DINATALE ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF DESANTIS AS TEAM DRIVER

READING, PA December 28, 2004 . . . Showing allegiance to their existing sponsors, Mike and Tony Dinatale have announced that popular modified racer Meme DeSantis will not be driving the Dinatale #11D 358 modified stock car during the 2005 season.
 “We were quite excited about our relationship with Meme. He is such a great dirt track racing talent and after the outstanding efforts in the late season events, including a strong second place effort in the T.H.Properties Freedom 76 at Grandview Speedway, we really felt we had the makings of a championship contending team,” said Mike Dinatale.
 “We agreed to the separation because of a conflict of interest between the team DeSantis will race for on Friday nights at Big Diamond Raceway and our team planning to race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday nights. We thought that both teams would be racing Bicknell chassis but at the last minute there seems to be a change.”
 Dinatale pointed out that he has had a long term relationship with Bicknell and the chassis builder has been very supportive of his race team.
 “Meme has decided that it would be in his best interest to stick with the Friday night team that will be racing a different chassis type. We are disappointed. We understand what a great talent Meme is and we wish him the very best. We have been friends for a long time. However, as a team operating on a slim budget, we are not in a position to forget those sponsors (Bicknell) that have been so supportive of our efforts over the years.”
 Dinatale Motorsports will be seeking a replacement driver so that he can move forward with his plans for the 2005 season that will include racing at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA.  Mike Dinatale can be reached at 484.824.4225.