V-Taps To Sponsor Triple Header Fall Classic
Kentucky Speedway welcomes Vocational Training And Placement Services (V-TAPS) of Jeffersonville, Ind., to its family of event partners as the title sponsor of the inaugural "V-TAPS Triple Header Fall Classic" Sept. 18, 2004.
The evening will showcase three races with the new Dash Series, NASCAR Kodak Southeast Elite Series (NKSES) and the American Speed Association (ASA). The three series will race a combined 475 miles and 317 laps around the 1.5-mile tri-oval. SPEED Channel will feature the 225-mile ASA finale in prime time.
"We are delighted to have V-TAPS join our event sponsorship team. V-TAPS President and CEO Tim Halter and his team are energetic and creative, so I know we will make a great team. The V-TAPS addition makes our new Triple Header Fall Classic even more exciting. I can't wait until we drop the green flag as the leaves change in Sparta," Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis said.
V-TAPS is an Indiana Proprietary School that has placed more than 400 recent graduates in the transportation industry with companies such as Werner Transportation, Swift, U.S. Express, Roehl, Trans-Am, Interstate Transportation, Stevens Transport, Falcon Transportation and C-Jams Trucking. V-TAPS currently offers training for Class A & B CDL licenses and tractor-trailer repair. By January 2005, The school will expand its course offerings to include welding and other subjects.
"We are excited to be part of the 2004 Kentucky Speedway schedule," Hatler said. "Our industry demographics are very similar to racing demographics. The fall event at Kentucky is a good fit for us."
The Dash Series will lead off "The V-TAPS Triple Header Fall Classic" with a 67-lap/100 mile race. Two-time Kentucky winner Robert Huffman and the series own the closest margin of victory in speedway history at 0.024 of a second.
The NKSES will follow with its second appearance of the season and a 100-lap/150 mile race. Under its former name, the NASCAR All-Pro Series, the late-model stock car series contested the very first race in Kentucky Speedway history in June 2000.
ASA will provide the action for the nightcap with a 167-lap/225-mile It will be the second visit of the season for ASA to Kentucky Speedway as it races on 1.5-mile superspeedways for the first time. Prominent drivers who have made their way through the ASA ranks include current NASCAR Winston Cup point's leader Matt Kenseth, four-time ASA Champion Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace, Jimmie Johnson and Johnny Benson.
Kentucky Speedway season tickets will be on sale beginning Oct. 1 and single event ticket sales begin Jan. 5, 2004. Log on to www.kentuckyspeedway.com for complete schedule and ticket information.