Last updated: 4/22/2015
Northwest Pro4 Alliance
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
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.
You should always have your 2015 schedule close at hand... ... ...
PRINTABLE 2015 SCHEDULE
ATTENTION Northwest Pro4 Alliance Race Teams...
In an effort to keep the cost down for you the race teams the Alliance has decided to put into effect a tire rule for the Project Filter 150 weekend. All teams will be limited to six new tires only. (Hoosier or American Racer) for both races at Magic Valley Speedway and Meridian Speedway. I have been told by many teams that running two races in one weekend saves money on travel but doubles the racing cost. That is why were going to limit the number of tires used while testing crew chiefs on how they want to use those 6 tires. We know MVS is kind of hard on tires so do you want to run 4 new tires there and 2 at Meridian or do you want to run all you used tires at MVS and do 4 at Meridian. Something to think about.
Magic Valley Speedway Promoter Eddy McKean will be providing me a cash payoff at the end of the racing evening so I can send all you guys to Meridian Speedway with some cash in your pockets. We will have the Friday Hot Laps from 5pm till dark, This will give everyone a chance to knock the rust off and Eddy will again supply dinner. The Motorsports Consulting Services Best Appearing Car Award will be given out at Magic Valley Speedway, the winner will receive a nice plaque and a crisp $50.00 bill.
Please understand that we want this to be a great weekend of racing in
Southern Idaho, I want everybody to come but most of all I want you to come and have fun racing at two great tracks. The tire rule is designed to make it more
cost effective not to take away performance but to save money.
If you have any questions send me an email or give me a call.
Bob Coply 208-440-3873
The 2015 Rules Package is available on the Rules page, click the tab above!
Just a Reminder to all Pro4 teams
Muffler, Muffler, Muffler, The Northwest Pro4 Alliance has a Muffler Rule, please look at it, adapt to it and Live with it. Some track do not have a muffler rule but most do so if you want to bonce back and forth, still be prepared to meet the 90dba at 100 feet as stated in the rules. The Alliance will buy a DB meter and be checking at every available opportunity. Thanks for your cooperation. And remember for all your muffler needs call Dan at Extreme Muffler like Alex Peck did.
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR RACE DIRECTOR ...
Hello Northwest Pro 4 Allaince drivers, crew and fans. I hope you had a great winter. The racing season will be here before we know it. I want to say I had a great time as the Race Director for the Allaince last year and I will be glutton for punishment again this year as Race Director. After discussing it with Bob, I have decided to add a new feature to the main event. I am going to add the "lucky dog" to the main event only. I understand things happen durring the race and the lucky dog will add a little more excitement to the main. If any driver, car owner or crew has any constructive criticism feel free to contact me.
Thank You Mike Hunter
2015 Northwest Pro4 Allaince Race Schedule
Sat. May 23rd
Magic Valley Speedway
- Twin Falls, ID
Sun. May 24th
– Meridian, ID
Sat. Sept. 19th
Ephrata Raceway Park
– Ephrata, WA
Sat. June 27th
– Monroe, WA
Sat. July 18th
Hermiston Super Oval
– Hermiston, OR
Sat. August 8th
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval
– Wentachee, WA
The GREEN flag is about to wave on the 2015 Northwest Pro4 Allaince season!
With new tracks, old tracks and a Double header weekend, you're not going to miss a moment of the action!
#22 James Hayes - Enterprise, OR
#33 Ken Chandler - Kuna, ID
#13 Joe Bowers - Salem, OR
#03 Steve Thompson - Prosser, WA
#16 Rick Thompson - Prosser, WA
#34 Brendon Fries - Meridian, ID
#67 Wes Summers - Boise, ID
#77x Ryan Bailey - Boise, ID
#9 Bill McAdams - Boardman, OR
#66 Howard Patrick - Hermiston, OR
#71 Brian Cole - Moses Lake, WA
#00 Larry Hull III - Boise, ID
#111 Jerry Hand - Yakima, WA
#58 Joe Barton - Nampa, ID
#77 Eddie Secord - Oak Hills, CA
As drivers prep their cars and get ready for the race season, this list is sure to grow. Who else will kick off the 2015 season in fine fashion at the Alliance double header Project Filter 150 weekend?
Esslinger Engineering has join in with the Northwest Pro4 Alliance in an effort to help Ford powered teams move to the next level of competition by offering them the opportunity to win a new SVO Aluminum cylinder head with a roller camshaft.
The team that is registered with Esslinger Eng. and finishes the highest in points will be award the prize!
To be eligible you must currently run a cast iron cylinder head and pre-register with Brian at Esslinger Eng. and once you have done this Brian will send you a special decal to run on your car signifying you are eligible for the award.
The good news does not stop there as Brian will also provide $100 gift certificate towards labor to the car owner of the driver that passes the most cars in each of the 4 heats. (Both nights) And one more $100 gift certificate towards labor to the “Hard luck” driver.
To be eligible you will need to preregister with Brian via firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you the decals they require you to run.
I want to thank Brian and the entire staff at Esslinger Engineering for their support in the season long SVO cylinder head award and the major support of the Project Filter 150 weekend. Their help has made this event even bigger.
* DATE CHANGE *
Hermiston Super Oval Practice Day has changed.
Practice will be held on Saturday May 2nd!