As race season fast approaches, the Buckeye Machine – Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series continues to work toward filling heat race and bonus award sponsorship positions for the 2014 season. On the heels of signing Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio as the series’ title sponsor, Burdette Builders of Sunman, Indiana signed on as the first marketing partner to commit to a full season of heat race sponsorship. BOSS heat races will pay a total of $100 to the top 4 finishers at each event with the heat winners receiving $40 with second through 4th earning $30, $20, and $10 respectively.
The series is now proud to announce that Lias Tire American Racer has decided to increase their involvement with the nation’s only true “outlaw” sprint car series by becoming a full season heat race sponsor. Lias will also continue to award a free tire certificate to the highest finisher in the main event with all four American Racer tires on their car. Lias representative Matt Brandle expressed a great interest in getting more teams on their tires and was excited to announce that they have developed a new and better left rear tire program. Teams interested in working with Lias and American Racer can reach Matt at 724-463-0214.
In other news, the 2014 BOSS schedule is now official and closed with 16 scheduled events in 3 states. The series will kick off with the 2nd Annual “Mike Hensel Memorial” at the historic Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 3rd paying $5,000 to the winner of the 33 lap main event. The entire purse has been increased for this year’s Hensel Memorial with the following posted payout: 1) $5,000 2) $1,300 3) $1,000 4) $775 5) $650 6) $550 7) $500 8) $450 9) $425 10) $410 11) $390 12) $375 13) $350 14) $335 15) $325 16) $320 17) $315 18) $310 19) $300 20) $300 – We will start 24 cars if there are 40 or more cars signed in. There is still $100 tow money guaranteed to any teams who attempt to compete and fail to make the main event. In addition, American Racer and Hoosier provide a free tire certificate to the highest finisher in the main even on all four of their tires. Also $50 bonus awards will be up for grabs for the “hard charger”, highest finishing steel block engine, and for the “hard luck” driver of the night.
In real outlaw fashion, there are no fees or “memberships” to run the Buckeye Machine BOSS events. Tire rules are open. Cars must be traditional appearing “sprint cars” and series officials reserve the right to limit any bodywork or sail panels considered to be “excessive”.
BOSS would like to thank our other sponsors who help make this series possible, In addition to Buckeye Machine, Burdette Builders, and Lias Tire American Racer, we also appreciate the help of: Hoosier Tire Midwest, Kistler Engines of Fremont, Ohio, Indy Race Parts of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ham Signs of Dayton, Ohio, Precise Racing Products of Pittsburgh and Griff’s Engines of Sandusky, Ohio.
The series is still looking for marketing partners to help cover the 2014 bonus awards. Sponsors signed by March 15th will be included on the back of the all new 2014 season T-shirts. Please contact the series at 740-703-3768 for more information.