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MX-5 Cup Contingency Programs Announced

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 3, 2006) – Thanks to an array of contingency programs sponsored by Hawk Performance, Mothers®, Racetech and Sunoco, competitors in the SCCA Pro Racing SIRIUS Satellite Radio Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by Hankook have a great chance to earn both cash and products in 2006 – the series’ first year.

Contingency awards are posted on both a per-event and season basis, and Hawk tops the list, ready to award $7800 in cash and merchandise over the eight-event season. A check for $500 will be given to the Hawk Hot Lap winner (race fast lap) at each MX-5 race, with another $1,000 going to the driver who turns the most Hawk Hot Laps during the season. In addition, Hawk will hand out an additional $2,800 in product credit for podium finishers throughout the year.

Mothers also has both a per-event and season package ready, with more than $3,500 in monetary compensation and product certificates to be handed out to deserving drivers. Roughly half of that total will be doled out in year-end winnings, as a total of $1,750 will be awarded to the year’s top three finishers. Another $1,800 in Mothers product certificates will go to the top three at each MX-5 race, in addition to all MX-5 competitors receiving a Mothers bucket, which will be filled with the polish, wax and cleaner supplier’s product.

Racetech is showing its support of MX-5 Cup racing with a per-event program in 2006, promising $2,600 total, which will be spread over eight events, to first, third and fifth-place finishers. To be eligible for this program, drivers must use Racetech seats in their MX-5s.

Sunoco is also showing its support of SCCA Pro Racing series by continuing its Hard Charger Award program. The award, given to the MX-5 driver who makes up the most positions during each race, is good toward the purchase of Sunoco race fuel.

For complete, individual contingency program requirements and payout structure breakdown, visit www.mx-5cup.com/bulletins/contingency.html.

Additional information on the MX-5 Cup, including the full season schedule, can be found at www.mx-5cup.com. An all-new Web site will be launched soon.

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