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PALMDALE, CA -- Saab rally driver Sam Bryan and co-driver Rob Walden are
prepared to meet the challenges of one of SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally's most
demanding events: Rim of the World, May 2-3. In their second national race
of the season, Bryan and Walden are seeking to win the Group 5 class in
their factory-sponsored 300-hp Saab 900 Turbo Coupe. The SCCA/Michelin Rim
of the World PRO Rally is a 13-stage, 245-mile race to be held primarily in
the Angeles National Forest, south of Palmdale, CA. Competitors will begin
the grueling event at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2. The rally concludes at
10:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.

Sponsored by Saab Cars USA, Inc., the rally-edition Saab 900 features a
potent 2.3L turbocharged 300-hp four-cylinder with electronic engine
management and traction control. Sporting Saab Monte Carlo Yellow paint and
unique "Find your own road" graphics, the No. 900 rally car has proven to
be a crowd favorite as it thunders by.

Bryan, from Kent, Washington, and Walden, from Seattle, swept to a class
victory and took third place overall in the first full-points national
rally of the season, Wild West PRO Rally, held in forests near Olympia,
Wash., April 11-13.

"The Saab ran strong and fast during the Wild West PRO Rally, despite
extremely rough road conditions," Bryan said. "The Saab's balance and
traction are perfect for rally racing, and its 30-to-70 (mph) time is
incredible, thanks to the turbo engine's particularly strong mid-range
power-perfect for the kind of driving we do during rally racing."

The Rim of the World PRO Rally is well known for its twisty, rough and
precarious hilltop fire roads that are an especially challenging test of
driver skill and vehicle endurance.

Rally racing has always been an integrated part of Saab's heritage. The
automaker gives considerable credit to its many rally victories for the
company's early successes in the world market. Saab Cars USA, Inc., based
in Norcross, Ga., is the importer and distributor for Swedish-made Saab 900
and 9000 automobiles.

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