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Ferrari Challenge Series Returns to Infineon Raceway

April 2007
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2007 North American Ferrari Challenge Series returns to Infineon Raceway for a third year, expanding its annual racing program to include demonstrations of the 800+ hp, limited edition, Ferrari FXX supercar and various Formula One vehicles -- as well as its famed Shell Historic Challenge and 430 Challenge races -- all events will be open to the public.

Now in its 14th racing season in the U.S., the Ferrari Challenge Series (utilizing race-prepared 430 Challenge vehicles) offers Ferrari owners who are not professional racers the opportunity to compete against other Ferrari owners in a highly competitive racing series at world-class venues throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is regarded as the longest-running series of its type in North America.

"This year while we celebrate Ferrari's 60th anniversary, we reflect on not just our racing traditions, but those experiences that allow our owners and all Ferrari enthusiasts to share in the very same passion and excitement that our racing teams enjoy on a worldwide basis," said Maurizio Parlato, President and CEO of Ferrari North America, Inc. "Tying into the tradition of our Challenge series from both a participant and spectator role allows all Ferrari fans to be inspired by the performance and passion that can only be Ferrari."
The Ferrari Challenge is one of the numerous "exclusive" experiences that Ferrari offers its customers -- and whether owners are actually racing in the series, dining in the luxurious VIP hospitality tents, participating in weekend driving clinics or socializing with those that share their enthusiasm for Ferrari, the weekend festivals provide a unique atmosphere and incomparable experience. General public can enjoy the races, peruse the paddock areas, and enjoy the overall Ferrari-festival type of atmosphere.

The Challenge Series is one of the many assets Ferrari provides exclusively for its owners, and together with experiences such as the annual Ferrari Rally ( ), and Ferrari's North American Driving School in Mont Tremblant, Quebec ( ), the company continues to provide environments where owners can enjoy their cars in the manner for which they were intended -- with top performance and through unique opportunities and venues.

The Ferrari Challenge Series is organized by Ferrari North America, Inc., and sanctioned by the Grand American Road Racing Association. Sponsors for 2007 include Motorola, Shell, Pirelli, Sabelt, Officine Panerai and Piaggio Aero. Complete Challenge information can be found on . Tickets for the Infineon Raceway Ferrari Challenge weekend can be purchased directly at the track.

Ferrari North America, Inc. is headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and is the exclusive authorized North, Central and South American importer of Ferrari vehicles including the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano V-12 sports coupe, Ferrari F430 Berlinetta, Ferrari F430 Spider convertible sports car, and Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (luxury performance 2+2).

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Source: Ferrari North America, Inc.


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