Pikes Peak news 2005-06-07

FALKEN TIRE PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB ANNOUNCES SYNTROLEUM FUEL AS THE OFFICIAL DIESEL FUEL OF PACE VEHICLE -- NASCAR Legend Harry Gant to Drive 2005 Pace Vehicle -- Colorado Springs, Colo., June 7, 2005 -- The Falken Tire...

FALKEN TIRE PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB ANNOUNCES SYNTROLEUM FUEL AS THE OFFICIAL DIESEL FUEL OF PACE VEHICLE

-- NASCAR Legend Harry Gant to Drive 2005 Pace Vehicle --

Colorado Springs, Colo., June 7, 2005 -- The Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the second oldest motorsports event in the United States, today announced Syntroleum Corporation as the "Official Diesel Fuel of the Pace Vehicle" for the 83rd running of the Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The 2005 event will mark the first year of involvement for Syntroleum Corporation and their S-2 ultra-clean burning diesel fuel.

"We are pleased to have Syntroleum Corporation partner with us as the official 'Pace Vehicle Fuel' for the 2005 Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb," said the Chairman of the Hill Climb Board Mike Cimino. "We are proud to use Syntroleum's ultra clean burning diesel fuel in our pace vehicle and look forward to a long-term relationship with such an innovative company. We are also thrilled to have NASCAR legend Harry Gant pacing the field of this legendary event in the 2005 Ford F250 Super Duty Short Bed Pickup pace vehicle."

"Like Pikes Peak, Syntroleum fuels mean clean air and high performance," said Jack Holmes, Syntroleum's President and CEO. "Our S-2 ultra-clean diesel is proven in today's engines, on city streets and mountain peaks, and we are quite pleased at its selection as the official fuel for this year's pace vehicle. There's no tougher proving ground than this race."

Harry Gant earned the name "Mr. September" in 1991 for wining four consecutive NASCAR Winston Cup races that month at Darlington, Richmond, Dover Downs and Martinsville -- tying the modern (1972-present) record. Gant finished his career with 18 Winston Cup victories. He finished second in the 1984 Winston Cup points race and third in 1981 and 1985. His total career earnings were $7,882,084.

Syntroleum Corporation is in the business of converting remote and/or stranded natural gas into ultra clean high performance fuels. It is the developer, user and licensor of the Syntroleum Process, a proprietary process for converting natural gas into synthetic fuels - a process general known as gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology. The company employs its technology to form joint ventures and acquire equity in oil and gas development projects where GTL is critical to a project's success. Syntroleum's unique capabilities enable it to offer attractive solutions for natural gas reserves (including flared gas) that are not economic to produce using traditional methods. Please visit www.syntroleum.com or contact Mel Scott, Syntroleum Director of Communications directly at (918) 592-7900 for further information.

The Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a long-standing tradition in Colorado Springs and the second oldest motorsports event in the United States. An annual event since 1916, 2005 marks the 83rd running of the "Race to the Clouds". The race is run on a 12-mile course that begins at 9,200 feet and finishes at the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak. It features a variety of automotive, semi truck and motorcycle classes with an average of 150 competitors.

-www.ppihc.com.

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