Press Release

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Paris, Texas, March 27, 1999 -- Team TPi driver Jowi Odero-Jowi and navigator Jim Hurley, competing in a Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX, took a second place podium finish in the Wandrin' Star and Paris by Night SCCA ClubRallies behind fellow Mitsubishi team of Bill Morton and Mike Busalacchi in a Open class Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV.

Team TPi chose to run in the Open class even though the car was still in Production GT trim (except for a modified front bumper cover). The choice was made because the car is being converted into an Open class car for the rest of the season. Team TPi has not been able to secure sufficient funding or sponsorship to enable them to contest enough events in the series to vie for the Production GT class championship. Jowi feels that by running in Open class the team stands a better chance of finishing higher up in the overall standings in the events that they will contest, a feat he hopes will be to the team's advantage in terms of publicity/media coverage and help to attract potential sponsors.

The team announced two new sponsors at the event:

At the awards ceremony, Team TPi presented gifts to the event organizers and workers courtesy of Big Billy Barrett Mitsubishi of Mesquite, Texas.

Team TPi's next event will be the Rim of the World ProRally scheduled to be held on April 30-May 1 in the high-desert mountains of Palmdale, California.

Team TPi is sponsored by Alamo Autosports of Arlington, Texas (import car performance products and technical advice), Big Billy Barrett Mitsubishi of Mesquite, Texas (new & used car dealership, service facility), Thermal Research & Development (performance exhaust systems), Castrol North America, Inc. (synthetic lubricants and hydraulic fluids), Automated Information Retrieval Systems/AIRS (online real estate foreclosure information systems - serving Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX) and Front Wheel Drive Supply of Hurst, Texas (drive axles, bearings & hubs, rack & pinion steering racks).

Team TPi's Internet media services and website are courtesy of AIRS, Inc.

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For more information please contact Jowi Odero-Jowi:

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