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Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship Attracts Competitors from Across the Country

Friday, June 20, 2014

Beginning the weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship returns to the Drag Strip at Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) on November 21 – 25, 2014. Presented by Madaris Window & Insulation and The Screen Shop, the Championship consists of daily 1/4-mile competitions where drag racers from around the country come to PBIR to earn bracket points and vigorously vie for more than $77,000 in cash, trophies and prizes.

“In 2013, these annual bracket races were named the 5-Day Bracket Championship Featuring the Triple $20s. For this year, we wanted to pay homage to the influential founder of the Five-Day Bracket Race and the former namesake of the facility,” said Dale Gann, Vice President and General Manager of PBIR. “He remains one of the most well-known and revered men in motorsports. It was a tremendous loss and heartbreak for the racing community when he died of brain cancer in 1998, at the young age of 59.”

Dick Moroso was a champion drag racer, car owner and sponsor, but was best known for the aftermarket parts he created, as the founder of Moroso Performance Products. He purchased Moroso Motorsports Park in 1981 which was renamed Palm Beach International Raceway in 2008. The first of the big money bracket races, the Five-Day Bracket Race was created by Dick Moroso in 1982 and held at his track as a showcase for the grassroots racer; it was widely considered the most significant bracket race in the country for decades.

Sponsors of the Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship at PBIR include: Madaris Window & Insulation, The Screen Shop, Sunoco Race Fuels, Lucas Oil Products, Holley Performance Products, Dixie Racing Products, MotorSports Innovations, and FTI Converters.

Holley Performance Products of Bowling Green, Kentucky will be providing a $100 gift certificate for the first perfect reaction time during eliminations, for each day of the event. Additionally, those racers have a chance at a second $100 gift certificate if their final run also has a perfect light on the tree.

Dixie Racing Products of Hendersonville, North Carolina is offering one Ohlins TTX36 shock valued at $1,100 to the points winner of the Championship. The five winners of each of the daily races will receive a Dixie solenoid shifter kit valued at $159.

MotorSports Innovations of Hainesport, New Jersey will award a $300 gift certificate to the points winner of the Championship, while the best losing package over the five race days receives a $200 gift certificate.

FTI Converters of DeLand, Florida will give a $500 gift certificate toward the purchase of any transmission or torque converter to the points winner. An additional $500 gift certificate toward the purchase of any transmission or torque converter will be up for grabs by raffle as well. As part of the contingency program in which the racer’s vehicle must have the product installed and a decal displayed, each day’s winner will receive $100, and each day’s runner-up earns $50.

“Many thanks to our supporters for making all of this possible and providing such incredibly generous gifts to our racers,” noted Gann. “We especially want to extend our gratitude to Madaris Window & Insulation and The Screen Shop for being the title sponsor and presenting sponsor of the event respectively and also for supporting the track year-round.”

For details on the Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship, visit www.tinyurl.com/pbir5day2014.

 

ABOUT PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) is a state-of-the-art, acclaimed motorsports and entertainment facility featuring a challenging 2.034-mile asphalt Road Course, an exciting 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip, a thrilling 8/10-mile Kart Track, and a 250-foot-long Mud Bog for side-by-side drag racing. Approved for Indy Car testing, the 10-turn Road Course at PBIR consists of a 6/10-mile straightaway, 90-foot-wide flex-use area, 40- to 60-foot-wide seamless track, and a 6-degree banked corner. The Road Course welcomes world-class annual events including the Palm Beach Grand Prix. Designed by former NHRA World Champion Wayne McMurtry, the Drag Strip at PBIR hosts such premier events as the International Hot Rod Association’s Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series™, PRO Winter Warm-up, Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship, Citrus Nationals, and Super Chevy Show. Sanctioned by the World Karting Association as a Master Track, the 12-turn, 26-foot-wide Kart Track at PBIR hosts the Florida Winter Tour and conducts karting schools, training courses, 3-hour endurance races, auto crossing events, racing leagues, and “arrive & drive” programs. Driving schools, testing sessions, private rentals, and corporate team-building events are held at PBIR year-round. Founded in 1964 and acquired in 2008 by IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), PBIR underwent a $20 million remodeling including an upgraded Road Course, low-glare lighting, safety barriers, luxury chalet, VIP trailer and timing tower. Located in Jupiter, Florida, PBIR is the official home of the Palm Beach Driving Club® and Driven2Win Drag Racing School. IRG also owns and operates Memphis International Raceway™, Southwestern International Raceway™, and International Hot Rod Association™. For more information, visit www.RacePBIR.com and www.Instagram.com/RacePBIR, connect with PBIR at www.Facebook.com/PalmBeachIntlRaceway and www.Twitter.com/RacePBIR, call 561.622.1400, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Aidy Alonzo
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Palm Beach International Raceway™
IRG Sports + Entertainment™
17133 Beeline Highway
Jupiter, FL 33478
561.578.5638
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EVENT SPONSORS
Madaris Window & Insulation    www.madaris.com

The Screen Shop                     www.thescreenshopincorporated.com

Sunoco Race Fuels                  www.racegas.com

Lucas Oil Products                   www.lucasoil.com

Holley Performance Products    www.holley.com

Dixie Racing Products              www.dixieracingproducts.com

MotorSports Innovations          www.motorsportsinnovations.com

FTI Converters                        www.fticonverters.com

 

TRACK SPONSORS
Coca-Cola                               www.coca-cola.com

Bennett Auto Supply                www.bennettauto.com

Lucas Oil Products                   www.lucasoil.com

Gordon & Doner                      www.fortheinjured.com

 

Pictured above:  The Madaris Window & Insulation Dragster competed in the 2013 5-Day Bracket Championship at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida last November.

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