The PA Sprint Series is happy to announce that the Beerhill Gang will return as title sponsor for the 2017 as part of the BHG 15th anniversary celebration. Matt Miller will once again co-ordinate a meet and greet fund raiser for teams and fans with proceeds benefiting the series. The fund raiser will be held in the spring. Additionally, PASS and BHG will be working together on at least one other fund raising effort and a special race or even possibly a series of races for RaceSaver(R) teams. These plans will be revealed as the 2017 schedule is finalized. Rod Ort will be visiting the Beer Hill Gang annual event on January 21st to thank the fans and Matthew Miller will in turn be making an appearance at the PASS banquet later that night to talk to teams.
"We're excited to partner with the Beer Hill Gang again in 2017 as it gives us a chance to reach the most elite group of hard core fans in the country". Explained regional director Rod Ort. "we've grown past the designation of "305" and we're now part of the largest sprint car sanction in the country. We're hoping that by partnering with BHG we can further communicate the excitement of RaceSaver/IMCA Sprints in our area and nationwide.
We're hoping that this relationship will also help to further the exposure and awareness of this unique group of fans that first got together to help with fundraising efforts for underdog teams and have expanded their efforts to numerous teams and our series. The Beer Hill Gang holds events throughout the season in support of sprint car racing. "there is no financial commitment here" explained Ort. We're both volunteer based groups and any fundraising will go directly to teams by adding to our points fund. In 2016 a fundraiser started by PASS racer Ryan Slothower raised enough money to help reimburse teams back to 30th position for their annual IMCA membership fees which extend supplemental insurance coverage to teams and volunteers.
The goal here is to bring some respect to some very deserving teams and fans by having some fund raisers and showcasing the fun that both teams and fans can have at the races. The support that the Beer Hill Gang gives us helps us to get in front of fans and communicate the excitement of our series and of RaceSaver/IMCA sprint cars.