Originally-From: Jack Durbin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - - February 23, 2001 - - U. E. "Pat" Patrick and General Director Hector Emilio Ayala announced today that the final 30,000 general admission tickets for the 2001 Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix, presented by Herdez, March 9-11, 2001 at Fundidora Park in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, are now on sale. It was also announced that reserved seat tickets and corporate suites, are sold out.
The general admission tickets are available at a special new ticket booth located at Cintermex, (Av. Fundidora s/n, Col. Obrera, Monterrey, N. L., Mexico, between the Holiday Inn and Cintermex), across from the track and in front of the AntariSuites Hotel. The tickets allow access to the track infield where there are great viewing areas. In addition, large screens will provide a view of the entire race plus there are food and souvenir stands and lots of ancillary entertainment.
General admission tickets for the Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix presented by Herdez are priced at: Three-day - $55, Friday only - $15, Saturday only - $20, Sunday only - $30. The general admission ticket does not provide a seat.
"We are pleased and proud that the Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix presented by Herdez has reached such a high level of success so quickly," Ayala said. "The general admission tickets that are currently on sale are the last opportunity for racing fans in Mexico to get a chance to see this wonderful event."
All 58,191 reserved seats for the three days of the event along with the 92 Corporate Hospitality Suites, which seat 40 people, have been sold. Additionally, a total of 6385 general admission tickets have already been sold (1650 three-day and 4735 single- day).
<pre> Total tickets sales to date are:
Reserved seats (58,191 X 3): 174,573
Corporate Hospitality Suite seats (92 X 40 X 3): 11,040
General Admission Tickets (Three-day: 1650 X 3): 4,950
Total tickets sold: 195,298
</pre> "I couldn't be more pleased with the interest on the part of Mexico's CART fans in the Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix presented by Herdez, the first world class racing event in Mexico in almost 20 years," said Pat Patrick. "I hope the success of this inaugural race will continue for many years. I want to thank our partners and sponsors Tecate, Telmex and Herdez for their support of this race. I would especially like to thank the Governor of Nuevo Leon, Fernando Canales Clariond, his Chief of Staff, Carlos Dominguez Ahedo, the Secretario de Obras Publicas, Oscar Bulnes, Hector Emilio Ayala and Ron Dickson. Without their cooperation and hard work this event would not enjoy the success it has to date," Patrick concluded.
Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., city and state officials from Monterrey and Nuevo Leon, as well as event owner Pat Patrick, partner Gerald Forsythe and Tecate announced the Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix presented by Herdez in April of 2000. The track, a 2.1-mile, 12-turn road circuit, is located in Fundidora Park just four minutes from downtown Monterrey. Located in northern Mexico, Monterrey is two-and-a-half hours by car from Laredo, Texas and less than an hour by plane from Houston, Texas. Monterrey's International Airport offers daily flights to and from many cities in Mexico and the United States. CART last raced in Mexico in 1981, at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodrigues in Mexico City.
Indy Car Travel, the United States outlet for tickets has purchased a block of reserved seats and general admission tickets for resale. For information call Indy Car Travel at 800-274-2278 or 480-718-1174 (www.indycartravel.com) and ask for Nance Wickins.
-Tecate Telmex GP