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The Final Event for the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello World Championships


For Immediate Release

LOS GATOS, California – November 6, 2013 – HipLink® Software, a leading provider of wireless messaging and notification solutions, today announced that the HipLink A/Fuel car will be competing at the 49th Annual Auto Club NHRA Finals to be held at Pomona, California

“Pomona promises to be captivating,” commented Pamela LaPine, CEO and President of HipLink. “Rick Henkelman did another outstanding job calling the shots on the car at our last race and the result was one of our most consistent performances to date.”

Rick Henkelman, owner of the Henkelman Motorsports team, decided to race the HipLink dragster in the 2013 Lucas Oil Western Region race in Las Vegas last weekend, following the 13th Annual NHRA Toyota Nationals also held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway the week before. HipLink placed runner up to Whiteley with a time of 5.322, 261.83 compared to Whiteley’s 5.317, 271.02, a difference of less than .005 seconds!

Wrapping up the recent 13th Annual NHRA Toyota Nationals held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, HipLink driver Garrett Bateman commented, “We had another outstanding weekend! We qualified #3 with a stellar 5.32 at 266mph and we were the quickest dragster at the race!” He added, “We won the first round by a huge margin but our weekend ended in round two with another solid lap!”

HipLink Software is the primary sponsor for Henkelman Motorsports, fielding an A/Fuel Dragster at NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events. HipLink driver, Garrett Bateman, carries multiple racing licenses including an NHRA Top Alcohol A/Fuel Dragster license and he also earned his class A License at Bonneville in 2009 while setting a new land speed record in AA/BGC at 222.768 mph in a full bodied 1967 Barracuda.

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.

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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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