CHAMPCAR/CART: Sylvester Stallone driving race cars Saturday at Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 29, 2000) - CART Driving 101 - "The Official Driving Experience Of Championship Auto Racing Teams" has been granted a contract to provide its authentic purpose-built Champ Cars to the film production of an untitled racing...

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 29, 2000) - CART Driving 101 - "The Official Driving Experience Of Championship Auto Racing Teams" has been granted a contract to provide its authentic purpose-built Champ Cars to the film production of an untitled racing production, starring Sylvester Stallone. As the 2000 CART FedEx Championship Series moves to Canada in July for the MOLSON INDY Toronto event weekend, CART Driving 101 will begin its participation in the film's production, thereby revising its summer 2000 schedule at California Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

CART Driving 101 President and CEO, Robert Lutz, says "I am proud to be involved in the films production, to be directed by Renny Harlin. If you saw the last film Stallone and Harlin did together, 'Cliffhanger', you understand how it will be an action packed, intense film".

The world-renowned actor and filmmaker and his production team will utilize a Champ Car storyline, with a planned 2001 theatrical release date from Franchise Pictures to be distributed through Warner Bros.

CART Driving 101 will not only be supplying thirteen Champ Cars for the film production, but will also be providing the training of its lead characters and stunt drivers.

This movie will be the ultimate action adventure in a setting that is known throughout the world: This spectacular sport of open wheel auto racing. With the combination of great action director, Renny Harlin teaming back up with Sylvester Stallone and also Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue, Stacy Edwards, Til Schweiger and Gina Gershon, Franchise Pictures is looking forward to an exciting movie making and movie going experience.

CART Vice President of Broadcasting, Keith Allo, adds "I am very pleased to have the participation of CART Driving 101, adding their considerable technical expertise to the collaborative effort to create as authentic and accurate a film as possible."

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