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Jul 21, 2001

Freddie Spencer Signs With OMS

From a press release issued by OMS, Ltd.:<BR><BR><BR>In a major step towards building a niche for former racing champions in the personal power sports industry, OMS Ltd. announced the signing of one of motorcycle road racing's most revered and respected champions, Freddie Spencer. <BR><BR>"OMS sees a unique opportunity in today's personal power sports marketplace to provide seasoned world champions such as Freddie as a valuable marketing tool to companies both inside and outside of the motorcycle industry," said general manager, Cory Johnson. "Our partnership with Freddie illustrates OMS's commitment to the growth of the motorcycle community." <BR><BR>"OMS's position and influence as a marketing and management firm are unparalleled," said Spencer. "I'm confident in their ability to align me with select corporations that make sense for me and my business."<BR><BR>"Freddie Spencer is one of motorcycle racings premier legends," said OMS account executive, Jeff Haney. "There is a certain mystique that follows Freddie's name which is why he is one of the most recognized names in the motorcycle industry. Freddie's loyalty is priceless and we are thrilled to be working with him." <BR><BR>Freddie Spencer has enjoyed a road racing career that has spanned three decades, winning a 250 World Championship, two 500 World Championships as well as being the only rider in modern history to win 250 and 500 titles in the same year. Spencer was recently inducted into the Motorsports Museum & Hall of Fame in Detroit on June 6, 2001 along with Emerson Fittipaldi and Andy Granatelli. On June 16, 2001, Spencer was honored as an inductee into the MotoGP Hall of Fame at a ceremony during the Gran Premio Marlboro de Catalunya. Upon his retirement in 1995, Spencer formed Freddie Spencer's High Performance Riding School in March of 1997, which he currently operates at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.