Daytona 24: Fans can win Lista Pit Cart

SPEED Channel's Pit Reporters to use Lista Cabinet; Rolex 24 Fans can Win same Pit Cart at www.listaintl.com this weekend LEBANON, Ohio, Jan. 26 - Calvin Fish wants "just some water and a cup of coffee now and again." At first Chris Neville ...

SPEED Channel's Pit Reporters to use Lista Cabinet;
Rolex 24 Fans can Win same Pit Cart at www.listaintl.com this weekend

LEBANON, Ohio, Jan. 26 - Calvin Fish wants "just some water and a cup of coffee now and again."

At first Chris Neville suggested "corn dogs, strawberry Twizzlers and Red Bull." He was just kidding though, and later said that actually "a cold water during the day, hot cocoa at night and a cup of joe for breakfast" should cover his needs.

Brian Till said to put him down for "the basic Powerade/Gatorade/water, with maybe some Red Bull, and some easy snacks like fruit or snack bars."

The three SPEED Channel reporters assigned to cover the pits for more than 15 hours of live coverage of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona this Saturday and Sunday will get a little help this year from Doran-Lista Racing and its primary sponsor, Lista, the world-wide leader in the production of modular storage units.

Lista, of Holliston, Mass., has agreed to supply one of its high-density, metal mobile cabinets stocked with supplies for the SPEED Channel pit reporters and their cameramen and soundmen to use during the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The sturdy blue toolbox will be rolled into place at the back of Doran-Lista Racing's pit area. It will be stocked with everything from "alertness aids" like Vivarin to aspirin, adhesive bandages, energy drinks and snacks. There will be space for notepads and pens, sun block and tissues. A couple of the team's drivers just may add some Belgium and Swiss chocolates to boot, as they regularly contend their native country's products are superior to the other's. The team and the reporters won't have to worry about running out of storage space - the high-density drawers of the cabinet have more storage capacity than any competitive toolbox.

So while Belgium natives Didier Theys and Marc Goossens, Switzerland's Fredy Lienhard Sr., and The Netherlands' Jan Lammers do their best to keep their Goodyear-shod Doran-Lista DORAN JE4 Lexus #27 underway for all 24 hours of this prestigious event, SPEED's pit reporters will be well-equipped as well as they bring fans the action live from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday and again from 6 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. (The broadcast will end well before the Super Bowl kicks off at 6:25 p.m. Sunday on CBS. All times are Eastern.)

And while football fans in Houston are doing their thing, Fish, Neville and Till will do their own form of high-speed tailgating in style as they cover the pits and garage area at Daytona during the Super Bowl of North American endurance sports car racing.

The Lista mobile toolbox, a $1,344 value, is loaded with great features. It measures 28-1/4 inches wide by 22-1/2 inches deep by 41-1/2 inches high, and includes seven drawers with 72 drawer compartments. The highly maneuverable cabinet features Lista's patented PrevenTip locking system (one drawer at a time), which prevents accidental tipping. The tough drawers each have a 440-lb. weight capacity.

Taking the promotion one step further, Lista is also conducting a give-away for the fans surrounding this year's Rolex 24. One lucky fan that enters the contest at www.listaintl.com from Saturday through Monday, Feb. 2 will win the actual cabinet used by the SPEED pit reporters. One winner will be chosen at random from all entries received. The only stipulation is that the winner must give an American or Canadian address where the cabinet should be shipped after the race.

Although most of Lista's storage units are crafted to the customer's specific needs, the SPEED Channel reporters' pit cart is part of Lista's "Quick Ship" line of its most popular products, which can be shipped within two to three days following an order. For more information on Lista's product line, see www.listaintl.com or call 1-800-722-3020.

For more information on Doran-Lista Racing, which won the Rolex 24 in 2002, see www.doranracing.com. The DORAN JE4, produced by Doran Enterprises based in Lebanon, Ohio, is the most successful Daytona Prototype chassis. Terry Borcheller and Bell Motorsports used one to win the driver and team championships in that class last year, and the Doran-Lista team holds the current class qualifying record at Daytona with its DORAN JE4 #27.

For more information on the SPEED Channel, see www.speedtv.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Jan Lammers , Didier Theys , Marc Goossens , Calvin Fish