Raphaël Lessard vise une place sur le podium ce week-end lors de la 42e édition de la Rattler 250!

Raphaël Lessard vise une place sur le podium ce week-end

lors de la 42e édition de la Rattler 250!

Québec, le 15 mars 2018 – Le pilote automobile Raphaël Lessard, membre du programme de développement de pilotes TRD de Toyota, croit possible d'accéder au podium au terme des 250 tours de l'épreuve qui se déroulera ce dimanche 18 mars à Kinston en Alabama.

Le pilote de 16 ans, originaire de la Beauce, se dit très confiant d'inscrire un bon résultat et même de grimper sur le podium à l'issue de la course Rattler 250 qui se déroule dans le cadre de la Southern Super Series. En 2017, c'est Ty Majeski qui avait remporté la victoire.

Pour cette première épreuve de cette série très disputée en sol américain, Raphaël Lessard défendra les couleurs de l'équipe Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). Cette dernière lui confie les commandes de laFRL Express/Mobil 1/Toyota Camry # 51, une voiture compétitive susceptible d'aider le pilote québécois d'atteindre ses objectifs de podium.   

Pour vivre toute l'émotion de cette course qui promet d'être riche en rebondissements, allez sur le site Speed 51 qui offrira une diffusion en direct. Pour ceux et celles qui sont dans la région de Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, rendez-vous dès 14h30 à La Cage-Brasserie sportive de l'endroit. Celle-ci diffusera la course sur écrans géants et est fière de s'associer à Raphaël en donnant un généreux pourcentage de chaque facture avant taxes sur tout son menu. Vous pouvez également connaître les chronométrages en temps réel sur Race Monitor.

Informations importantes :

Quoi :                   
Southern Super Series

Quand :                Dimanche 18 mars 2018 à partir de 14h30 HAE (horaire complet) Départ à 15h HAE

Où :                      South Alabama Speedway, Kinston, Alabama


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NASCAR to Expand In-Car Camera Live Streams on Twitter in 2018

NASCAR to Expand In-Car Camera Live Streams on Twitter in 2018

Beginning This Summer, Fans to 'Ride Along' with One Driver Via @NASCAR for

15 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Races


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 14, 2018) – NASCAR® announced today it will live-stream one in-car camera on Twitter for 15 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during the second half of the 2018 racing season, including all 10 NASCAR Playoffs races.


Beginning with five regular season races this summer, the experience will once again provide fans a unique look from inside the race car with a live camera stream that can be accessed via NASCAR's official Twitter handle, @NASCAR.


Fans can watch full broadcasts of these regular season and NASCAR Playoffs races on NBC or NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app (full schedule here).


NASCAR debuted the in-car camera live stream on Twitter during last year's NASCAR Playoffs, when four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship contenders drove the live audience on Twitter from the green flag all the way to Victory Lane. 


"We've created an experience that brings Twitter users inside the cars at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour," said Jill Gregory, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, NASCAR. "The live stream is yet another window into our sport that captures all the drama and intensity of NASCAR racing – now available to fans for even more races in 2018." 


Fans on Twitter will experience an in-car camera live stream from the iconic Daytona International Speedway for the first time during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on July 7.


NASCAR will also stream an in-car camera on Twitter during regular season races at the road course at Watkins Glen International (Aug. 5), the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway (Aug. 18), the sport's annual throwback event at Darlington Raceway (Sept. 2) and the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Sept. 9).


This live stream will be accessible for free for logged-in and logged-out users in the United States via NASCAR's official Twitter handle and connected devices. Real-time race highlights will also be available on @NASCAR, offering fans additional ways to follow the playoffs at home or on the go.


On the same screen of this live stream, fans will find a real-time curated timeline of Tweets that capture the best of the NASCAR race live conversation.


"We are thrilled that NASCAR will make its in-car cameras available on Twitter in 2018," said Laura Froelich, Global Head of Sports Partnerships at Twitter. "NASCAR fans will once again be able to access these unique in-car cameras at the same speed as the real-time conversation – all in one place on Twitter."


Last fall, 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion™ Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski each scored race wins as the featured driver in the NASCAR Playoffs live stream, crossing the finish line and taking the checkered flag with viewers on Twitter in tow.  


