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Dave Gill Pontiac-GMC to Host NHRA Fanfest Annual Event Will Kick-Off Pontiac Performance Nationals Weekend COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 10, 2006 - The 42nd annual Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing returns to National Trail ...

Dave Gill Pontiac-GMC to Host NHRA Fanfest
Annual Event Will Kick-Off Pontiac Performance Nationals Weekend

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 10, 2006 - The 42nd annual Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing returns to National Trail Raceway on May 18-21. To launch this year's event, Dave Gill Pontiac-GMC, at the corner of Hamilton and Broad Streets in Columbus, Ohio, will be holding its annual Pontiac Motorsports NHRA Driver Fanfest on Wednesday, May 17. The Dave Gill Pontiac-GMC open house has become an annual tradition during Pontiac Performance Nationals week and this year another large crowd is expected to attend.

The festivities will take place at the dealership from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature NHRA drivers, racecars and team transporters from the GM Racing contingent. Drivers scheduled to attend include six-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Warren Johnson, three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion and 2004 Driver of the Year Greg Anderson, two-time NHRA champion Jim Yates, Top Fuel veteran Cory McClenathan, Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr., and home-state natives Mark Pawuk and Ron Krisher.

Other Pro drivers at the Fanfest will include racing veterans Kurt Johnson, Mike Edwards, 2004 Rookie of the Year Jason Line, Dave Connolly, Erica Enders, Barry Grant and many, many more.

"We're pleased to welcome race fans from Columbus and the surrounding area into our dealership for the annual Fanfest," said Dave Gill. "This is the most exciting promotional event we do all year, and once again, it promises to be a lot of fun, especially with all the great teams and drivers who will be here again. We're proud to have established a long tradition of hosting the Dave Gill Pontiac-GMC NHRA Fanfest, and it certainly is a great way to kick off an outstanding weekend of racing."

This year's Pontiac Motorsports Fanfest includes customer giveaways, an opportunity to sample Slammers Ultimate Milk (official sponsor of Erica Ender's Chevy Cobalt), a radio remote, a raffle for an autographed racing helmet signed by NHRA drivers, and other NHRA motorsports activities that race fans will enjoy.

The 42nd Annual Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing on May 18 - 21 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio, is the eighth race on the 23-event NHRA POWERade championship tour.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Mark Pawuk , Warren Johnson , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Cory McClenathan , Barry Grant , Jason Line , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.