O'FALLON, Mo. -- After joining the National Guard American Drag Racing League (ADRL) in 2009 as a display partner in the series' manufacturer's midway, Andy McCoy Race Cars (AMRC) will begin paying a major new bonus to top qualifiers in the Pro Extreme and Pro Nitrous classes next year.
"We're staying busy and a lot of it I attribute to the ADRL because they put on such a good promotional deal," McCoy says. "That's why next year we're looking to step it up and we're going to provide $1,000 at each race to the guy that qualifies number one in Pro Extreme and Pro Nitrous."
Unlike a contingency program that rewards racers for using specific manufacturer parts, McCoy stresses the qualifying bonuses will be paid out at all 10 events scheduled on the 2010 National Guard ADRL Tour, regardless of the winner's chassis affiliation.
"It doesn't matter what they're driving, doesn't matter who's chassis it is, it's just something we'd like to give back to the racers," he says. "We feel like there's enough work out there for everybody and that's one of the best ways to help the racer community out. Whether they have one of our cars or not, we feel like if they qualify number one, they deserve it."
In addition to building race cars, AMRC operates a thriving parts and service business from its Washington, Missouri, shop and McCoy occasionally campaigns his own supercharged '57 Chevy in the National Guard ADRL Pro Extreme class.
"We just had so much on our plates this past year that we just didn't have a lot of time for racing ourselves," McCoy says. "But I think we had a good year and I'm looking forward to next year and getting out there to run a few of these events and show these guys that we can play, too."
The 2010 National Guard ADRL Tour will get underway Mar. 12-13, with the Safety-Kleen Dragpalooza VI at Houston Raceway Park and will visit tracks in eight more states before concluding Oct. 22-23, with the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas.
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