Bar's Leaks Motorsports Branch-Etterman Racing media relations For Immediate Release March 23, 2005 Contact: Will Hanna/ Pro Race Communications Email: Will.Hanna@InsideTopAlcohol.com Branch loses close one in quarterfinals GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After coming into this past weekend's Mac Tools Gatornationals hot off a win in Houston, Tate Branch and the Bar's Leaks Repair It/ Branch-Etterman Racing team lost a close race in the quarterfinals on Sunday. Not discouraged, the team is ready to pick up and do battle at their next race in Houston. Branch, from Artesia, N.M., qualified the Bar's Leaks Repair It Camaro third in the stout field with a solid 5.564 at 257.58 mph. He then ran a 5.704 in round one to defeat Jeff McCulloch. In his quarterfinal match with Mick Snyder, Branch jumped out to a huge .015 to .113 holeshot, but encountered heavy tire shake and slowed to a 5.789 at 253.79 mph to be edged out by a mere .009 of a second by Snyder's quicker-but-later 5.682 at 250.76 mph. "We just missed the call on the tune-up," stated Branch. "The track was better than we thought it was. The car was really running strong all weekend. We should be able to bounce back into the .50's in Houston. We're all looking forward to that race." The next race for the Bar's Leaks Repair It/ Branch-Etterman team will be the O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park, April 15-17. Two weeks ago, Branch won the Lucas Oil Series divisional held there. Visit these websites to find out more about our sponsors' fine products: BarsProducts.com - Find out about Bar's Products complete line of automotive products InsideTopAlcohol.com - For the latest news in alcohol racing Haulmark.com - Find out more about Haulmark trailers, the name you can trust for the long haul. NRCMod.com - NRC Modifications, your truck conversion specialist MichiganKenworth.com - Visit our website to find out more about Michigan's leading KW dealer Valvoline.com - Use the top oil racers like Tate Branch use. Racers who know choose Valvoline. Find out more at Valvoline.com NGKSparkPlugs.com - Use the spark plug that powers racers like Tate Branch to victory. Champions use NGK Spark Plugs.