RICK CASSEL TO LEAD FOLEY AND LEWIS INTO THE 2007 SEASON

Doug Foley recently announced the hiring of veteran Rick Cassel as
crew chief and an integral part of the Foley and Lewis Torco Mach Series
Accelerator-sponsored Top Fuel team.

“Now that I’m all healed up from our accident in September,” Foley
said, “we have a brand new Attac Race Cars chassis being readied for next
year’s competition. And now with the addition of Rick Cassel as our tuner,
we’re really excited to get back on track.” Doug Foley recently announced the hiring of veteran Rick Cassel as
crew chief and an integral part of the Foley and Lewis Torco Mach Series
Accelerator-sponsored Top Fuel team.

“Now that I’m all healed up from our accident in September,” Foley
said, “we have a brand new Attac Race Cars chassis being readied for next
year’s competition. And now with the addition of Rick Cassel as our tuner,
we’re really excited to get back on track.”

Cassel is a native of Wisconsin, but has a long and storied past in
the sport. The 47-year old plied his trade with a number of top teams such
as Roland Leong’s Hawaiian Funny Car, Cruz Pedregon’s McDonald’s team and Bob Vandergriff’s Jerzee-sponsored fueler.

“I know this sounds like a cliché,” Cassel said, “but I really am
looking forward to getting back to wrenching after taking some time off. The
technology of these cars is always changing, but with the baseline the team
has created over the last three years I don’t believe it will take me long
to get back up to speed.”

Cassel will be working with two long-time Foley employees, Glenn
Camp and Scott Morell, to bring the Torco team back to prominence. Before
the team’s accident in the final round of the IHRA Canadian Nationals in
September, Foley was leading the points chase and stood as the man to beat at that point. Missing the final two races of the year due to injuries
sustained in the crash pushed him back to fourth place in the year-end
standings. But a new race car, a new crew chief and a renewed outlook on
life has the Foley and Lewis team anxious to get the new year started.
Cassel will also be working with the team’s second car that last year
finished No.2 in the IHRA Knoll Gas Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro class.

Team co-owner Tim Lewis said, “I really can’t wait to get back
racing again. I’m just so excited that we were able to regroup so quickly
that I wish we could start racing right now.”

Plans for 2007 call for the team to attend all three of the NHRA
pre-season test sessions in Las Vegas and Phoenix, as well as attending the
first three NHRA national events in Pomona, Phoenix and Gainesville. From
that point, the IHRA season will begin in San Antonio, Texas, where the team
was the event champion in 2006.
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