NASCAR.com will continue to offer its full portfolio of complementary viewing products throughout the 2018 season. In-car camera angles will also be available on NASCAR Drive™ and NASCAR Mobile™.


About Twitter (NYSE: TWTR)

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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Snapchat ('NASCAR').



Pete Stuart

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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Brad Martin Wings his Way Into the 2018 OSCAAR Hot Rod Series

Brad Martin Wings his Way Into the 2018 OSCAAR Hot Rod Series

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


He was one of the most successful Mini Stock racers in the field over the final seasons of weekly racing at Kawartha Speedway and logged some solid efforts in a full season with the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series and ran a few Late Model events at Kawartha and a made a pair of Sportsman Cup starts in 2014. Other than making his first and only Thunder Car start at Peterborough Speedway just a couple of years ago, the 2018 campaign will see Brad Martin return to the short-track wars with the OSCAAR Hot Rod Series.


Originally from Plainville, the 31-year-old – who currently resides in Baltimore, Ontario with his wife Melissa and his stepdaughter Taylor – is looking forward to getting back on the track. His family-owned race team put their talents together to craft a unique creation, reminiscent of the winged Superbird Mopar machines made famous on the NASCAR circuit by Petty Enterprises in 1970. A long-time Dodge supporter, the driver says putting the car together was an easy decision.


"My family has been Dodge fans since before I was born," said Brad Martin, while talking with fans at the recent Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo in Toronto. "The Mini Stock I ran during my seasons at Kawartha was a Neon. My Sportsman Cup Series ride began its life as an Avenger, but we upgraded the bodywork to a Challenger for the second season."


OSCAAR's Hot Rod Series has a flexible rules package that encourages racers to explore their creative side and think outside the box. With several different tracks on the schedule – including a return to the familiar confines of Kawartha Speedway Friday, June 1st and Friday, July 13th– Brad Martin says that his team – consisting of the driver himself, along with his father Chuck, his brother Craig, Mike Nelson and Mike Clohecy – wanted a car that would stand out from the crowd and judging by the comments they received recently at the car show, the potent piece they've crafted did exactly that.


"It should be a lot of fun and I'm really looking forward to it," Brad Martin said, who works part-time for the family business and has a full-time job with a local home builder, working on houses around the Cobourg area. "It'll be great to see some old friends around the race track again and exciting to get to places where I've never raced before. There is an event at Brighton Speedway on the schedule and running on a dirt track for the first time will be a brand-new experience. Things get underway with the Saturday, April 28th season opener at Sunset Speedway, so we'll unload and hope for the best as our team kicks off this exciting chapter in my racing career."


For the 2018 season, Brad Martin's OSCAAR Hot Rod schedule is proudly supported by Xtreme Motorsports, Bio 2000 Pressure Wash, J.J. Stewart Chrysler and Fisher Construction. Potential marketing partners interested in joining the team can contact bradmotorsports53@gmail.com.


Photo attachment: Brad Martin collection


After an absence of a couple of years, Brad Martin will return to the short-track racing wars, campaigning his #53 Dodge on the OSCAAR Hot Rod Series during the 2018 season.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


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PASS South To Headline “MegaShow” At Caraway On Sunday

PASS South To Headline "MegaShow" At Caraway On Sunday


-For Immediate Release

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 14) – After being delayed a week due to weather, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models will return to action Sunday afternoon at Caraway Speedway.  The RGS Products 125 will pair two of the regions premier touring divisions as the PASS South Super Late Models will be joined by the season opening event for the Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Tour Modifieds.  With the last weekend's cancellation, officials from PASS and Caraway Speedway decided to take this already huge weekend of racing up another notch by also including the 602 Super Limiteds, 602 Modifieds, and Limited Late Models to create a huge day of short track action on Sunday

 Over the last two seasons, Kannapolis, NC's Matt Craig has been one of the most dominant short track drivers in the country.  In addition to becoming the first ever competitor to ever capture two PASS South championships, he has won the last two races at Caraway Speedway, including in 2016 when he came back from being two laps down.

