Premier Racing

Released on = March 23, 2006, 9:20 am

Press Release Author = Premier Racing Association,Inc

Industry = Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary = Premier Racing association PRA

Press Release Body = IT\'S THE YEAR TO THINK

ANDERSON,IN- Two men with a passion for open wheel racing announced today the
creation of The Premier Racing Association and the inaugural Big Car Series National
Championship. Jason Smith, an experienced sanctioning body executive and official,
and recently retired open wheel driver Jason Mc Cord, will kick off their Big Car
Series on May 17 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The Premier Racing Association (PRA)
is primed to revive a great American racing tradition with seven races for the 2006
season. \"This is a form of racing that has been packing the grandstands for 50
years,\" said smith. Mc Cord and Smith formed the Big Car Series for the former
Silver Crown Race cars that were\"parked\" due to the United States Auto Club\'s car
design rules that went in to effect this year. There were approximately 60
registered race teams last year and this hugely popular form of open wheel racing
regularly attracted fields of 45 to 50 cars. \"Team owners must purchase an entirely
new car to continue to compete with USAC,stated McCord. \"Unfortunately, for many
teams it is simply not a viable option.

\"These cars are wildly popular with fans,providing some of the best wheel-to-wheel
racing action fans could see all year,\"stated Smith. \"A large number of the teams
owners did not embrace the new generation of Silver Crown cars, and we\'ve had a
tremendous response as we broke the news that they can go racing again. We\'ll have
strong fields of Big Cars right from the start. \"With 800 -horsepower motors and
open wheels, the Big Cars have been a proving ground for some of the greatest names
in American racing, from Parnelli Jones to Tony Stewart,\" said McCord, \"If a driver
is successful in these cars, they can drive any race car!\"
McCord said the Big Car Racing series will showcase the talents of some of the best
open wheel drivers in the country and will also include special guest appearances
by drivers who moved from open wheel racing to gain fame in the NASCAR Nextel Cup
and Busch series.\" \"Seeing some to the biggest stars in American racing today go
where to wheel in a Big Car is something we are so excited to offer our fans. You
never know who just might hop in a ride at a PRA event!\" Smith added with a grin.
The 2006 racing schedule includes such major-market venues as IRP, Illiana Motor
Speedway in the Chicago area, Music City Motorplex in Nashville, USA International
Speedway in Tampa,Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut, and South Georgia in the
Valdonsta area.

A national television package is in the works.\" \"This is an incredible ground floor
opportunity for companies who believe in the value of sponsoring races,\" said
Smith. \"We\'re already working with several companies. The teams are ready to go
racing. The hundreds of thousands of fans across the country are hungry for it. The
frantic, close racing action is perfect for television. It\'s and extraordinary
sponsorship opportunity. A multi-pronged, aggressive event marketing package will
include radio, newspaper, internet, public relations, fan apparel, collectible
posters and more.
Smith also stated that a series championship is being structured so that race teams
will be financially motivated to make every starting grid in the series schedule.

The 2006 series schedule for Big Car Racing is as follows:

May 17 :Indianapolis Raceway Park,Indianapolis,In
June 13: Illiana Motor Speedway, Schereville,In
July 5: Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis,In
August 9:Music City Motorplex,Nashville,TN
*October 25: South Georgia Mortorsports Park, Cecil, GA
*December 13: USA International Speedway, Lakeland,FL

Smith said that none of the Big Car Racing race dates conflict with race dates in
the USAC Silver Crown Series, \"We\'re running our shows mid-week-on Tuesday and
Wednesday nights. This gives fans and competitors the opportunity to support us and
USAC\'s new cars. It also gives drivers who have a steady Sunday job the opportunity
to come have fun!\"
\"For drivers,teams and fans-It\'s the year to think Big.\" proclaimed Smith

or More information,contact PRA at 765-642-1700,or visit us on the website at The address for PRA is 714 West 53 rd street, Anderson,In 46011

*final details TBA

Web Site =

Contact Details = Jason Smith
714 W. 53rd Street
Anderson , 46011


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