WKA: IRL SoK: IPS champion Howard signs on as contingency sponsor

Screaming Talent-Gillard Enters with Contingency Sponsorship in Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Seattle, WA -- (February 6, 2007): The newly formed Screaming Talent-Gillard team, owned by 2006 Indy Pro Series champion and ...

Screaming Talent-Gillard Enters with Contingency Sponsorship in Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar

Seattle, WA -- (February 6, 2007): The newly formed Screaming Talent-Gillard team, owned by 2006 Indy Pro Series champion and leading karting tuner Jay Howard, will enter the 2007 Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar season as a series sponsor with contingency prizes up for grabs. As part of a 2007 program that will see Screaming Talent with trackside signage, online promotion, and other series marketing rights in the series, racers on Gillard chassis will benefit as well. Any driver that wins a 2007 series event in any class will receive $300 from Screaming Talent, similarly any driver that finishes 2nd or 3rd in any series event in any class will receive $200 (2nd) and $100 (3rd) respectively. Howard saw the program as a way to really kick off his involvement as a team owner, " 2007 is going to be a really exciting year for Screaming Talent. I'm confident that we will have a very successful year ahead of us, with the combination of a great driver line up, my father (Paul Howard) along side me, and of course world championship winning, Gillard karts. I am also looking forward to being a primary sponsor of what is the best series in the U.S . "

Series Marketing Director Jeff Swoboda wanted to welcome Howard and Screaming Talent Gillard to the series, "It's great to see Jay step up as a team owner in the series, and this program he's putting in place shows he's really thinking about how to start off his 2007 program correctly."

The Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar season kicks off April 13-15 in Norman, OK at the annual Race of the Americas East-West combination event. Those wishing to learn more about Screaming Talent can go to www.screamingtalent.net. Those wishing to learn more about the Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by the IRL can go to www.starsofkarting.com.

Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by the Indy Racing League is based out of Seattle, Washington, sanctioned by the World Karting Association (WKA) and owned and operated by 1986 Indianapolis 500 champion and IRL IndyCar Series team owner Bobby Rahal, IndyCar Series driver Bryan Herta and veteran karting promoter Paul Zalud. www.starsofkarting.com, www.worldkarting.com.

Snap-on Tools Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Product lines include hand and power tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, diagnostics software and other solutions for the transportation service, industrial, government, education, agricultural, and other commercial applications, including construction and electrical. Products are sold through its franchised dealer van, company-direct sales and distributor channels, as well as over the Internet at snapon.com. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2 billion-plus, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wis., and employs approximately 11,500 people worldwide.

The Indy Racing League was formed in 1994 to preserve the heritage and excitement of the Indianapolis 500 in U.S. open-wheel racing. The Indy Racing League is the sanctioning body of the IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in the United States, and the Indy Pro Series, which serves as an essential stepping stone for drivers striving to reach the IndyCar Series. Indy Racing League events are available to a worldwide audience through a variety of multimedia platforms, highlighted by a long-term and broad-reaching partnership with ABC Sports/ESPN. The Indy Racing League is continually at the forefront of motorsports innovation with drivers, teams and tracks benefiting from major safety and technological improvements such as the SAFER Barrier, SWEMS wheel tethers, chassis enhancements, ethanol fuel and Delphi IRL Safety Team. www.indycar.com

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Drivers Bobby Rahal , Bryan Herta , Jay Howard