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ASA Midwest Tour and SCAG Truck Tour World Wide Packaging State Park 125 Race Day Recap

May 22, 2012

By Kari Shear-Carlson
May 22, 2012 – Dan Fredrickson and Jerry Wood were victorious in the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings and the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour events at State Park Speedway on Saturday night, May 19th.

DAN FREDRICKSON WINS HIS DEBUT AT SPS

The 2008 ASAMT Champion, Dan Fredrickson in his Mid-State Reclamation & Trucking; B&B; Brothers Jorgenson sponsored car made his first ever trip to State Park Speedway on Saturday and adapted to the very competitive quarter mile as if he raced there weekly. Dan started in the sixth position after qualifying fifth. It did not take him long to make his way to the front.

He proved that two-groove racing is alive and well at SPS when he chose the outside at the restart after a competition yellow. Fredrickson was able to maintain his lead, albeit with a very hungry Jonathan Eilen never losing site of Fredrickson’s bumper until the checkered flag fell.

Last year’s winner and local hero, Mark Mackesy came on strong at the end and got another podium finish rounding out the top three.

JERRY WOOD WINS THE ASA MIDWEST SCAG TRUCK TOUR SEASON OPENER

Jerry Wood led James Swan and Chad Knaus of Sun Prairie, WI across the finish line in the Truck Tour’s first event of the 2012 season. Wood is the 2010 and 2011 ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour Champion and he continued right where he left off on Saturday night. Fourteen trucks took the green flag. Jerry took the early lead and while Swan closed in on him a bit, it just was not enough to get the job done. There were some great battles throughout the field during the 50 lap event indicating that it is going to be a great season of great racing in 2012.

ROOKIE MATT TIFFT GETS FIRST ASAMT POLE OF THE SEASON
Youngster, Matt Tifft from Hinckley, OH, powered his way to the top of the charts in qualifying, putting his #89 Malco Products, Judge, Lauric & Pahoresky, CPA Ford in the top spot turning a 13.467. Tifft started the event in 14th position and hung on in one of the most jam-packed, side-by-side events ever seen for an 18th place finish.

DAN BARBER OPENS UP THE ASA MIDWEST SCAG TRUCK TOUR WITH THE POLE
The #3 of Dan Barber opened the Truck Tour season by taking the pole with a 13.932. John Wood was second with a 14.093 only one-one thousand of a second ahead of Bill Collins who had a 14.094.

ECHO AND ECHO BEAR CAT TOURING STARS SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE FIELD
Jonathan Eilen led the way for the 2012 ECHO and ECHO Bear Cat Touring Stars on Saturday night. After coming out of nowhere in the season opener at MIS, Eilen continued to show that he is in it to win it in 2012. Eilen started 11th and made his way to the front, maneuvering through lapped traffic in professional style. He and Fredrickson put on a fantastic finish to a great night of racing.

Another Touring Star who is off to a great start is Nick Panitzke. After running up front and leading for a while, Panitzke unfortunately encountered some problems and dropped back later in the race. Jacob Goede, Nathan Haseleu, Skylar Holzhausen, Chris Weinkauf and Chris Wimmer were all in the top ten. Last week’s winner, Andrew Morrissey finished 13th.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CONTENDERS CONTINUE TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE
Six Rookie of the Year drivers competed in the feature event on Saturday night. Once again, Jason Weinkauf sponsored by Professional Drywall, Jay VanDerGeest Cattle and Hartleban Farms, led the way for the rookies. Weinkauf ran up front most of the night finishing in ninth.

Young Ty Majeski, who won the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour event at SPS in 2011, finished in 11th. Fast qualifier, Matt Tifft finished in 18th, followed by Cardell Potter in 20th, Austin Luedtke in 21st and Jeff Holtz in 27th.
HASELEU AND SWAN TAKE HOME BIG DOG BONUS

The Big Dog Bonus lap sponsorship program continued to grow for the ASAMT and was already up to $1300 for the ASA Midwest Tour. RaceTeamGear.com and Swiss Colony sponsored, Nathan Haseleu was the Big Dog for the ASAMT.
Finishing in the top 10 awarded Haseleu a little extra cash for the night. Because he was not a part of the program at MIS, he took home only $600 and the remaining $700 will carry over to Berlin Raceway on June 2nd.

The ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour started it’s season off with $500 in the pot. James Swan got the luck of the draw for the Trucks. Swan finished second in his race and took home the full $500 for the Trucks. They will start a new pot at Milwaukee on June 12th.

