CHAMPCAR/CART: IRL: Team owner/driver Fernandez Formula Smiles preview

Fernandez to participate in Formula Smiles Charity Kart race INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (November 11, 2003) -- Adrian Fernandez will travel to Colombia, South America, this week to participate in the Formula Smiles charity go-kart race on November...

Fernandez to participate in Formula Smiles Charity Kart race

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (November 11, 2003) -- Adrian Fernandez will travel to Colombia, South America, this week to participate in the Formula Smiles charity go-kart race on November 15 hosted by Juan Pablo Montoya and his wife, Connie.

The three-day event centered in Cartagena, a historic city located on the northern coast of Colombia on the Caribbean, will launch the Formula Smiles Foundation co-organized by Connie Montoya to help underprivileged children in Colombia.

Fernandez will be joined on the grid by several notable drivers including Pedro de la Rosa, Scott Dixon, Mario Dominguez, Marc Gene, Felipe Giaffone, Roberto Jose Guerrero, Rodolfo Lavin, Roberto Moreno, Antonio Pizzonia and Ricardo Sperafico.

"I want to thank Connie and Juan for all of their efforts in organizing this event," said Fernandez. "I am looking forward to visiting Cartagena, the opportunity to catch up with some drivers I haven't seen in awhile and, most importantly, to raising a lot of money for Formula Smiles. Hopefully, this race meeting will become an annual event."

Saturday's Carrera de Estrellas (Stars Race) will be contested on a street circuit located in the old part of Cartagena. The day will consist of four practice sessions followed by two feature events with bragging rights acknowledged in a podium celebration and press conference.

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