Watkins Glen: Planet Earth Motorsports preview

ORISON - Planet Earth Motorsports Has Big Father's Day Celebration Plans for Watkins Glen North Canton, Ohio, June 3, 2004 -- The Sahlen's 6 hour Sports Car Grand Prix at Watkins Glen is held on Sunday, June 20th - Father's Day. One team, ORISON...

ORISON - Planet Earth Motorsports Has Big Father's Day Celebration Plans for Watkins Glen

North Canton, Ohio, June 3, 2004 -- The Sahlen's 6 hour Sports Car Grand Prix at Watkins Glen is held on Sunday, June 20th - Father's Day. One team, ORISON -Planet Earth Motorsports has big plans for this special day for Dads. The fifth round of the Grand American Rolex Series will be a six hour race, the third long distance endurance event of the season.

Amazingly, all three of the team's GOJO supported Porsche GT3 Cups will have a different Father / Son combination.

The #41 will have Father, Joe Nonnamaker, accompanied by his two sons, Wayne and Will.

"Our team has always been about family, and to have three different father / son combinations in three different cars is quite extraordinary," states Joe Nonnamaker.

The #42 Porsche GT3 Cup will have Father, Sam Shanaman, accompanied by his son, Brett Shanaman.

"We are excited to be driving with ORISON - Planet Earth Motorsports," added Brett Shanaman. "Dad and I drove with them back in 1999 and really enjoyed ourselves. The team is very family oriented, which is how we love to go racing."

The #43 will have the Brothers, Tom and Steve Shelton, accompanied by Steve's son Steve Jr.

"It has always been a dream of mine to get to race with my Dad and Uncle in the same event," enthused Steve Shelton, Jr. "The opportunity to drive the ORISON - Planet Earth Motorsports' Porsche at the Watkins Glen 6 hour was the perfect fit. The Porsche GT3 Cup will be new to all of us, but I am sure with some track time we will get the hang of it."

Support for ORISON Marketing - Planet Earth Motorsports' campaign in the 2004 ROLEX Grand American series comes from: GOJO, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, Menards Home Improvement, Kempthorn Auto Mall, NRAuto.com, Red Line Oil, Shelton Porsche, SpeedSource, TheRaceSite.com, TheRaceMarket.com, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine and 9 Magazine.

Learn more about the team at its newly redesigned website, www.p-e-m.com.

-pem-

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Joe Nonnamaker , Brett Shanaman , Sam Shanaman , Steve J
Teams SpeedSource