Announcement of new Florida Late Model statewide series.
Organizers Wayne Anderson, Dick Anderson and Alan Bruns today announced the formation of the FLORIDA ALL STARS TOUR Late Model Racing Series. The FAST late models will run a 12 race series with a yearlong championship chase. The Series champion and other top finishers will receive awards at the year-end championship ceremony. FAST late models will compete at 7 member race tracks across the state of Florida. The winner of the end of the year championship will truly be a Florida State Champion. “The decision to create a racers series was because Florida needed a series with a common set of rules to compete at any track from South to North Florida, that was determined to keep racers together under one umbrella and concentrate on keeping the rising costs to compete down, along with helping our promoter partners,” stated Wayne Anderson.
Dick Anderson commented, “It is amazing the amount of support that we have received from track promoters, race team owners and drivers. FAST was organized by racers to promote late model racing within the state of Florida. We have looked at every aspect of the process when a touring series comes to a local track and is assisting the track promoter with sponsorship, advertising and promotion.” Mr. Anderson continues with: “we wish to thank the promoters for working with us to streamline the event for the competitor including admission fees, two day passes, parking, etc.”
FAST racing formula will consist of having Super Late Models, Limited Late Models and Crate Late Models compete on an equal basis within a level playing field. Cars will be adjusted by weight based on engine combination and chassis type. Wayne and Dick mention “a lot of time has been spent on the chassis dyno to come up with a true and accurate way of deciding which car will fit into which eight category to make sure all competitors have an equal shot at winning. FAST did not want to create restrictions by using rev limiters, weight is a fairer way to regulate competition.”
FAST has also created a true Rookie program that will spotlight the top-finishing Rookie at every race and the Rookie champion at the end of the season. Rookies will be limited to a maximum age of 22. Alan Bruns continues with “there are a lot of young men and women in Florida who want to compete with a series on a regular basis and this gives them the opportunity to compete at a higher level and have there own race within a race.”
FAST is also truly pleased to announce that Gary Salvatore will serve as the Series Director, with Mark Tanner assisting as the Technical Director, forming a dynamic group, with our partnering track owners/promoters, founders and driver/owner committees. Although there is a tremendous amount of work yet to be done, the Series is already off to a FAST start.
FAST is also pleased to announce that RH2 and BLP have already signed on as corporate sponsors.
More information will be posted in the future on our website floridaallstars.org. or if you wish more information e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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