CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: CARA Charities - September Shop Tour

CARA Charities' `Shop Tour' a fan highglight of Indianapolis `U.S. Grand Prix' week in September. Three top teams open their facilities for a special fan tour on Sept.26 SPEEDWAY, Ind. (July 3, 2002)-Open-wheel racing fans will receive a...

CARA Charities' `Shop Tour' a fan highglight of Indianapolis `U.S. Grand Prix' week in September.

Three top teams open their facilities for a special fan tour on Sept.26

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (July 3, 2002)-Open-wheel racing fans will receive a unique opportunity for a "Behind the Scenes View" of top racing operations during Indianapolis' U.S. Grand Prix week.

OnThursday, September 26, this insider's tour will take a select group of racing enthusiasts on a private tour of the shops and headquarters of CART's Patrick Racing and Players Forsythe Racing and Indy Racing League's Kelley Racing. Along with the tours, you will have an exclusive question and answer period with those who know racing.

This inaugural event, hosted by ABC-TV and ESPN-TV's Bob Jenkins, will begin at 4:30 p.m. (EST) at the famed Columbia Club on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. Private coach transportation will be provided to each of the race team facilities and return guests to the Columbia Club for a cocktail party, buffet dinner, and presentation by former racing stars and current television commentators Derek Daly and David Hobbs. Don't be surprised if a few special guests join you for more racing insights!

"We have talked about this time of program for years in Indianapolis," said Daly, a regular on SPEED Channel, CBS-TV, and WISH-TV in Indianapolis. "And with all of the out of town and out of country tourists in town for the U.S. Grand Prix at the Speedway, it makes for a great event to the ultimate racing fan. They'll be able to see things that the average fan just can't. The access will be fantastic. And even better is that the proceeds go to charity."

"Indianapolis in the Mecca for open-wheel racing," said Jenkins, the host for ABC-TV racing broadcasts. "The idea that a fan can receive this kind of access to top racing teams as well as a great party and dinner is a fan's delight. It should be a great evening."

Tickets for this special event are now on sale at $150 per ticket and include the shop tours, transportation, the cocktail party, dinner, and presentation. Spaces are limited, so book now with the order form provided, or call CARA Charities at (317) 299-2277. Ticket requests can also be emailed to carachar@aol.com.

The "Open-Wheel Shop Tour" is one of several major fund-raising events held annually by CARA Charities. CARA Charities was founded in 1981 and has distributed over $3.25 million to numerous racing and community organizations. CARA serves the community through charitable work and promotes the friendship of all those involved in the motor sports family.

In 2000, CARA Charities was awarded the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "Buckle Up America" Champion Award in recognition of its successful "Buckle Up Baby" Child Seat program.

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Series Charity , IndyCar
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