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Falken Tire looking for better results at Lime Rock ALMS race

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     The manufacturer-supported team suffered a devastating fire to the rear of its
     Porsche 911 GT3 RSR during Friday practice at Miller, but was able to
     rebuild the car overnight and finish 9th in GT class, due to both the
     strong results of its crew and Porsche works and Falken team driver Wolf
     Henzler, and his partner, team driver Bryan Sellers.

     At Lime Rock, the Porsche will compete on specially prepared Falken AZENIS
     RT slicks and race on the scenic 1.5-mile, 10-turn circuit in the
     two-hour, 45-minute American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron
     event on Saturday, July 24.

     "We're hoping Round 5 will be more successful for us than the last round,"
     admitted Rod Everett, Falken team manager.  "However, I was never more
     proud of a crew than I was at Miller Motorsports Park.  After we suffered
     the fire, the team simply went back to work and rebuilt this amazing
     Porsche 911 in time to shake it down the morning of the race.  As I've
     said all along, we are consistent and remain extremely competitive during
     both qualifying and in the race itself, so it is just a matter of time
     before we hit the right combination.  We've been testing different tire
     compounds, and I know we'll be ready for Lime Rock."

     "Falken Tire has a strong presence in the Northeast, and it's important to
     our company to be in this part of the country, waving our corporate
     colors," stated Andrew Hoit, Director of Marketing, Falken Tire.  "We are
     looking forward to a great weekend, enjoying the hospitality of a
     wonderful track and moving up the results ladder."

     Lime Rock Park also will see the Falken Spokesmodels in the paddock who
     will handle giveaways of Falken-branded items and sign posters.  The race
     will be televised live on Speed Channel on July 24, starting at 2:00 p.m.
     Eastern time.

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