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THE CORKY MCMILLIN COMPANIES SIGNS ON AS TITLE SPONSOR

SAN DIEGO'S THUNDERBOAT REGATTA FORMULA ONEŽ POWERBOAT RACE
Date Posted — August 14, 2002
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LAKE HAMILTON, Florida -- The Laughlin Formula OneŽ Professional Racing Outboard Performance (P.R.O.P.) Tour Presented by Bud Light announced today that The Corky McMillin Companies will be the title sponsor of Formula One racing at the San Diego, Calif. Thunderboat Regatta. The Corky McMillin Companies Formula One Shootout, the fourth race of the season, will be held on beautiful Mission Bay, September 20-22.

"We are looking forward to our sponsorship with Formula One powerboat racing and the San Diego Regatta," said Sandy Perlatti, Senior Vice President of Marketing of The Corky McMillin Companies. "Sponsoring a major event in San Diego is a corporate initiative that allows us an opportunity to host our associates and employees. It is important for us at The Corky McMillin Companies to show the San Diego community that we are committed to its economic growth and welfare. The San Diego Regatta has been a staple of the community for many years and we are pleased to be able to associate ourselves with such a successful event."

"We are very enthused about having The Corky McMillin Companies as the title sponsor of the San Diego Formula One event," said Bart Garbrecht, President of the P.R.O.P. Tour. "Having San Diego as McMillin's home base, they will have the opportunity to entertain their employees and associates with second to none corporate hospitality along the shores of Mission Bay. In addition to receiving prominent nation wide coverage on prime time ESPN2, The Corky McMillin Companies will receive significant exposure at a first-class venue that is expected to draw between 150,000-200,000 people throughout the weekend. It is going to be a great weekend for McMillin, fans of Formula One racing and the competitors."

The Corky McMillin Companies is located in National City, California. For more information, visit their website at www.mcmillin.com or visit the Formula One P.R.O.P. Tour website at www.hydroprop.com . The event will be aired on prime time ESPN2 on Sunday, October 13th at 5:30 P.M. EDT.

Headquartered in Lake Hamilton, Fla., HYDRO-PROP combines Unlimited Hydroplanes, the biggest, fastest racing boats in the world, with Formula One, the most versatile, fastest accelerating and fastest turning boats in the world. HYDRO-PROP events are held throughout North America and are the only forms of Professional Powerboat Racing televised on ESPN2. For more information on HYDRO-PROP, visit www.hydroprop.com .####

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Article posted by RacingWest.com staff on August 14, 2002. http://www.racingwest.com

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