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8/1/11 – Spectro Oils’ Super-Popular Z-Clean Chain Lube Is Now Available in a Smaller, 1.5 ounce bottle!

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Brookfield, CT (08/01/2011) Spectro Oils Z-Clean Chain Lube is a dramatically effective new chain lube that does more of what you want done, and less of what you don’t.

And now you can carry less of it where ever you go.  New 1.5 ounce bottle fits into pockets as well as sacks and bags.

Spectro Z-Clean Chain Lube’s special zinc formulation provides unsurpassed anti-wear protection, resulting in longer chain and sprocket life.

Yet, the zinc formulation of Z-Clean doesn’t attract dirt, sand or grit, and won’t sling off when used as directed. Suitable for O-ring and roller type chains, both for on-road and off-road use, Z-Clean is the next generation in chain lubrication.

Spectro brands are manufactured and marketed by Intercontinental Lubricants Corp. of Brookfield, CT, ILC, one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and packagers of quality, specialty lubricants.

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4/15/11 – Spectro’s Z-Clean Chain Lube: engineered with a unique zinc formulation for superior chain lubrication.

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Spectro Oils presents Z-Clean Chain Lube, a dramatically effective new product that does more of what you want done, and less of what you don’t.

Z-Clean Chain Lube’s special zinc formulation provides unsurpassed anti-wear protection, resulting in longer chain and sprocket life.

Yet, Z-Clean’s zinc formulation does not attract dirt, sand or grit, and so will not fling off when used as directed. Suitable for O-ring and roller type chains, both for on-road and off-road use, Z-Clean is the next generation in chain lubrication.

Spectro brands are manufactured and marketed by Intercontinental Lubricants Corp. of Brookfield, CT, ILC

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Brookfield, CT — Spectro Oils selected (again) by the AMA 6-Day ISDE Team! – 4-15-11

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Spectro Oils of America is proud to once again be asked to support the AMA 6-Day ISDE Team.  This always-demanding event will be held in the Kotka‐Hamina region in southern Finland, running from the 8th to 13th of August, 2011.

The ISDE is six days of grueling riding over varied and demanding terrain, and the strains placed on the bike are tremendous. The lubricants must withstand shearing and thermal breakdown, and be able to perform despite the dirt, sand, dust, water, mud and extreme heat of the race — and never fail to provide maximum performance — for six consecutive days!

Spectro is proud to have delivered on that performance promise, 6-Day after 6-Day, year after year.

Speaking after the 2006 ISDE in New Zealand, for example, Chuck Weir, Off-Road Racing Manager of the AMA, said, “I know the quality Spectro Lubricants helped keep Team USA’s bikes running through the grueling Six Days Enduro.  The terrain and weather really combined to make this a true endurance test for man and machine this year.  I know that Spectro certainly gave our Junior Trophy team an edge in winning the Championship this year.  This is only the third time in 81 years that the USA has won!”

Of all the events in this great sport, few represent a better test of rider, machine, and all the component parts than the ISDE. This is the perfect proving ground, the ultimate real world test (as opposed to white papers and specious bar charts) of a superior product, and Spectro consistently delivers!

Spectro brands are manufactured and marketed by Intercontinental Lubricants Corp. of Brookfield, CT, ILC, one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and packagers of quality, specialty lubricants.

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James Gang-Hoban Brothers Caps Season with Three Consecutive Top 5 Finishes

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JAMES GANG-HOBAN BROTHERS CAPS SEASON WITH THREE CONSECUTIVE TOP 5 FINISHES
4th IN XR1200 CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Waukesha, Wisc.- Sept. 27, 2010
James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing finished the AMA Pro Racing Vance & Hines XR1200 season with three straight 5th place finishes at VIR, New Jersey Motorsports Park and the season finale at Barber Motorsports Park to secure 4th place in the series championship. The team also provided technical and crew support for UKs XR1200 Trophy champion and former MotoGP rider Jeremy McWilliams at Barber Motorsports Park, who won the race held in full wet conditions. James qualified 8th at Barber in dry conditions, with the help of a tow from McWilliams, who qualified 3rd.

