Howes Are 39th ARPYs, World Finals Receives Event Award


(L toR) Ken Squier, Donna Howe, Gary Howe, Stewart Doty, Lukens Photo

Gary, and Donna Howe, promoters of Kalamazoo Speedway, Kalamazoo, Michigan, were revealed by guest presenter track owner and racing broadcaster Ken Squier as the Thirty-Ninth Auto Racing Promoters of the Year in ceremonies at the Hilton Daytona Beach.  Readers of Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, chose the Howes from among six regional nominees.  Honored as Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year were Bruce & Teresa Rogers and the Rogers Family, Grandview (PA) Speedway; Tim & Pat Bryant, Five Flags (FL) Speedway; the Howes; Wayne Anderson, Don & Linus Mack, Darren & Monica Evavold, River Cities (ND) Speedway; Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway; and Doug and Traci Hobbs, Evergreen (WA) Speedway. The Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals received the Racing Promotion Monthly Award for Outstanding Annual Short Track Event. Read More

Pavement Promoters Capture Diamond Challenge

KartGraph2For the second consecutive year, the pavement promoters’ team defeated the dirt track promoters’ team to win bragging rights during the Diamond Ticketing Systems Promoters Karting Challenge, February 16, at the RPM@Daytona Workshop. Team members were: Kevin Cismowski, Tom Combow, William Scogin, Tom Wilson, and Robbin Slaughter, pictured here with Dave Hutton of Diamond Ticketing Systems. (Photo by Chris Seelman)

Diamond Ticketing Sponsors RPM Karting Challenge

42SpwkKartLogoOnlineDiamond Ticketing Systems, (DiamondTicketing.Com) a leading provider of Internet and POS ticketing solutions to motorsports facilities, will sponsor the Promoters’ Karting Challenge at the RPM@Daytona Workshop, February 16, 2014.  Diamond Ticketing provides powerful ticketing software products and consulting services to  the motorsports industry and other markets, processing millions of tickets at the box office, on-line and on mobile devices. Diamond’s service integrates real box office ticketing software with online ticketing in one easy-to-use system combining the world’s best fully hosted technology with Web and mobile functionality.

“We are excited to join in the promoters’ fun at Daytona Beach and to join the companies supporting the RPM Promoters.  We look forward to introducing ourselves to America’s short track promoters,” said Dave Hutton, VP of marketing for Diamond Ticketing.

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RPM Issue 45.01 Begins Our 45th Year

4501iPadGraphicDelivered by email soon, kicking off its 45th year of publication, is Racing Promotion Monthly number 45.01.  Complements of K&K Insurance and Hoosier Racing Tire, the 24-page e-magazine showcases Workshops trade show exhibitors at the RPM@Daytona Workshop, February 16, 17.  Also in this latest issue: Legalert: “Two-Person Ride Car Procedures,”  “In Search of the Perfect Race Meet,” and “Race Tracks, A Renewable Resource.”  Read Issue 45.01 on iPad or tablet here: Online Edition.  Download here: PDF File.  Promoters, track owners, racing officials, tours, series, club officials, if you are not an enrolled RPM reader, subscribe today HERE to ensure you receive each new issue of the “The Idea Newsletter for Auto Racing Promoters.”

Daytona & ARPY Deadlines Loom Large

The 42nd Annual RPM@Daytona Workshop is just three weeks away.  Promoters, track officials, tour, series, and club operators and officials, reserve your Workshop credentials now HERE.  Vote for the Auto Racing Promoter of the Year.  Who will it be, Bruce & Theresa Rogers, Grandview Speedway; Tim & Pat Bryant, five flags Speedway; Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo Speedway; Wayne Anderson, Don, and Linus Mack, and Darren, and Monica Evavold of River Cities Speedway, Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil Speedway; or Doug & Traci Hobbs, Evergreen Speedway?  Subscribe to RPM now to vote or FAX your ballot from the latest issue of RPM.  Help us honor the 39th Auto Racing Promoter of the Year.

Promoters, Don’t Miss RPM@Daytona, Schedule Posted

Spwk42CompositePromotional Newcomers, we know you’re thrashing to get ready for the season, but don’t miss the opportunity to jump start your season.  It will take a mere two days from your schedule, and you can enjoy Florida in February.  Race at night.  Network and learn during the day.  The printable schedule of sessions for the RPM@Daytona Promoters Workshop is available for download HERE.  Don’t know what RPM@Daytona is all about?  Download the printable brochure HERE.  RPM will help you draw more cars, more fans, and increase sponsorship.

Promoters Select Five Repeat ARPY Nominees

arpylogowebFive of six nominees for Racing Promotion Monthly’s Auto Racing Promoter of the Year are repeat nominees. The nominees’ experience ranges from half decade to over 30 years and among them are promoters of three paved ovals and three dirt ovals.  Three are affiliated with NASCAR for weekly racing, one with WISSOTA, one with USRA, and one is independent.

The nominees are: Region One, Eastern Region: Bruce & Teresa Rogers and the Rogers Family, Grandview (PA) Speedway:; Region Two, Southeastern Region; Tim Bryant, Five Flags (FL) Speedway; Region Three, Central Region; Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway; Region Four, Northern Region: Wayne Anderson, Don & Linus Mack, Darren Evavold, River Cities (ND) Speedway; Region Five, Great Plains Region; Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway; Region Six, Southwest and Western Region; Doug and Traci Hobbs, Evergreen (WA) Speedway. The Rogers family’s nomination is their fifth, Bryant’s is his first nomination. Read More