A-Verdi to also support the Hot Wings TV program, the newly-designed merchandise trailer, stickers and plenty more as 2011 rolls along. For more information, visit www.Averdi.com.
Original Pizza Logs- The delectable brand of Finger Food Products adds PST to their impressive motorsports marketing lineup. In 2011, Original Pizza Logs will be the title sponsor of the Four Laps of Fame Dash Series. Race teams starting mid-pack will now have the ability to run for bonus cash thanks to Bob Cordova’s impressive business. For more information on a race track favorite, visit www.PizzaLogs.com.
Mike Emhof Motorsports- The support this partner will provide this season will enable the race teams to get to the track and stay on it. With just about every sprint car component in their disposal, MEM will have a fully-stocked parts trailer at all American PST events. They are a major distributor for dozens of products, including Eagle Motorsports. Via MEM, the Insinger Point Funds will be issued. For all of your parts, contact Mike at www.MikeEmhofMotorsports.com or 585-370-6495.
Insinger Fuels- For a fourth year now, the Dushore, PA company will serve as the Official Methanol Supplier of the Patriots. With a portion of every Insinger Gallon purchased going back into the point fund, their support is unquestioned. Insinger will also be the title sponsor of the King of the Southern Tier for the second year in a row as well as the presenting sponsor of the Rookie of the Year for a fourth season. To order Insinger Fuel for PST events, contact MEM or visit www.InsingerFuels.com.
CNY Custom Carts- New to the PST team in 2011 is the Official Golf Cart Supplier to the tour. Based out of Norwich, NY, CNY Custom Carts will provide a decked-out cart to be used at all PST events that will be sure to turn some heads. Details on the additions to this beauty will be forthcoming. A number of race teams have already shown interest in the company because of their diverse portfolio and ability to customize to any specification. Visit their website at www.CNYcustomcarts.com.
Riverside Bar and Grill- For a third consecutive year, Rick and Kyle Wilson’s hot spot in Gananoque, Ontario will be the title sponsor of the King of the St. Lawrence Series. With three races at nearby Brockville and a stop at Cornwall, there will be a number of chances to stop on in. Give them a call at 613-382-9797.
ASI Racewear- This will mark the fifth season that ASI will be the Official Racewear and Apparel Supplier to the Patriots. The Long Island-based business will also present the Fans Win Too Promotion at most PST events this season, distributing hundreds of free Patriot merchandise. Every year, ASI rolls out new great-looking series apparel while adding more PST drivers to their lineup each season. Look for new specialty shirts and hats this season to be part of the PST Merchandise Trailer. To get your hands on ASI products, visit www.ASIwear.com.
Ohsweken Speedway- One of the most thrilling stops each year on the Patriot Tour will once again support every series winner this season. The winner of each Patriot A-Main will pick up $100 courtesy of the home of the 7th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 15-17. Ohsweken will also present the 2011 Patriot Sprint Tour Champion’s Trophy for a third year now. For more information on “The Big O”, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com.
Bonnell’s Collision- The Fairview, PA based company has supported the Patriot for many years now, but for the first season now they will be part of the title sponsorship of the newly-named King of the West Series. Owner Scott Bonnell has stepped out of the driver’s seat but that has not impacted his great support for the Patriots. Look for Bonnell’s Collision to also support a number of Western PST Shows in other ways. For more information on their impressive work, visit www.BonnellsAuto.com.
Fine Touch Collision- The London, Ontario based business is aligned with the tour for a second consecutive year and this year will lend support to the King of the West. Doug Bowman has been a fine supporter to the tour for years with his No. 57 and looks to be around plenty in 2011. Give him a call at 519-432-1953.
Hoosier Race Tire/ Bicknell Racing Products- Thanks to BRP, the only spec tire the Patriots have ever known is the Hoosier Race Tire. Their support has helped to keep the racing strong on all varieties of surfaces while helping to pad the year end point fund. For more information, visit www.BicknellRacingProducts.com.
National Parts Peddler Newspaper- Corky Stockham’s Industry-leading trade paper has been the title sponsor of Patriot heat races for years. With every Patriot competitor taking a checkered flag in the 8-lap qualifiers picking up a cash bonus from NPP, winning always means something. The National Parts Peddler Trade Show and Auction will return to the New York State Fairgrounds this November, as will a PST presence. You can visit them at www.PartsPeddlerNews.net.
Gater Racing News- The partnership between the Patriots and Gater extends back to 2005 when the Hard Charger of the Season Series was introduced. This popular point fund will extend to 2011 to continue the cross-promotion. Visit www.GaterNews.com to subscribe today because You’ve just GottaGettaGater!
Additional marketing partners and product sponsors are still being finalized for this season and will be announced at a later date. Once again, the season opener for the PST will be Saturday May 7 at Black Rock Speedway for the Spring Sprint Nationals. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.