Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Northwest Pro4 Alliance Sets 2010 Race Season

Labor Day Weekend plays host to the series championship events at Stateline Speedway with the potential for a date at Spokane County Raceway to conclude the year.
Courtesy: Bob Coply/NW Pro4 Alliance Media Relations
Boise, Id. - The Northwest Pro4 Alliance will kick off the 2010 Summer ofExcitement Series IV at the fast Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval on May, 1stalong with the fast B-Mods and the fun and quick Super Mini Stocks. RickThompson of Prosser, WA will be back to defend his 2009 win.Round two will find the fastest Pro4 Late Models in the country at thelegendary Yakima Speedway on June 12th where they will share the card withthe Outlaw Compacts and Street Stocks. Rick Thompson won the 2009 event andwill be a strong contender in 2010.The month of July will allow teams to slip in a family vacation, prepare forthe final three events or to take part in some non-points events. TheAlliance will visit Canada on July 4th weekend for an exhibition at WesternSpeedway. Alliance marketing director Bob Coply explains, “were very excitedto branch out and show the tracks in Canada just what we have to offer andwith the support of Jim McKay, Paul Klatt, Lois Pollard-Grant and a coupleof other Canadian teams along with several Alliance regulars lead by 2009Champ Matt Melby, Steve and Rick Thompson and 2009 Alliance Rookie of theYear Steve Schovares we should make a positive impression”.If Canada is not something you can do maybe a trip to Meridian Speedway totry the newly redesigned quarter mile track. Track manager, Adam Nelson isentering his second season as the General Manager and would like to inviteour teams to come down on July 10th.Round three will find the cars and stars of the Alliance rolling into TwinFalls, ID for their first visit to Magic Valley Speedway on August 7th.Magic Valley Speedway promoter Eddy McKean was gracious enough to put on aFriday night practice on August 6th for our teams that have never been tothe third mile oval. Meridian, Idaho’s Kale Freedman won the last Pro4 raceheld at the track and looks forward to racing with the Alliance.Championship weekend will fall on the Labor Day weekend September 4th and5th and the Alliance teams will be put to the test as Saturday night willfind them at Stateline Stadium Speedway in Post Falls, ID where defendingAlliance Champ Matt Melby scored his first win last year. Sunday nights hostwill be the half mile Spokane County Raceway where two time Alliance champKameron McKeehan and Lewiston Idaho driver John Jackson have both won clubraces at in 2009.“This by far will be one heck of a season for four cylinder late modelracing” states Coply and all of the Alliance teams extend a huge invitationto the fans to come and watch.”

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kodiak Motorsports Inc. Acquires Fikse Brand.
Kodiak Motorsports Inc. Acquires Fikse Brand. (Abbotsford, BC) – January 8, 2010.
Kodiak Motorsports Inc. announces the acquisition of Fikse assets. Kodiak Motorsports Inc. has been in the wheel business for over 10 years. No stranger to high performance, Kodiak supports countless professional race teams in both the US and Canada with their race wheel needs. Fikse Wheels will be the perfect addition and the two brands will compliment each other perfectly.
“I plan to deliver the same high quality wheels Fikse customers have enjoyed for years but with a new and refreshing business model.” says owner Daryle Redlin, “It’s a great opportunity to continually advance the state of the art – while also offering industry-leading customer service and support.”
Fikse Wheels is targeted to launch into full production on March 1st 2010. The company will offer the same timeless wheel styles as before but with many new fitments and styles coming online as well. Be on the lookout for the very long awaited 19” and 20” modular and monobloc fitments from Fikse Wheels. On a familiar note, Will Anthis will remain Sales Manager for Fikse Wheels. “I am excited to have the opportunity to continue offering sales and service for a product I truly believe is the best money can buy.” says Will.
Fikse Wheels manufactures modular and monobloc wheels for motorsport, aftermarket, and original equipment customers.