&quotWe learned a lot this season and had a great time.", said rider and team co-owner Paul James. &quotWe'll build on that momentum for the 2011 Vance & Hines XR1200 class and we are looking forward to the season opener at Daytona with great anticipation."

&quotBarber was a totally fantastic weekend for the whole team," said McWilliams. &quotJust two weeks ago I smashed myself up a bit in Spain, so the wet weather probably played into my favor. But I was confident either way. My thanks to John Dahmer and the crew from James Gang and Hoban Brothers as well as Warrs Racing. I'd love to come back again next season if the opportunity comes up."

&quotWhat a way to end our season," said Team GM and co-owner John Dahmer. &quotJeremy was awesome to work with and winning was the icing on the cake. I'm so happy for him as he was about as beat up as a racer can get. For him to go out and do what he did showed us all his amazing amount of determination. Paul put up a strong finish in the wet and Martin Szlagowski from Warr's and the entire James Gang-Hoban Brothers team worked hard to put on a good show. Great competition and a level playing field is what this XR class is all about."

The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series will return in 2011 with more rounds, including Daytona International Speedway as a support class for the Daytona 200 and Miller Motorsports Park as a support class for the World Superbike weekend. The team is currently seeking sponsor support to contest the entire XR1200 series, and perhaps to compete in a round of the UK's XR1200 Trophy series.

For more information on James Gang-Hoban Brothers Racing, go to: www.jghbracing.com or follow team updates at: www.twitter.com/jamesgangracing

The James Gang-Hoban Brothers AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 team is presented by H-D of Appleton and Spectro Oils. Additional team sponsors include: Darkhorse Crankworks, Genuine James Gaskets, Kymco USA, SHIFT Racing, Arai helmets, Vortex, Regina USA, Ferodo brakes and Spyder Leatherworks.

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Michael LaBelles/ Weirbach Racing LIMA mile Report

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WeirBach Racing 11350 Dahlonega Road Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Michael LaBelles/ Weirbach Racing LIMA mile Report

This whole week I could think of nothing else but the next round of the AMA Pro Flat track series in Lima Ohio. Last week in Indiana was probably the worst day in a long time, and as many people have told me over the past few days it will probably not be my last bad racing day. However, as I have told my family and friends over this long week, let the past be the past and lets go racin. My Father and I commandeered my grandmothers ford focus on Friday afternoon and headed down towards Lima, Ohio. Last year I had struggled at this track, even though people had high expectations for me due to the fact that in Canada stone half-mile racing is all we have. The trip down was pretty smooth and did kind of nice to only have to drive 6 hours instead of the average 10 hours, and after the 6 hour drive we arrived in Lima Ohio right at mid-night. Even though I was extremely tired, I got absolutely NO sleep because all I wanted to do was go Half-Mile racing!

 

We arrived at the Lima state Fairgrounds Saturday morning and got into the already long line to enter the pits and waited for what seemed forever I have found waiting to be a big part of our day. At 10:30am the AMA crew, with a little help from the local Police, let us into the mad scramble to find a place to pit. After getting everything up to tech inspection and a little chat with the AMA crew, all the riders got dressed and we were up in staging fired up and ready to go cushion riding. The track was just how Canadians like it, it had slightly banked corners and very wide which was good for passing, plus had a deep Cushion from top to bottom. The first session went very well from start to finish because I had managed to catch and pass two of the riders ahead of me, both of which were pretty far ahead by the time I hit the track. The cushion was tossing me around, so I actually tried to ride under it, the bike was running great and I felt right at home. When I got back to the pit I had a talk with my team-mate Mikey Martin, and we both decided that our gearing was a little off. My dad and Dick Weirbach quickly changed to gearing we thought was rather bizarre but we thought it was worth a try. The first timed session went just as well as the first, I had once again managed to catch and pass a couple of riders ahead of me for a top ten fastest time. This time we thought the gearing was awesome but made a couple adjustments before I went out for my last timed session to try and make things easier. However the changes we made couldnt really help me much because the Cushion was so rough that I couldnt ride it, and the bottom was very slick and had no traction. Somehow I still managed to post the 3rd fastest time of the session which gave me an 7th fastest time of the day and a much needed front row start in my heat race.

