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SCHUMACHER NAMED FOURTH QUARTER DRIVER OF THE YEAR

Tony Schumacher has been named Fourth Quarter Driver of the Year for
2006, it was announced today by Barry Schmoyer, president of the Driver
of the Year Foundation.

Schumacher, who earlier this month completed the greatest comeback in
NHRA history to win his third consecutive and fourth overall NHRA
POWERade Series Top Fuel world championship, joins former teammate
Melanie Troxel as 2006 Driver of the Year quarterly winners. Troxel
became the first female to win a quarterly award when she was named the
First Quarter winner in April.

ALPHATRADE.COM INKS DEAL WITH KENNY BERNSTEIN RACING

Six-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) world champion Kenny Bernstein, well-known for his business savvy, today announced that he has formed a multi-year major associate sponsorship partnership with AlphaTrade.com, (OTC.BB: APTD), a global provider of customized real-time financial information for professional, institutional and individual investors.

The AlphaTrade name will appear on both cars driven by the Bernstein family: Kenny’s Monster Energy/Lucas Oil Dodge Charger Funny Car that he will debut on the NHRA circuit in February 2007, as well as Brandon Bernstein’s Budweiser/Lucas Oil dragster.

AlphaTrade.com is a world leader in providing real-time stock market data, global news and high-quality financial information. Launched in 1999, AlphaTrade offers financial data that is both modular and multi-lingual to millions of investors throughout the world. 

VINNY ARCADI NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS

Vinny Arcadi has
been diagnosed with cancer. After receiving several rounds of radiation at
Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo,
N.Y., he is at home continuing treatment to
battle tumors found in his lungs, back and brain.

GREEN MAMBA PARTS LOCATED

Fox 13 News in Tampa, Florida has reported that parts of the legendary
"Green Mamba" jet dragster have been found in a Tampa auto body shop.

JET CARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

Jet Cars can end up in the wildest places, even in the Middle East.
Jeddah is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia and is located along
the coast of the Red Sea.

A month ago, the atmosphere of this city was exposed to the tunder of jet-powered dragsters.

The first jet-powered dragsters ever to visit the Kingdom scorched
their way up the newly-opened Jeddah Raceway recently. Driven by
American Chuck Haynes — the cars’ owner — and Australian Gary
Miosevich, the jet cars left the large contingent of spectators shocked.

BROWN GETS SPECIAL WATCH

antronwatch.jpgTissot, the Swiss watch-making brand, recently honored U.S. Army Suzuki rider,
Antron Brown, for his outstanding performance during the 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag
Racing Series season. Brown was awarded a commemorative MotoGP Watch which was
packaged in a unique motorcycle helmet case.

BUDANO AND SHAFIROFF CELEBRATING 2006 SUCCESS

Winning the NMCA title wasn't enough for Vinny Budano and Scott
Shafiroff. The Long Island, New York-based duo traveled to Las Vegas
where they won the Streetcar Super Nationals with their "Bad Apples" 68
Camaro during the Streetcar Super Nationals in Las Vegas.

HAGAN AND JAN-CEN TEAM UP FOR 2007

In 2007, Matt Hagan will have an all-new engine and blower setup courtesy
of
Mike Janis and Jan-Cen Racing Engines.

"Mike and I have decided to
work together in 2007," explains Hagan. We'll be
running all Jan-Cen
motor/blower combos."

"Matt did a phenomenal job in his rookie season and
we are looking forward
to working with his team in 2007," comments Janis. "We
have been doing
countless hours of research and development at Jan-Cen and
the numbers will
show that in 2007. The engine program will stronger than
ever, jaws will
definitely be dropping."

BOB ATCHISON GOING INTO CANADIAN HALL OF FAME

The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (CMHF) announced the nine
finalists to be inducted into the Hall at an award ceremony at the 14th
annual black tie Gala on Saturday, February 10, 2007 in Toronto.

MULDOWNEY HOSPITALIZED

Four-time World Champion
Shirley Muldowney has been hospitalized in Michigan due to an infected left
ankle.
  The ankle, which was surgically fused following her
devastating 1984 crash, has been strained due to two knee replacement
operations, both of which also ultimately resulted from that earlier
accident.
  The latest of these, on her right knee, apparently
placed additional pressures on her left leg, and may have been the cause of the
infection.
  Muldowney will spend at least the next three days at
Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, where she’s been treated with a veritable cocktail
of antibiotics, which are being administered via an intravenous
drip.

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