ESPRIT inks PPI sponsorship deal

CAMARILLO, CA - DP Technology, software developer of the ESPRIT CAM system, today announced their official sponsorship of PPI Motorsports. This new partnership through the 2002 NASCAR season enables PPIM to use ESPRIT's powerful CAM software in...

CAMARILLO, CA - DP Technology, software developer of the ESPRIT CAM system, today announced their official sponsorship of PPI Motorsports. This new partnership through the 2002 NASCAR season enables PPIM to use ESPRIT's powerful CAM software in their race shop to machine parts for the company's Nascar Winston Cup cars. Currently, PPIM fields the #96 Happy Meal Ford with Andy Houston and the #32 Tide Ford driven by veteran CART racer Scott Pruett.

The Southern California based PPIM will benefit from full training support, technical assistance, and ESPRIT product upgrades for its Nascar race shop located in Hickory, North Carolina. Bill Haas, DP's resident motorsports expert and genuine car racing fan, believes this is a win-win relationship: "PPIM and ESPRIT working together can tackle the newest, most complex technologies which are inherent to building successful race cars. Utilizing ESPRIT's software to serve this racing community benefits both parties because PPIM can better machine parts to meet individual car specifications and DP, in turn, uses the knowledge gained in these sophisticated machining processes to improve our CAM system." Bill Haas, describing the nature of ESPRIT's sponsorship of PPIM, says, "DP is not a mere name on a car, our product is actively engaged in helping race teams build faster, more competitive race cars."

Cal Wells III, president and owner of PPI Motorsports, concurs that ESPRIT has helped give their racing team a competitive edge: "DP Technology's ESPRIT software raises the bar of our engineering and machining capabilities at PPI Motorsports. Using ESPRIT will help simplify our machining processes while increasing the accuracy and efficiency with which we build our race cars. That's a big gain for our in-house design and manufacturing departments and it also has a positive impact on the way we turn out competitive machines on a weekly basis."

PPI Motorsports joins numerous motorsports teams and automotive manufacturers who count on ESPRIT software to produce winning cars. Alan Johnson's Team Winston Top Fuel dragster, Larry Hedrick Motorsports' #41 Kodiak Chevrolet, and Bill Davis' NASCAR Winston Cup #22 Pontiac Caterpillar car are among the outstanding racing teams who utilize ESPRIT in their shops. DP's CAM system is also instrumental in helping manufacturers, such as Laughlin Racing Products, to build chassis and engine applications for many NASCAR Winston cup and Bush series cars.

About PPI Motorsports

Founded by Cal Wells III in 1979, PPIM began as a small company specializing in building winning off-road racing trucks. Since its inception, PPIM has won 25 off-road championships (including eleven Baja 500 wins and two Baja 1000 victories) with a host of talented drivers, such as legendary Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, current driver of the Toyota/MCI WorldCom/PPIM Tundra V-8 powered by Toyota Trophy Truck.

Today, PPI is a competitive racing company with numerous successes in the SCORE off-road series, the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) FedEx Championship Series, the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship, the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and the NASCAR Busch Series.

ABOUT ESPRIT AND DP TECHNOLOGY CORP.DP Technology is a company founded on the vision of technology's potential. For two decades DP Technology has set the pace in the machine tool industry with the practical application of advanced technologies for the benefit of the CNC programmer. ESPRIT is packed with twenty years of G-code programming experience, machine tool knowledge, and CNC know-how. ESPRIT reflects a passion for excellence that is fueled by DP Technology's dedication to the needs of the CNC programmer.  DP Technology re-invests over 20% of its annual revenue into Research and Development in an effort to assure ESPRIT's continuing leadership as the world's leading CAM product.

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Series Automotive , Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Andy Houston