It seems like the further we get into the season the worse the waiting gets but after the fans had left the pits and the opening ceremonies were over, I found myself sitting on the front row of the first Pro singles heat race. The green light lit up and 16 of us hit the first corner wide open. I found myself in 3rd place coming out of the first corner and I was picking up ground on the leaders fast. Going into the 3rd corner I slipped under the rider ahead of me for 2nd, we exited 4 and saw a red flag. Everyone quickly lined up again, and the rider who had gone down and caused the red had assumed his position on the last row. Once again we were into the first corner, wide open. I was in 4th for just over half the race, but I changed my racing line and picked up some ground, passing 2 of the riders ahead of me. We were just entering corner 3 when the emergency lights at every corner flickered on and just ahead of me were two riders down. I had absolutely nowhere to go but directly into one of the riders lying on the track so I put the bike down as gently as I possibly could. I had managed to pull the clutch in so I jumped up and took off. I was quickly told that the AMA crew was going to go back a couple of laps and count that as the order of advanced riders so I was officially into the Lima main event.

I didnt want to make any adjustments on my bike because I thought it was working very well so all I did was make sure everything was good to go and I just relaxed. After the last expert twins LCQ and the quick track work, we were sitting on the line ready to go. I found myself on the second row of riders looking at the back of some of the best riders on the circuit. The green light lit and the mad scramble into the first corner had commenced. I had a bad start and found myself back in about 10th place so I started to go to work. Even with the 12 lap main, I really didnt think I had enough time to work my way to the front, but I just focused on getting as many points as possible but by the half-way flag I was looking at the back of the 3rd and 2nd place riders Chaz Springsteen and James Rispoli. The three of us put on quite the battle but on lap 11 Chaz slipped under James for second. Going into the last corner I held the throttle on and rode through the cushion Canadian Style. I must of gotten a better drive because coming out of the corner I drove past James for 3rd and the final podium spot.

 

It was nice to be back to normal again. Indiana was a huge momentum killer from Springfield but now I have new momentum to build on for Michigan. All I can do from here is keep working and eventually I will be writing about my first AMA Pro-Singles victory!

Michael LaBelle 20T

Special Thanks to our Sponsors WeirBach Racing, General Engineering, Barnett clutches, K & N filters, Motion Pro, Cheney Engineering, Spider Grips, Spectro Oil, Saddleman seats, Engine Ice, Scorpion, G2 ergonomics, Works Connection, CP Pistons, All Balls Racing, Spy Optics, Pro-Wheels, Firecoat Custom Powderworks, Foudree Graphics, Hindle Exhaust ,Web Cams, Vortex, Osris Shoes, Bob Berry Racing, Durelle Racing, Cycra Racing, Pingel, Regina chain , Supertrapp, VP fuel, Ron Bailey, , Wendell Poggie, Boyesen, A&A Racing

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Spectro Joins FMAR to Sponsor ARCA Truck Series

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Millersport, OH
The Phoenix Management Group officials announced that the Flat Rock Speedway event on May 29, 2010 would be sponsored by Spectro Performance Oils of Brookfield, CT and presented by Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue FMAR.

We are glad to have Spectro Performance Oils on board for the Flat Rock Speedway event, said Tom Cumbow, General Manager of the ARCA Truck Series. Quality oil and a quality racing series there is not a better match! It is great to also be able to support Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue at this event. In this economic climate, non-profits need all the help they can get and this is our contribution.

