From auto racing’s earliest days, the big-time racers of the Indianapolis 500 got their starts in open wheel race cars such as three-quarter midgets. The NYPA Midget Association carries on the racing tradition of open wheel oval racing with the Jerry Gradl Memorial Mini Indy 50. The passion that binds open wheel racers across the country from Indianapolis to short tracks was strong with Jerry Gradl, and the NYPA Midget Association pays tribute to that passion with this 50 lap special event at Holland International Speedway. All eyes will be on the Holland high banks to see which racer will endure the 3rd annual Jerry Gradl Memorial Mini Indy 50 for the victory and their place on the 2018 edition t-shirt!

Jerry Gradl created a legacy in western New York both on the track and off that still resonates today. Today Jerry Gradl Motors maintains that legacy by continuing to partner with and support TQ midget racing. In honor of Jerry Gradl’s unrivaled support for racing, the NYPA Midget Association is proud to have the Jerry Gradl Memorial Mini Indy 50 at the Holland International Speedway on the schedule for a third time. The race is quickly establishing itself as a crown jewel on the TQ midget circuit.

The NYPA Midget Association would like to invite area businesses to review a multi-tier sponsorship commitment with overwhelming benefits on the dollar. For $500 your business can be the primary t-shirt sponsor for the Jerry Gradl Memorial Mini Indy 50. In addition to your prominent position on the special event shirt, NYPA will issue a press release announcing the partnership, logos and information about your business will be on MiniIndy50.com, 10 tickets to the race, and you’ll receive 10 shirts with 5 branded gift bags. This opportunity is not to be missed but if that does not quite fit your budget there are four more tiers of sponsorship for you to choose from. For $250 the secondary t-shirt sponsorship comes with the same benefits, plus three event shirts and an appropriately sized ad space. At $150 associate t-shirt sponsorship level, your business will receive the same benefits with an appropriately sized ad space as well as two shirts. The most popular tier is the $75 contingency t-shirt sponsorship of which there are only 8 available and as of this writing, there are only 5 left.

For $25 you can sponsor a lap get a t-shirt for this unique open wheel event at Holland International Speedway. Sponsor as many times as you want and in return you will receive 2017 Jerry Gradl Memorial Mini Indy 50 t-shirts as well as publicity for yourself or your business. Lap sponsors will have their name and message on the victory lane backdrop. Be a part of western New York’s open wheel racing heritage and one of racing’s most unique events.

The NYPA Midget, series sanctions three-quarter midget racing in western New York and Pennsylvania. TQ midgets are known for high stakes, wheel to wheel, short track racing action and have thrilled crowds across the country for over fifty years. The NYPA Midget Association carries on that tradition of excitement at tracks like Holland Speedway, Lake Erie Speedway and Lancaster National Speedway. Check the Double Clutch engineered NYPA Midget Association website www.NYPAMidgets.com for the schedule, points, and news. Find us on Facebook for up to date event information, photos, and more. Be sure to like and share with your friends.

Jerry Gradl Motors is the Official NYPA Midget Association New York State Auto Service Provider:  Since 1958 Jerry Gradl Motors has provided exceptional sales and professional service to western New York motorists. Half of their customers are referrals or repeats, which means they provide outstanding customer service. The Gradl name is a staple in WNY motorsports and will be for years to come. Jerry Gradl Motors has two locations to choose from, one at 711 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda NY and the other located at 6704 Transit Rd. Williamsville.

What: Jerry Gradl Memorial Mini Indy 50 NYPA Midget Association TQ midget race

When: Saturday August 12th 2017

Where: Holland International Speedway is a ⅜ mile high-banked oval speedway sanctioned by NASCAR, featuring Pro Modifieds, Chargers, and NYPA TQ Midgets. Nestled in the Holland hills the track has hosted some of the most exciting NASCAR and Race of Champions races for many years. Holland International Speedway proudly hosts the Mini Indy 50 for the 3rd time in memory of Jerry Gradl.

Competition Contacts:

Holland International Speedway: 716.418.7223 info@HollandSpeedway.com

NYPA Midget Association Charlie DiRosa: 716.353.1139 racer39@roadrunner.com

Media Contacts:

NYPA Midget Association: 716.954.3588 pr@nypamidgets.com

Holland International Speedway: stevenj.petty@gmail.com

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