SCCA Pro Racing's Said and Sellers receive AARWBA All-America First Team honors.

TOPEKA, Kan. (December 13, 2002) --Boris Said, the 2002 Trans-Am Series Champion, and 2002 Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Champion Bryan Sellers represented SCCA Pro Racing on the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) All-America First Team.

The AARWBA All-America Team annually recognizes the top drivers in North American motorsports, in six different categories -- Open Wheel Racing, Road Racing, Short Track, Stock Car Racing, Drag Racing and At Large, which encompasses drivers from a broad variety of series. Votes are collected from the AARWBA membership to determine first team, second team and honorable mention (those receiving at least five percent of the vote) selections.

Driving a Panoz Esperante for the majority of the Trans-Am season, Said won eight of the 12 events, finishing on the podium an incredible 11 times. After winning seven events in the Panoz and assuring his team the championship, Said put a Mustang in victory circle at the season finale at VIRginia International Raceway, giving Ford its 100th Trans-Am victory. This is Said's first All-America selection.

Sellers, the 21 year-old Zetec Champion makes his first All-America appearance after capturing seven pole positions and tying the single-season record for wins, with eight. He also won two races in New Zealand last winter as part of Team USA and finished second in that championship.

"I'm extremely honored to be recognized by the top motorsports writers in North America," said Sellers. "To be mentioned in the same breath as these other great drivers is a privilege."

Sellers becomes the fourth Zetec Champion in five years to be named an AARWBA All-American, and the first driver named to the First Team since David Besnard in 1998.

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