"I've done good at Caraway, ever since my first Legends car race there, I like it a lot," says Craig, driver of the C&C Boilers Sales & Service Chevrolet #54.  "It has hard breaking and long straightaways.  I have to thank my team for the cars they bring me to the track.  I'm not sure what it is at Caraway, but we always seem to have speed there."

Craig will have his work cut out for him to make it three in-a-row at Caraway on Sunday, with a field packed full of talented rookies including "Mad" Max McLaughlin, Gracie Trotter, and Blaise Robertson.  Fellow rookies Greg Burgess and Charles Barnes have also filed entries.  Not to mention veterans like Brandon Setzer, Tate Fogleman, Roy Hayes, Kevin Floars, JP Josiasse, Kodie Conner, Jimmy Doyle, and Ryan Moore, all hoping not only to keep Craig out of victory lane at Caraway, but also to stop him from capturing a third straight PASS South championship.

"Another championship would be unbelievable and hopefully we can get it done this year," says Craig.  "It sounds like there are going to be a lot of competitive cars chasing us this year."

All the action gets under way on Saturday at Caraway Speedway with optional practice for all competing divisions from 12 – 6 PM.  On Sunday, practice will begin at Noon, with qualifying starting at 1:40 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models and SMRS Tour Modifieds, followed by main events starting at approximately 2:30 PM. 

  PASS Super Late Model entry forms for the events at Caraway, Hickory, Thompson, Oxford Plains, Beech Ridge, and the 45th Annual Oxford 250 can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.

RGS Products, based in Union City, PA, is a full service, architectural metals and glass fabrication and contracting company with over 30 years combined experience in the industry. RGS Products provides state of the art, cad, engineering, fabrication, and installation services, necessary to provide the customer with a single source to assist in managing products, saving time and money.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the Easter Bunny 150, the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, and in 2018, the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information and don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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‘Case’ Study: NASCAR, Busch Beer Announce Return of Busch Pole Award

'Case' Study: NASCAR, Busch Beer Announce Return of Busch Pole Award

Anheuser-Busch's Busch Beer Becomes 'Official Beer of NASCAR,'

Fastest Qualifier to Earn Busch Pole Award


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 14, 2018) – NASCAR and Anheuser-Busch announced today a multi-year agreement that welcomes the global brand back as an Official Partner and designates Busch Beer as the "Official Beer of NASCAR®." The new partnership builds upon Busch's industry-wide presence and includes sponsorship of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ Busch Pole Award, rewarding the driver with the fastest qualifying time each week.


"We are continuing to evolve our presence in NASCAR because we believe in the power and loyalty of NASCAR fans," said Chelsea Phillips, Vice President, Value and Beyond Beer brands, Anheuser-Busch. "Returning as the Official Beer of NASCAR strengthens our deep-rooted history in the sport and will provide fans with even more opportunities to enjoy a crisp, cold Busch beer on race day."


Anheuser-Busch's history in NASCAR dates back decades to 1978, when it sponsored the Busch Pole Award. Additionally, Busch was the "Official Beer of NASCAR" from 1988 through 1997. Beginning in 1998, Anheuser-Busch sponsored the Bud Pole Award through its Budweiser brand, which also became the "Official Beer of NASCAR" through 2007.


"The Busch Pole Award is one of the most recognized programs in NASCAR and partnering with a global marketer like Anheuser-Busch will further elevate the value of the program and our sport," said Lou Garate, Vice President, Partnership, NASCAR. "Anheuser-Busch has a storied history in NASCAR dating back to the 1970s and we know our fans will celebrate and support Busch's return as the 'Official Beer of NASCAR.'"


The Anheuser-Busch sponsored Pole Awards were awarded to many of NASCAR's most iconic drivers. Geoff Bodine won the last Busch Pole Award at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1997. In 2007, Jimmie Johnson won the last Anheuser-Busch sponsored Pole Award (Bud Pole Award) at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the same race he won his second championship.


Competitors can become eligible for the Busch Pole Award beginning this weekend at Auto Club Speedway. At the end of the season, drivers who accumulate the most Busch Pole Awards in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series are awarded the season-ending Busch Pole Award.


