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Eric Curran to compete in Touring Car

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (March 9, 2004) -- Chili Pepper Racing, LLC (www.chilipepperracing.org) is pleased to announce its partnership with VAC Motorsports, naming Eric Curran the driver of their BMW 325i in the 2004 SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car...

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (March 9, 2004) -- Chili Pepper Racing, LLC (www.chilipepperracing.org) is pleased to announce its partnership with VAC Motorsports, naming Eric Curran the driver of their BMW 325i in the 2004 SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car series.

"Chili Pepper Racing is proud to partner with VAC Motorsports and Eric Curran," Chili Pepper Racing Team owner and driver Jim Osborn said. "VAC Motorsports and Eric will be a powerful combination in winning the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Championship."

Curran, who will drive the No. 25 VAC Motorsports/Chili Pepper Racing/Remote Area Medical entry, has a vast amount of racing experience and Championship wins, starting off with the 1997 and 1998 in the SCCA ITB, NARRC and NERRC Championships. In 1999, Curran secured the SCCA Valvoline Runoffs® AS National Championship and was named Jim Fitzgerald Rookie of the Year.

In 2000, Curran started six SCCA SPEED GT races, with three top-fives and six top-10s and won three Borla Performance awards. In 2001, Curran finished 16th in the SCCA SPEED GT Championship in a Chevrolet Corvette C5 with two top-fives and three top-10s. In 2002, he ran two SCCA SPEED GT events in a Corvette Z06, with one top-five finish.

In 2003, Curran finished with two top tens and one top five running in only six SCCA SPEED Touring Car races in a Nissan Sentra SE-R. Curran looks forward to joining the team for the full season.

"I'm excited to be driving a rear wheel drive BMW 325i with VAC Motorsports and Chili Pepper Racing," Curran said. "I know that VAC Motorsports/Chili Pepper Racing is committed to winning the championship in 2004. Under the direction of owner Tony Solloum, VAC Motorsports has worked all winter to build a strong car and they will continue to develop our cars throughout the season. We have a great shot at winning the Championship."

"We are excited to campaign our 325i in conjunction with Chili Pepper Racing and Eric Curran in the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Series," Salloum said. "Eric is an exceptional driver who has the skills and ability to win the Championship."

VAC Motorsports has extensive experience building and repairing BMW street cars and racecars, and is also a proud sponsor of BMW CCA Club Racing.

CPR and VAC Motorsports are committed to winning and serving the medical needs of the underserved. The team is proud to promote three main charities during the 2004 season: Remote Area Medical (www.ramusa.org), Light House Family Retreat (www.lighthousefamilyretreat.org), and T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital (www.erlanger.org). The No. 24 and No. 25 BMWs will be sporting the charity logos on their cars.

For more information about the effort, visit www.chilipepperracing.org, www.vacmotorsports.com, and www.ericcurran.com.

-scca pro racing-

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