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    Gateway Racing, Inc. Partners with O’Reilly’s for 2006

    Gateway Racing, Inc. has partnered with Springfield, MO based O’Reilly Auto Parts as the series title sponsor for the 2006 season. O'Reilly Auto Parts (Symbol: ORLY, NASDAQ Stock Market) is a nationally recognized specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories to do-it-yourself customers, professional mechanics, and service technicians. Today, the company has over 1,500 stores in 25 states. Gateway Racing, Inc. based in the St. Louis area sanctions National Midgets and 600cc Outlaw Micro Sprints in the Midwest.

    “Jim and I have been working very hard on this and to have a title sponsor for our National Midget and Micro Sprint Series is spectacular,” said Ken Brown co-owner of Gateway Racing, Inc along with Jim Siner. The name of the series for the 2006 season will be the ‘O’Reilly Gateway Racing Series’. “Having a name sponsor for midgets and micros in the Midwest will help attract new fans and race tracks to our series. Also, it will help bring brand recognition from O’Reilly Auto Parts to our fans that come to see us and also follow us through publications,” said Brown.

    The success of the 2005 season for the National Midgets and Micro Sprint Series along with a strong start to the 2006 schedule helped O’Reilly Auto Parts decision in partnering with Gateway. Gateway Racing, Inc. ran a total of eighteen National Midget races in the 2005 season along with twelve Micro Sprint races as well. Mike Hess of Petersburg, IL won the National Midget Championship and Daniel Robinson of Wayne City, IL won the Micro Sprint Championship. The 2006 series is looking to have approximately thirty National Midget Series events along with up to twenty Micro Sprint Series events.

    O’Reilly Auto Parts has been a fixture in the sport of auto racing for quite some time along with many years of being the prime sponsor for the National Midget event known as the Chili Bowl at the Tulsa Expo Center every January. You can find out more about O’Reilly Auto Parts at www.oreillyautoparts.com and Gateway Racing, Inc. at www.gatewayracing.net.
    Marty Boyer......

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