Series news on Exedy USA contingency program

RALLY AMERICA WELCOMES BACK EXEDY USA TO 2010 RALLY AMERICA CONTINGENCY PROGRAM Colchester, VT -- Officials with Rally America, Inc. announced today that EXEDY USA has returned as a sponsor of the popular Rally America Contingency Program for...

RALLY AMERICA WELCOMES BACK EXEDY USA TO 2010 RALLY AMERICA CONTINGENCY PROGRAM

Colchester, VT -- Officials with Rally America, Inc. announced today that EXEDY USA has returned as a sponsor of the popular Rally America Contingency Program for the 2010 Rally America National Rally Championship.

Based in Belleville, Michigan, EXEDY is the undisputed world leader in sports and performance racing clutches. EXEDY Globalparts Corporation (USA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the EXEDY Corporation of Japan. EXEDY (Japan) was founded in 1923 and its clutch manufacturing business and prominent brand name Daikin Clutch are known throughout the world for supplying quality powertrain products. Their pursuit of perfection and the assurance of safety underlie their famed quality and reliability. Their advanced engineering and patented innovations have also made them the leading OEM manufacturer in the world for Clutches and other powertrain components.

"We're extremely pleased to welcome back EXEDY USA to our 2010 Rally America Contingency Program lineup", stated J.B. Niday, Managing Director of Rally America. "EXEDY produces a top-shelf product that many of our competitors not only use but appreciate, and having EXEDY return as a sponsor of our 2010 Contingency Program not only reinforces their support of the fast-growing sport of Performance Rally, but lends further credibility to the level of performance rally competition here in North America."

Following each round of this year's six Rally America National Championship events, EXEDY will provide $375.00 in VISA Gift Cards to a total of five lucky National and Regional competitors through random drawings totaling $2,250.00 in prizes for the 2010 championship season. For more information regarding the 2010 Rally America Contingency Program or EXEDY's involvement with the program to include competitor registration, please visit www.rally-america.com for complete details.

Rally car racing is considered the extreme sport of automobile racing and is often described simply as "real cars, real roads, real fast." This all-season motorsport sees drivers and their co-drivers take modified road cars to the limit as they achieve blistering speeds over courses that cover more than 100 miles of gravel, dirt or snow-covered roads.

About Rally America:
Based in Golden Valley, Minn., Rally America sanctions the premier performance rally series in the United States, the Rally America National Championship Series. In 2010, Rally America will conduct six National Championship events at venues across the country, from Olympia, Washington to Newry, Maine. Rally America competitors reach speeds of well over 100 mph in modified street cars on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt or snow. Additionally, through a partnership with ESPN, qualifying Rally America drivers will be invited to compete in ESPN's Summer X Games 16, the annual leading action-sports event that's broadcast live on ESPN. For more information, be sure to visit www.rally-america.com.

About EXEDY USA:
EXEDY Globalparts Corporation has evolved from the business known as Daikin Clutch Corporation. All EXEDY manufactured products still carry the famous Daikin winged logo. The US business was established in 1967 and EXEDY/Daikin products have been manufactured in the US since 1988 for both OEM and the Aftermarket. The EXEDY Group supplies Manual Clutches, Flywheels, Torque Converters, AT Plates or other advanced Powertrain Components to all 11 vehicle manufacturers in Japan as well as many other vehicle manufacturers, construction / machinery industries in the world including GM and Ford. EXEDY Globalparts (USA) now distributes all EXEDY, Daikin and Dynax (AT related) products to the aftermarket for all of North, Central and South America.

-source: rally america

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