CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver tickets go on sale

DENVER (May 22, 2003) - In an effort to provide customers with more convenience, the Shell Grand Prix of Denver today announced that it has an agreement with TicketsWest to provide ticketing service for the annual Labor Day weekend event which...

DENVER (May 22, 2003) - In an effort to provide customers with more convenience, the Shell Grand Prix of Denver today announced that it has an agreement with TicketsWest to provide ticketing service for the annual Labor Day weekend event which this year will take place August 29-31.

Beginning Monday, May 26, tickets for the Shell Grand Prix of Denver will be available via all TicketsWest regional outlets located in all King Soopers stores, selected City Market Stores, www.ticketswest.com, or by calling toll-free, (866) 464-2626.

"We are excited about creating this new partnership with TicketsWest," said John Frew, vice president and general manager of the Shell Grand Prix of Denver. "TicketsWest provides us with the strongest regional ticketing system in Colorado and therefore ensures that access is convenient and easy for our customers to purchase tickets to our event."

"We look forward to providing the Shell Grand Prix of Denver one of the largest and strongest regional ticketing systems in the United States with the focus on providing a high level of customer and client services and satisfaction," said Jack Lucas, vice president of TicketsWest. "The key to helping an event become successful is ensuring that tickets are easily accessible to their customer base and with our strong regional ticketing system we believe that we provide this key component to the Shell Grand Prix of Denver."

The second annual Shell Grand Prix of Denver will take place August 29-31 and be run on an improved 1.65-mile, nine-turn temporary street circuit around Pepsi Center adjacent to Denver's Lower Downtown. The event will feature the cars and stars of Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford, as well as the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama, Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup and the Fran-Am 2000 North American Pro Championship.

Ticket prices for the three-day event range from $40 for a Sunday-only general admission ticket (no reserved seat) to $105 for a three-day ticket that includes Saturday and Sunday reserved seating in upper levels of the grandstands. Pre-paid parking packages are available and can be purchased when ordering tickets through the Grand Prix ticket office.

In addition to contacting TicketsWest outlets, customers can also call toll-free, (888) 82-SPEED or visit the event's official Web site, www.gpdenver.com, to order tickets.

The Shell Grand Prix of Denver is owned and operated by Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Inc., a subsidiary of Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD). Dover Motorsports, Inc., is a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. Its subsidiaries operate seven tracks (four permanent facilities and three temporary circuits) in six states and promote events under the auspices of the sport's four premier sanctioning bodies - NASCAR, CART, IRL and NHRA. The company owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.; the new Nashville Superspeedway in Nashville, Tenn.; Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo.; and Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn. It also organizes and promotes the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in California, the Shell Grand Prix of Denver in Colorado and the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida.

TicketsWest is an operating division of WestCoast Hospitality Corporation (NYSE:WEH). WestCoast Hospitality Corporation owns, manages and franchises throughout the Western United States. WestCoast Hotels and Red Lion Hotels focus on serving business, convention and leisure travelers in first, second and third tier markets. WestCoast provides entertainment services through TicketsWest, including event ticketing for venues in the United States and Canada, and aggregates content for travel and entertainment that is sold in real-time at its www.ticketswest.com website. TicketsWest also includes WestCoast Entertainment, a Broadway and special event presenting company. G&B Real Estate Services is the real estate division of WestCoast Hospitality Corporation and owns and manages commercial and residential properties. Registered trademarks of WestCoast Hospitality Corporation and its affiliates protect the use of "WestCoast", "Red Lion", "TicketsWest", and associated logo designs.

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