Atlantics on TV live from Trois-Rivieres

INDIANAPOLIS (July 31, 2002) - While the CART FedEx Championship Series takes the weekend off before a run of four consecutive events, the top rung of the CART Driver Development Ladder System - the Toyota Atlantic Championship - will be in action...

INDIANAPOLIS (July 31, 2002) - While the CART FedEx Championship Series takes the weekend off before a run of four consecutive events, the top rung of the CART Driver Development Ladder System - the Toyota Atlantic Championship - will be in action at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec with Round 9 of the 2002 season.

CART television partner SPEED Channel may have the week off from the Champ Cars, but will take the opportunity to showcase some of the CART stars of the future, as the racing network will carry the Atlantics race live on Sunday at 1 p.m. (ET).

The event will run on a 1.521-mile, temporary street course through Trois-Rivieres. Hoover Orsi, the eventual series champion, won at Trois-Rivieres last year. Canadian driver Michael Valiante will be looking to make a big impression in front of his countrymen this year as he tries to maintain his grip on the series points lead, with both Ryan Hunter-Reay and Jon Fogarty less than 10 points behind the former karting champion.

The event will also see the return to competition by DSTP Motorsports driver Joey Hand. He finished third in the season opener in Monterrey and was on the pole at Long Beach, but has been out of the car since late May after suffering an injury during a test session in Milwaukee.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Jon Fogarty , Hoover Orsi , Michael Valiante , Joey Hand
Tags TV