POINTS BATTLES BEGIN
With his victory on Saturday night, Dan Fredrickson tops the ASAMT point standings with 293. Skylar Holzhausen is in second with 286 only one point ahead of Jonathan Eilen with 285. Jason Weinkauf leads the rookie standings with 264 followed by Ty Majeski with 251 only one point ahead of Matt Tifft with 250.
Jerry Wood leads the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour points with 167, followed by James Swan (160). Camden Murphy and Chad Knaus are currently tied for third with 153 points each.

NEXT EVENT
The next event for the ASA Midwest Tour is Saturday, June 2nd at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI for the Port City Racecars 100 only 10 days before the Howie Lettow 150 at the Milwaukee Mile on Tuesday, June 12th.

The Howie Lettow 150 will be the next event for the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour.

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

News Truck Tour

Jerry Wood Kicks Off the 2012 Season Right Where He Left Off

May 19, 2012

By Kari Shear-Carlson
May 19, 2012 – The ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour kicked off their season at State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI on Saturday night, May 19th. Jerry Wood picked up right where he left off winning the first event.

Jerry took the early lead while the #97 of James Swan kept him just in his sights. As the race started to get settled, a blanket could have been thrown over sixth through eighth. As the laps started ticking away, Swan started to slowly close the gap on Jerry Wood.

Twenty-five laps into the 50-lap event, Wood and Swan were pulling away from the rest of the field while the #67 of Chad Knaus, #85 of Camden Murphy and #72 of John Wood were putting on a good battle for the third spot.

John Wood and Murphy were battling side-by-side and touched for fourth. Wood took the position. Wood continued to power his way towards the front working on Knaus for third. But soon after Wood got caught up in lapped traffic and lost two spots to Knaus and Murphy.

Meanwhile up front, Swan was once again closing in on the 73 of Jerry Wood, but he got as close as he was going to get finishing in the runner up position.

Jerry was happy to be able to start off his season with a win and is looking forward to the remainder of the year. “It doesn’t get any better than this. I am looking forward to the season and racing with Swan at every event,” said Wood.

James Swan was the winner of the Big Dog bonus, taking home an extra $500. “This was my first time here and I’m just really happy to be here. There are a lot of great guys to race against. I’m looking forward to it,” said the runner up.

The full results can be found at asamidwesttour.com.

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

Drivers News Touring Stars

Wimmer Sets New Madison International Speedway Track Record

May 14, 2012

Earns a top-ten finish in ASAMT opener

Wausau, WI – Chris Wimmer and his Preval Chevy now hold the Madison International Speedway track record. The record fell a few times during qualifying, but it was Wimmer who broke it for the final time with a lap of 17.245 seconds, shattering the previous record of 17.417 seconds.

“The practice times were fast all weekend,” says Wimmer, “So I think everyone had a feeling the record was going to be broken. My car was pretty good in practice, but I was a little surprised to have that fast of a lap. To be able to break a track record feels pretty good and it was definitely an awesome way to start of the 2012 season.”

Wimmer, who is racing a brand new Pathfinder Chassis this year, started the 100-lap feature event from the 9th position. The first 64-laps went caution free, and Wimmer found himself in the 8th spot at the break. “The Prerval Chevy was pretty loose those first 64-laps,” says Wimmer, “We’re on a new tire compound this year, so it’s all about trying to figure out what adjustments will work with this tire. The tire has a lot of speed, which we showed in qualifying, but it definitely races different than the tires we had last year.”

Wimmer made a few adjustment to the Preval Chevy during the ten-minute break and in the final 36 laps worked his way just outside the top-five, for a 6th place finish. “I would have liked to get up and battle within the top-five,” says Wimmer, “But on that final run the car got a little tight towards the end and I just couldn’t quite catch those guys. “

After just one ASA Midwest Tour race in the books, Wimmer sits a comfortable 4th place in the overall point standings. “It’s definitely too early to be worried about points racing yet,” says Wimmer, “But to get a fast time and a solid finish in the first race of the year, especially with a new car and new tires feels pretty good. When you work so hard in the offseason building a new car and can come out and compete, it’s a rewarding feeling. I have a great group of guys that help me and we look forward to staying strong all season.”

Next up for Wimmer is his home track, State Park Speedway, this Saturday, May 19th. “It’s always nice when you race at home for many reasons,” says Wimmer, “We didn’t run that well at State Park last year, so we definitely want to turn that around this year. Last year the race at SPS was probably the best ASA race of the year, so hopefully we can put on an awesome show again.”