Spectro Performance Oil products span the full range of full-synthetic and petroleum lubricants for all classes of power sports engines and transmission applications. The Spectro line also includes a wide range of suspension fluids, fork oils, brake fluids, coolants, chain lubes/waxes, filter cleaners and oils, and protection/appearance products. In addition to the Spectro-branded line, ILC offers technical assistance, specialty blending and manufacturing services, and provides customized products for motorcycle and automobile engines, transmissions, drive train builders and racing teams.

Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501 3 rescue for dogs and cats located in Belleville, MI. The mission of the Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue is to protect animals and residents by promoting a safe and healthy environment for all. Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue was founded by Pete and Marcy in April of 2003 with the help of several volunteers and supporters. Today, FMAR sets on a 6 acre farm with several barns which houses hundreds of dogs and cats each year. If you would like to contribute financially or volunteer your time to the Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue, contact them at 734-461-9458 or visit their website at www.fmar1.org..

For more information on the ARCA Truck Series, please visit www.arcatruckracing.com.

Spectro brands are manufactured and marketed by Intercontinental Lubricants Corp. of Brookfield, CT, ILC, one of the worlds foremost manufacturers and packagers of quality, specialty lubricants.

For more information on Spectro Oils, please visit: www.spectro-oils.com. For more information on Revolution Manufacturing, please visit: www.revolutionspeed.com.

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DSR Racing Picks Up James Rispoli

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Springfield, Ill.
May 28, 2010 DSR Enterprise is proud to announce that it has joined a growing list of outstanding companies and entrepreneurial individuals coming on board to support James Rispoli Racing starting at the Springfield event through the end of the season. DSR will provide a new 09 CRF 450 set up to operate as a Grand National short track and TT bike. The bike will debut Saturday evening May 29th on the Springfield TT.

According to Dustin Say, Im a trained MMI mechanic and have worked in the motorcross industry for several years traveling and wrenching for young industry supported teams and know how they operate. James works harder and receives so much less than some of the kids I supported and just felt it wasnt right. I purchased the new bike and with the support of James and his sponsors was able to put together a national caliber bike very economically. Im excited to be James mechanic and now feel even more part of the team having an equity stake in his operation. I cant wait to get to Springfield and let it all hang out.

Im blessed to have such great people all around me said James. Dustin has been busting his butt working on every part of my program and when he surprised me with this TT bike I was just floored. But it couldnt of happened without the incredible support of my sponsors who supplied all the components for this masterpiece. I need thank Charlie Benton at Cycle Dynamics. Charlie hand ported and built an incredible TT motor the hardest pulling motor I have every ridden. D&D Performance supplied their awesome exhaust, Bazzaz supplied the electronics package, Vortex the gears, K&N the filters, Motion Pro the revolver throttle and other bits and pieces, Victory Graphics, Works Connection, Boughner Suspension, Ant-Racing,Spectro Oil, Spider Grips, Engine Ice, DP Brakes and Mike Scott at Scotts Power Sports

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Mikey Martin takes on his first Mile at Prescott

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Hey everyone,

Saturday May 1st was round 3 of the AMA Pro Singles in Prescott Arizona. We got there Friday night it was my chance to walk the track. I could see it was going to be very slippery and there were some soft spots in turns 1 and 2. We were staying at a hotel a few miles away from the track so we could sleep in a little before the big race. We got up around 5:30 Saturday morning, and drove to the track. They were working on the track and putting some water down while we were unloading and going through tech. I was excited to go out for the first practice. It was really slick and they gave us a second untimed practice. After the first session we changed our gearing and made some other adjustments to the bike. Davey Durelle stopped by our pit area and helped us with the suspension set up. The second practice the gearing was a lot closer but the track was getting worse, it started tearing up bad in turn 1 and 2 but 3 and 4 was grooving up and it was smooth. I qualified 12, I was happy since it was the first mile I have ever ridden. I was in the second heat race and started on the back row. The light goes green, I got a bad start and was in about 10thplace into turn one. There was really no passing in the corners so I had to draft to pass in the straightaway. I was passing one by one in the straightaway and trying different lines in the corners. It was only a 6-lap heat race and on the white flag lap I was up to eight. I came out of turn two and got a great drive and drafted one more rider for 7th place. Seven riders advanced and I had made the main!

