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Memphis International Raceway Expands Points Program to include PTC 6.0 and Rick's Powder Coating 7.0 Classes

Thursday, February 8, 2018
MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Memphis International Raceway is pleased to announce a partnership extension with Performance Torque Converters (PTC) and Rick's Powder Coating to sponsor and expand the 2018 year-end points program to include the 6.0 and 7.0 classes.

 

PTC

PTC partnered with Memphis International Raceway last year to sponsor the 6.0 class on the Rockin' Radial Series presented by FAST.  This year, we have expanded that series to seven races and added a points fund as well. 

The seven-race series will get underway on February 25 with the first race of the season and will conclude at the final race in the Rockin' Radial Series Presented by FAST on October 26-28, 2018.

Rick s Powder Coating
Rick's Powder Coating has been a long-standing partner at Memphis International Raceway since 2012.  Rick's Powder Coating expanded its sponsorship to include the 7.0 class in 2017 as well. With the addition of races and a points fund, Rick's Powder Coating is back on board. 

As with PTC 6.0 the seven-race series will get underway on February 25 with the first race of the season and will conclude at the final race in the Rockin' Radial Series presented by FAST on October 26-28, 2018.

The full season schedule for both classes will be as follows:

February 25, 2018 - Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams

March 2-3, 2018 - Rockin' Radial Series presented by FAST (Special Purse)

April 28, 2018 - Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams

May 18-19, 2018 - Rockin' Radial Series presented by FAST (Special Purse)

July 7, 2018 - Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams

August 18, 2018 - Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams

October 26-28, 2018 - Rockin' Radial Series presented by FAST Finale (Special purse)

The events at the Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by FAST will feature a guaranteed $500-to-win with a $50 entry fee.  When in conjunction with the Rockin' Radial Series presented by FAST on March 2-3 and May 18-19, the race will feature a guaranteed $1,000-to-win with a $75 entry fee, while the October 26-28, 2018 finale will feature a guaranteed $2,500-to-win on a $75 entry fee in both classes.   

Points will be accumulated throughout the seven races and will be awarded to racers based on first-round appearance being 20 points and 10 points per round win.  The winner and runner-up will receive bonus points in the final - two points for the win and one point for the runner-up finish.

The points program will be awarded to the top-five finishers at the annual banquet with the winner receiving a track champion trophy, a jacket, a minimum of $500 in prize money and a PTC Converter product certificate.  

"We want to send a big thank you to LaGail and Kenny Ford on the PTC 6.0 and Rick Taylor of Rick's Powder Coating for stepping in and taking this program to the next level," said Terry "Jabbo" Forsythe, MIR director of racing operations. "These are all great people who support our racers and we appreciate their commitment. If you are in need of a converter or to get your ride looking sharp, LaGail and Kenny of PTC and Rick of Rick's Powder Coating are who you should call."



About Memphis International Raceway

Memphis International Raceway™ (MIR) is the Mid-South's premier racing destination for racers and spectators alike. The facility is located minutes outside of Memphis in Millington, Tenn., and includes a 1/4-mile drag strip sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association, a 1.8-mile road course and a NASCAR 3/4-mile paved tri-oval.

Prestigious events such as the original Super Chevy Show, NASCAR races and the IHRA Summit World Finals take place at the facility. For more information on MIR, visit RaceMIR.com

or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RaceMIR.

 



About Performance Torque Converters

The objective of PTC is to design and build a quality torque converter that will fully meet the needs of the Street/Strip and Race converter enthusiast. PTC is backed by over 90 years of combined experience. Visit us at www.ptcrace.com.

 



About Rick's Powder Coating

Rick's Powder Coating and Customs are dedicated to providing you with quality coatings and superior customer service. Our family owned and operated business has been serving the Memphis area and nation since 2002. With reasonable prices and quick turn-around, we know you will be fully satisfied with the finished product. As a quality powder coater, we specialize in coatings for all types of industries and needs: Industrial, Automotive, Motorcycle, and Ornamental Iron.

Let your imagination run free! With hundreds of colors, candies, textures, metal flakes and veins available, there will be something to accommodate your coating ideas. Additionally, we have flat, semi-gloss and glossy finishes available. We can also clear coat. And, if you still can't find that perfect color, bring in a sample and we can color match it for you.

Sandblasting is an efficient and environmentally sound way of cleaning rust, paint layers and other grime off of most items. And if your item requires a gentler method of cleaning, we can sodablast as well. We sandblast and dustless blasters right in our own in-house facilities.

We take pride in our outstanding customer service and top quality powder coatings. Since we have one of the largest ovens in the nation, we are able to service any size job large or small. Visit our website at www.rickspowdercoating.com.

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