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News In Brief – December 8, 2010

IUPUI, USAC Teaming At Indy Speedrome

INDIANAPOLIS — The USAC Regional Midget Series, which competes regularly at Indianapolis Speedrome, will receive support from Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) under a new cooperative agreement.

IUPUI will coordinate involvement by students from the university who will have opportunities to work in a number of capacities associated with the events. The participating students will have the opportunity to enroll either for internship credits or as part of a directed study course at IUPUI.

Racer Of The Week

Johanna Long became only the second female driver in history to capture the Snowball Derby for late models Saturday night at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. Long, a former Blizzard Late Model Series champion at the venue, held off Donnie Wilson to join Tammy Jo Kirk as the only female winners of the historic event.

Nuts & Bolts

The University of Northwestern Ohio will become an associate sponsor on Terry McMillen’s NHRA Top Fuel dragster next year…Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., formerly Mountain Raceway Park, will feature the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series late models as its top division next season…The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Series has named Mike Strevel its new series director…The 23rd running of the Glass City 200 for late models at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway is scheduled for Oct. 1…Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will host its annual banquet Jan. 22 at the Eldora Ballroom…C.E. Falk, the two-time and defending late-model track champion at Virginia’s Langley Speedway, will return to the track next year with Hampton Roads Toyota Dealers as his new primary sponsor…Toledo (Ohio) Speedway will host the 2011 edition of the Racer’s Reunion March 12 at the Toledo Speedway banquet room. It will be followed by the monthly meeting of the Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club4 Speed Promotions and Gary Wright will hold a sprint-car chassis clinic Jan. 14 at Tulsa Select’s Navajo Room in Tulsa, Okla. Cost is $175 per person or $300 for a driver and crew chief. Call (940) 723-7241 or (940) 733-8937 for more information…Schoenfeld Headers will continue its product certificate sponsorship program with the Champion Racing Ass’n next season…A reunion for former competitors and fans of Silver Spring Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., will take place during the Motorsports 2011 show Jan. 21-23 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa…Lowe’s and Kobalt Tools will sponsor the Kobalt Tools 400 March 6 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway…Unexpected delays in converting Eldora Speedway’s online ticketing program to new software have forced the Ohio track to move the 2011 major event ticket sale kickoff to Sunday (Dec. 12)…Race Central TV has formed a marketing partnership with Lucas Oil Products.

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