CHAMPCAR/CART: CART safety team featured on TV

INDIANAPOLIS (July 24, 2003) -- Heralded across the motorsports landscape as the standard to which at-the-track safety services should be held, the CART Champ Car Simple Green Safety Team will be featured in a video piece to be aired as part of ...

INDIANAPOLIS (July 24, 2003) -- Heralded across the motorsports landscape as the standard to which at-the-track safety services should be held, the CART Champ Car Simple Green Safety Team will be featured in a video piece to be aired as part of TNT's NASCAR pre-race show leading up to this weekend's Pennsylvania 500 event at Pocono Raceway.

The network's color analyst and racer Wally Dallenbach Jr. (son of former Champ Car star and Chief Steward Wally Dallenbach Sr.) accompanied a film crew to the Molson Indy Toronto two weeks ago to find out what makes the Safety Team one of the best quick-response outfits anywhere in motorsports. The piece contains interviews with series Director of Medical Affairs Dr. Steve Olvey and series Chief Orthopedic Consultant Dr. Terry Trammell as well as with Director of Safety Lon Bromley and Champ Car World Series drivers Jimmy Vasser and Adrian Fernandez. The feature will air at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday afternoon.

The piece is another in the recent spate of television broadcast features that shine the spotlight on the CART Champ Car Simple Green Safety Team, including a video segment on HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on Alex Zanardi, which included footage of the team aiding in the 2001 accident at EuroSpeedway in which the Safety Team saved Zanardi's life immediately after a devastating crash.

The CART Champ Car Simple Green Safety Team is in its 19th year in existence and carries 40 professionals along with their specially-prepared response vehicles to each race along the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford schedule. The response vehicles are just one component of the safety team, which also includes a state-of-the-art mobile medical unit that allows CART physicians to administer immediate aid to potentially-injured drivers.

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Series Automotive , IndyCar
Drivers Wally Dallenbach , Jimmy Vasser , Adrian Fernandez
Tags TV