DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 17, 2001) - Berryman Products, Inc., and officials for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing have announced that Berryman Products have joined the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series as a contingency sponsor for the 2001 season.

“ Berryman is one of the most recognized manufacturers throughout the automotive and high performance industry,” offered Chris Boals, director of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.“ We are enthusiastic about Berryman coming on board and joining the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series team of sponsors and they will play a role in the continuing development of the series.”

Berryman Products will contribute over $25,000 to the overall NASCAR Weekly Racing Series program with $2,000 going to each of the 10 regions. First place in the region will receive $1,000, second will receive $500, third will receive $300, fourth and fifth will receive $100. The national champion will receive an additional $5,000.

Berryman Products, Inc., is headquartered in Arlington, Tex., and is one of the oldest manufacturers of automotive products in the United States, founded in 1918. Berryman produces quality professional automotive chemical products throughout the United States and internationally.

“ The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series is a great program,” stated John H. Ehlert, chief operating officer of Berryman Products, Inc.“ NASCAR’s grass-roots level program offers us the opportunity to market in a nationwide series on a hometown level. The program has the ability to reach every day people that compete at their local race track each weekend throughout the nation.”

The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series is contested every season on both dirt and asphalt tracks, nationwide. Weekly short track racers have the opportunity to compete for regional and national recognition, as well as over $1.7 million in posted awards; the highest posted awards for any short track racing series.

Berryman joins Lincoln Electric as new contingency sponsors for the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for 2001. They join existing sponsors; 76, Anheuser-Busch, CV Products, Champion, Cintas, Clevite, Craftsman, Earl’s Products, Edelbrock, Featherlite, Gatorade, Goodyear, Holley Carburetors, Hoosier, J.E. Pistons, Mechanix Wear, Moroso, Prestone, True Value and Raybestos to create the largest purse in NASCAR Weekly Racing Series history.