HOLLAND NY August 11th 2017 – The 2017 edition of the Jerry Gradl Memorial Mini Indy 50 at Holland International Speedway would not be possible without the support of our amazing partners. Headlining this year’s t-shirt are western New York short track racing cornerstones X-Press Sign Systems.

Over the last few years Rick Johnson and X-Press Sign Systems have become more than race sponsors. They have become an integral part of Western New York short track racing. Rick and X-press Signs played a key role in the recent revitalization of Lancaster National Speedway with their tremendous support for the Saturday night stock car program. Speaking from experience, the NYPA Midget Association owes a great deal of gratitude to Rick and X-press Sign Systems.

In our efforts to bring a more fan friendly series to the tracks on a weekly basis,  X-Press Signs has helped with everything from trophies, signs, t-shirts, and to pizza! As a matter of fact, Rick is also the owner of Abbott Rd Pizza. You would be hard pressed to find a track in Western New York  that does not receive help from the Johnson family, as well as X-press Sign Systems and Abbott Pizza, be it as a series, race, or team sponsor.

Mark Light of Lightning Towing has been on board with NYPA since day one with financial support. Mark was the first partner to reach out after we announced the race in June. Mark is no stranger to the short track scene after spending years at the local tracks helping various competitors like Donny Staubitz and Jerry Gradl Jr. for ten years.

In recent years Advance Auto Parts has executed some powerful experiential marketing campaigns that have truly resonated with the consumer. Advance Auto Parts commitment to get back to a grassroots involvement with their marketing campaigns made them a perfect fit for this years Jerry Gradl Memorial Mini Indy 50. The Mini Indy 50 is the longest and most prestigious race and the NYPA midget series calendar.

We have been very blessed to have some great top tier supporters but the foundation of this event is made up of another fourteen shirt sponsors. The idea behind the shirt promotion was to serve that inherent need that fans have to take something commemorative away from special events that they attend all the while supporting the drivers, teams, and series.

The Mini Indy 50 takes place tomorrow, August 12th, at Holland International Speedway. This special extra distance NYPA Midget Association race is dedicated to the Gradl family in memory of Jerry Gradl. The mighty TQ midgets will race for 50 laps around the famed ⅜ mile with a competition caution at the halfway point.

Read below and find out about the rest of our partners! Their dedication and enthusiasm is vital to our local racing scene, specifically this very special event for the NYPA Midget Association.

X-press Sign is a family owned and operated business, offering business signs, LED signs, vehicle wraps and so much more. For over 15 years, we’ve been the go-to resource for many individuals and businesses in Western New York who need high-quality marketing solutions. Our staff has over 50 years of combined experience, so our clients can rely on us to design, create and install exceptional products for their needs in record time.

Lightning Towing – At Lightning Automotive we specialize in all types of auto repair. We are a full service repair shop from brakes to inspections to transmission repair. Our shop offers quick oil changes and tire rotations with little wait time. We also offer full detail on your vehicle. Stop in today and see why we are Buffalo’s top choice for auto repair.

Advance Auto Parts – Advance Auto Parts is aa leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installers and do-it-yourself customers. As of January 2, 2016 Advance operated 5,171 stores and 122 Worldpac branches and served approximately 1,300 independently owned Carquest branded stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 73,000 Team Members. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company’s website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.

Abbott Rd Pizza – At Abbott Rd. Pizza, we believe that service should always be personal, and food should always be fresh! Whether you’re coming in, carrying out or taking advantage of our catering menu, you’re sure to have a great experience.

Buffalo Riverworks – The city’s newest premier waterfront, boating, sports, music and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River. Our Massive waterfront complex is a true destination for skating, hockey, curling & concerts with dining, bars & concessions. Riverworks is Western New York’s backyard and it’s open year round.

Move 24/7 – We offer a vast network of verified movers with trucks and helpers with the strength and know-how to get any job done, whether it’s getting you that fridge from the local Lowes, or moving your house. We’re here to help, and we’re always moving.

Airport Auto & Truck Center – ASE certified technicians on staff 7am-5pm Monday through Friday and 9am 2pm on Saturday.

Graff Trucking – Western New York transport service.

Double Clutch Inc – Double Clutch facilitate’s the conversation between fan and sponsor by helping race teams, race tracks, and racing series adopt and use motor sports marketing 2.0 tactics, tools, and technology, by developing, and executing turn key social, branding, marketing, sales, and customer acquisition strategies.

Founded in 2003 as Seven O Motorsports Marketing, Double Clutch came about through the successful efforts of making Motorsports marketing programs memorable and measurable.

Additional information can be found on the Double Clutch website www.WinOnMonday.com

George Decker Memorial – The George Decker Memorial sportsman modified race has been rescheduled for September 2nd.

BHNT Architects – BHNT provides Architectural, Planning and Interior Design services that promote our clients’ objectives.

The Car Shop of Springville NY – Whether you’re building a sport compact, truck, street machine, custom rod, muscle car, antique or classic, you’ll find what you need and the guys to make it happen at The Car Shop.

Stylin’ Tattoo – The best tattoo shop in Cheektowaga NY!

The Bubbly SpongeThe Bubbly Sponge specializes in residential and commercial window washing and gutter cleaning in Buffalo NY and surrounding areas. We also do screen cleaning, screen removal and storage, power washing, light home maintenance projects, pool maintenance, and housekeeping services.

Motorsports Fancards – Why not get something for your fans and more advertising for you Sponsors! We have customized autograph cards, calendars and collectibles!

Clutch Artists Inc. – 60 plus years of motorsports and car culture in Buffalo NY.

Casey’s Truck Salvage –  Located just outside Buffalo in Western New York, Casey’s has been in the truck parts business for over 35 years. We buy medium and heavy truck parts, sell medium and heavy truck parts, equipment and salvage. Our truck parts yard covers 40 acres with vintage and late model truck salvage.


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