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22 Mar 2014 : Press Release: 2014 One Lap DEI Passage Control

The Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented by Grassroots Motorsports Announces Passage Control Stop at DEI Headquarters on May 8

Philadelphia, PA (March 18, 2014)... The Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine is excited to announce that long time event supporter DEI will host a passage control stop. As a hospitality sponsor, DEI will host the drivers immediately following competition at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. This event is open to the public free of charge.

Close to one hundred teams are expected. This is a rare opportunity to see a large number of world class race cars and talk to the drivers (professional and amateur) about their experience before their last round of competition.

Beginning at 3 p.m., there will be product displays, live music and food vendors at DEI's headquarters located at 604 Moore Road in Avon Lake. DEI welcomes the public to visit Thursday, May 8 to meet the drivers, view the large number of varied race cars, and learn about DEI's full line of automotive performance products.

Tom Miller, DEI VP Sales and Marketing, says, "This will be an exciting day at DEI. We have hosted The One Lap of America previously and nothing compares to the sound of these race cars pulling one-by-one into our parking area. We hope to see a good turnout. There will be plenty of food, great live music and some powerful race cars on display."

For more information about DEI's plans for the May 8 Tire Rack One Lap of America event, please visit, call 800-264-9472 or e-mail: About Design Engineering, Inc.

Formed in 1995, Design Engineering Inc. (DEI) is a major U.S. manufacturer and supplier of high performance automotive aftermarket products selling worldwide to a large number of commercial markets - automotive and racing, V-Twin, Sportbike/Metric, ATV/UTV/Off-road, 12 Volt/Car Audio, Industrial, Marine, and Aeronautical. DEI, located in Avon Lake, OH specializes in the development of thermal and acoustic performance products as well as cryogenic intake systems and related accessories under the CryO2™ brand, nitrous oxide systems and accessories under the Ny-Trex™ brand, acoustical insulation and sound deadening products under the popular Boom Mat™ brand, as well as a full line of performance coolant additives under the brand Radiator Relief™.

About The One Lap of America

The Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine is the modern day version of the Cannonball Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash of 1970. Created by Brock Yates and popularized by the movie Cannonball Run, today's One Lap of America challenges it's participants to endure long transit drives of over 400 miles daily and to compete on 12 of Americas most challenging racetracks in 8 days. This year's One Lap begins on May 3rd, 2014 and runs through May 11th, 2014. The current event is headed by Brock Yates, Jr. and will be celebrating the 31st running of the event.

About Tire Rack

Tire Rack, family-owned and headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, is America's largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories. Their team of over 100 test drivers (their sales team) tests tires from every major tire manufacturer on the company's state-of-the-art, 11.7-acre test facility. The findings are then posted on the company's website,, where consumers can make an educated decision on a tire, wheel or performance accessory purchase.

Tire Rack has also collected results from more than 150,000 consumer surveys representing over 2.7 billion miles of real-world tire data, the largest known cache of such information anywhere. In addition various testing and informational videos are available online in their Video Center at Since 1979, Tire Rack has grown from a single-point retail store in Indianapolis to encompass over 2 million square feet of space in six distribution centers across the country. A diverse and broad in-stock inventory from 18 major tire and 49 wheel brands can be delivered anywhere in the country in two days or less. A national network of more than 8,000 independent recommended installers are available to service customers.

About Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Grassroots Motorsports is the how-to magazine for the serious sports car enthusiast. From profiles of new sports cars to in-depth--and occasionally off-the-wall--project cars, for almost 30 years each issue of GRM has been packed with practical tips helping real-world sports car enthusiasts get race car performance out of their daily drivers. To receive a free trial copy of Grassroots Motorsports, request one online at or call (877) 677-6878.