CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver tickets now on sale

Tickets now on sale for the 2003 Shell Grand Prix of Denver. DENVER (February 27, 2003) - Tickets for the 2003 Shell Grand Prix of Denver, scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 29-31, are now on sale, company officials announced ...

Tickets now on sale for the 2003 Shell Grand Prix of Denver.

DENVER (February 27, 2003) - Tickets for the 2003 Shell Grand Prix of Denver, scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 29-31, are now on sale, company officials announced today.

Ticket packages for the Labor Day Weekend event, featuring CART's Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford, range from general admission to reserved seating in one of the many grandstands strategically located at the best vantage points around the track. Other ticket choices include an array of hospitality options ( including the new "Big Turn Club" near Turn No. 5 ( that can make any race fan feel like royalty.

"Now that the Champ Car season is underway, people are going to start thinking about racing in Denver again," said John Frew, vice president and general manager of the Shell Grand Prix of Denver. "We want all our fans to have first choice on great seats, so we suggest they place their ticket orders sooner rather than later.

"We have solicited feedback from everyone involved with our inaugural race last Labor Day weekend," added Frew, "including our fans, the drivers, Champ Car, our neighbors at Pepsi Center, our vendors and the City of Denver. We are using that information to improve our product and make the 2003 race even better. As a result, the 2003 Grand Prix promises to be an exciting challenge for the drivers and a rewarding experience for the fans."

Complimenting the top-notch racing at the Grand Prix will be a variety of family-oriented activities throughout the weekend, as well as the immensely popular Rock-N-Roar Concert, which last year featured popular rock band Train at the Universal Lending CityLights Pavilion. Race fans will again have free admission to the Grand Prix Lifestyle Expo, featuring the latest high-tech products and services, racecars, games, and simulators. In addition, the extreme sports demonstrations will return, as will the kids' fun zone.

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.

Ordering is easy by calling toll free (888) 82-SPEED or visiting the event's official web site, www.gpdenver.com. Race fans wishing to pay by check rather than credit card can also request a ticket brochure.

The second annual Shell Grand Prix of Denver will be run on an improved 1.65-mile, nine-turn temporary street circuit around Pepsi Center adjacent to Denver's Lower Downtown, and 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.

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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.

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Series Atlantic , IndyCar , Trans-Am