As part of the partnership, Anheuser-Busch joins the NASCAR Fuel for Business Council®, bringing together an exclusive group of more than 50 NASCAR Official Partners to buy and sell products and services from one another.


The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season continues at Auto Club Speedway with the Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Busch Pole Award qualifying for the Auto Club 400 takes place Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.



The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook,TwitterInstagram, and Snapchat ('NASCAR').


About Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch and its employees build on a legacy of corporate social responsibility by focusing on three key areas: promoting alcohol responsibility, preserving and protecting the environment and supporting local communities. In the past three decades, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers have invested more than $1 billion in preventing drunk driving and underage drinking and promoting responsible retailing and advertising. Anheuser-Busch reduced total water use at its breweries by nearly 50 percent over the last 10 years. To date, Anheuser-Busch and its Foundation have contributed approximately $20 million each year in support of charitable organizations that help in local communities. The company also has provided over 79 million cans of emergency drinking water to people impacted by natural and other disasters since 1988. Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch, the leading American brewer, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer. For more information, visitwww.anheuserbusch.com.


About Busch Beer

Busch was introduced in 1955, holding a noted place in Anheuser-Busch history as the first new brand after the repeal of Prohibition. Busch Light and Busch are currently the sixth and tenth best-selling beers in America, respectively.



Chris Tropeano                                                                        

NASCAR, Integrated Marketing Communications           

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Biggest Year Yet Planned For Airborne Park Speedway

Biggest Year Yet Planned For Airborne Park Speedway


PLATTSBURGH – The 2018 season at Airborne Park Speedway will return the same five regular racing divisions, with one of them receiving a name change. The 358-Modifieds, Sportsman, Mini-Mods and Strictly Stocks will return under the same name, with the Renegade division being replaced with the title of Super Stocks.

                The World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series highlights the 2018 season as the premier event. This event will have the greatest magnitude of any event run in the speedway's existence. Drivers from across the United States and Canada will venture to the 4/10th mile for the event that will payout over $52,000 in purse money on Wednesday, July 25. The series competes throughout the United States and the event at Airborne is the furthest in the northeast they will travel.

                In addition, the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will invade the speedway for the second consecutive season. They will be in action just six days after the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Tuesday, July 31. The top names of Matt Sheppard, Brett Hearn, Billy Decker and Max McLaughlin are signed up for a full season with the Super DIRTcar Series and will do battle for over $33,000 is purse money.

                The Empire Super Sprints will appear twice in 2018. A popular hit last season, they return and expect even bigger and better car counts than last season. They set the fastest lap times at Airborne during the 2017 season. The Fall Finale will include over $16,000 in purse money for the American/Canadian Sprint Car Clash in September.

                DIRTcar also has regional touring series that will stop at Airborne in 2018. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series and Pro Stock Series have a following throughout the northeast and into Canada.

                Airborne Park Speedway and Mohawk Raceway will have a five race Sportsman Series this season. Two events will be run at Airborne on May 26 and August 11, with the other three being held at Mohawk on July 20, August 31 and September 14. Each race will be a 50-lap distance.

Opening day is scheduled for April 28 with a post time of 6 p.m. All five of the regular racing divisions will be in action with the DIRTcar Sportsman Series headlining the card. A strong field of Sportsman drivers out of the Province of Quebec are expected as Quebec tracks are not scheduled to race that early in the season.

Pre-season events on the schedule include a car show at the Champlain Centre Mall in Plattsburgh on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15. Drivers will be on hand to meet with fans and display their cars for the upcoming season. The following weekend will be an open practice with a time to be announced at a later date.

With a year under our belt, we expect our product to get bigger and better and to see another increase in cars and our fan base. With the addition of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, our exposure to the racing community throughout the east coast will increase and the return of the DIRTcar Series and Empire Super Sprints will continue to impress our current fan base. Whether you are a regular or a part-time visitor, we look forward to seeing you at Airborne Park Speedway in 2018.






