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For Immediate Release June 12, 2006

Contact: Mick Anderson

(281) 460-5322



Mechanical Woes Slow Kristin Bumbera in Super Speedway Debut


Quickly rising female driver Kristin Bumbera's hopes for a debut Top Ten finish at

Texas Motor Speedway were dashed early when a bad vibration forced her to

pit on the 2nd lap of the USRA Konica Minolta 100 for a change of tires.

Crew Chief and father Kenny Bumbera got her off pit row quickly but not

before four laps were completed.


After getting up to speed she and Bumberas Performance Associates team

driver Eddie Mann drafted the high banks of the famed Ft. Worth 1-1/2 mile

tri-oval well and settled into the middle of the pack while maintaining

consistently improving lap times, which is every rookie racer's first goal.

Then on lap 55 Kristin's suspicions were confirmed when the

TXI-Maximizer Concrete 2006 Monte Carlo's rear-end blew up forcing her into

the pits for the second and final time with just 15 laps to go.


"I was very disappointed with our 20th place finish", said Bumbera. "We had

such a great week-end with the media and our fantastic sponsor TXI-Maximizer

Concrete, who have their corporate headquarters here in Dallas, and we

really wanted a Top Ten finish for them. I'm so thankful they allowed me to

experience a super speedway race this season. We're going to come back

next year with some more horsepower and use what we learned here this week-end.


Overall this experience was invaluable and I appreciate the opportunity."


Bumbera will return to her home track, Houston Motorsports Park, this

Saturday June 17th looking for a repeat 50-lap feature win on the 3/8ths

mile asphalt oval where she competes on a regular basis with the “boys”.

Other 2006 planned events include a road-race at Texas World Speedway in

College Station, TX and several late model races at Thunder Hill Raceway in Kyle.


For more information about Kristin and the other team drivers who race under the

Bumberas Performance Associates banner, please visit www.bumberas.com.

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