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NASCAR Fans E-mail List Speed Lands on his feet CARTOON NETWORK CHEERS UP MELLING RACING'S FUTURE Through all the struggles with lack of funding, the Melling Racing Team and Lake Speed have stayed together. Finally perseverance ...

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Speed Lands on his feet

CARTOON NETWORK CHEERS UP MELLING RACING'S FUTURE

Through all the struggles with lack of funding, the Melling Racing Team and Lake Speed have stayed together. Finally perseverance and performance have been recognized, Melling is proud to announce that the Cartoon Network will be the 1998 primary sponsor of the NASCAR Winston Cup #9 Ford.

The Melling Race Team stands thirty-fifth in points. This is pretty impressive considering lack of sponsorship forced the team to a limited schedule. Lake has qualified for every race in which the team participated. With an average finish of 22nd, the team would definitely be in the top 25 in points if all of the races could have been attended. The last time Lake had proper funding, he finished 11th in the year end points standing.

"We are just thrilled for the whole team who stuck together," said Harry Melling. Mark Melling (Vice President of Racing) added, "Lake and Jeff (Jeff Buice, crew chief) have done wonders with the budget we are on now. I can't wait to see what our boys can do with the proper resources. Stability is what it's all about and we can guarantee that now."

"Our prayers have been answered! Now we will be able to really go racing for the first time since I came to Melling Racing," said Lake Speed. "It's great to have a sponsor like Cartoon Network that my whole family can get excited about."

Although this is great news, Melling Racing is still looking for sponsorship to finish out the remainder of the 1997 season. "We are only looking to cover our variable expenses such as tires and engines for the rest of the year," commented Mark Melling. "No sponsorship is too small at this point. We just want to race."

If no additional funding is secured, Lake will run the Melling Engine Parts Ford at Darlington, Charlotte, Loudon, Phoenix and Atlanta.

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This is such exciting news for Lake, the Mellings and the hundreds of Lake Speed fans around the world! Lake is very excited in this announcement and can hardly wait for '98 season to begin. I will try to keep each of you posted on any additional announcements or information as it becomes available.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at any time and I will get back you as soon as possible. Thanks for your support for Lake and the Melling Racing Team.

Also continue to watch for updates on the Lake Speed Unoffial Newsletter homepage at: www.preferred.com/~nathanl/lakenow.htm Nathan Lane has done a super job keeping Lake's fans up on the day to day status Lake and Melling Racing, along with qualifying and race updates. He will also keep up to date with announcements concerning Lake and the Cartoon Network.

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