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SMD Motorsports Charts New Territory with #27 Trophy Truck

Heber, California (August 22, 2005) - For over a decade, the Scaroni family has set the standard for excellence in the off-road racing scene. Incorporating high integrity with positive family values, SMD Motorsports has placed in motion a trend of distinction in the dirt. In 2003, Steve and his sons, Matt and David, captured the SCORE Baja 1000 victory after racing for 19 hours, 8 minutes and 49 seconds. In 2004, SMD Motorsports won points championships in the Pro Truck series and both of the prominent desert racing series, SCORE and Best in the Desert scoring an unprecedented Triple Crown Championship by the end of the season. No other off-road desert race team has ever reigned as champions of all three championship racing series in one season.

During this past July, they dominated the BITD McMillin Nevada 1000 with an impressive win, finishing six hours ahead of the closest competitor, all the while battling scorching triple-digit summer temperatures. Matt and David have handled driving chores for Tom Watson who is out for the year with a bad back and have helped Tim Noe Keep the Watson / Noe in the SCORE Class 12 points lead for the year.

“Off-road racing is a passion that drives us to produce something extraordinary out of the ordinary through hard work and dedication,” comments team owner – Steve Scaroni.

After dominating the off-road Pro Truck racing scene during the past two years, SMD Motorsports is pleased to announce they have purchased a Dave Clark designed Ford Trophy Truck. Formerly owned by Kyle Taylor. The #27 Trophy Truck will debut at the SCORE Primm 300 race on September 10, 2005.

Already, ESPN2 has plans to feature SMD Motorsport’s most recent off-road venture in a new television series called “Truck Stop.” The segment will be filmed at the SCORE Primm 300 race.

“We are ecstatic with the opportunity to showcase our new truck. We have a dedicated motor sports team that provides us with a solid foundation for success and our ability to deploy in all conditions is one of our team’s best attributes. SMD Motorsports will continue to strive towards championship wins with our new Trophy Truck program,” said Driver – Matt Scaroni.

SMD Motorsports has managed to build one of the most successful and well-respected teams in the history of off-road racing. Discipline coupled with skillful organization has yielded efficiency and performance that has become synonymous with the Scaroni family name. The transition to a trophy truck program will be seamless for SMD Motorsports as they are considered a very serious contender in the off-road desert racing game.

Many industry sponsors have already committed to this new program and SMD Motorsports is negotiating with several top quality companies for title sponsorship for the remainder of the 2005 season, and moving into the 2006 season.

Our many supporters include: F ord Motor Company, BFGoodrich Tires, Mastercraft Seats, FOX Racing Shocks, VP Racing Fuel and Pure Power Lubricants.