CHAMPCAR/CART: Bridgestone To Sponsor Twin Ring Motegi Race

(January 18, 1998) - Bridgestone Corporation, parent company of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., announced this week it will sponsor the April 10 FedEx Championship Series event at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan. Effective immediately, the event becomes...

(January 18, 1998) - Bridgestone Corporation, parent company of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., announced this week it will sponsor the April 10 FedEx Championship Series event at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan. Effective immediately, the event becomes known as the Firestone Firehawk 500. The FedEx Championship Series debuted at Twin Ring Motegi last year, with Adrian Fernandez driving to victory in a Firestone-shod Reynard Ford.

"The Twin Ring track is one of the finest in the world, and for the second CART event there to be called the Firestone Firehawk 500 gives us another reason to work even harder to win that race," said Al Speyer, Bridgestone/Firestone Motorsports Director. "Competing in a contest that bears your product's name obviously gives you a challenge to do your best. The excitement and exposure surrounding this event will be a significant plus for the Firestone brand and particularly the Firestone Firehawk line of performance tires." Firestone won 18 of 19 FedEx Championship Series events last year and has won 29 of the past 30 dating to mid-1997.

Source: CART Online

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Adrian Fernandez