Fan gates open at 2pm on Saturday with qualifying at 4pm, autograph session at 5pm and racing at 6pm. For more information log on to www.stateparkspeedway.com or www.asamidwesttour.com

Wimmer is proudly sponsored by Preval Spray Guns, to learn more visit www.preval.com, RaceTeamGear.com, and Appleton Rack and Pinion. If you have any questions or would like to set up an interview with Wimmer, please contact Jana Jurkovich at jjurkovich@gmail.com

News Touring Stars

ASA Midwest Tour Announces Big Dog Bonus Program at ALL ASAMT and ASAMTT Events

May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012 – In an effort to add excitement to an already aggressive ECHO and ECHO Bear Cat Touring Star program and a rapidly growing Truck series, officials have announced a new bonus program called “The Big Dog Bonus”.

At each American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings and ASA Midwest Truck Tour event in 2012, race teams will have the opportunity to win a large amount of money that is provided to a bonus pot by various sponsors of each team. The bonus program is NOT a requirement but is based on those who want to be a part of the program.

During the drivers’ meeting, each team will submit their request to be a part of the Big Dog Bonus. Teams will submit an amount of $100 if they want to participate in the bonus program.

The money that is provided will come from a team’s sponsor or individual that would like to support that team’s efforts to be the Big Dog of the race. All teams that are participating will submit their request and the money will be pooled until the end of the event. Each sponsor that donates to the program will then be highlighted during the entire event and promoted to all of the attending race fans for only $100.

Once all teams have submitted their request/sponsor information and their $100 payment, chips will be put into a container. To start off the season the 2011 Champion will draw a chip to select the Big Dog for the first event. Each event thereafter, the previous winner will select the Big Dog who is eligible. If the winner is not present, a person will be selected. The person who is drawn to be the Big Dog must complete the following requirements.

ASAMT- The Big Dog must finish in the top 10 in the main event in order to receive the bonus

ASAMTT- The Big Dog must finish in the top 8 in the main event in order to receive the bonus

If a driver does not finish higher then the required position, the bonus then rolls over to the next event. The drivers entered in the previous events bonus are only eligible to win the double bonus at the next event. New competitors can enter the program at the next event but they are only eligible to win half of the original amount. All remaining funds will continue to roll over if won by a new competitor.

“We are always trying to be creative and find new and exciting ways for our teams to win some extra money at our events. This is a great opportunity for teams to just put a little effort forth to find sponsors and give them an opportunity to be in the program at no cost to them, but at the same time it gives the opportunity for a sponsor to be highlighted all night long at our events for only $100. Who wouldn’t want to have some fun with this?” said ASAMT VP, Steve Einhaus.

“We are developing a very noticeable decal that will be highly visible by fans at our events. When the Big Dog is selected, the decal will be installed on the fan side of his or her car or Truck. Fans can then follow along with the
announcer as he dramatizes that driver’s opportunity to be “The Big Dog”. The announcer may just see if that racer has it in him or her to get off the porch and be the “Big Dog”, added Einhaus

If a driver wins the bonus, he or she will be included in the winner’s circle celebration and have an opportunity to promote his or her donating sponsor and get pictures in the winner’s circle.

If nobody wins the bonus at that event, well, let’s just say, the next event is going to be one heck of a bonus. There could be thousands of dollars on the line if the bonus rolls over. It’s exciting, it’s fun, and it will add some great flavor to the event.

Who is going to be the Big Dog at the next ASAMT or ASAMTT event? We’ll find out this Sunday at Madison!

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

News Touring Stars Truck Tour

ASA Midwest Tour Announces Big Dog Bonus Program at ALL ASAMT and ASAMTT Events

May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012 – In an effort to add excitement to an already aggressive ECHO and ECHO Bear Cat Touring Star program and a rapidly growing Truck series, officials have announced a new bonus program called “The Big Dog Bonus”.

At each American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings and ASA Midwest Truck Tour event in 2012, race teams will have the opportunity to win a large amount of money that is provided to a bonus pot by various sponsors of each team. The bonus program is NOT a requirement but is based on those who want to be a part of the program.

During the drivers’ meeting, each team will submit their request to be a part of the Big Dog Bonus. Teams will submit an amount of $100 if they want to participate in the bonus program.

The money that is provided will come from a team’s sponsor or individual that would like to support that team’s efforts to be the Big Dog of the race. All teams that are participating will submit their request and the money will be pooled until the end of the event. Each sponsor that donates to the program will then be highlighted during the entire event and promoted to all of the attending race fans for only $100.

Once all teams have submitted their request/sponsor information and their $100 payment, chips will be put into a container. To start off the season the 2011 Champion will draw a chip to select the Big Dog for the first event. Each event thereafter, the previous winner will select the Big Dog who is eligible. If the winner is not present, a person will be selected. The person who is drawn to be the Big Dog must complete the following requirements.

