Hampton Inn-Shoreview To Host 2012 UMSS Awards Banquet


By Greg Parent

Stillwater, MN (10-19-12)

The Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) has set the date for their annual awards banquet to celebrate and honor the top drivers from the 2012 winged and traditional sprint car series season in addition to the inaugural micro sprint champion. The 2012 UMSS awards banquet will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Hampton Inn & Green Mill restaurant and bar located at 1000 Gramsie Road in Shoreview, Minnesota at the intersection of I-694 and Lexington Avenue North. Activities will begin with a social hour from 5:00-6:00pm. A cash bar will be available all evening. A buffet dinner will be served from 6:00-7:30pm. The awards ceremony will take place from 7:30-9:00pm. The banquet room has three large screens where videos and photo highlights from the 2012 season will cycle through during the course of the evening.

The cost of the banquet is $30 per adult, children 6-15 are $15, and under 6 are free. Tickets need be purchased by January 5, 2013 by contacting series head Ron Bernhagen at 612-363-5302. Driving directions and other information about the Hampton Inn can be found on their website at http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/minnesota/hampton-inn-minneapolis-st-paul-north-MSPSVHX/index.html or by calling them at 651-482-0402. The UMSS encourages race teams and fans to come out and make this an enjoyable family weekend. The Hampton Inn has an indoor swimming pool, fitness center and video arcade.

Rooms have been set aside at the Hampton Inn under the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series name. The rate for Saturday night for a room with two (2) queen-size beds is $89.00 or a single room with (1) king-size bed is $69.00 plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 651-482-0402 and mentioning the UMSS banquet room rate. The cut-off date for reserving a room under the UMSS banquet rate is December 19, 2012.

The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series looks forward to seeing many sprint car drivers, teams and fans at their fourth annual banquet on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Sprint car race fans are especially encouraged to attend the banquet. The UMSS has completed four successful seasons of winged sprint car racing, two seasons with the popular traditional non-winged sprint cars, and the first season for the micro sprints. The UMSS continues to generate interest in sprint car and micro sprint racing, as they build and grow the sport near the Twin Cities and surrounding areas in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Please visit the UMSS website at www.umsprints.com or check out the UMSS Facebook page for information about this exciting series and the opportunities that are available for participants, sponsors and fans.