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QuesTek's Ferrium C61 Scores in the Baja 1000

December 15, 2003

Evanston, IL, December 15, 2003 – The Deco Motorsports team, running a developmental ring and pinion using QuesTek’s Ferrium® C61 high-performance gear steel, placed 3rd in their class in the 2003 SCORE International Baja 1000, held on November 18th through the 22nd in Ensenada, Baja California. This was the second race trial for the new ring and pinion designed to meet the harsh demands of the 1/2-1600 Class off-road vehicles. The team finished just 11 minutes behind the race leader. This 3rd place showing followed Deco’s 5th place finish in the SCORE Primm 300, the first trial for C61. Steve Roberts, owner of Deco Motorsports stated that the transmission, prepped by Dave Folts, was flawless in both races. Based on these results, QuesTek is working closely with Deco Motorsports and Dave Folts to introduce Ferrium® C61 to the demanding SCORE International Circuit.

QuesTek Innovations LLC (www.questek.com) is a global leader in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) technologies, serving government and industrial private sectors. Using its proprietary Materials by Design® methodology, QuesTek has rapidly developed breakthrough alloys (based on Fe, Cu, Al, Ti, Co, Mo, W systems), coatings, powders, and other materials that provide improved performance, reduced capital (as well as operating and maintenance costs) and provide competitive advantage. QuesTek has developed four steels that are being used in demanding aerospace and other applications, has a large portfolio of other materials nearing commercialization with more than 20 US patents awarded/pending and relevant international IP coverage. For more information, please contact Jeff Grabowski.

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