Northwest Pro4 Alliance
Last updated: 9/11/2014
PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Northwest Pro4 Alliance Media/BC208-440-3873bobcoply@cableone.net
NORTHWEST PRO4 ALLIANCE, JOINS SPEEDWAY BENEFITS, AN ALLIANCE UNITING GRASSROOTS RACETRACKS INTO THE SECOND LARGEST SPORTS PLATFORM IN NORTH AMERICA
Northwest Pro4 Alliance recently became an inaugural member of NASCAR legend, Humpy Wheeler’s, biggest idea ever:  Amass 1,000+ grassroots racetracks in the U.S. and Canada into a marketing alliance which collectively, has greater attendance than the NFL, NHL, NBA and NASCAR – combined.
 
BOISE, ID (20 DEC 13) – The Northwest Pro4 Alliance is proud to announce it has become a member of Speedway Benefits, an alliance of, currently, more than 300 grassroots racetracks and sanctioning bodies across North America. 

Speedway Benefits offers member tracks the ability to pool resources, secure large brand sponsorships and leverage buying power.  Member tracks can also take advantage of complimentary consulting with Humpy Wheeler and other elite experts in the industry, allowing track owners and promoters access to unprecedented insight and advice to help their profitability and customer service.

“Speedway Benefits is by far a great idea, and many of us have talked about how to do it.  But now to see Humpy Wheeler step up and take the reigns successfully, is as simple as tracks and sanctioning bodies like us signing on the dotted line," said Bob Coply Marketing Director, Northwest Pro4 Alliance.

Speedway Benefits aligns grassroots motorsports’ 24,000 events, 30,000 employees and 600,000 competitors across multiple series and sanctions.  These racetracks host 50 million fans annually representing over $1 trillion in consumer spending equal to 6.5% of the U.S. GDP.  This demographic is highly attractive to national and global brands, some of which have already approached Speedway Benefits for vendor and sponsorship partnerships.  By taking advantage of this scale, the Northwest Pro4 Alliance, will be able to pass along savings and sponsorship dollars to their bottom line and provide a better experience for their fans at the track level.  

"After spending the last 50 years running short tracks, big ones and everything in between, my son Trip and I saw a tremendous opportunity to help the smaller tracks of the U.S. and Canada. Our goal is to bring major advertising dollars to them by pooling them together and then use those amassed numbers to buy the staples they all need. Now we can go to a major manufacturer and say we want to buy 250,000 gallons of paint instead of 250. When you put all those short tracks together, you have a force more powerful than the NFL.  The reason no one has done this before is that it takes a tremendous amount of investment to start this up, but we believe it will pay off for everybody in the end,” said Humpy Wheeler.

As the 2014 racing season for the Northwest Pro4 Alliance ramps up with a scheduled start date of May 24, 2014, the timing is perfect for grassroots racetracks to unite and deliver fans a memorable experience that will keep them coming back year after year, especially for the younger generation of fans and competitors.  

For more information about the Northwest Pro4 Alliance, visit: www.nwpro4alliance.com

For more information about Speedway Benefits, please visit www.speedwaybenefits.com, Facebook, Twitter (@SPDWYBenefits), LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+, or email info@speedwaybenefits.com.
 
ABOUT THE SANCTIONING BODY:
The Northwest Pro4 Alliance is a Four Cylinder Late Model Series that competes at tracks in Washington, Oregon and Idaho with fields reaching 30 cars. The best four cylinder stock car drivers in the west compete with the Northwest Pro4 Alliance because of the close competition, the association with top name sponsors and a professional staff. The Northwest Pro4 Alliance is the top run in the ladder when it comes to four cylinder motorsports.

