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Wins Top Alcohol Dragster with Rick Henkelman and the
HipLink Sponsored Henkelman Motorsports A/Fuel Dragster Driven by Garrett Bateman

For Immediate Release

LOS GATOS, CA/September 19, 2013  ̶  HipLink® Software, a leading provider of wireless messaging and notification solutions, won Top Alcohol Dragster with its sponsored HipLink A/Fuel Dragster driven by Garrett Bateman. HipLink raced in the 28th Annual Baxter Auto Parts & Bi-Mart sponsored Fall Classic featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Regional returns where Top Alcohol Dragsters & Funny Cars, competed for Lucas Oil National and Regional points last weekend at the Woodburn Dragstrip.

Bateman raced against other Top Alcohol Dragster headlining drivers that include Chris Demke who is currently #2 in the US, Shawn Cowie, Joey Severance, Jeff Ashwell, Ray Martin, Megan McKernan, and Gregg Lawrence.

Bateman delivered his best run of eliminations with a .030 reaction time compared to Demke’s .056 and out ran him with a 5.43 winning time!

“It's a great win for the team and a long time coming, but we knew with the continued support of our sponsors it would come” commented Bateman.  “We are grateful for all the support and look forward to finishing out the season in Las Vegas and Pomona”

 “This is a thrilling victory!” said Pamela LaPine, CEO of HipLink. ”Garrett and the Henkelman team have worked hard and steadfast to win and now they’ve done it. It is also significant in how this racing team reflects the spirit of HipLink. We are a visionary culture and committed to developing and delivering leading messaging solutions through a dedicated team.”

LaPine added, “Our heartfelt congratulations go out to the team and their friends and family who support them! We eagerly look forward to our next upcoming races and to sharing that excitement with our friends and customers as we compete in these races.”

HipLink Software is the primary sponsor for Henkelman Motorsports, fielding an A/Fuel Dragster at NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events. Additional sponsor support comes from Pure Vision, NGK and Boost Performance Products.

HipLink driver, Garrett Bateman, holds multiple racing licenses in addition to Top Alcohol Dragster. He is the 2009 NHRA Heritage series Nitro Funny Car Champion and was the 2006 NHRA division six Top Alcohol Dragster Rookie of the Year. Piloting a stock bodied 1968 Plymouth Barracuda to speeds in excess of 260 mph, Garrett has also been a two time Bonneville land speed record holder and is a member of the exclusive Bonneville 200 mph club.

As speed and reliability play a critical role to HipLink customers, so too is the power of HipLink technology conveyed in its race car. The HipLink A/Fuel Dragster won Best-In-Class honors at the Grand National Roadster Show, January 2012 in Pomona, California. Hiplink Software has been developing communications and alerting platforms since 1993 and handles the central communications responsibilities for customers that include Wells Fargo, Cablevision, Kaiser, and Verizon Wireless and partners including AT&T, Spillman, and Motorola. 

About HipLink Software
HipLink Software, a premier provider of wireless text and voice communication solutions, was founded in 1993 with corporate headquarters in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. As a stable, profitable, woman-owned business with a long history of innovations in the industry, HipLink Software has demonstrated intense commitment to its products and its customers. The company has grown to serve customers worldwide across all industries to meet the needs for IT service alerting, alarm management, emergency response, mass notification and business continuity. Customers include Wells Fargo, Unisys, Kaiser Permanente, Honeywell, St. John Medical Center, Massachusetts DOT, O'Hare International Airport, Thomson Reuters, Verizon, Cablevision, Government of Alberta Canada, Westchester County, Toronto Police Department, and Lockheed Martin, to name a few.

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