Rocky Mountain Nationals add sponsors

CARS RV, MARINE AND MOTORSPORTS SPONSORS EMAX DRAG RACING SERIES ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONALS IN EDMONTON NORWALK, Ohio (April 27, 2006) -- IHRA and the recently renamed Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, today announced that CARS RV,...

CARS RV, MARINE AND MOTORSPORTS SPONSORS EMAX DRAG RACING SERIES ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONALS IN EDMONTON

NORWALK, Ohio (April 27, 2006) -- IHRA and the recently renamed Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, today announced that CARS RV, Marine and Motorsports is the title sponsor of the fourth event on the 11-race eMax Drag Racing Series, the Rocky Mountain Nationals.

The sanctioning body also announced the contract between IHRA and Castrol Raceway to host the CARS RV, Marine and Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Torco Race Fuels, this season scheduled for June 23 -- 25, has been extended for three more years. The contract is good until the 8th Annual event in 2010, which at that time has the option for renewal.

"This extension confirms that the relationship between IHRA and Castrol Raceway has been strong and prosperous and will continue to grow," said Rob Reeves, president of Castrol Raceway. "Last season Castrol Raceway became the quickest and fastest drag strip in Canada. With CARS RV, Marine and Motorsports stepping up and sponsoring the event, the race will continue to grow and provide even more excitement for our fans."

"The Rocky Mountain Nationals has been a huge success since we first held the race in Edmonton four years ago, and we are thrilled to announce the contract extension," said IHRA President Aaron Polburn. "Between CARS, Torco, and the recently named track sponsorship, Castrol Raceway will be a valuable partner in the growth of the eMax Drag Racing Series."

CARS RV, Marine and Motorsports (www.thecars.ca) is a western Canadian dealership with locations in Leduc, Red Deer, Edmonton and Fort McMurray. The Leduc dealership is located within close proximity to Castrol Raceway. The sponsorship will include displays during the national event, demo days for customers to test product, and various displays and events throughout the year.

About IHRA

Headquartered in Norwalk, Ohio, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA), a division of Live Nation, promotes professional, semi-professional and local level racing opportunities for drivers at all levels. The eMax Drag Racing Series is an 11-event North American professional drag racing circuit. In 2006, the series will be comprised of eight events in major cities throughout the United States and three in Canada. The Mr. Gasket Pro-Am Championship consists of competition at national events and 35 events in six regional divisions, while IHRA's Summit SuperSeries is conducted nearly every weekend at over 90 IHRA-sanctioned tracks. Providing a safe environment to develop future stars, IHRA offers the PM-1 Junior Dragster Racing Series for youths ages 8-17. Stand-alone events include Live Nation's entertainment-filled "Thunder Jam" shows and the street legal racing and lifestyle event series Kumho Street Warriorz presented by Hooters. More information can be found at www.ihra.com.

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