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Ortega Global Solutions Welcomes The Pro Stock Showdown Series

New York, NY (FPRC) March 15th, 2011
8:00 A.M.

Ortega Global Solutions (OGS) welcomes the Pro Stock Showdown Series, a regional points series for the professional level All Motor racers to be held at New Jersey’s two premier drag strips. This is something new which is being added to a total of 5 OGS events for the 2011 season. The OGS staff continues to be on the cutting edge of motorsports as we look forward to working with the Pro Stock competitors who are dedicated to racing at our brand of events. Competitors such as Norris Prayoonto have worked with OGS so that we can bring the Pro Stock level of all motor racing to the fore front.

It is good to see sponsors such as Clutchmasters, Brian Crower and Supertech show their support for the Pro Stock Showdown Series. This series will be contested over 5 events between Old Bridge Township Raceway Park and Atco Raceway. Only the best 3 races will count towards each drivers cumulative points. The racers will be competing for a guaranteed event payout in addition to bragging rights and a year end championship purse courtesy of the series sponsors. The nations top naturally aspirated racers will be battling it out so this promises to be an exciting series for racers and spectators alike.

About Ortega Global Solutions

Ortega Global Solutions is an event planning and production company specializing in the sport compact industry. The company has over 20 years of experience, a knowledgeable staff and numerous successful events. Ortega Global Solutions (OGS) has been an innovator at the forefront of this market for quite some time.

About Old Bridge Township Raceway Park

Since 1965 Old Bridge Township Raceway Park has been a popular venue for fans of various motorsports. The quarter mile drag strip at Raceway Park has been instrumental to the growth of Sport Compact racing since their first race in 1996. Throughout the years, several milestones and records have been set during numerous sport compact events held at the facility.

About Atco Raceway

Now in its 51st year of operation, Atco Raceway continues to be one of the busiest drag strips on the east coast. Since the creation of the legendary Pan American Nationals in 1996, they have been a leader in the sport compact industry.

Pro Stock Showdown Series schedule:

April 17th, 2011 - Honda Day - Atco Raceway

April 30th - May 1st, 2011 - Sport Compact Spring Nationals - Raceway Park

June 25th - 26th, 2011 - Sport Compact Summer Slam - Raceway Park

August 14th, 2011 - Honda Day - Raceway Park

October 1st - 2nd, 2011 - Sport Compact Fall Nationals - Raceway Park

Event Payouts:

Winner - $1,000
Runner Up - $500
Semi - $250

Championship Purse:

First place: $2,000
Second place: $1,000
Third place: $500

A one time fee of $50 is required for all racers who wish to participate in the series. Each driver will be eligible for the end of the year Pro Stock Series championship pay out. Each driver will also receive decals and a t-shirt to commemorate the series for the 2011 calendar year.

Pro Stock Showdown Series Rules:

Race Format: Quick 16 field, Pro ladder, Heads-up, Pro tree, No breakout. 1/4 mile Drag Racing.

General: All vehicles and Drivers must comply with NHRA safety rules and regulations. Engine catch pan or diaper is required. Chassis certification and Driver licensing must be completed prior to event.

Body: Import or domestic compact car bodies allowed. Doors must open and close from inside and outside the vehicle. All lightweight component body parts allowed. One-piece front ends allowed.

Chassis: Full tube chassis vehicles with functional doors allowed.

Suspension: Any style suspension is permitted. Wheelie bars are permitted.

Street Equipment: Not required.

Windows: Lexan windows are permitted.

Interior: Not required.

Exhaust: Not required.

Electronics: Two-steps, data loggers, aftermarket ECU’s, and engine management systems are allowed.

Driveline: Open to FWD cars only.

Transmission: Any type transmission is permitted. Aftermarket bell housings, axles, gears, spools, and differentials are permitted.

Clutch / Shifter: Any style clutch is permitted. Any style shifter is permitted. Air shifters or electric shifters are permitted.

