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Valvoline announces Year End Awards for Valvoline Cup participants. Lexington, KY.  (July 17, 2002) -- Almost $500,000 in cash and merchandise awards will be presented to competitors in the inaugural Valvoline Cup. The details of the ...

Valvoline announces Year End Awards for Valvoline Cup participants.

Lexington, KY.  (July 17, 2002) -- Almost $500,000 in cash and merchandise awards will be presented to competitors in the inaugural Valvoline Cup. The details of the driver awards program were  announced today by Valvoline.

With  over 82,000 drivers enrolled to date, the 2002 Valvoline Cup,
presented by  Campbell Hausfeld, is the largest points championship ever
conducted for  grassroots racers. The program honors national champions in
an amazing six  categories and 32 classes of cars, ranging from stock cars
to sprinters to  dragsters and even power-boat competitors. Drivers in
virtually any series, at  any track, under any sanctioning organization in
the  U.S., can  enroll.

Valvoline announced that participating drivers are eligible for nearly $500,000 in cash and merchandise.  Drivers who rank in the top 30 within their class at the end of the season will win awards, which have been posted by Valvoline, presenting sponsor Campbell Hausfeld, National Speed Sport News, as well as by other program promotional partners.  A total of 960 competitors will receive prizes.  The winning driver in the top class will receive cash, merchandise and products valued at approximately $3,000.

Mikel Hartman, Valvoline  sports marketing manager, commented, "It is truly
amazing how many drivers registered  for the Valvoline Cup prior to this
awards announcement.  Regardless of  whether a driver sits in the seat of
an ARCA stock car, or a Street Stock drag  racer, they have just as much
racer in them, and that is what the Valvoline Cup  is all about."

Since March of this year, RaceFan, Inc. the program administrator, has held Valvoline Cup promotions at over 200 asphalt and dirt short tracks, drag strips, and road courses all over the U.S.  At each promotion, Valvoline has given away nearly $700 in Valvoline, Zerex, Eagle One, and Pyroil products, to both race fans and to winning race teams.  At each promotion, one lucky fan received a Campbell Hausfeld 250 PSI portable compressor and drivers have received valuable Campbell Hausfeld discount coupons.

Registration is still open to all drivers wishing to compete for the inaugural Valvoline Cup National Drivers Points Championship.  Interested drivers can register at  www.valvolinecup.com or can call the Valvoline Cup Headquarters at 877  302-0290 for more information.  Competition for this season will continue through October, with class winners and final point standings announced in December.

The Valvoline Cup is the latest evidence of Valvoline's support of grassroots racers. Valvoline is a contingency sponsor in NHRA drag racing and for the past six years has been the No. 1 choice of motor oil by NHRA sportsmen-class racers at NHRA pro events. For the past 17 years, Valvoline has sponsored the national championships for the Sports Car Club of America, the Valvoline Runoffs®.  Valvoline has shown its support on all levels of motorsports during 2002, named as the official motor oil of Daytona International Speedway, the Daytona 500, the Sports Car Club of America and the U.S. Auto Club.

The Valvoline Cup presenting sponsor, Campbell Hausfeld, is a leading manufacturer of powered equipment and tools that has repeatedly shown its support for grassroots racing and has now underscored that support by becoming the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Valvoline Cup.

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