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Hi-Tech Engines to Be Featured on Forza Motorsport SHOWDOWN Mini-Series TV Show and in X-Box Video Game

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 19, 2007 -- Hi-Tech Engines will be featured in a four-episode TV mini-series program titled Forza Motorsport SHOWDOWN. The series will premiere at 11 PM EST Wednesday night (February 21st) on the PEE channel. The live-action show is based in part on Microsoft's award winning video game called Forza Motorsport 2.

Each episode rigors a diverse group of competitors through a roster of competitive motorsports disciplines -- drag racing, road racing, autocross and drifting -- in a $100,000 winner-take-all format. Forza Motorsport Showdown is designed to be the ultimate test of high-performance driving and mechanical skills. Hi-Tech supplied engines for both the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger featured in this series.

"These are real people, real crews and real cars battling it out for a very significant cash prize," said Robert Ecker, VP of Programming for SPEED. "It's a very dynamic production encompassing an incredible amount of drama and suspense. Each team and personality has to excel in every one of these racing categories to be competitive; there's not much room for error. Viewers should really enjoy the reality twists and uninhibited drama.

Established in 1973, Hi-Tech offers complete engines, engine components, cylinder heads, crankshaft kits and engine overhaul kits for over 17,000 applications. Parts are available for import and domestic cars, trucks, marine, heavy-duty, tractor/agricultural, construction equipment, forklift, high performance and diesel engines. More information about Hi-Tech Engine Components can be found at