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Series adds new partner 2010-04-08

MTM Special Ops Named As Official Timepiece of World Challenge TOPEKA, Kan. (April 8, 2010) -- WC Vision has announced a partnership with MTM Special Ops, making MTM Special Ops watches the "Official Timepiece of World Challenge" in 2010. A ...

MTM Special Ops Named As Official Timepiece of World Challenge

TOPEKA, Kan. (April 8, 2010) -- WC Vision has announced a partnership with MTM Special Ops, making MTM Special Ops watches the "Official Timepiece of World Challenge" in 2010.

A maker of combat-ready watches originally designed for military operations, MTM Special Ops will sponsor the MTM Special Ops Move of the Race during all 12 World Challenge Championship Races in 2010. Race officials will award the title to the deserving driver of the race.

Robert Stout, driving the No. 18 DG-Spec/Scion/TRD/Lucas Oil Scion tC, earned the first MTM Special Ops Move of the Race of the season for avoiding a spinning car while locked in a battle for second place in the Touring Car race at the World Challenge Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. During round two, one day later, Tony Rivera earned the title in the No. 97 Nissan/Brass Monkey Racing Nissan GT-R for his lap-26 move on Jeff Courtney after battling for several laps.

Both Stout and Rivera were awarded their own MTM Special Ops watches during the post-race podium celebration for their successes.

"WC Vision is excited to have MTM Special Ops Watches as the Official Watch Partner of the World Challenge," said Dave Drimmie, VP, Marketing and Communications. "These watches are built for action, which makes them perfect for the intense, wheel-to-wheel competition of World Challenge."

In addition, for every MTM Special Ops watch purchased by World Challenge fans, World Challenge will donate a pair of tickets and an autographed hat and a $25 donation will be made to the Special Ops Warrior Foundation. A partnership charity of MTM Special Ops watches, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation is devoted to providing a college education to every child who has lost a parent while serving in Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations during an operational or training mission.

The Warrior Foundation is currently committed to providing scholarship grants, not loans, to more than 800 children. More information on the Foundation is available at www.specialops.org.

"MTM Special Ops Watch is proud to be the Official Timepiece of World Challenge in 2010," Marnie Lerner, MTM Special Ops Director of Public Relations, said. "We look forward to seeing Special Ops watches worn by the World Challenge drivers who win the MTM Special Ops Move of the Race Award."

Originally, MTM was approached by members of an elite special forces unit who requested that they develop watches for their unit. They requested features not yet available in the watch industry. These were to be special forces watches which incorporated cutting edge technology and materials. The goal was to find and utilize such technology and to integrate it into the watch with functions that were useful to soldiers, special forces, and tactical units in the field.

The success of MTM Pro Ops Watches is a testament to the rugged dependability and forward looking design that goes into each and every model. In the U.S., MTM Pro Ops Watches are available exclusively from MTM and are not available in retail stores. More information is available at www.specialopswatch.com/wc.html.

Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the 12-race 2010 World Challenge Championship next races April 18 at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. For more information, please visit www.world-challenge.com.

-source: scca pro racing

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Drivers Tony Rivera , Robert Stout