ABOUT SPEEDWAY BENEFITS:
Speedway Benefits is a marketing alliance consolidating the sponsorship negotiating rights and group buying power of the over 1,000 grassroots racetracks throughout the United States and Canada. The consolidated group represents approximately 50 million consumers and over $1 trillion in consumer spending. When consolidated, Speedway Benefits is the second largest sports property in the United States in attendance. Speedway Benefits also provides its member tracks consulting services. Located in Charlotte, NC, the company employs seven and is expected to grow to 50 full-time employees.
2014 Registration Information

Complete the Form below and return to Bob Copy to join us for the 2014 season!
From your Race Director...

Hello NW Pro4 Alliance drivers, crew, fans and NW Pro4 Alliance Officials. The 2014 race season is approaching. After the 4 Cylinder Stock Car Summit, Bob Coply approached me and asked me if I would be interested in being the 2014 NW Pro4 Alliance Race Director. I gladly accepted the position. I want to thank Bob for this opportunity. Here is a little about me. I have been officiating high school Varsity football and basketball for nearly 20 years.(So dealing with drivers and crew will be mild compared to dealing with unruly parents and student athletes). I was the race announcer at Ephrata Raceway Park for 2 years. I was the Race Director at Ephrata Raceway Park for nearly 3 years. Most of you know I was the Race Coordinator for the Alliance last year. I am fare and reasonable person. (most of the time according to my wife) I ask that drivers and crew treat me with respect and in turn I will do the same to you. I am looking forward to working with all drivers, crew and the other NW Pro4 Alliance officials. Lets have a great 2014 race season. Remember the racing action is for the FANS IN THE STANDS. So I know you will put on a great show for them.
See you all at Magic Valley Speedway.
Feel free to contact me @ huntermichael2@hotmail.com or 509-750-3101
Mike Hunter
NW Pro4 Alliance Race Director
CURRENT Point Standings

1.   #16 Rick Thompson . (1 win in 2014) . 436
2.   #07 Toby Becker ... (1 win in 2014)... ..432
3.   #77  Eddie Secord ... (1 win in 2014) ..416
4.   #03  Steve Thompson ... ... ... ... ... ... .408
5.   #33  Ken Chandler ... (1win in 2014) ...397
6.   #65  Eric Kaas ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..382
7.   #59  Alex Peck ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..372
8.   #34  Brenden Fries ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 349
9.   #22  James Hayes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 333
10. #5     Steve Catlow ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 330
11.  #32    Jeff Raver ... ... ... ... 230
12.  #58    Joe Barton ... ... ... ...213
13.  #9      Bill McAdams ... ... ...194
14.  #19    Kayla Pittman ... ... ...193
15.  #99    CJ Hawley ... ... ... ... 175
16.   #27     Dave Fine ... ... ... ... ... ..168
  #71     Brian Cole/ CJ Hawley ..168
18.   #11     Bud Rumsey ... ... ... ... ... 97
19.   #54     Donavan Parker ... ... ... ..88
  #29     Max Schroeder ... ... ... ... 88
21.   #6       Rob Taylor ... ... ... ... ... ..87
22.   #18     Scott Raver ... ... ... ... ... .83
23.   #00H   Larry Hull ... ... ... ... ... ... 81
24.   #79     Ryan Bailey ... ... ... ... ... .76
  #2       Johnny Rumsey ... ... ... ...76
26.   #53     Tom Pinkowski ... ... ... ... 74


Pyrotect Rookie of
the Year Standings
1.   #34  Brenden Fries ... ...319
2.   #22  James Hayes ... ... 310
3.   #5   Steve Catlow ... ... 304
The NAPA 75 Results
July 19th Hermiston Super Oval

Ken Chandler finally gets a Northwest Pro4 Alliance Win!
The #33 has competed in Alliance events since its inception in 2007. His dedication to success in the series finally paid off for this multi-time Meridian Speedway Champion as he claimed victory in the NAPA 75 at Hermiston Super Oval!
13 cars are on hand tonight for the Lucas Oil Products 75
at Wenatchee Valleys Super Oval!