ASAMT- The Big Dog must finish in the top 10 in the main event in order to receive the bonus

ASAMTT- The Big Dog must finish in the top 8 in the main event in order to receive the bonus

If a driver does not finish higher then the required position, the bonus then rolls over to the next event. The drivers entered in the previous events bonus are only eligible to win the double bonus at the next event. New competitors can enter the program at the next event but they are only eligible to win half of the original amount. All remaining funds will continue to roll over if won by a new competitor.

“We are always trying to be creative and find new and exciting ways for our teams to win some extra money at our events. This is a great opportunity for teams to just put a little effort forth to find sponsors and give them an opportunity to be in the program at no cost to them, but at the same time it gives the opportunity for a sponsor to be highlighted all night long at our events for only $100. Who wouldn’t want to have some fun with this?” said ASAMT VP, Steve Einhaus.

“We are developing a very noticeable decal that will be highly visible by fans at our events. When the Big Dog is selected, the decal will be installed on the fan side of his or her car or Truck. Fans can then follow along with the
announcer as he dramatizes that driver’s opportunity to be “The Big Dog”. The announcer may just see if that racer has it in him or her to get off the porch and be the “Big Dog”, added Einhaus

If a driver wins the bonus, he or she will be included in the winner’s circle celebration and have an opportunity to promote his or her donating sponsor and get pictures in the winner’s circle.

If nobody wins the bonus at that event, well, let’s just say, the next event is going to be one heck of a bonus. There could be thousands of dollars on the line if the bonus rolls over. It’s exciting, it’s fun, and it will add some great flavor to the event.

Who is going to be the Big Dog at the next ASAMT or ASAMTT event? We’ll find out this Sunday at Madison!

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

Marketing Partner News

ASAMT Announces Charity Auction Benefiting MACC Fund

April 26, 2012

Race Fans and Businesses Encouraged to Donate Items for Auction

By Kari Shear-Carlson
April 26, 2012 – The American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings is inching closer to the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 at the Milwaukee Mile on June 12th, 2012.

On Tuesday, June 12th, all Howie Lettow Memorial VIP ticket holders are invited to the VIP auction in the VIP area, in addition to meeting and greeting all of the NASCAR drivers and other stars. Items from many NASCAR greats, such as autographed rookie cards from Jimmie Johnson’s ASA days, a pair of his gloves, autographed Mark Martin memorabilia and other various items from NASCAR stars are just a fraction of what will be auctioned and raffled off.

Donations for the auction are open to anyone who would like to donate an item to be auctioned. But only those who have purchased a VIP ticket will be allowed to purchase and participate in the auction. All auction proceeds will go directly to the MACC Fund. The list of donations continues to grow so if you have not purchased your VIP ticket yet, now is the time!

To purchase your VIP ticket or donate an item for the auction, please contact Steve Einhaus at (630) 212-6022 or steve@asamidwesttour.com.

The VIP area will open at 3:00PM, begin at 4:00PM, and end at 6:45PM. All VIP ticket holders will also be allowed to sit in a reserved seating section in the grandstands.

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

Marketing Partner News

Schaeffer Oil Products Returns to the ASAMT in 2012

April 24, 2012

Contingency Programs Remain Strong In 2012

By Kari Shear-Carlson
April 24, 2012 – The American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings welcomes the return of Schaeffer Oil Products for the 2012 season.

Schaeffer Oil Products will be a major player in the 2012 ASAMT Rookie of the Year and the 2012 ASAMT Championship programs, providing free oil for 14 races to the winner of each.

“Schaeffer Oil really sees the value in promoting their products in the ASAMT. They have developed a great way to get teams to run their products and see great performance results,” said Steve Einhaus, ASAMT Vice President.

Chris Hauser, proud representative of Schaeffer Oil Products, is more than just a representative; he is a huge fan of the sport of auto racing. As one of the many contingency sponsors, Hauser prides himself on Schaeffer’s commitment to providing teams with products that they can use in their race cars and in their diesel haulers that transport the cars and crews to every ASAMT event.

The ASAMT gives Schaeffer a great opportunity to showcase the historical success of Schaeffer Oil Products by giving the racer supreme engine protection and performance at a much lower cost. Their products are proven, and their objective is to work directly with the racers and educate them on making the right decisions to protect their investments.

Founded in 1839, Schaeffer Manufacturing Company has grown to be the largest manufacturer of fuel additives in North America. With over 60 million in sales, the company attributes its success to product quality and exceptional service. Schaeffer is a family-owned business with over 400 sales reps nationwide and 10 large warehouse facilities located throughout the United States to insure all customers’ needs are met in a timely fashion.

