Bondurant School inks DuPont as sponsor

PHOENIX, Arizona (September 17, 2001) - Bob Bondurant announced today the signing of DuPont Performance Coatings as an official sponsor of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. The 3-year agreement will form an alliance between two...

PHOENIX, Arizona (September 17, 2001) - Bob Bondurant announced today the signing of DuPont Performance Coatings as an official sponsor of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. The 3-year agreement will form an alliance between two of the best-known brands in motorsports.

"This is a natural," Bondurant said. " Our companies share a commitment to excellence, and a passion for racing. Together, we will explore mutual business opportunities while creating new marketing and promotional strategies. We are thrilled with the possibilities. "

Ray Fratella, Southwest District Sales Manager for DuPont Performance Coatings said, " We are delighted to be associated with Bob Bondurant and his entire organization. DuPont Performance Coatings and all of our customers world-wide are committed to the appreciation of motorsports at many levels and this partnership further confirms that commitment."

Said Barry Sprague, VP Marketing and Business Development, " We are very excited to have DuPont Performance Coatings as an alliance and sponsor and expect our relationship to become more valuable each year. The scope and reach of DuPont Performance Coatings in motorsports and the auto industry, along with the quality and value of Bondurant, will bring more performance enthusiasts to both companies."

Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is the world's leading racing and high performance driving instructional facility. Located adjacent to Firebird International Raceway, Bondurant features a state of the art racetrack and performance training center with a 3,200 sq. ft. conference building on over 60 acres of land. The Bondurant racetracks accommodate all levels of driving education in addition to using Firebird's three racetracks for its advanced road racing program and corporate group events.

The phenomenal growth of the business has been attributed to the high level of instruction initiated by Bob Bondurant and now facilitated by 20 professional driving instructors. The Bondurant fleet features 222 specially prepared open and closed-wheel racecars. Additional information is available on the web at www.bondurant.com.

DuPont Performance Coatings, consisting of DuPont Finishes, Standox, Spies-Hecker and Nason brands, is the leading supplier to the automotive finishes industry worldwide. It is the industry's most powerful alliance of brands and people that users know and trust.

-BSHPD

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