For Immediate Release:
February 24, 2014Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Restructures Purse and Welcomes Harbaugh Amusement Machine back as Title Sponsor for 2014.
The Appalachian Mountain Speedweek, in conjunction with Bob and Diane Harbaugh, is proud to announce that Harbaugh Amusement Machine has returned as the title sponsor of the popular Mid-Atlantic Super Late Model racing series. 2014 will mark the third consecutive year that the Martinsburg, West Virginia Company, specializing in Mega Touch machines and Automated Teller Machines (ATM), will serve as the title sponsor for the Pennsylvania based series.
“We could never ask for a better title sponsor for the series” said series co-promoter, Kurt Smith. “Bob and Diane genuinely love racing and their involvement not only makes our Speedweek better, but the whole sport in general. They are very hands on sponsors, and that is certainly the way Jason and I like it. We have made a few changes that we feel will help the series drivers and speedways this year and Bob and Diane were instrumental in helping make those decisions” added Smith.
The Harbaugh Amusement Appalachian Mountain Speedweek would also like to announce a restructure of the series purse for 2014. Without reducing the overall total purse for an AMS series event, the winner’s share of an Appalachian Mtn. Speedweek event was reduced from $5,000 down to $4,000 with the thousand dollars being spread back through the field. An Appalachian Mtn. Speedweek event will now pay a minimum of $400 to start, up from $300 last year. The only position that will see a reduction in purse will be the winner. Every other position stays the same and most will see an increase in 2014.
“The purse restructure was something Kurt and I felt we needed to do” said co-promoter Jason Clapper. “This is a tough economy for our sport, as not only do the costs for the competitors keep rising, but the cost for the speedways to open the gates every week also keeps getting higher. Realistically, for the most part speedways cannot afford to raise the purse. We want to make it clear that we did not cut the total purse but felt it was more important not to have a top heavy purse. By cutting the winners share down to $4,000 we were able to add more money to each position from 9th through 24th and raise the start money to $400. Second place, as it always has will pay $2,000 and back through 8th place will stay the same as in years past. Once we talked to Bob and Diane about it, they agreed that this was the right thing to do to better the series. We all made this decision in an effort to help all the teams that do travel and race with us” stated Clapper.
Look for more exciting news from the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek in the weeks to come. You can keep up to date at the WRT redesign official Harbaugh Amusement Appalachian Mountain Speedweek web site at www.lmspeedweek.com
and also on the series Face Book and Twitter accounts.Appalachian Mountain Speedweek 2014 Marketing Partners:
Harbaugh Amusement Machine, Inc., Buchanan Auto Park, Crow Design, Dirt On Dirt.com, Dirt Late Model Illustrated Magazine, Ernie D’s Enterprises, HTMA/Hoosier Race Tires, K.R.S. Graphics, MBH Race Cars, Millers Racing Parts, Rocket Chassis, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Sign Design – Bill Funk, Sports Plus Video & WRT Speedwerx.2014 Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Schedule:
May 30th – Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex
May 31st – Hagerstown Speedway
June 1st – Bedford Speedway
June 2nd – Port Royal Speedway - Charlie Grinestaff MemorialPrepared & distributed by KRS Graphics Motorsports Media