Feb 26, 2003
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From a press release issued by CCS:<BR><BR>Championship Cup Series Announces <BR><BR>2003 "Race to the Beach" Promotion<BR><BR>AURORA, Ill. - After a successful promotion in 2002 with the CMRA, the CCS South Central affiliate, a Fort Worth Texas based glass block sales and installation company named "Blockworks" has expand their "Race to the Beach" program to a national scale and offer the benefits to all CCS licensed riders. Last season Blockworks rewarded the CMRA's Top Amateur and Expert competitors with a trip to Daytona for the 19th Annual Race of Champions. The prize included transportation to Daytona and Blockworks-sponsored entries into the Race of Champions for the lucky riders involved. After their Daytona experience, Blockworks has decided to take the program to the next level and offer the "Race to the Beach" program to all CCS licensed riders, in all regions for 2003.<BR><BR>To qualify for the "Blockworks Race to the Beach" program you must score at least 800 points in the CCS classes that count towards the Overall Points Championships (SuperSport, SuperBike, GrandPrix and the solo GT classes). LRRS competitors must score a minimum of 150 points in those classes. Then by combining performance indexes from all CCS regions, the rider with the highest performance index in the overall rankings on August 3, 2003 will be declared the winner. There will only be one Amateur division winner and one Expert division winner chosen nationwide, and the two riders will receive 5 CCS Race of Champions entries along with $750 cash for whatever expenses they may incur by attending the Daytona event. In case of a tie on performance index, the rider with the higher point total will be declared the winner. Blockworks president Eric Kelcher commented that he "had enjoyed his races and the competition at the Daytona Race of Champions." Adding: "I know that Daytona is the necessary route for any new, up-and-coming racer who plans on becoming a professional, and we just want to be a part of their experience."<BR><BR>There are three simple steps to claim the prize from Blockworks: First riders must race CCS or CCS affiliate's events (affiliates produce events in Northeast, Texas, or Florida regions). Second you must list "Blockworks.net" on your sponsor sheet. Finally, you must affix the Blockworks.net stickers provided at the "Race of Champions" for 2003. Kelcher commented: "We hope that through this promotion, we enable the top riders to concentrate on making the most of their season, and proving to the rest of the country ‘what they are made of', versus the best riders in the country. We hope that we can enable them to reach their highest goals."<BR><BR>For the latest information on events, weekend schedules, news or information, visit ;