DIRTcar Sportsman Series


Little Leauge Night


Autograph Night


Super Stock Special


Airborne /Mohawk Series


Volunteer Fire / EMS


ESS  /QC Lightning Sprints


358 Trophy Dash


Mid-Season Championships


4th of July  MOD LITES


Law Enforcement Night


Kids Night / Make A Wish


Spectator Races


World Of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series




Super DIRTcar Series


Sport Mod Trophy Dash


Airborne /Mohawk Series


Dirt Nostalgia Tour


Military Night


Labor Day Special


Dirtcar Prostock Series




Fall Finale






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Electric City 167 Sparks New Excitement for the 26th Autumn Colours Classic

Electric City 167 Sparks New Excitement for the 26th Autumn Colours Classic

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Racing's biggest events create the most excitement and officials at Peterborough Speedway have created the biggest buzz of the 2018 season with the announcement of the inaugural running of the Electric City 167. A combined event for Late Model and Pro Late Model teams, the spectacular event – to be staged during the 26th edition of the Autumn Colours Classic – has a guaranteed payday of $5000 to the winner, plus another $4175 in potential lap sponsorship up for grabs.


"Recent developments in the Limited Late Model rules have moved those cars closer to the provincial Pro Late Model package and we thought the timing was right for a big money event that combined the 2 popular Late Model divisions," said track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse.


While the famed Autumn Colours weekend was already a marquee event in its own right, it lacked the prestige of a headlining race. The Electric City 167 fits that bill to perfection, while also keeping the racer's budget in mind. In addition to qualifying through time trials and a last-chance race, the main event will be run on a set of 4 tires for the 167-lap distance, with drivers allowed to utilize tires used in practice in the event of a flat.


The Electric City 167 pays homage to Peterborough's storied past as home to General Electric for the last 125 years, while also reflecting on 1967, the year Peterborough Speedway was built. In addition to Peterborough being the first city in Canada to have electric street lights, G.E. established itself in 1892 and remained a major employer in the region, with a workforce of 6,000 at its peak.


While the rules package for the Electric City 167 has yet to be finalized, Peterborough Speedway officials are determined to ensure a level playing field for racers with either type of Late Model equipment, creating the largest change to the Autumn Colours Classic since the show became a 3-day event in 2008.


Additional awards will be announced and a final set of event rules will be released in the following months. For more information, please contact Peterborough Speedway at705.743.5880, via e-mail: info@peterboroughspeedway.com, visit www.peterboroughspeedway.com or the track's Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Cavan, Ontario's Dan McHattie will be part of a strong local contingent, looking to claim the winner's purse at Peterborough Speedway's inaugural running of the Electric City 167.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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RGS Products 125 Rescheduled for Sunday March 18th at Caraway Speedway


RGS Products 125 Rescheduled for Sunday March 18th at Caraway Speedway

Due to forecasted weather for this weekend and teams traveling a long distance to participate in the RGS Products 125, Caraway Speedway and series officials have made the decision to reschedule this Sunday's race.  The event will be made up next Sunday, March 18th at 2:30pm.
"With rain forecasted Saturday night and into Sunday, we think it's in our best interest to reschedule this race to next weekend," Caraway Speedway General Manager Renee Hackett said. "There's a lot of teams traveling to Caraway Speedway this weekend and we think it's important that we save them money with such a questionable forecast."
The makeup event on Sunday, March 18th will go green at 2:30pm with a revamp schedule of divisions.  The PASS (Pro All-Stars Series) Super Late Models, Southern Modified Racing Series, 602 Super Limiteds, 602 Modifieds and Caraway's Limited Late Model division will all compete in the event.
Tickets for the event will be $20 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 years old and kids five and under will get in free.  Pit passes will be $40 for the event.  An open practice will be hosted on Saturday from 12noon to 6pm for $25 per person.
"With the reschedule hopefully it will bring us better weather for our competitors and our fans," Hackett continued.  "We think this will be a great ticket for race fans.  The Modifieds and the PASS Series are fan favorites for us plus you throw in the 602 Super Limiteds, the 602 Modifieds, and our local Limiteds and we've got a show worth more than $20.  The fans are really going to be treated to a great show next weekend."
For more information on Caraway Speedway, visit their newly redesigned website atwww.CarawaySpeedway.com or visit them on Facebook at @caraway.speedway. You can also call the track office at 336.629.5803.

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