April 25, 2006
Spokane, WA - As the Inland Northwest Super Stock Association (INSSA)
is getting ready to embark on it's third year of racing Saturday April 29th,
the association is proud to announce the signing of multiple marketing
partners for the 2006 season.
Starting the 2006 campaign with a bang will be promotional opportunities
with the weekly radio show the Speed Sport Report. In addition to the Speed
Sport Report, Hooters restaurant in the Spokane Valley, Steelhead Bar &
Grille, opening soon in downtown Spokane, KC Auto Paint, with locations in
Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, and Physical Therapy Associates, located at 30th
& Grand are among some of the marketing partners already on board for the
2006 season. Returning for their third season will be Windermere Real
Estate. Windermere, in their brand new office on Country Homes Boulevard
near Division, has been a great supporter of the series since its inaugural
season. Sunoco Race Fuels will also be back for the 2006 season, as well the
addition of Five Star Racing Products.
The Speed Sport Report, heard every Saturday morning at 9 am on 790 the FAN
is hosted by racer Tony Villelli and Ken Spatz. Bringing you up to speed on
all the racing action the past week from Nascar, Indy Cars, and Formula One
for four years now, a relationship with INSSA will put an increased emphasis
on the local racing scene. "I am really excited to see how our organizations
can work together in an effort to help promote racing in general. If we get
more local fans and sponsors excited about motorsports, it will benefit
everyone," said Villelli. Tune in this Saturday to hear from 2005 INSSA
Champion Kevin Richard and runner-up Dan Garber.
The Hooters restaurant chain has a clear connection to the motorsports arena
on the east coast and will continue their involvement with competitive stock
car racing this year with INSSA. "Hooters has a terrific reputation of
motorsports involvement and we are thrilled to have them on board for the
2006 season,” said Bruce Garber, President of INSSA. The newly opened
Hooters restaurant is located on Indiana Ave, just off of Sullivan Road in
the Spokane Valley.
INSSA is also very proud to be teaming up with these marketing partners to
put the spotlight on several deserving local charities in an effort to
increase awareness and support. Spokane Guilds’ School Foundation, Vanessa
Behan Crisis Nursery, Morning Star Boys Ranch, and the Spokane Humane
Society will be among the featured community organizations who will be VIP
guests at some of the INSSA races throughout the season. In addition to
being honored guests, INSSA and the marketing partners will be donating a
portion of the marketing funds to the charities. INSSA is proud to support
the great organizations that support our community.
Set to kick off the 2006 season this Saturday, the list of drivers for this
year’s season reads like a who's who of Inland Northwest stock car racing.
Returning to defend the 2005 title will be Kevin Richards, a former winner
on NASCAR’s Grand National West Series. Richards won five races in route to
a seat at the head table at last year’s banquet. With support from
McClintock & Turk and Rent Rite, look for the black #14 car to be up front
again this year.
Also returning this season is the 2005 points runner-up by just nine points,
and the 2004 Champion of this series, Dan Garber. The Spokane Chimney and
Masonry, Hot Boat Magazine #95 closed out the 2005 campaign in impressive
fashion. There was no one hotter, with Garber amassing three wins in the
final four races.
Dave Garber, who was winless in 2005, posted seven podium finishes during
the season to finish in the 3rd points position, just 68 points out of the
top spot. Garber is hoping to redeem himself in 2006, with Poker Run
Magazine & Drew Marine Racing Engines as new sponsors on the car and a new
power plant under the hood.
The only other driver to win a 2005 INSSA series race is hoping to start the
year this season in the same fashion. Mike Behar, driver of the #33 River
City Solid Surface and Custom Welding and Fabrication Chevy Monte Carlo
debuted a car new to him at the first race of last season, and won in the
early year, colder temperatures.
The 2006 INSSA series will kick off this Saturday night, April 29th at the
Stateline Speedway in Post Falls, Idaho. INSSA officials are expecting a
full field of cars this weekend, so be sure to arrive early and catch all
the action. Gates will open at 12 pm, practice at 2, racing at 7 pm.
For more information and race results throughout the season, visit
www.inssa.org or call AJB Motorsports Marketing at 800.336.2682