Sciuto to make special Houston appearance

Sealy/Polestar Racing Group Champ Car Atlantic Driver Alan Sciuto to Appear at Finger's Furniture in Houston, Texas Chardon, Ohio (May 3, 2006) - In preparation for next weekend's Fast Trac 100 race at the Grand Prix of Houston, Champ Car...

Sealy/Polestar Racing Group Champ Car Atlantic Driver Alan Sciuto to Appear at Finger's Furniture in Houston, Texas

Chardon, Ohio (May 3, 2006) - In preparation for next weekend's Fast Trac 100 race at the Grand Prix of Houston, Champ Car Atlantic driver Alan Sciuto will make a special appearance at Finger's Furniture store this Saturday, May 6. Sciuto will showcase Polestar Racing Group's #12 Sealy/PKV Racing/The Room Store Swift 016.a race car and the team's custom designed transporter, as well as visit with fans at the Finger's Furniture Houston location at 4001 Gulf Freeway from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. CT.

"It's a great opportunity to personally meet some of the fans who will be coming to see us race next weekend," said Sciuto, 18, and the youngest-ever pole winner in the 33- year history of the Atlantic Championship. "We'll also give them an inside look at the technology and excitement that's part of the Champ Car Atlantic series. We're delighted to join with Sealy and Finger's Furniture for what is just the beginning of a fun, action- packed week in Houston."

Following the Finger's Furniture appearance, Sciuto and the Polestar team will prepare for the Fast Trac 100, the second round of the 12-race 2006 Yokohama Presents the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda season, part of the Grand Prix of Houston taking place May 11-13 at the newly constructed 1.615-mile temporary street circuit at Reliant Park. Sciuto, of Orange, California, has emerged as one of the top rising stars of American open-wheel racing.

After being recognized as North America's top shifter kart racer in 2004, he quickly established himself as a leading force in Atlantic competition by finishing fourth in his first series race on the challenging San Jose street course last year. The following week in Denver, he led both rounds of qualifying to capture his first career Atlantic pole position and establish himself as the youngest-ever Atlantic pole winner at just 17 years of age. Sciuto is joined on the Polestar team by 1997 Atlantic series champion Alex Barron, who competed in the Champ Car World Series as well as the Indy Racing League after taking the 1997 series by storm with five wins and four poles in his rookie Atlantic season.

Polestar most recently captured five wins in 2005 with Atlantic rookies Katherine Legge and Antoine Bessette. Polestar team owners Jim and Pam Griffith and Bruce Potter are all experienced Atlantic veterans, having been instrumental to the Atlantic championship- winning efforts of Barron, Patrick Carpentier (1996) and Buddy Rice (2000).

-www.polestarracinggroup.com

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Patrick Carpentier , Alex Barron , Katherine Legge , Buddy Rice , Antoine Bessette , Alan Sciuto