The Close Racing Supply ULMS Elite Driver Program grew by one over night with the addition of Max Blair of Centerville, PA. Blair joins defending series champion, Dave Hess Jr., Doug Eck in the Terry Suppa #4s CJ Rayburn that won the title the past two years with Hess, plus Breyton Santee, John Weaver and Al Brewer as current contracted Zimmer’s Service Center ULMS Late Model Series teams.
The addition of Blair brings a very popular name to the series and to the tracks that have scheduled with ULMS in 2018. Blair has had eleven ULMS wins in his very short full-time super late model career that started in 2014. Max currently sits second in all time ULMS wins only to his father, Rob Blair who has 12 career ULMS wins.
“Having Max come on board is huge for our series as he obviously sets the bar for majority of the competitors in the northeast. He has won our biggest event twice at MCR, the Fall Classic and winning the World of Outlaw Series event last year really put his name out there, not just in the region but nationally. With him and our defending champion, Dave Hess returning to his family operation and Doug Eck joining Hess’s former championship car owner, Terry Suppa there are three top teams that can win at any ULMS event against all the competitors stated ULMS Owner, Chris Zuver.”
ELITE contracted drivers must be in the top 10 in points to receive guaranteed contract monies and will be awarded to the top 8 point cars that are in the top 10 in points. The series provisional positions will be based off the top contracted driver in points that do not qualify.
Series, owner and race director, Chris Zuver stated his excitement with the program. “I am very excited to see the drivers who will be running with the ULMS series for 2018. The series has currently 15 events on its 2018 schedule with more events still being discussed. This is the third year for the program and second year Close Racing Supply has been the marketing partner for the program. We expect several other drivers to join the program also.
The Zimmer’s Service Center Inc ULMS Late Model Series has a 15 event schedule in the northeast region for the 2018 season with a $5000 to win championship point fund. With the marketing partnership of Close Racing Supply providing the funding for the Elite program, this additional money paid out will be money that the tracks will not have to worry about and can use as a marketing tool to market the series and drivers to the general public that will be in attendance.
The 2018 Zimmer’s Service Center Inc ULMS Late Model Series will be group time trialing for all of their events. Also, ULMS Late Models will continue with the tire rule of Hoosier 1300 or American Racer 44 or harder rule on all four corners.
Joel Smith, of Close Racing Supply, stated, “For many years CRS has supported various race teams along with tracks and series in the region. With this program, we hope to help many teams, and also help a regional ULMS Late Model Series to keep growing in size and value of quality of events“ “Dirt racing teams have been great supporter of our business and this is our little way of giving back to them and helping them stay on the track competing in the ULMS Series.
Close Racing Supply has been in business since 1996 supplying quality circle track components at competitive prices. CRS has a large inventory of parts for IMCA/UMP modifieds, Late Models, and Stock Clip Cars. They ship UPS daily and accept most major credit cards. Close Racing Supply can be reached at 814-225-3250 or visit them online at www.closeracingsupply.com.
Race teams that are interested in signing up for the Close Racing Supply “ELITE” Program may contact series director Chris Zuver by email at email@example.com for more details.