The Alliance sees it 4th different winner in as many races in 2014. #07 Toby Becker claims victory at the Wentachee Valleys Super Oval in the Lucas Oil Products 75. The 75 lap feature event was slowed just once around the 20 lap mark for the single car spin of #27 Dave Fine. Otherwise the race went quick, running under Troy Blantons green flag. Second place goes to #03 Steve Thompson and 3rd to #77 Eddie Secord. Rounding out the top five is #16 Rick Thompson in 4th and #33 Ken Chandler in 5th.

B-Dash win goes to #5 Steve Catlow with Brian Cole in the #71 in second, #27 Dave Fine in 3rd and #22 James Hayes in 4th. #65 Eric Kaas took his pole starting position and held on to win the A-Dash. #77 Eddie Secord was 2nd, #16 Steve Thompson 3rd and #07 Toby Becker 4th. Next up, the Lucas Oil Products 75 Feature event!

The field will be a complete invert for the Feature event.
Dashes are up next and there line-ups are as follows...
B-DashA-Dash
#27#22#65#07
#5 #71#77#16

Fast time goes to #16 Rick Thompson as he and #77 Eddie Secord turned identical laps!
1.#16Rick Thompson13.200
2.#77Eddie Secord     13.2008.#34Brenden Fries13.650
3.#07Toby Becker13.260       9.#9  Bill McAdams13.690
4.#65Eric Kaas13.300     10.      #71Brian Cole14.180
5.#03Steve Thompson13.360      11.      #5  Steve Catlow14.410
6.#33Ken Chandler13.390     12.      #22James Hayes14.875
7.#59Alex Peck13.480     13.      #27Dave Fine14.990

#03Steve ThompsonQualifying is coming up soon and the Alliance
#07Toby Beckeris scheduled to run 2 trophy dashes and the
#5  Steve Catlow75 lap Feature Event! Results will be posted
#9  Bill McAdamsas they come in from the track.
#16Rick Thompson
#22James Hayes
#27Dave Fine
#33Ken Chandler
#34Brenden Fries
#59Alex Peck
#65Eric Kaas
#71Brian Cole
#77Eddie Secord
The Fall Classic is coming up at Yakima Speedway. It is our last race and the championship points battle is the tightest ever seen in Alliance history, anyone in the top five in the standings could leave Yakima with the championship. The Pyrotect rookie of the year battle is the same. The Alliance saw two new winners this season as Ken Chandler and Toby Becker have joined the prestigious list of winners in the series.
The Alliance has also seen four different winners in 2014. Rick Thompson, Magic Valley, Eddie Secord, Evergreen, Ken Chandler, Hermiston and Toby Becker, WVSO. This says a lot for all of the teams as we all know close racing produces different winners. It has been a very competitive season and with the tight points battle set up, The Race For the Cure 75 at Yakima Speedway WILL make alliance history. Four of the top 5 in points, within reach of the Championship have never won a title. The only previous Champion is two-time Alliance Champ Eddie Secord. He became only the second driver in Alliance history to win the title twice, no one has won it 3 times!
Alliance events at Yakima will span the entire weekend this year. Trophy Dashes and Heat Races will be run on Saturday the 5th and the 75-lap feature event will take place on Sunday the 5th.
PLEASE! If you can make it to the FALL CLASSIC on Friday it would be in your best interest as the season ending event will be hosting the Mini Stock Nationals and there could be as many as 40 mini stocks all looking for a parking spot. They will be there Friday and you should be to. WELCOME, Scott Waulters and Joe Bowers will catch the Fall Classic this year in an effort to shake down their new rides and prepare for the 2015 season. Let’s all welcome them to the series.

Pit pass packages are:
A. $40.00 for one day
B. $65.00 for two days
C. $90.00 for three day
We need to see if we have enough tires to cover the teams that will be attending, so if you can touch base with Steve and let him know your tire needs it would be greatly appreciated and could assure you of tires for this big weekend of racing
THE YAKIMA FALL CLASSIC IS
COMING FAST
AND THE
ALLIANCE IS
ASKING THAT
YOUCONTACT
STEVE AND
PLACE YOUR
TIRE ORDER
NOW.