Pikes Peak title sponsor renews

Falken Tire Continues Title Sponsorphip For The 83rd Running of The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Colorado Springs, Colo. - January XX, 2005 -- The Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the second oldest motorsports event...

Falken Tire Continues Title Sponsorphip For The 83rd Running of The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Colorado Springs, Colo. - January XX, 2005 -- The Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the second oldest motorsports event in the United States, today announced the continuation of Falken Tire Corporation as the title sponsor for the 2005 Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

"Falken Tire is extremely excited about our continued title sponsorship of the 2005 Pikes Peak Hill Climb event," said Richard Smallwood the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Falken Tire Corporation. "We are looking forward to an exciting event in 2005 and continuing our relationship with the Hill Climb for the 83rd running of this historic international event."

The 83rd running of the event in 2005 will mark Falken Tires' third year as title sponsor of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

"I can't tell you how pleased we all are that Falken Tire Corporation has once again joined forces with the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb," said the Chairman of the Hill Climb Board Mike Cimino. "We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Falken Tire well into the future and maximizing their exposure for the 2005 race."

Falken Tire Corporation, best known for our Ultra High Performance Radials, is a subsidiary of The Sumitomo Rubber Industries Group. Falken Tire is dedicated to providing value in the Falken Ultra High Performance Tire brand through a sustained commitment to advanced technological achievements, innovative products, a heightened level of environmental consciousness and the belief that sound business practices lead to successful partners.

For more information on Falken Tire Corporation please visit their website at www.falkentire.com.

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. In 2005, the race is slated for Saturday, June 25th. For more information please visit the official Pikes Peak International Hill climb website at www.ppihc.com.

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