Michael Annett debut race preview

MICHAEL ANNETT MAKES DEBUT AT ASA'S INAUGURAL RACE Chicago, IL - May 3, 2006 - Rising Star Driver Development announced that Michael Annett will make his debut for Lorz Motorsports on May 5-6 in Odessa, Missouri. He is racing in the ASA Late ...

MICHAEL ANNETT MAKES DEBUT AT ASA'S INAUGURAL RACE

Chicago, IL - May 3, 2006 - Rising Star Driver Development announced that Michael Annett will make his debut for Lorz Motorsports on May 5-6 in Odessa, Missouri. He is racing in the ASA Late Model Series North Division during their inaugural season this year. RSDD is a program that offers a one-stop, comprehensive training and marketing resource that is unmatched in the industry. Lorz Motorsports is a respected team known for excellence in the ASA Series. Annett is sponsored by TMC Transportation, a leader in the flatbed transportation industry.

Annett, who drives the TMC black and gold #12 Ford Fusion was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Annett began an ice hockey career at the age of six and retired from minor league hockey at the end of the 2004-05 season after playing for two years on a national championship winning team. The Annett family and TMC have a rich heritage in auto racing spanning a period of over thirty years. Always dreaming of a career in motorsports, this accomplished athlete will now apply his winning ways in the pursuit of the 2006 ASA North rookie of the year title. He will also be running a select schedule at South Boston, VA (NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series) for Barry Beggarly's team.

Kurt Smith, a co-founder of RSDD, said that he has high expectations of Annett and that he will be supported by many family members and sponsors expected to make the trip to Odessa.

Dan and Mike Lorz, team owners said, "We believe that our love for the sport and our dedication and attention to detail will help Michael be a contender at each race during the upcoming season."

About RSDD
Rising Star's was formed to create the most highly trained, marketable and successful race car drivers in the USA and around the world. Their innovative and comprehensive strategy offers amateur and professional drivers the sort of one-stop comprehensive training and marketing resource that is sure to increase their likelihood of winning on the track. The drivers are hand selected and provided dedicated resources to elevate their status among sponsors, fans and teams - ultimately enabling their transition to professional racing. The founders have 40 years of experience in motorsports and sports marketing.

About TMC
The largest privately-held provider of open-freight transportation in the U.S, TMC was founded in 1972 and provides expert transportation service and supply-chain management solutions throughout the 48 contiguous states. TMC is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and is know for its integrity, innovation, superior safety record and unwavering dedication to quality and customer service. TMC's claim-free, on-time delivery record is the best in the businesses and is consistently recognized by its customers

About Lorz Motorsports
Lorz Motorsports, based in Midlothian, Illinois, has been competing in ASA since 2001. The team has worked with a number of talented drivers including Dave Mader III, two-time champion Gary St. Amant, Ryan Zeck, Dan Frederickson and Erik Darnell. Lorz Motorsports is an established race team with deep knowledge and talent.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Erik Darnell , Michael Annett