The Pro Singles was the first main and I was nervous. We walked the bikes to the line I was on the 3rd row. Were ready and the light goes green. I got a great start and rode the outside up high in the deep cushion. I was in 5th coming out of turn two, I got pulled into a draft and went into turn three a little too hard and went wide but I managed to get back in line and only lost 2 positions. I was in about 7th coming out of turn 4. I was pushing really hard and I was trying to find better lines in turn 1 and 2. I fell back a few spots in the straightaway after I got drafted I kept going wide in turns one and three. About lap 5 out of 12 and my brakes started over heating I was trail breaking a lot to stay in the corners and that caused me problems with the brakes. I couldnt slow down so I had to down shift to use engine breaking to slow me down. I kept losing positions every lap and ended up 15th. It was just a bad day but I learned a lot about racing on the mile. I know I will be faster on the next mile track.

Mikey Martin 91Y Special Thanks to our sponsors: WeirBach Racing, General Engineering, Barnett clutches, K&N filters, Motion Pro, Cheney Engineering, Spider Grips, Spectro Oils, Saddleman seats, Engine Ice, G2 ergonomics, Works Connection, All Balls Racing, CP Piston, Spy Optics, Pro-Wheels, Firecoat Custom Powderworks, Foudree Graphics, Hindle Exhaust, Web Cams, Bob Berry Racing, Durelle Racing, Cycra Racing, Pingel, Regina chain, Supertrapp, VP fuel, Ron Bailey, Wendell Poggie, Boyesen, A&A Racing, Arai, Alpinestars, RAB, Lightshoe, Micah Racing, SHY Racing, Arlen Ness Leathers.

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Mikey Martin Race Report

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Mikey Martin Race Report April 22, 2010

This last weekend was the season opener at Lodi Cycle Bowl, with Saturdays race a TT and Sundays a Short Track. Ive been waiting all winter to race at Lodi and the TT track is my favorite. Practice was great, our modifications to the suspension were perfect, and I couldnt wait to race."

Photo by SteelShoePhoto.com

I was in the second heat race for the Open A, with Chad Cose, National number 49. He looked to be the fastest guy on the track. I got off to a good start and Chad was pressuring me so I was protecting all my lines closing every door, not giving him any room to pass. I led every lap but I knew it was going to be a hard battle for the main event."

I had fastest qualifying time for the open A main., and there were some fast guys out there: Danny Casey, AMA Supermoto Lites champion, Tony Meiring, Pro AMA Road Racer and Tyler OHara plus Chad Cose. The dash was the next race and was just 4 laps I got a bad start and was second with Danny in front. I pushed and pushed but there was nowhere to pass. Lap three I ran it up into turn two really hard and was going to square him up in the right hander. I went for it, but it just wasnt to be. I knew the main was going to be hard."

We were in race 1 for the main. I got a great start but Chad got the hole shot. We gapped the whole field, and were putting down lap times that were unbelievable. Chad started pulling away by the 5th or 6th lap. I started pushing harder than ever knowing that there were only 6 laps left. I caught up to Chad, squared him up in the right hander, and grabbed a handful of front brake and went under him we banged bars. It was the white flag lap and I knew he would be unable to catch me with only one lap to go. . I was so happy I won. Chad even took a victory lap with me."

