BG Products signs with CART Atlantic series

BG Products named official lubricant of the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship and sponsor of the BG Rookie of the Year Award. HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., (November 19, 2002) -- BG Products Inc. of Wichita, Kansas announced today that they will...

BG Products named official lubricant of the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship and sponsor of the BG Rookie of the Year Award.

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., (November 19, 2002) -- BG Products Inc. of Wichita, Kansas announced today that they will increased their participation in the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship as the series heads into its 30th season.

BG Products has been named the "Official Lubricant of the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship". In addition, beginning with the 2003 season, BG Products will double its award for the BG Products Rookie of the Year by presenting $10,000 to the winner.

Also new for 2003, BG Products will award $1,000 to each race winner provided the BG crankcase and gearbox oils are being used in the racecar. The likelihood for each team to be using the line from BG Products is high as the company will provide the products to the teams free of charge.

"BG Products began its association with the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship Series in 1996," said Sherry Huxtable, Racing and Promotions Manager for BG. "During the ensuing years we have been very impressed not only with the professionalism of the organization, but also with the friendliness and attitude of its people. We are proud and pleased to become an official sponsor of this series. The highly competitive atmosphere will be a great venue for our corporate hospitality program, as well as an excellent proving ground for our fine products."

"I am very happy to welcome BG Products, Inc. to the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship series," said CART Toyota Atlantic Championship President, Vicki O'Connor. "BG Products have been a long time supporter of motor racing and we feel very privileged that they have chosen the Atlantic series as the newest addition to their sponsorship program. I look forward to working with both Sherry Huxtable and Dennis Rosson of BG Products as well as nurturing a relationship that should be beneficial to both parties."

For full results and statistics, visit www.toyotaatlantic.com or www.carttiming.com.

The CART Toyota Atlantic Championship is one of the world's premier open-wheel development series and the top rung on CART's "ladder system", as well as having $100,000 race purses and a one million dollar points fund. It is also noted for its long history of graduating its stars into CART competition. Among the drivers who have graduated from the Atlantic Series are CART Champ Car stars Michael Andretti, Jimmy Vasser, Patrick Carpentier, Alex Tagliani as well as former series champions Bobby Rahal, Danny Sullivan and Jacques Villeneuve.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Michael Andretti , Bobby Rahal , Patrick Carpentier , Alex Tagliani , Danny Sullivan