For more information about Schaeffer Oil Products, contact Chris at (262) 860-1004 or e-mail him at cubear@sbcglobal.net.

Follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (www.facebook.com/asamidwesttour.com) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour)

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

Marketing Partner News

Scag Cuts It’s Way into ASAMT Presenting Sponsorship

March 27, 2012

Nation’s Top American Made Industrial Mower Goes Big With ASAMT

By Kari Shear-Carlson
March 27, 2012 – Scag Power Equipment will return in 2012 as the official mower of the ASAMT as well as becoming a presenting sponsor, making it the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment and Lester Buildings.

“Scag has been an integral part of our growth over the years and last year we worked really hard on improving the referral process and driving customers to their dealers,” said ASAMT VP, Steve Einhaus. “This year we have taken our relationship to new levels with their presenting sponsorship and will be expanding their awareness in the racing industry through our partner www.speed51.com in order to track ROI. When race fans think of the ASA Midwest Tour, they will think Scag and that’s the way we like it,” he added.

Scag Power Equipment is known and respected throughout the commercial power equipment industry for their innovation and attention to quality. Founded in 1983, Scag Power Equipment has become the largest independent manufacturer of commercial grade mowing equipment in the country. From its original gear-drive rider, to over 50 high-performance models today, Scag products continually set the benchmark for commercial-grade mowing equipment.

Director of Marketing and Technical Services of Scag Power Equipment, Chris Frame, could not agree more with the relationship between the ASAMT and Scag.

“The ASAMT continues to grow and we feel it is the best series in the country. We’re proud to be a part of it and know that this is going to be another exciting year,” said Chris Frame, Director of Marketing and Technical Services. “The ASAMT and Scag are a perfect fit for each other. Our partnership is an excellent way for Scag to reach its existing customer base, as well as potential new customers,” Frame said.

“We build the highest quality, best performing commercial mowers in the world. And they’re built right here in the great USA, by hard working Americans. That’s something we can all be proud of and we know ASAMT fans appreciate that as well,” added Frame.

Scag products are made in the USA by its parent company, Metalcraft of Mayville, a family-owned business with facilities located in Mayville and West Bend, Wisconsin.

For more information about Scag Power Equipment log on to www.ScagRacing.com.

Be sure to follow the ASAMT on Facebook (www.facebook.com/asamidwesttour.com) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

Marketing Partner News

Lester Buildings Becomes 2012 ASAMT Presenting Sponsor

March 21, 2012

By Kari Shear-Carlson
March 21, 2012 – The American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings has partnered up with one of the leading manufacturers of post-frame structures in the United States.

Lester Buildings has built more than 140,000 buildings since 1947 and has independent dealers from the eastern seaboard to the Rocky Mountains and buildings available all over the country.

In 2012, Lester Buildings will be a presenting sponsor and official post-frame building company of the ASA Midwest Tour and it could not be a better fit for Lester Buildings and the ASAMT.

Stephanie Beste, Brand Manager-Marketing of Lester Buildings is looking forward to the relationship. “We are very excited to increase our support of the ASAMT in 2012. Our sponsorship has been a perfect fit for us because many race fans need storage buildings for their hobbies and toys. We have also seen a lot of referrals for business owners who need commercial buildings. We’re looking forward to a strong year.”

Fans can visit the Lester tent at every ASAMT event and enter to win a portable gas grill. But that is just the start of what Lester Buildings offers to ASA Midwest Tour fans.

One of the most exciting parts of the sponsorship is Lester Buildings desire and potential to give back to the fans through the customer referral program. Lester Buildings appreciates sales leads of all kinds and wants to be able to reward those who refer new customers.

When a new customer is referred to Lester Buildings and buys a building the person who referred the new customer will receive $100 and the person purchasing the new building will also receive $100. For more information about the customer referral program, go to http://www.lesterbuildings.com/contact/customerReferral.cfm.

“It’s very exciting to see Lester Buildings increase their involvement again in motor sports and we feel that the ASA Midwest Tour has provided them with a great opportunity to reach new customers. Our focus in 2012 is to expand those opportunities and focus on connecting the entire racing community nationally with a Lester Building. Race teams all over the country can give us a call and we’ll help direct them to Lester Buildings in order to get them in the best building for the best price through their customer referral process,” said ASAMT VP, Steve Einhaus.

For more information about Lester Buildings and their customer referral program go to asamidwesttour.com and click on the Lester Buildings logo.

Follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook at www.facebook.com/asamidwesttour and on Twitter at @asamidwesttour.

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.