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Miniature Motorsports Racing Association
4542 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304

 Phone/Fax 703-751-5588
www.mmraracing.com

FUTURE STARS OF RACING ARE NOW TOBACCO FREE

The Miniature Motorsports Racing Association (MMRA) is pleased to announce sponsorship for both East and West Grand National races from the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.  The events will take place July 25-27 at the beautiful new Lake Erie Speedway in Pennsylvania, and August 9-10 at South Sound Speedway in Washington.

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids’ logo and message will be seen on the racecars, the MMRA website, and on banners at the tracks.  Sheela Mirmira, Manager Partnerships & Development for the Campaign stated, “The MMRA racing program is a great opportunity for us to take our message to a sport that has been the focus of billions of dollars in tobacco industry advertising for decades.  We hope that our involvement with MMRA will encourage kids to choose a tobacco free lifestyle.”

Pete Neimeier, President of MMRA explained, “While we certainly appreciate the financial support of the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, this partnership is one we are particularly excited about.  Our tech director lost a lung to smoking induced lung cancer. Now we both share an emotional commitment to change the perception of tobacco among our Future Stars of Racing.  Our young people have bright futures ahead of them.  We don’t want tobacco to keep them from reaching their goals.”

ABOUT MMRA:

The MMRA is the oldest and largest sanctioning body for ½ scale stock cars known as minicups.  Minicup cars have the same safety features and design of full size stock cars, but are inexpensive to purchase and race.  MMRA sanctions races nationwide, generally on ¼ mile to 3/8 mile oval racetracks.  The most unique aspect of MMRA is the Future Stars of Racing program for kids aged 8-16.  For more information about MMRA, check out the association website at www.mmraracing.com

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO FREE KIDS:

TThe Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is striving to build a healthier future for our children by changing public attitudes and public policies regarding tobacco use.  The Campaign’s mission is to free our kids from tobacco addiction and save lives by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.  For more information visit www.tobaccofreekids.org

MEDIA CONTACT:

Pete Neimeier – MMRA President

E-mail – pete@mmraracing.com