DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The American Speed Association was proudly represented at the recent 38th Annual Racing Promotion Monthly Western National Workshop in Reno, NV. Three ASA Member Track promoters and one tech official shared their insights to the short track promoters in attendance.
"We are very blessed to have some of the best promoters and tech officials in the country associated with the American Speed Association," Dennis Huth, ASA President said. "For them to be asked to share their thoughts at RPM says a lot about the success they have had individually at their track. Short track racing can be successful and they are all proving that it can be."
Adam Nelson, Promoter of Meridian Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Meridian, ID, and George Wade, Promoter of Grays Harbor Raceway, an ASA Member Track in Elma, WA, talked to the promoters about what works and doesn't work in concession sale, along with what it takes to maximize their profits.
Nelson returned to the stage later on with Steve Beitler, Promoter of Skagit Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Alger, WA were part of the panel for a new promoter Q&A. Both shared what it takes to have successful weekly and special event shows at their tracks. Both also shared the benefits they have had with being an ASA Member Track as well.
Mike "Lumpy" Lemke, Tech Director for the ASA Midwest Tour/ASA Transcontinental Series, made his debut at the RPM Workshop as he talked about some of the teching issues seen in short track racing today from super late models to 4-cylinder cars. Outside of the workshop, many promoters approached him to discuss what it took to get tracks working together on having the same rules package in order for competitors to compete at more than one track within their area.
The ASA staff was also on hand to meet with current ASA Member Tracks and Sanctioned Series promoters along with meeting with promoters who are interested in becoming part of the ASA family.
"We are glad to help Stewart Doty with his RPM Workshops," Huth said. "His goal with these workshops are to find ways to make short track racing more successful all over the United States. Being a long time track promoter myself, I know that talking to other promoters and learning what works and doesn't work is invaluable information to get."
The American Speed Association started as a single racing series in 1968 and is a fast growing racing sanctioning body today. The ASA Member Track program is comprised of asphalt and dirt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. To learn more of the Daytona Beach, Fla.-based American Speed Association call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For news and information from all the racetracks and regional tours involved in the ASA, visit www.ASA-Racing.com.