IRL: McCormak renews sponsor

DAYTON, OH: International Brands, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INBR), parent company of internet retail supersite WorldBestBuy.com (www.worldbestbuy.com) is pleased to announce their continued support of McCormack Motorsports for the 2001 and 2002...

DAYTON, OH: International Brands, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INBR), parent company of internet retail supersite WorldBestBuy.com (www.worldbestbuy.com) is pleased to announce their continued support of McCormack Motorsports for the 2001 and 2002 Indy Racing Northern Light Series seasons. McCormack Motorsports will campaign the No. 30 WorldBestBuy.com G-Force / Oldsmobile for rookie driver Brandon Erwin of Denton, Texas. Erwin will make his Indy Racing Northern Light Series debut at the season-opening Pennzoil Copper World Indy 200 on March 18 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Erwin, 25, a veteran of sprint cars, late models and karts, passed his Indy Racing League rookie test at Texas Motor Speedway with TeamXtreme on October 18, 2000. Team owner Dennis McCormack stated, "He ran faster than the team's regular driver had run in qualifying at the same track a few days earlier". Erwin was a regular competitor in sprint cars at the famed Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. In 1999, Erwin competed in more than 25 dirt-track late model races across the country, participating in Hav-A-Tampa, Southern United Professional Racing (SUPR) and Southern All Star Racing events. He also has raced International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) sprint cars at North Texas Motor Speedway in Royse City, Texas, and Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas. He began racing at the age of 12 in karts, and he finished second and third in International Kart Federation national championships in 1992. He won his first karting national championship in 1991.

McCormack Motorsports has been a mainstay of the Indy Racing Northern Light Series since its inception, fielding cars for a variety of drivers since the inaugural race in 1996. Last year, McCormack teamed up with Jonathan Byrd Motorsports to field cars for J.J. Yeley, Ronnie Johncox, Robby Unser and Jon Herb. Dennis McCormack has 33 years of experience in motorsports. In addition to the Indy Racing Northern Light Series, he has worked in the CART, Can Am, Trans Am, Indy Lights and Formula 5000 series. McCormack began his motorsports career in 1968, working his way up through the ranks as a mechanic, crew chief and team manager before becoming a team owner when he formed McCormack Motorsports in 1990.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jon Herb , Brandon Erwin , J.J. Yeley , Ronnie Johncox , Robby Unser