Engine: Only OEM 4-cylinder are permitted. Any internal engine modifications are permitted. Engine must be of automotive import origin or offered as OEM in compact cars sold in North America. Motor swaps of same manufacturer or different manufacturers are allowed as long as they meet weight requirements. Aftermarket blocks are permitted on 4-cylinder vehicles only. Maximum Displacement is 2.700 liter.

Induction: Any style intake is permitted. Individual throttle bodies are permitted. EFI or carburetors are permitted.

Power Adders: Not permitted. If nitrous oxide was previously on vehicle, then nitrous bottles and solenoids must be removed from car and nitrous nozzles must be capped.

Intercooling: Not permitted.

Fuel: Gasoline, E-85 or alcohol is permitted. Aftermarket fuel cells are permitted and may be mounted in engine bay or rear of vehicle.

Tires: All tires are checked by sidewall designation
FWD cars: Maximum size slick is 28.0” x 10.5”

Minimum Weights: All minimum weights include the driver.

4-cylinder Any Series (up to 2.099 liter) 1500 lbs

4-cylinder Any Series (2.100 - 2.399 liter) 1600 lbs

4-cylinder Any Series (2.400 - 2.700 liter) 1700 lbs


2011 Pro Stock Showdown Series Schedule of Events:

*April 17th, 2011 - Honda Day - Atco Raceway

*April 30th - May 1st, 2011 - Sport Compact Spring Nationals - Old Bridge Township Raceway Park

*June 25th - 26th, 2011 - Sport Compact Summer Slam - Old Bridge Township Raceway Park

*August 14th, 2011 - Honda Day - Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Raceway Park

*October 1st - 2nd, 2011 - Sport Compact Fall Nationals - Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Raceway Park

How points are awarded:

Qualifying Points will be awarded as follows:

Qualifying point structure for the Pro Stock Showdown Series.
#1 – 8 points
#2 – 7 points
#3 – 6 points
#4 – 5 points
# 5 & 6 – 4 points
# 7 & 8 - 3 points
# 9 – 12 – 2 points
# 13 – 16 – 1 point

Elimination points will be awarded as follows:
* 20 points will be awarded to each competitor that stages their vehicle under power in the first round of eliminations.
* 20 points will be awarded for each round won during eliminations.

Tie Breaker (in the event there is a tie at the end of the season) the following process will determine the champion:

1. Number of Event Wins*
2. Driver with the most round wins
3. Quickest average of Qualifying times. (If tie still exists the average speeds will be used)

*If after step 1 a tie still remains, step 2 then step 3 will be followed until the tie is broken.

Not responsible for typographical errors. All rules are subject to change at management’s discretion.

Points Information & Guidelines

• Points will start to accrue and be earned at the date of sign up and payment.

• No back dating of points is allowed.

• Points are not transferable from one class to another.

• Current NHRA competition or Raceway Park permanent numbers will be required. Temporary numbers will not be valid to participate in the series.

• The competition number that you sign up with for the points series must remain the same at each event or you will not be awarded points for the day. NO EXCEPTIONS!

• Competition numbers must be displayed clearly on the vehicle.

• If your competition number has been imputed incorrectly (you will be able to check this on your time slip) please notify the control tower so this can be corrected and your points will not be impacted.

• Points discrepancies must be addressed before the start of the next points event. For any points questions or concerns email: [email protected].

• Competitors may only sign up for one class for each vehicle.

• Drivers receive points not vehicles. Driver substitutions are not permitted.

• Rain-outs – If the race is rained out and able to be rescheduled, points will be awarded on the rescheduled date. If a race is not able to be rescheduled no points will be awarded for that event. If a race gets rained out during the middle of the event, points will only be awarded to completed rounds of qualifying or eliminations for each class (whatever the case may be). For example if an event gets rained out in the middle of a round of qualifying or eliminations for a class points will not be awarded to that class for that particular round.

• Any disqualification will result in loss of points for the day’s event.

• It is the driver’s responsibility to meet all safety and track requirements.

• Points Sign-up fees do not cover track tech card or crew entry fees.

• Sign-up fees are NON-REFUNDABLE!

Not responsible for typographical errors. All rules are subject to change at management’s discretion.
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