BUSCH: AP Performance Racing as sponsor for Fontana

Global Industrial Contractors to sponsor Tim Sauter in Auto Club 300. FONTANA, CA (April 24, 2002) - Tim Sauter and the AP Performance Racing team announced today a one-race sponsorship with Global Industrial Contractors, Inc. (GIC) for this ...

Global Industrial Contractors to sponsor Tim Sauter in Auto Club 300.

FONTANA, CA (April 24, 2002) - Tim Sauter and the AP Performance Racing team announced today a one-race sponsorship with Global Industrial Contractors, Inc. (GIC) for this weekend's Auto Club 300 NASCAR Busch Series event at California Speedway.

Corporately located in Shafter, CA, Global Industrial Contractors is an industrial construction company that does HVAC, electrical and mechanical design, installation and construction. GIC's customers are Fortune 500 companies in the food service and industrial construction industry across the United States and Hawaii. GIC was formed in 1996 by owner and company president, James C. Whitener, who brings over 20 years experience in the construction industry to the customer.

"We are looking forward to having a good time at the race and celebrating our relationship with Tim Sauter and the AP Performance Racing team here in California," said Whitener. "It is our pleasure to be affiliated with such a great driver and team. We have high hopes of continuing the relationship in the future."

That's music to Sauter's ears as his No. 19 AP Performance Racing Chevy Monte Carlo is without a full-time sponsor this season.

"Everyone at AP Performance Racing is grateful to Global Industrial Contractors for this vote of confidence," said Sauter. "We've said all along we could offer a company something special. GIC's support will help us to be at our best this weekend. We're going to give them everything we've got."

Sauter plans to race the entire 2002 NBS schedule regardless of securing sponsorship. This is the third time this season the AP team has accepted a one-race sponsorship association and the team has responded since posting a season's best 10th-place finish in Nashville and a Top-10 qualifying effort in Talladega.

"We have good equipment, a good crew and team owner. Now, at least for the California race, we have a great company to represent," said Sauter. "We're confident this will give us an edge and extra incentive to do well at California."

Sauter and his No. 19 Global Industrial Contractors Chevrolet Monte Carlo will take the green flag in the Auto Club 300 at California Speedway Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The event will broadcast live on FOX Television and MRN Radio. For More information on Tim Sauter and the AP Performance Racing team visit www.timsauter.com.

ABOUT AP PERFORMANCE RACING:

AP Performance Racing debuted in 1992 as an American Speed Association entry with team owner Alec Pinsonneault as the driver. The Windsor, Ontario based team notched 16 ASA victories and a pair of division titles with Tim Sauter (1999) and Johnny Sauter (2001) delivering the championship trophies. Now housed in a state of the art facility in Mooresville, NC, AP Performance Racing will field a full-time NASCAR Busch Series effort in 2002 with Tim Sauter again handling the driving chores. AP Performance Racing is a division of AP Development. Also in the family of AP companies are Build A Mold, A.P. Tool and Gauge, Moldplas, Inc, Trimplas, LTD, Trimplas 2 and Trimplas 2000.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tim Sauter , Johnny Sauter