Rocky Mountain Nationals presenting sponsor renews

TORCO EXTENDS PRESENTS SPONSORSHIP OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONALS NORWALK, Ohio (April 27, 2006) -- IHRA announced today that Torco Racing Fuels has renewed as presenting sponsor of the CARS RV, Marine and Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals...

TORCO EXTENDS PRESENTS SPONSORSHIP OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONALS

NORWALK, Ohio (April 27, 2006) -- IHRA announced today that Torco Racing Fuels has renewed as presenting sponsor of the CARS RV, Marine and Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals June 23 -- 25, 2006, at the recently renamed Castrol Raceway.

"We sponsored the event in 2005. It was such a big success and we were very happy with the results," said Evan Knoll, President/CEO of Torco Racing Fuels. "It's a great facility, great track, with great owners, so we're excited about the opportunity to do it again."

"This is now our second year with Torco presenting the Rocky Mountain Nationals, and its proving to be a very important component to one of the biggest events in Edmonton," said Castrol Raceway President Rob Reeves. "Evan and the Torco team are truly great people, not only supporting this event, but their entire involvement with the sport."

"Torco's sponsorship of the Rocky Mountain Nationals is another example of their continued commitment to drag racing and the eMax Drag Racing Series," said IHRA President Aaron Polburn. "As with all IHRA national events, they provide fuel at our three Canadian events, sponsor our Nitro classes and a number of other events. And that's just touching the surface of what they do for the sport."

The CARS RV, Marine and Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Torco Race Fuels will be the fourth event of the 11-race eMax Drag Racing Series. This season, Edmonton fans will witness the return of one of the most popular classes in all of drag racing, the Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Funny Cars.

For more information about the CARS RV, Marine and Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Torco Race Fuels, please visit www.ihra.com.

About IHRA
Headquartered in Norwalk, Ohio, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA), a division of Live Nation, promotes professional, semi-professional and local level racing opportunities for drivers at all levels. The eMax Drag Racing Series is an 11-event North American professional drag racing circuit. In 2006, the series will be comprised of eight events in major cities throughout the United States and three in Canada. The Mr. Gasket Pro-Am Championship consists of competition at national events and 35 events in six regional divisions, while IHRA's Summit SuperSeries is conducted nearly every weekend at over 90 IHRA-sanctioned tracks. Providing a safe environment to develop future stars, IHRA offers the PM-1 Junior Dragster Racing Series for youths ages 8-17. Stand-alone events include Live Nation's entertainment-filled "Thunder Jam" shows and the street legal racing and lifestyle event series Kumho Street Warriorz presented by Hooters. More information can be found at www.ihra.com.

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