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CNYMS Releases 2008 Rulebook

Sodus, NY - As teams start to gear up for the exciting upcoming 2008 CNYMS A-Verdi Storage Containers Tour, the changes to the rules for this season are being released. All teams and members are encouraged to take some time to read through this year’s rules package and make themselves familiar with all the changes and remind themselves of the rules.

This year’s changes include engine / weight packages that were evaluated and adjusted in 2007, points restructuring adjusted back to the 2006 format, Spec Tire rule information, and starting procedures moving back to the front stretch. The rulebook is available for viewing on the web site and, as always, CNYMS secretary Tammy Sehn will have a hard copy at each event. A few extra copies will be available when the 2008 season kicks off at the 22nd Annual Motorsports Exposition & Trade Show on the weekend of March 7-9 in Syracuse.
To highlight a few items: The engine rule for 2008 will be a weight per engine combination that was fine tuned over the course of the season in 2007. The car will have to weigh in at 915 if running a 1000cc or less and 975 if running any other engine up to the max of 1202. Also, the program of no current model year engines will include the 2007 version of the Suzuki GSXR 1000 due to the traction control device within the stock electronics box. We will use a cone on the front stretch for the no passing point for all restarts. We will incorporate the open draw with passing points in heats for order of qualification. Top 18 in points after the heats lock in with the top 12 redrawing for the “A”. In each event the top four finishers from the previous race will start no better than the last four redraw positions if they make it into the redraw process through the heat races. Point loss and/or fines will be assessed for any and all teams who disobey the official rules on conduct, rough driving, or entry onto the race track by any member of a team.
Teams are all set to show off their new mounts in the CNYMS booth for the Motorsports Expo in Syracuse, NY. If you are interested in CNYMS and the Mini Sprint program come on out to the Fair Grounds Saturday March 8th at around 1:30PM for an informational meeting presented by owner Mike Emhof who will be introducing newly hired Race Director, Craig Hawley.
The 2008 schedule of events is complete. With the rising cost of most everything today, a scaled back schedule was reviewed and accepted with the hopes that all of the teams will be able to go after the points by following the entire tour. The tour will visit new venues as well as many of the tracks they have raced at in the past.
Stay up to speed with all of the happenings of the Central NY Mini Sprints by visiting online at www.cnyms.com or by contacting Mike Emhof at 585-370-6495 or mike@isgracing.com.


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