HPROP: Miracle Toyota named sponsor Cypress Garden event

Miracle Toyota Signs on as Title Sponsor of Cypress Gardens' Formula One® Powerboat Race Bernie Little's World Champion Miss Budweiser Returns for Exhibition. (Winter Haven, Fla.) - The Laughlin Formula One® Professional Racing Outboard ...

Miracle Toyota Signs on as Title Sponsor of Cypress Gardens' Formula One® Powerboat Race Bernie Little's World Champion Miss Budweiser Returns for Exhibition.

(Winter Haven, Fla.) - The Laughlin Formula One® Professional Racing Outboard Performance (P.R.O.P.) Tour presented by Bud Light announced today that Miracle Toyota will be the title sponsor of the Cypress Gardens, Fla. powerboat race. The race is back after last fall's drought conditions caused the cancellation of the event. The Miracle Toyota Formula One® Shootout, the final race of the season, will be held October 5-6.

"Miracle Toyota's sponsorship of the Formula One event helps bring this world class race to the Winter Haven Community," said John Macaluso, President and owner of Miracle Toyota. "This is a great chance for us to show our community spirit in the beautiful surroundings of Cypress Gardens and enjoy a fantastic show at the same time. In addition, this will give Miracle Toyota customers an opportunity to experience a weekend of first class hospitality."

"We cannot thank Miracle Toyota enough for their outstanding support of our hometown event," said Bart Garbrecht, President of the P.R.O.P. Tour. "Our race in 2000 was a huge success and I believe it will continue to expand every year. The unique setting with its arena atmosphere makes Cypress Gardens a perfect venue for a Formula One event. This years' event will once again be the grand finale of the Formula One tour where we could crown the Formula One champion. Spectators will witness an exhilarating show as the powerboats reach speeds in excess of 125 mph with 4-5 G's of centrifugal force as they maneuver around the 1-mile course."

In addition to the main event, Bernie Little's Miss Budweiser team, the defending Unlimited Hydroplane World Champion, will thrill the crowd in a two-day exhibition. The weekend will also showcase the world famous Cypress Gardens Water Ski show and an exhibition by the antique hydroplane boats.

Miracle Toyota is also involved in Le Mans Racing under the company name of Miracle Motorsports in which President John Macaluso is the driver. Racing has played a big part in Macaluso's life. His first hand experience of the racing atmosphere and the thrill of racing is another reason why this Formula One event is so appealing. "I am proud to be an active member of Winter Haven and I am overjoyed to have national exposure of our fair city. I hope everyone can make plans to join us in October, " continued Macaluso.

Miracle Toyota is located at 4099 Lake Alfred Road on the corner of 17/92 in Winter Haven, Florida or you may visit their website at www.miracletoyota.com

Headquartered in Lake Hamilton, Fla., HYDRO-PROP combines Unlimited Hydroplanes, the biggest, fastest racing boats in the world, with Formula One, the most versatile, fastest accelerating and fastest turning boats in the world. HYDRO-PROP events are held throughout North America and are the only forms of Professional Powerboat Racing televised on ESPN2. For more information on HYDRO-PROP, visit www.hydroprop.com

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