SCC: Mosport: Sunoco preview

Grand-Am Cup racing comes to Mosport Sunoco giving away 15,000 Grand-Am Cup race tickets to Ecowash customers TORONTO and BOWMANVILLE (Sept. 3rd, 2003) - Suncor Energy Products Inc., through its Sunoco retail brand, announced today that it will...

Grand-Am Cup racing comes to Mosport
Sunoco giving away 15,000 Grand-Am Cup race tickets to Ecowash customers

TORONTO and BOWMANVILLE (Sept. 3rd, 2003) - Suncor Energy Products Inc., through its Sunoco retail brand, announced today that it will host race eight in the Grand-Am Cup North American Endurance Series - titled the Sunoco Ultra 94 Three Hours of Mosport. Mosport International Raceway is about 100 kilometres east of Toronto (www.mosport.com).

With practice and qualifying set to get underway September 12th, the race is set for Saturday, September 13th, starting at 3:00 pm. Thirty-five participating Sunoco retailers in South-Central Ontario who offer Sunoco touch-free or soft cloth environmentally friendly car washes will be giving away two tickets with the purchase of every Sunoco Ultra Ecowash while supplies last.

Sunoco's goal is to support the race and show support for local racing hero, Devon Powell, who along with co-driver Doug Goad drive the Sunoco Ultra 94 Corvette that was the 2001 Grand-Am Cup Champion and won the Mosport event in 2002. The race is the first of two Canadian stops on the North American circuit, and Mosport is Powell Motorsports' home track. Powell hails from nearby Port Perry.

"What better way to showcase Sunoco's guilt free performance than to offer race tickets to our Ecowash customers," said Patricia Anderson, Director of Marketing for Suncor Energy Products. "We're proud to show our appreciation in this way to our customers, retailers and of course the Sunoco Ultra 94 Powell Motorsport Corvette."

Competing in the GS1 Class against Powell in his Ultra 94-sponsored, 500+ horsepower Corvette Z06 will be twelve other "street stock" machines, including Porsches, Mustangs and Corvettes. Three other classes fill out the field with an anticipated 50 race cars taking the green flag.

Last year's race was one of the closest in Grand-Am Cup history, with the Powell Motorsports Corvette winning by a mere 5.816 seconds. The Sunoco Ultra 94 Mosport 3 Hour race will combine the full field of Grand Sport and Sport Touring divisions during the September 12-13 weekend. (see www.Grand-Am.com).

Sunoco's Ecowash is the only car wash to receive the EcoLogoM designation from Environment Canada. Sunoco uses environmentally-responsible soaps and waxes, and ensures that all wastewater is pre-treated through the municipal sanitary sewer system before being released.

Suncor Energy Products Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncor Energy Inc., a Canadian integrated energy company. In addition to a refinery in Sarnia, Suncor Energy Products has a network of 287 Sunoco-branded retail and Fleet Fuel cardlock sites and has a 50 per cent joint venture interest in over 200 Pioneer and UPI retail sites. Suncor Energy Products Inc. manufactures, distributes and markets transportation fuels, heating oils and petrochemicals primarily in Ontario. For more information, see the Sunoco website at www.sunoco.ca.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Devon Powell , Doug Goad , Port Perry