TPC Racing names new sponsor

Ian Global Shipping to Sponsor No. 35 TPC Racing Porsche BALTIMORE, Md. (June 1, 2006) -- Ian Global Shipping has announced that the company will sponsor the No. 35 TPC Racing Porsche GT3 competing in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series...

Ian Global Shipping to Sponsor No. 35 TPC Racing Porsche

BALTIMORE, Md. (June 1, 2006) -- Ian Global Shipping has announced that the company will sponsor the No. 35 TPC Racing Porsche GT3 competing in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve for the remainder of the 2006 season. The car's debut was cut short due to early contact during the Rolex GT Series Challenge at Lime Rock Park. The team is expecting a better result this weekend in front of Ian Global Shipping personnel during the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen, New York. Ian Global Shipping is also a corporate sponsor in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and the official shipping provider of TPC Racing.

The announcement of the sponsorship coincides with the launch of Ian Global Shipping's new website www.ianglobal.com and continuing marketing campaign, "Ian is the Answer." Ian Global Shipping was founded in 1987 by Glenn Lobas of Baltimore, Maryland. The company offers comprehensive global shipping solutions by providing air and ocean freight forwarding, trucking, warehousing, and customs clearance services. Ian Global Shipping also specializes in domestic and international auto shipping, particularly of rare and exotic vehicles and race cars. Ian Global Shipping has built a reputation within the transportation industry for superior customer service and stress-free transactions. Customers know that one phone call to Ian means one provider and just one invoice for each job.

TPC Racing, led by team owner and driver Michael Levitas, also from the Baltimore area, reached the pinnacle of success in sports car racing this past January by winning the GT class in the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona. TPC Racing also posted a third-place finish in class at Virginia International Raceway in April. TPC Racing has competed in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series since 2000, winning more than 20 times in class and claiming the 2004 SGS-class championship.

"Ian Global Shipping is extremely excited to be sponsoring the #35 TPC Racing Porsche," said Lobas. "Our company has been looking for the right opportunity for increased visibility. After meeting Michael and seeing his commitment to his sponsors and to winning, we were able to come on board for the remainder of TPC's races this season. Much of our business involves auto shipping, so we are expecting that our sponsorship of TPC Racing and our association with the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series will make beneficial relationships for us."

"We are thrilled to have Ian Global Shipping join TPC Racing," said Levitas. "We're confident that we'll have the No. 35 Porsche GT3 running up front and providing a ton of exposure for Ian Global Shipping. TPC Racing is hoping that this is just the start of a long and successful partnership."

TPC Racing drivers Spencer Pumpelly and Michael Levitas are expected to pilot the No. 35 Ian Global Shipping Porsche GT3. SPEED will provide live television coverage of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 3. For more information on Ian Global Shipping visit www.ianglobal.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Spencer Pumpelly , Michael Levitas