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Hella Inc. & SMD Motorsports Partner For The Baja 1000 and 2006 Off Road Racing Season

Heber, California (November 15, 2005) – Hella Inc. and SMD Motorsports are proud to announce a marketing partnership that kicks off at the 2005 Baja 1000 and moves forward into the 2006 off road racing season.

“We use Hella lighting in our everyday lives in the operation of our agricultural businesses. Forging partnerships with Hella USA is only the beginning in promoting, marketing and testing their products in both business and the off road industry. Their products are second to none. Hella is advancing technology regularly and they will be a huge part of our efforts at this year’s Baja 1000 and the entire 2006 season,” commented Steve Scaroni.

SMD Motorsports trophy truck will blast off the line in 2nd position in the huge field of trophy trucks as they charge into the Baja Peninsula in search of victory for the #27 truck.

Hella USA Motorsports Manager Fred Snow said, “We are very pleased to have the SMD Motorsports Team partner with us for the 05 Baja 1000 and for the 2006 season. We feel that the level of professionalism that has been shown by the SMD Motorsports group will serve them well in the Trophy Truck class.”

The #27 trophy truck will feature both sizes of the rugged Hella Rally FF Series, as well as a variation of driving and pencil beam patterns. The Hella Rally FF Series produces a crisp beam that illuminates and pierces the Baja Peninsula darkness.

Our many supporters include: Ford Motor Company, BFGoodrich Tires, SkyBitz, Mastercraft Seats, FOX Racing Shocks, TrailReady Beadlocks, VP Racing Fuel, Hella Lights and Pure Power Lubricants.