RACE: 12 Hours at the Point news 2004-01-09

Valvoline Joins Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point Contingency Program January 9, 2004: The Valvoline Company, a leading marketer, distributor, and producer of quality branded automotive and industrial products and services, and the Washington...

Valvoline Joins Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point Contingency Program

January 9, 2004: The Valvoline Company, a leading marketer, distributor, and producer of quality branded automotive and industrial products and services, and the Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America are proud to announce that The Valvoline Company has joined the contingency program for the 6th Annual Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point endurance race for sports cars and sedans. The once-around-the-clock event has become an early spring tradition at two-mile Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, West Virginia. The 2004 staging of the race will take place on June 4 and June 5, 2004.

"The Valvoline Company is enthralled to be a part of an event that is well on its way to becoming a classic endurance race," said Kurt Sporrer of The Valvoline Company. The Valvoline Company has been a long-time supporter of grassroots racers and, in addition to sponsoring numerous competitors in these amateur events, has been a strong and proud sponsor of The Valvoline Runoffs - the Olympics of amateur motor sports. Sporrer added, "We feel that endurance racing is one of the toughest tests that a lubricant can undergo. The Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point offers us a great opportunity to not only demonstrate that our products will go the distance, but we also have the chance to help out these grassroots racers."

The Valvoline Company will be awarding four certificates valid for the purchase of one case of motor oil. True to their intent of helping all grassroots racers, the certificates will be awarded to not only the highest placing eligible team, but two of the prizes will be awarded to teams deep in the standings and one prize will be random.

"The Region is happy to welcome The Valvoline Company as a contingency sponsor," said Jeff Janoska of the Region. Janoska added, "The Valvoline Company told us that they wanted a program that would benefit some of the teams that rarely receive recognition -- teams that are lucky to finish in the top twenty. I think we've done that."

The 6th Annual 12 Hours at the Point will take place rain or shine and, like all SCCA races at Summit Point, is open to spectators. Details on the event can be found on the 12 Hours at the Point website (www.12hoursatthepoint.org).

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