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For the 4th year in a row E.L.I. Incorporated will be a sponsor of a car for the Grand-Am cup, a 3-hour endurance race series which runs at tracks in the U.S. and Canada. For the 2002 season Neal Heffron, V.P. of Sales at E.L.I. Incorporated, will be one of the racecar drivers of a BMW 2.8 liter Z3 coupe. Car number 38 is one of 3 similarly prepared cars run by the professional race team Villaconn Motorsports. See http://www.villaconn.com for more info on the team and cars. Heffron ran 2 races with Villaconn in the 2001 season and helped the team secure the Grand-Am Cup team championship at the season finale run at Daytona International on November 2.

For the 2002 season Heffron plans to run most of the races at world famous tracks including, Daytona, Watkins Glen, Mosport, Virginia International Raceway, Mt. Tremblant and Phoenix International. Heffron is excited to be running in the BMW Z3 again. The car has proven to be very competitive in the past and should be very competitive in the future.

The season opens for team ELI in February. Heffron will be driving car 38 in the 3-hour, Grand-Am Cup race, which is a support race for the Rolex 24. Watch the team's progress on the results page, which will be updated during the season. You can also check http://www.grand-am.com to keep up with team and drivers standings. More race information is available at The Race Site http://www.theracesite.com.

Heffron has been racing in club and professional races for the past seven years. Heffron raced in the Ferrari Challenge, a series that pits identically prepared Ferrari Coupes against one another. In 1998, Heffron won the Massari Muller Cup in his showroom stock BMW M3. The Grand-Am Cup is sanctioned by Grand American Road Racing
http://www.grand-am.com and is a professional race series for production based vehicles. The field is broken up into four classes, classes based on horsepower and weight. There are 8 races across the U.S. and in Canada. The majority of races are endurance races that are a minimum of three hours long and require at least one driver change.

Grand American Road Racing Association

2002 Event Schedule

Dates Track Grand-Am Cup
Jan. 3-5 Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Fla. Open Testing

Jan. 31-Feb. 3 Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Fla. 200-Mile/2-Hour

March 21-23 California Speedway
Fontana, Calif. 250-Mile/3-Hour

April 18-20 Phoenix International Raceway
Phoenix, Ariz. Twin 250s/3-Hour

June 21-23 Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen, N.Y. Twin 250s/3-Hour

June 29-30 Virginia International Raceway
Alton, VA 250-Mile/3-Hour

Aug. 29-Sept.1 Virginia International Raceway
Alton, VA Twin 250s/3-Hour

Sept. 13-15 Le Circuit Mont Tremblant
Mont Treblant, Quebec, Canada Twin 250s/3-Hour

Sept. 28-29 Mosport International Raceway
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada 250-Mile/3-Hour

Nov. 8-10 Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Fla. 600-Mile/6-Hour

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