PR cati nhr 030905

Lincolnshire, IL (March 9, 2005) — Newman/Haas Racing announced today it’s partnership with Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI) for the 2005 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season. After having won five Champ Car championships to date, the team will continue to enlist the support of CATI to help them in their quest for their sixth title in 2005 with drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Bruno Junqueira, who brought the team their best overall finish in their 22nd season with a first and second place rank, respectively.

“The ease of use and the sophistication of CATI’s solution was very much part of our Championship winning performance. All the new parts that gave us such an advantage in the 2004 season were designed and developed using the SOLIDWORKS suite of CAD programs,” said Brian Lisles, General Manager of Newman/Haas Racing. “We continue to use the advance capabilities of SOLIDWORKS to design and develop new parts for our cars as we press forward with our objective of winning the 2005 Champ Car World Series championship.”

Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Ill. provides the Midwest with six full-service facilities, supporting Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin with the mission to create competitive advantage for manufacturing clients by leveraging an industry-experienced team and leading technology solutions. CATI is the original SOLIDWORKS Reseller and a Top Reseller of SOLIDWORKS in the Midwest. CATI is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to engineering, manufacturing, and educational sectors and offers a full suite of SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner technologies including CAD, CAE, CAID, CAM, ECAD, and PDM solutions. For more information, visit www.cati.com or call 847-498-9600.

“At CATI our goal is to help make our customers successful in their industry. We are extremely pleased to be a part of the great success of Newman/Haas Racing in the 2004 season,” comments Richard Werneth, President, Computer Aided Technology. “We look forward to another winning season in 2005 with Newman/Haas Racing.”

Newman/Haas Racing LLC, owned by actor/race car driver Paul Newman and racing entrepreneur Carl A. Haas, is the most successful team competing in the Champ Car World Series. The team will begin their 23rd season in Champ Car competition in 2005 and will attempt to score their sixth overall title after winning 82 races and 86 pole positions. Current drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Bruno Junqueira were preceded at the team by Mario and Michael Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Paul Tracy, Christian Fittipaldi and Cristiano da Matta. For more information log on to www.newman-haas.com, www.brunojunqueira.com, www.sebastienbourdais.com or www.champcarworldseries.com.