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Pioneer Announces Team Pioneer 2001

Award Winning Team Pioneer Members Set For 2001 Season


Long Beach, CA March 23, 2001

Award-winning Team Pioneer members are revved up and set to compete in the 2001 auto sound competition season for the International Auto Sound Challenge Association (IASCA) and United States Autosound Competitions (USAC). Equipped with the latest audio and video equipment from sponsor Pioneer Electronics, team members intend to continue the tradition of excellence. Since its inception in 1999, Team Pioneer has taken home two consecutive first place trophies in the expert class of the IASCA World Finals. Team members include veteran competitors, Dwayne Blackwood, Larry Chijner, Steve Cornell, Bryan Wilkinson and reigning 2000 IASCA Finals World Champion (Expert 1-600), Mark Liggett. Team Pioneer members will compete and represent Pioneer in major IASCA and USAC sound competitions throughout the country starting in Daytona Beach, Florida at the Spring Break Nationals on March 23-25.

Flawless installation, motorization and computer controlled presentations are just a few examples of the "tricks" seen in Team Pioneer vehicles. In addition, exceptional sound quality is the goal for each member to win. Each member spends thousands of hours modifying, installing and tuning the mobile audio systems in their vehicles in order to be competitive in their respective classes.

"Team Pioneer members are die-hard enthusiasts who demand the most advanced products in their competition vehicles," said Keith Burnett, senior marketing manager, car electronics division of Pioneer. "Our team represents Pioneer at its best with unique products and innovative installations."

Team Pioneer vehicles make use of products from Pioneer's multi-branded product mix including Premier. All vehicles are designed with 100 percent Pioneer product to showcase the wide range of products Pioneer offers to competitors. Team members were chosen for their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm in the car audio arena. "The team enables us to field test products and new ideas in the grueling environment of sound competitions, much like what professional racing does for automotive engine manufacturers," said Burnett.

In all events, Team Pioneer will promote the Pioneer brand, provide tuning assistance to fellow Pioneer competitors and promote friendly competition. At major IASCA events, Pioneer will provide a "tweak and tune" area where all competitors with Pioneer products can obtain tuning assistance and advice from Team Pioneer members.

TEAM PIONEER 2001
Dwayne Blackwood Pro 600+ '89 Ford Mustang Lake Worth, FL
Larry Chijner Pro 1-300 '93 Cadillac Seville Weirton, WV
Steve Cornell Pro 301-600 '96 Chevy Impala SS Cox's Mill, WV
Mark Liggett Expert '95 Nissan Truck Steubenville, OH
Bryan Wilkinson Pro 1-300 '87 Pontiac Fiero Indian Trail, NC

Pioneer Corporation is a leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and industrial markets. Its Vision 2005 business plan focuses on four core business domains including DVD, display technologies, Digital Network Entertainment and components. Founded in 1938 in Tokyo, Pioneer Corporation employs more than 29,000 people worldwide. The Company's annual revenue is in excess of $5.8 billion (for the year ended March 31, 2000, calculated at the rate of Y106=U.S.$1.00.) Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PIO. Pioneer's U.S. headquarters is located in Long Beach, California.

Spring Break Nationals 2001

Team Pioneer Member Larry Chijner Wins PRO 1-300 Class At Spring Break Nationals


Long Beach, CA March 28, 2001

Team Pioneer member Larry Chijner was awarded the first place trophy in the Pro 1-300 class of the International Auto Sound Challenge Association (IASCA) at the Spring Break Nationals event in Daytona, Florida held on March 23-25. Chijner finished with a total score of 420 points.

"We've worked so hard to get the car finished for this event. Spring Break Nationals sets the tone for the rest of the year so I feel really good about this season," said Larry Chijner, Team Pioneer member.

"We're proud to have someone like Larry Chijner as part of Team Pioneer. We have a good group of competitors and winning at Spring Break Nationals is a great kick-off for the competition year," said Keith Burnett, senior marketing manager, car electronics division for Pioneer.

Chijner sent his '93 Cadillac Seville competition vehicle by train from his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to compete at the kick-off Spring Break event. He made changes to his competition vehicle for the season debuting a new "front stage." The front dash was re-done to integrate Pioneer's TAD compression drivers. Pioneer's Premier Reference Series TS-W12PRS 12-inch subwoofers also were added to the system.

In addition, Team Pioneer member Steve Cornell placed second in the Pro 301-600 division and Mark Ligett placed third in the Expert class Founded in 1999, Team Pioneer has taken home two consecutive first place trophies in the expert class of the IASCA World Finals. Team Pioneer vehicles are designed using all Pioneer and Pioneer Premier products to showcase the wide range of competition products available from the company. Team members are chosen for their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm in the car audio arena. Pioneer Corporation is a leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and industrial markets. Its Vision 2005 business plan focuses on four core business domains including DVD, display technologies, Digital Network Entertainment and components. Founded in 1938 in Tokyo, Pioneer Corporation employs more than 29,000 people worldwide. The Company's annual revenue is in excess of $5.8 billion (for the year ended March 31, 2000, calculated at the rate of Y106=U.S.$1.00.) Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PIO. Pioneer's U.S. headquarters is located in Long Beach, California.

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Team Pioneer wins at Georgia Motorfest IASCA SoundQ event.


Congratulations to Team Pioneer members, Mark Liggett, Steve Cornell, Larry Chijner, and Frank Monaghan!



Perry, GA August 25-27, 2000: Team Pioneer, an elite group of IASCA competitors, enjoyed a successful weekend in Perry, GA. See the following for how the team members finished.

Mark Liggett: 1st Place, Expert 1-600 class
Marks 1995 Nissan Pickup, a wonder of motorization, is packed full of Pioneer Car Electronics. Utilizing ODR components, PRS amplifiers, and the new PRS speakers, Mark has his eyes on the top prize at the IASCA finals!

Steve Cornell: 2nd Place, Pro 301-600 class

Steve competes with an immaculate, 1996 Impala SS. Also using ODR components, PRS amplifiers, and PRS speakers. Steve narrowly missed 1st place at Perry, so watch for Steve to be in the winners circle at the finals!

Larry Chijner: 5th Place, Pro 601-up class

The 1993 Cadillac Eldorado of Larry Chijner is a high power system consisting of ODR components, PRS amplifiers, PRS speakers, Pioneer TAD professional speakers, and Pioneer Premier speakers. Technical difficulties caused Larry to lose a few valuable points in Perry, but he was still able to finish a respectable 5th. Finals could be Larrys day!

Frank Monaghan: 8th Place, Pro 301-600 class

Frank drives his 1999 Ford Explorer every day, which is rather uncommon for a vehicle that competes at such a high level in the IASCA Pro class. With ODR components, PRS amplifiers, and PRS speakers, and Pioneer Premier speakers, Frank will also compete at the IASCA finals!