Comp Cams latest contingency sponsor for ASCS.

Lonnie Wheatley, ASCS - TULSA, Okla. (January 28, 2003) - Comp Cams has joined on as the latest contingency sponsor for the 2003 O'Reilly Auto Parts American Sprint Car Series presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores national tour. The tour, also presented by United Trailers, will feature approximately 60 nights of racing this season.

Comp Cams will award $100 in each ASCS national main event during 2003 to the top finisher utilizing a Comp Cams camshaft. An additional $50 for using Comp Cams Performance Rocker Arms will be awarded to the top finisher in each main event, along with another $50 for the top finisher utilizing Comp Cams Performance Valve Springs.

In addition to those contingency payouts, Comp Cams will up the ante during the 11th Annual ASCS Speedweek, which features eight races over nine nights from May 30 to June 7, by offering an additional $100 to each main event winner that is utilizing Comp Cams camshafts, rocker arms and valve springs.

Comp Cams will also be the title sponsor for the 2003 ASCS Newcomer of the Year award. This award, presented at season's end to an ASCS newcomer with a promising future, will be worth $1,000 to the recipient. Past winners include Foster Landon (2000), Rick Behr (2001) and Darren Stewart (2002).

Based in Memphis, TN, Comp Cams has provided the highest performance camshafts and valve train products for racing and street engines since 1977. From the initial concept of producing the highest performance racing and street cams, Comp Cams has evolved into the industry leader in performance cam and valve train technology.

The O'Reilly Auto Parts American Sprint Car Series presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores along with United Trailers will begin its twelfth season of competition on March 8 at Baton Rouge (LA) Raceway. The 2003 ASCS national trail consists of 61 dates at 27 different tracks throughout Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

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