American V8 Stock Car Road Racing Series

(December 27, 2004) -- Before we drop the green flag on another exciting season of racing in 2005, the American V8 Stock Car Road Racing Series would like to touch on a few items from 2004.

In November, American V8 Stock Car’s Lee Arnold and John Morgan attended the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) convention in Indianapolis.  Approximately 50,000 auto racing industry representatives also attended the event.  Stock car vendors and manufacturers were well represented at the show.  Lee and John also had the opportunity to talk with several existing and potential new series sponsors in Indianapolis.

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In 2004, the top three finishers in the American V8 Stock Car series points standings received various contingency awards.  The series champion earned a set of Goodyear race tires.  Third place (“Wild” Bill Smith) received half a set of Goodyear tires.  Jim King also won a Goodyear race tire.  (Joe Hooker, who finished second in the series standings, Bob Davis, David Price and Mark Higdon competed on Hoosier or other race tires.  The series doesn’t have a tire rule.)  The top one through three finishers in the points also received 30, 20 and ten gallons of Sunoco race fuel, respectively.  The series also awarded various other prizes, trophies and contingency awards, including a Spector Racing driving suit for the champion and $50 Racing Electronics vouchers to several other series competitors.  The first, fifth, tenth and 15th place finishers in the points also received complimentary one-year subscriptions to Grassroots Motorsports magazine.       

As always, American V8 Stock Car series officials would like to thank the sponsors (Goodyear, Sunoco, Spector Racing, Five Star Racecar Bodies, Racecar Engineering, Racing Electronics, DRP Performance, Mintex Racing, Howe Racing Enterprises and Tex Racing) for their continued support of the series throughout 2004.

Last year, many new teams contacted American V8 Stock Car and expressed an interest in locating road racing stock cars for sale and competing in the series.  American V8 Stock Car estimates that approximately 70 to 75 cars will compete in the series in 2005.  Recently, Lee sold his white #17 NASCAR Busch series stock car (seen here) to Dell Haverland, a former Sports Car Club of America A Sedan racer from Boynton Beach, Florida.  Dell plans to race his new car in the American V8 Stock Car series.

For a 2005 race schedule and more information imageabout the American V8 Stock Car series, and the first race of the season at Sebring on February 26 and 27, please go to v8stockcar.com.  The series also plans to update and improve the Classifieds section of the web site.  For information about locating road racing stock cars, please visit the web site or contact American V8 Stock Car series officials at lee@v8stockcar.com

Photos courtesy of Gordon Jolley and F & S Enterprises.