Accelics joins National GP at DC as sponsor

National Grand Prix of Washington, D.C. Names Accelics First Major Sponsor of 2002 Race International Technology Company Named Official and Exclusive Informatics Sponsor of the National Grand Prix WASHINGTON, D.C., February 8, 2002 ­ National...

National Grand Prix of Washington, D.C. Names Accelics First Major Sponsor of 2002 Race
International Technology Company Named Official and Exclusive Informatics Sponsor of the National Grand Prix

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 8, 2002 ­ National Grand Prix Holdings, LLC today announced Accelics, Inc. as the first major corporate sponsor for the 2002 National Grand Prix auto race to be held in Washington in July.

Accelics, Inc., the leader in R&D Enterprise Management solutions for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the National Grand Prix. The Baltimore-based informatics software company is inventor of the knowledge creation and management solution ­ The REM^Á System ­ that enables R&D organizations to Accelerate InnovationSM.

"Accelics was looking for a partnership in 2002 that would further enhance its speed, technology and innovation image and extend its reach into their markets. We¹re excited to have Accelics as our first major sponsor," said Chris Lencheski, founder and chairman of the board, National Grand Prix Holdings.

The National Grand Prix, which is coming to the grounds of RFK Stadium July 19-21, will feature races of four sanctioning bodies; American Le Mans (ALMS), Trans-Am, Star Mazda and World Challenge GT. It will be the first major autoracing event in the D.C. metropolitan area in more than 80 years. The ALMS race will be televised live on NBC and CBS will air the Trans-Am race. The corresponding three-day festival will feature a concert, car shows, a celebrity match race and a record breaking motorcycle jump by Robbie Knievel.

"It is a thrill for Accelics to participate in the launch of the National Grand Prix," said Brian K. Southern, President and co-founder of Accelics, Inc. "Our knowledge creation and management solutions enable organizations to accelerate their R&D processes and produce what we call Optimal Innovations (OpI^Á). This event epitomizes qualities our customers embrace such as winning the "race-to-market" with new innovations or creating competitive advantage through advanced technologies like our REM^Á System.

As part of the relationship with the National Grand Prix, Accelics, based at the UMBC Technology Center, will host the Panoz LMP prototype car on March 4th at the UMBC campus where race fans will have a chance to be photographed with the Panoz racecar.

The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) was founded by entrepreneur Don Panoz in 1999 and is based on the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans; the world's most famous endurance race. Many of the cars, drivers and manufacturers that compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans also take part in ALMS. Participating manufacturers include Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Corvette, Dodge, Panoz, Porsche, Saleen and Volkswagen.

For more information on the race and other events please visit www.NationalGrandPrix.com. Tickets are now available by calling 202.432.SEAT.

ABOUT ACCELICS, INC. Accelics develops, markets and applies knowledge creation software solutions to dramatically improve the performance of pharmaceutical and chemical R&D organizations. The Research and Development Enterprise Management solution­REM^Á System ­ created by Accelics, enables R&D scientists and managers to accelerate the innovation process. The experimental design system (patent pending) is the heart of the REM architecture that also includes knowledge creation and management tools, modeling and simulation applications, plus data management and automation modules. Accelics is located at the UMBC Technology Center in Baltimore convenient to the I-95 corridor and BWI Airport. For additional information about Accelics, please visit www.accelics.com."Accelics", the Accelics logo, "REM", "Accelerate Innovation", and "OpI" are trademarks and service marks of Accelics, Inc.

NATIONAL GRAND PRIX HOLDINGS National Grand Prix Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company was founded in 1999 by Christopher Lencheski to develop and execute the National Grand Prix of Washington, D.C., a three-day motorsports event festival featuring internationally sanctioned racing events in the District of Columbia.

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Series ALMS , Trans-Am
Drivers Robbie Knievel , Don Panoz