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For Immediate Release Contact Bill Martin

March 23, 2004

Corteco adds $25,500 to 2004 I.M.C.A. point fund

VINTON, Iowa (March 23) – National logo sponsor Corteco has added $25,500 to

point funds that will be paid out to I.M.C.A. drivers following the 2004 race


That amount includes $10,500 to the Modified and $4,000 to the Stock Car

regional funds.

National point fund additions are $5,000 to the Late Models, $2,000 to the

Hobby Stocks and $500 to the Sprint Cars and Sport-Mods. Another $3,000 will go

to drivers in the three special series for Late Models.

Drivers finishing sixth through 10th in each of the seven regions for

Modifieds will be getting post-season checks be-ginning this year. First through

fifth place finishers will receive an-other $100, while sixth through 10th place

each earn $200.

“The larger regional Modified point fund is not top heavy,” I.M.C.A. Vice

President of Operations Brett Root said. “We’ve focused the increase in the

point fund on more drivers instead of just the champion or two or three


Regional Stock Car champions will earn another $500. Second through fifth

place each get an additional $250. New to the point fund program is the $100

going to sixth through 10th place regional finishers.

“The number of drivers competing in the Stock Car division warrants this

increase,” said Root. “The Stocks continue to be one of our fastest growing

classes, a fact that merits both the additional money and pay-out to more


Another $500 goes to the national Late Model champion, with second through

fourth place finishers each receiving an additional $300. Fifth through 15th

place each receive $200 more and 16th through 20th now pays $400.

Point funds for the three special series for Late Models have also been

sweetened another $1,000 each. New to the Deery Brothers Summer Series payout

is $200 to 11th through 15th place; how new money for the CNCTA-promoted Friesen

Chevrolet Challenge Series and the Show-Me Racin’ Series will be distributed is

yet to be determined.

$500 has been added to the national champion’s share of the Sprint Car point


First through fifth places in the national Hobby Stock standings each

receive another $200, with sixth through 10th get-ting another $100; 11th

through 15th places now pays $100 each.

I.M.C.A.’s SportMod division will have a $500 point fund for its inaugural

season. The first-place driver in national point standings will receive $250,

with $150 to the runner-up and $100 for third.

Point fund checks will be presented to drivers in November, during the

national awards banquet.

Checks will be mailed in early December to drivers who don’t attend the


The aftermarket business of Freudenberg-NOK, Corteco is the largest

automotive sealing manufacturer in the world and is based in Plymouth, Mich.

Corteco will also award complete sets of WhiteSeal Technology engine gaskets

to the top 10 finishers in point standings for each of the six divisions

sanctioned by I.M.C.A. this season.



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