Sponsor named for Peterborough race

PETERBOROUGH, ON - CASCAR and Peterborough Speedway jointly announced this morning that an agreement has been reached for a Title Sponsor for the September 20 CASCAR Super Series race. The event will be named the National Fast Freight Delivers the...

PETERBOROUGH, ON - CASCAR and Peterborough Speedway jointly announced this morning that an agreement has been reached for a Title Sponsor for the September 20 CASCAR Super Series race. The event will be named the National Fast Freight Delivers the Leland 200.

National Fast Freight is a multi-modal freight service provider headquartered out of a 148 door cross-dock facility in Concord, Ontario. Their unique approach to business-service relationships optimizes customer value through the customized delivery of integrated, one-stop transportation and logistics packages. Supported by a distribution network set up coast-to-coast across Canada and to all points south, the company is coming to be recognized as the premier provider of innovative, customer driven and cost-effective transportation solutions. National Fast Freight has been involved in team sponsorship with CASCAR for several years, and is the primary sponsor on the Number 71 Machine of CASCAR's Rookie of the Year Bryan Cathcart.

Rob Donaghey, CEO, Bill Yarn, President and Ray Ash, Vice-President are avid and long-time supporters of racing in Canada. "We are thrilled to be associated with an event of this caliber and are particularly proud of our relationship with Car Number 71. We extend our congratulations to Bryan Cathcart and to all members of the Number 71 Team who have worked so hard to contribute to the Rookie of the Year award. The National Fast Freight Delivers the Leland 200 will be a showcase for Canadian racing and we invite fans everywhere to come out and enjoy what promises to be the racing event of the season."

National Fast Freight has been joined by Leland Industries in bringing the second last race of the 2003 Championship battle to stock car racing fans. Leland Industries Inc. is a Canadian manufacturer of fasteners. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Leland operates from a 155,000 square foot facility with warehousing and sales branches in nine cities across North America. Leland specializes in fasteners for construction and manufactures a full range of nuts, bolts and screws for metal buildings, metal roofing, post frame, agricultural, general construction and the over-head door industry. Global Clamp of Perth, Ontario, a manufacturer of hose clamps for automotive and industrial applications, is an associate of Leland Industries. Both Leland Industries and Global Clamp share associate sponsorship on the number 64 NTN Bearings Car driven by Mark Dilley.

"This is Leland Industries Inc.'s first year with CASCAR and we are proud and pleased to be associated with Car Number 64," stated Byron Nelson, President of Leland Industries. "Mark Dilley and his team have made our sponsorship an exciting and positive program. We at Leland look forward to our co-hosting the National Fast Freight Delivers the Leland 200 with eager anticipation."

"We are very excited to have National Fast Freight and Leland Industries present the second last race of the 2003 CASCAR Super Series Championship to the fans at Peterborough Speedway," stated Peterborough Speedway president JP Josiasse. "I know all their guests will enjoy a great day at the race facility, and fans will be treated to an intense battle on the track as one of the tightest Super Series Championship battles in several years comes down to the wire on September 20."

The 2003 CASCAR Super Series Championship has been one of the most dramatic title fights in years. With four events remaining on the schedule there are only 26 points separating current Championship leader and two-time defending Champion Don Thomson Jr., and second place Kerry Micks. A tight pack of drivers still hungry to overtake them the for Canada's ultimate motorsports prize extends all the way through the current top ten in the standings, all of whom still nave a mathematical chance to win the title. With such an intense Championship battle in place, fans can be sure to be treated to a thrilling show on 'Canada's fastest 1/3 mile oval" at Peterborough Speedway.

"We are delighted with our association with National Fast Freight and Leland Industries for our event at Peterborough Speedway," stated CASCAR marketing director Richard Coughlin. "It is going to be a thrilling race and a fabulous event, and we wish to extend our thanks to both groups for helping us deliver the event to Canadian race fans."

A complete schedule of events will be announced shortly. Please check www.cascar.sympatico.ca or www.peterbourghspeedway.com for updates. More information about National Fast Freight can be found at www.nationalfastfreight.com, and Leland Industries can be found at www.lelandindustries.com.

The CASCAR Super Series is Canada's top level of stock car racing, with 12 events held in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia. Over 150 race teams across the country compete in CASCAR's three series': the EMCO Western Series, CARQUEST Sportsman Series, and the Super Series.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Mark Dilley , Kerry Micks , Don Thomson Jr. , Bryan Cathcart , Richard Coughlin