CHAMPCAR/CART: Gehl Company renews with CART

Gehl Company renews relationship with CART; continues status as Official Dynalift of CART and the Simple Green CART Safety Team. DETROIT (March 28, 2002) - Officials from Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) and Gehl Company announced...

Gehl Company renews relationship with CART; continues status as Official Dynalift of CART and the Simple Green CART Safety Team.

DETROIT (March 28, 2002) - Officials from Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) and Gehl Company announced today that Gehl has renewed its relationship with the auto racing sanctioning body and is continuing its distinction as "Official Dynalift of CART and the Simple Green CART Safety Team."

Gehl Dynalifts play a critical role in clearing disabled race cars from the track, allowing for faster clean-up after an incident and fewer laps run under caution flags. The West Bend, Wis.-based company first partnered with CART in 1996, and the relationship has allowed Gehl engineers and CART officials to work together and perfect techniques and equipment, including a special swivel attachment for the Dynalift boom, allowing for efficient removal of damaged race cars.

"The Gehl Company is pleased to again renew the partnership with CART," said Gehl Company Vice President of Sales and Marketing Daniel Keyes. "The racing venue has provided us with a unique opportunity to partner with the premier races in the world. We look forward to building upon the relationships established with the intent of providing our dealers and customers the enterprise value they expect from the events."

Gehl provides CART with Dynalift equipment and expert operators at several CART events, including the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Grand Prix of Monterey Featuring the Shell 300 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the G.I. Joe's 200 at Portland International Raceway, the CART Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, the Grand Prix of Road America Featuring the Motorola 220, the Grand Prix of Denver, and the Grand Prix of the Americas on the streets of downtown Miami.

"We are very happy that Gehl Company has chosen to renew its long-term relationship with CART," said CART Vice President of Marketing Steve Fusek. "The company provides the Simple Green CART Safety Team with the most efficient equipment to clean-up incidents, which in turn provides our fans at the race track and those watching on television with more fast-paced racing action. Gehl has gone beyond the role of a sponsor and has actually become an active participant in CART events. They are truly critical to our success."

With roots dating to 1859, Gehl Company is a producer of high-quality capital goods. The company has targeted two principal market sectors with its equipment: agriculture and light industrial construction applications worldwide. The company has growing market positions in each of these two industries-one essential to the world's food supply and the other to its transportation and shelter needs. In 1986, Gehl aggressively moved into the light construction equipment market and established a separate construction sales division. The company serves small contractors, sub-contractors, and owner-operators with dirt, lifting, and paving equipment. Gehl became a publicly-owned company in 1989 and is traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol, GEHL.

Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) owns, operates and markets the CART FedEx Championship Series. Former series champions Michael Andretti and Jimmy Vasser are among the stars who will battle for the 2002 FedEx Championship Series title on ovals, temporary street circuits and permanent road courses. CART Champ Cars are thoroughbred racing machines that travel at speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, showcasing the technical expertise of manufacturers such as American Honda, Ford Motor Company, Toyota, Lola Cars, Reynard Motorsport and Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. The 20-race 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series will be broadcast by new television partners, CBS, FOX and SPEED Channel. CART also owns and operates its top development series, the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship. Learn more about CART's open-wheel racing series at www.CART.com.

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Series Automotive , IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser