Last updated: 2/25/2015
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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.
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.
NW Pro4 Alliance Race Director
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!
The NAPA 75 Results
July 19th Hermiston Super Oval
2014 Northwest Pro4 Alliance Most Popular Driver #59 Alex Peck!
In the closest battle for Most Popular Driver in Alliance history, 880 votes were cast over 25 days. Both Alex Peck and #65 Eric Kaas received 31% of the votes with Alex claiming the title by just 3 votes! What fun! Congrats to Alex, Eric and all the other drivers that make the Alliance what it is. Have a Happy New year and we will see you at the track in 2015!
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
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.
The Northwest Pro4 Alliance is proud to have these companies as cash marketing partners;
CORE Development - Fast Time Award $50.00 at each event
The TI Company – Hard Charger Award $100.00 at each event
MCS Boise – Best Appearing Car Award $50.00 to be
presented at Magic Valley Speedway
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