Hamilton Motorsports announces partnership

LAKE VILLA, Ill.--July 19, 2002--Hamilton Motorsports today announces that a major partnership has been signed between RPMworld Online Drag Racing and Hamilton Motorsports to support Steve Hamilton's, Hamilton Motorsports Top Fuel team. The ...

LAKE VILLA, Ill.--July 19, 2002--Hamilton Motorsports today announces that a major partnership has been signed between RPMworld Online Drag Racing and Hamilton Motorsports to support Steve Hamilton's, Hamilton Motorsports Top Fuel team. The new entry, "The RPMworld Top Fuel Dragster" will be a part of a fresh and innovative program that the company has planned for 2002 and beyond.

RPMworld is the largest online drag racing game with over 400,000 registered players. Thousands of people log in and play everyday. Each player can select a vehicle from over 40 makes and models, including Top Fuel cars. The engine, transmission, and fuel system can be modified at any time. Compression ratios, timing, fuel mixture can be adjusted in the engine shop. There is a swap meet section that allows players trade parts with each other. The ultimate goal of the game is to race these virtual muscle cars in live competitions against other online competitors. Two players, thousands of miles apart, can race each other online for points and prizes.

Brian Busche, President and Lead Developer of RPMworld said "We are very excited to be involved with Hamilton Motorsports new team. Our growth in the past year has been astounding, and we feel that being a part of Steve's team will bring excellent exposure and fan loyalty to our online game. The continued input from a real-life driver will surely boost the quality and realism of RPMworld. Steve Hamilton's background as a sportsman racer continues to be very beneficial to the workings of the RPMworld game. After months of collaboration, RPMworld released the Steve Hamilton version, which will include monthly prizes, special race days, Top Fuel cars, and a few surprises during the year."

A sweepstakes is planned to celebrate the debut of the RPMworld Top Fuel Car. There will be a drawing to win a trip to the Winter Nationals of 2003. The winner and a guest will be honorary crew members on Steve's team and have a chance to be in the middle of the action all weekend. Details will be posted at the RPMworld game site.

Steve Hamilton, " I'm very excited about this partnership! RPMworld Online Drag Racing is a very cool game. I have been on the site myself many times and love playing it. I have been able to race against other players across the world in actual real-time play. It truly is the next best thing to actual racing. These guys are all about drag racing and have a lot to offer to the racing fan. They offer a place for every race fan and racer to have fun!"

RPMworld has indicated a willingness to participate in the Hamilton Motorsports youth program and community awareness activities. The team, and it's driver Steve Hamilton, will visit schools, hospitals, and community centers between races.

Hamilton Motorsports is currently preparing a car, crew, and everything needed to field a competitive team, and is planning a debut date based on availability. RPMworld is extending it's partnership to include a Super Comp car, which Steve has previously driven, and will continue to drive until the Top Fuel car is ready. At that time Hamilton Motorsports will announce a new driver for the super comp car.

Hamilton Motorsports would also like to thank their other sponsors, Royal Purple, Goodyear, Promotion Motorsports, MBNA, Childs and Albert, Sam, Olson Paint & Body, Crane Cams, Fresh Air Systems, Fram/Autolite, ARP, VP Fuels, and Sunglass Shack, for their support during our lengthy sponsorship search. Plus, a big thanks to Don Garlits who has helped Steve Hamilton as his program has progressed. Look for Don to be with the team at some of the races, provided he has the opportunity.

To learn more about RPMworld, fans and racers can visit the game at www.rpmnitro.com.

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