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Rumford, Maine, August 2, 1998 -- Two weeks prior to the 1998 Maine Summer Rally, TEAM TPI RALLYING announced the addition of Alamo Autosports of Arlington, Texas to its growing list of product support sponsors. Alamo Autosports presented TEAM TPI with a developmental clutch set from Clutch Masters.

With the confidence of having a competition clutch capable of holding up to 350hp (as opposed to the stock clutch run previously) and with the very able Ben Bradley as navigator, driver Jowi Odero-Jowi felt very confident of scoring his first National PRO Rally finish in the TEAM TPI Production GT class Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX.

After a conservative drive on their second National PRO Rally, TEAM TPI RALLYING completed the course of the 1998 Maine Summer Rally with a cumulative time of 1:52:47. Due to an error made by the event scoring crew, the team's result was listed as a DNF (did not finish).

TEAM TPI failed to catch this error while the results were still provisional, during which time they would have been able to make an appeal and have gotten the situation rectified. The scores were made official 30 minutes after the provisional results were posted. Once the results are official they cannot be changed for any reason. TEAM TPI was left without a National PRO Rally finish to their credit.

With the cumulative time TEAM TPI had at the end of the course, they would have finished in 17th position overall, 5th in the Production GT class. This was a hard learned lesson for TEAM TPI which will definitely serve as a wake up call.

TEAM TPI finished 4th overall in the Divisional PRO Rally held in conjunction with the National event.

TEAM TPI would like to take this opportunity to commend the GPi team of Bill Driegert and Tony Lumino on a sterling performance which earned them a 3rd place overall and 1st in Production GT. The team drove a Mitsubishi Galant VR4.

With product support from Thermal Research & Development (performance exhaust systems), Alamo Autosports of Arlington, Texas (import car performance products and technical advice), GAB/Wings Corp., USA (suspension components), Earl's Performance Products (competition plumbing) and Front Wheel Drive Supply of Hurst, Texas (drive axles, bearings & hubs, rack & pinion steering racks), TEAM TPI looks forward to a successful year and hopes to attract major sponsors. Team TPI's Internet media services and website are courtesy of AIRS, Inc. (online real estate foreclosure information systems serving Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX).

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