WKA: IRL SoK: New Spec ICC program announced

New Spec ICC to be added to Snap-on Stars of Karting Series Seattle, WA (Dec 21, 2007) -- The Snap-on Stars of Karting Presented by the IndyCar Series today announced that they will replace the mid day Dash-For-Cash element of the series with an...

New Spec ICC to be added to Snap-on Stars of Karting Series

Seattle, WA (Dec 21, 2007) -- The Snap-on Stars of Karting Presented by the IndyCar Series today announced that they will replace the mid day Dash-For-Cash element of the series with an all new Spec 125cc shifter program. This change will allow for more competitors to be introduced to the Stars Series as it travels throughout the country as well as it supports the growing trend of the grass roots consumer wanting a lower cost and more reliable karting component.

There will be more specific details to follow but the basic elements of the program

* 20 engines will initially be offered (on loan) to race teams supporting the Stars series

* The 6-speed engines are purposely built for karting and developed by ItalKart with TM. [k9es_side_view2.jpg] These engines are more cost effective to purchase and maintain and with equal output, will make for exciting competition

* The engines are a sealed component

* $10,000.00 purse for the year

* Not limited to one chassis manufacturer, engine can be placed on any homologated component

There will be an application process put into place for the initial 20 engines and any teams interested can contact Paul Zalud at paul@starsofkarting.com. The Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Series will kick off its much anticipated 2008 season with the first East coast event in central Florida in early April. Those wishing to learn more about the Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Series can go to www.starsofkarting.com.

Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Series is based out of Seattle, Washington, sanctioned by the World Karting Association (WKA) and owned and operated by 1986 Indianapolis 500 champion and IRL IndyCar Series team owner Bobby Rahal, IndyCar Series driver Bryan Herta and veteran karting promoter Paul Zalud. www.starsofkarting.com, www.worldkarting.com.

Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for professional users. Product lines include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle manufacturers, dealerships and repair centers, as well as customers in industry, government, agriculture and construction. Products are sold through its franchisees, company-direct sales and distributor channels, as well as over the Internet. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.5 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin. For additional information on Snap-on, visit www.snapon.com.

The Indy Racing League was formed in 1994 to preserve the heritage and excitement of the Indianapolis 500 in U.S. open-wheel racing. The Indy Racing League is the sanctioning body of the IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in the United States, and the Indy Pro Series, which serves as an essential stepping stone for drivers striving to reach the IndyCar Series. Indy Racing League events are available to a worldwide audience through a variety of multimedia platforms, highlighted by a long-term and broad-reaching partnership with ABC Sports/ESPN. The Indy Racing League is continually at the forefront of motorsports innovation with drivers, teams and tracks benefiting from major safety and technological improvements such as the SAFER Barrier, SWEMS wheel tethers, chassis enhancements, ethanol fuel and Delphi IRL Safety Team. www.indycar.com

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Drivers Bobby Rahal , Bryan Herta