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Thu, 28 Nov 2002, 08:29 AM

Pontiac Excitement Rolls Into Houston Raceway Park
Courtesy of Jeff Romack, GM Racing

For Pro Stock Super Bowl

BAYTOWN, Tex. -- The 11th annual Pontiac Excitement Pro Stock Super Bowl returns to Houston Raceway Park on Saturday, February 1, 2003. All Pro Stock, Pro Stock Bike and Pro Mod competitors interested in a final test-and-tune session prior to the start of the '03 season are invited to attend.

"We're certainly excited about giving the fans a first look at the 2003 race teams as they debut their new cars right here at Houston Raceway Park," said Gerald Critchfield, Houston Raceway Park general manager. "The Pontiac Excitement Pro Stock Super Bowl will provide drivers with their first real competitive race as they conclude their winter testing. We get an outstanding turnout of professional drivers, so it's sure to be an exciting event since it's the last test session these competitors will have before the season gets underway."

Drivers invited to attend the '03 Pontiac Excitement Pro Stock Super Bowl include six-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Warren Johnson, '02 NHRA Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jim Yates, Kurt Johnson, Mark Pawuk, Troy Coughlin, Jamie Yates, Mike Edwards, Bruce Allen, George Marnell, Ron Krisher, Tom Hammonds, Tom Martino, Mark Pawuk, Greg Anderson and others.

"The Pro Stock Super Bowl is always an exciting event for everyone in drag racing and Pontiac is proud to be a part of this preseason tradition at Houston Raceway Park," said Fred Simmonds, GM Racing marketing manager. "For the racers and teams, the Pontiac Excitement Pro Stock Super Bowl provides a final opportunity to make adjustments prior to the beginning of the season. It also gives race fans a chance to see some fantastic times and speeds from some of the best drivers in the business."

Admission to the Pontiac Excitement Pro Stock Super Bowl is $18.00 for adults and $1.00 for children under 12! Gates will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, with time trials scheduled for 9 a.m. Two rounds of Pro qualifying are slated for 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., with eliminations beginning at 2 p.m. The first 1000 fans will receive a free Pontiac Racing cap.

Pontiac is proud to be the Official Car of Houston Raceway Park, and the Official Car of the National Hot Rod Association since 1996.

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