MotorSports Emporium Inc. Enters NASCAR Busch Series; Curb-Agajanian Motorsports to use GS610(TM) Brake Fluid in 2006.
David Keaveney, president and CEO of MotorSports Emporium, commented, "Curb-Agajanian Motorsports is a well-known and respected racing organization with ties to success both on and off the track. MSEP is fortunate to be surrounded by a very successful organization and believes these types of relationships help in our efforts moving forward. Moreover, as we continue to gain recognition on the paddock, we position ourselves within the consumer retail marketplace."
Mike Curb, founder and owner of the leading country music record label in the United States, Curb Records, is a longtime motor sports enthusiast and NASCAR car owner. Curb fostered the early careers of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jarrett, and is one-time car owner and longtime friend of Richard Petty. Curb Records boasts a star-packed lineup that includes A-list superstars like Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Sawyer Brown, Jo Dee Messina, Hank Williams Jr., and most of the country music stars of tomorrow.
Cary Agajanian is an accomplished attorney, car owner, businessman, president of Motorsports Management International, and principal of Curb Agajanian Performance Group. The Agajanian family has been an auto-racing fixture for more than 50 years. Cary's late father, J.C., was owner and operator of California's famed Ascot Park. The Agajanians have annually fielded a car in the Indianapolis 500, a tradition begun by J.C. in the 1950s and continued to this day by his son Cary. An Agajanian car won the 500 in 1952 with Troy Ruttman and in 1963 with Parnelli Jones.
Fike will drive the Channellock Dodge #43 for Curb-Agajanian in the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series. Fike formerly drove in the USAC and ARCA series. During an outstanding season in 2002, Fike was named the 2002 National Midget Driver of the Year and was chosen to drive in the Infiniti Pro Series where he immediately won races during his rookie year. In 2002, Fike won seven times in the Midget Series en route to the Badger Midget Racing Association Championship. Fike also has the distinction of being the 2001 USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year, where he broke Jeff Gordon's record for being the youngest winner in the series, and was also the 2000 USAC National Midget Series Rookie of the Year.
Keaveney concluded, "Being associated with well-known and respected racing organizations, series, drivers and teams will help establish the Quadriga MotorSports(TM) product line and our GS610(TM) brake fluid brand. Our grassroots approach of being aligned with the biggest names in motor sports clearly amplifies what we have been advocating since the inception of MotorSports Emporium -- create a solid foundation so that we may build a solid company. These have become very exciting times for us, and we are pleased with the progress being made and without question shall soon see the fruits from our labor which will reflect in our stock's price."
About MotorSports Emporium Inc.
MotorSports Emporium Inc. is a fast-track company in the motor sports industry targeting enthusiasts who participate in die cast collectible cars, automobile restoration, high-performance accessories, motor sports-related collectibles, automotive and racing art, driver's apparel, race venues, and product licensing. For more information, visit www.motorsportsemporium.com. For product, visit www.scalecars.com, www.driversdigs.com, www.pitstopstudios.com and www.quadrigamotorsports.com.
About Curb-Agajanian Performance Group, Curb Records and Motorsports Management, visit www.capg43.com, www.curb.com and www.motorsportsmanagement.com.
About Busch Series
The Busch Series emerged from NASCAR's old Sportsman division, which was formed in 1950 as NASCAR's short track race division. It became the Late Model Sportsman series in 1968, and soon featured races on larger tracks, such as Daytona International Speedway.
The modern-day Busch Series was formed in 1982, when Anheuser-Busch sponsored a newly reformed late-model sportsman series with its Budweiser brand. It switched sponsorship to the Busch brand in 1984, and in 1986, was renamed from the Sportsman series to the Busch Grand National Series. Grand National was dropped from the series' title in 2003.
Busch Series cars are slightly smaller versions of their Nextel Cup counterparts. In the past, the Busch Series used makes of cars not used in the Cup series, as well as V-6 engines instead of Cup's V-8s, but now the cars used in the series are more similar.
The series has become a minor league series in recent years, but is frequently populated with Cup regulars, especially on the weekends where a Busch race is run on a Saturday prior to a Nextel Cup race being run at the same track on a Sunday, which is common. Seven-time Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt was the first winner of a Busch Series race; and the winning-most driver in series history is Mark Martin, who won most of his races while driving in Winston Cup at the same time. Cup regulars who race in the Busch Series (often referred to as "Busch-whackers") are sometimes criticized for racing against inferior competition, but many NASCAR experts contend that without Cup drivers in Busch, and the large amount of fan interest that they attract, the series would cease to exist. However, to counter the "Busch-wackers," there are a few constant drivers in the series including David Green, Randy LaJoie, Jason Keller, and Ashton Lewis.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motor sports in the United States. The three largest racing series sanctioned by NASCAR are the NEXTEL Cup Series, the Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series. It also oversees seven regional series and one local grassroots series. NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 38 states, Canada, and Mexico. In 1996, 1997 and 1998, NASCAR also held exhibition races in Japan.
Beginning as regional entertainment in the Southeastern United States, NASCAR has grown to become the second-most popular professional sport in terms of television ratings inside the United States, ranking behind only the National Football League. Internationally, NASCAR races are broadcast in over 150 countries. It holds 17 of the top 20 attended sporting events in the United States and has 75 million fans who purchase over $2 billion in annual licensed product sales. These fans are considered the most brand-loyal in all of sports, and as a result Fortune 500 companies sponsor NASCAR more than any other sport.
This news release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21E of the United States Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with respect to achieving corporate objectives, developing additional project interests, the company's analysis of opportunities in the acquisition and development of various project interests and certain other matters. These statements are made under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein.
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