Day two was short track and I felt really fast in practice. The track was really messed up and slippery as ice. I was in the third heat race out of four. The luck of the draw put me on the total inside of the track, the worst possible place to start since there was no groove to start on. I came off the line in 3rd, but could not hook up anywhere. I ended up second, going strait to the main. The main was next, and since I got second in the fastest heat, I had fifth pick on the front row, but the only two spots left were back down in the dust, I just could not catch a break today. I just spun off the line and was about 6th into the first turn. I pushed and pushed but there was no passing, I got up to 5th and just stayed thereI couldnt gain anything. I was still happy I got 5th, and had done all I could."

Next week is an Eddie Mulder race in Willow Springs. I cant wait."

91Y Mikey Martin

Special Thanks to our sponsors: WeirBach Racing, General Engineering, Barnett clutches, K&N filters, Motion Pro, Cheney Engineering, Spider Grips, Spectro Oil, Saddleman seats, Engine Ice, G2 ergonomics, Works Connection, All Balls Racing, CP Piston, Spy Optics, Pro-Wheels, Firecoat Custom and others.

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Zodiac Racing Ready to Rumble

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Monday March 31, 2010

Zodiac Racing Ready to Rumble

The Zodiac Racing team's race season is about to start for 2010 and with last year's spectacular progress at the end of the season they want to aim high. This year started with the good news that all the major sponsors will continue their support for the coming race season. So the name of their lead sponsor Zodiac International B.V., Europe's premier supplier of Performance Products for Harley-Davidson, will be flying on The Godfather VII again along with their other main sponsors Supertrapp - Performance Exhaust Systems, Accel Motorcycle Products - Performance Electronics, Spectro Oils of America - Top Motorcycle Lubricants and Kibblewhite Precision Machining Inc - Manufacturer of Valvetrain Components. The team is also going to rely on their valuable parts supporters again and for this season National Cycle has stepped in and developed a purposed build version of their highly effective VStream wind screens. This should make the rider Roel Koedam even more comfortable on the Top Fuel Harley and test the VStream technology up to 200MPH.... and beyond!

The first outing of the Zodiac Racing Team will be at Santa Pod Raceway's Easter Thunderball. The team has signed up for the Top Fuel class mainly to test the newly developed components that have kept Ton and Vincent Pels T&V Racing busy over the past winter and to find a baseline for the upcoming UEM European tour. But they will treat the first round of the British championship as a regular race to get in the pace of racing again and to give the 4 cylinder bikes a run for their money. T&V Racing was very pleased with the progress they made that last couple of rounds in 2009 and will try to keep this momentum going. They will start 2010 with a faster spinning supercharger that should give them 10% more boost. Also the fuel system setup is drastically changed and the team's aim for the Easter Weekend is to become competitive for the 2010 championship.

Last year has been used primarily for testing the new supercharged bike. But for this year the aim of the Zodiac racing team is the same as it has always been: To win the European Super Twin championship.

The team has a new complementary card made for the 2010 season, so please come by and pick one up if you have the chance.

 

See you at the racetrack!

Zodiac Racing's 2010 provisional race calendar:

2nd - 5th April Easter Thunderball Santa Pod Raceway, United Kingdom

30th April - 2nd May Kunmadaras Hungary FIM/UEM Round

28th - 31st May Main Event Santa Pod Raceway, United Kingdom FIM/UEM Round

1st - 4th July Nitro Nationals Alastaro, Finland FIM/UEM Round

29th July - 1st August Veidec Festifal Mantorp Park, Sweden FIM/UEM Round 1/8 Mile

6th - 8th August Sunoco Drag Challenge Gardermoen, Norway FIM/UEM Round

13th - 15th August NitrOlympX Hockenheim, Germany

9th - 12th September European Finals Santa Pod Raceway, United Kingdom FIM/UEM Round

The Zodiac SuperTwin Top Fuel drag racing team is proudly sponsored by Zodiac International B.V., Supertrapp Exhaust Systems, ACCEL Motorcycle Products, Spectro Oils of America and Kibblewhite Precision Machining.

Photos courtesy of Ivan Sansom and Rose Hughes.

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