CHAMPCAR/CART: Columbus to host 2nd Annual Town Hall Meeting

DUBLIN, Ohio (July 9, 2003) -The successful CART Champ Car Town Meeting series will return to its unofficial home site on July 15th as the fan forum comes back to Columbus, Ohio - site of the inaugural meeting a year ago. The Town Meeting series...

DUBLIN, Ohio (July 9, 2003) -The successful CART Champ Car Town Meeting series will return to its unofficial home site on July 15th as the fan forum comes back to Columbus, Ohio - site of the inaugural meeting a year ago.

The Town Meeting series brings some of the stars of the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford to public venues where fans participate in a question-and-answer session with drivers and officials from CART Champ Car and its partners.

The Columbus Town Meeting will feature another stellar lineup that will include team owner Bobby Rahal and Toyota Atlantic driver Danica Patrick from Hilliard, Ohio-based Team Rahal. CART Vice-President of Racing Operations John Lopes and CART Champ Car rookie points leader Sebastien Bourdais of Newman/Haas Racing will also join fans with SPEED Channel's Calvin Fish serving as the host for the evening.

The meeting will take place at the Scarlet Ballroom of the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe, located near the Ohio State University campus at 1421 Olentangy River Rd. The doors will open at 6 p.m. with the 90-minute forum to begin at 7 p.m. The meeting comes in advance of the CART Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, which runs August 8-10 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Admission to the free event requires an on-line registration, which can be done at www.midohio.com

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is located approximately halfway between Columbus and Cleveland, off Interstate 71. Commonly referred to as the "Most Competitive in the U.S.," Mid-Ohio hosts six motorsports events throughout the summer, beginning with the Sprint Vintage Grand Prix and including the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire, July 25-27, and the Valvoline Runoffs®, September 15-21. For event information and tickets, call 1-800-MID-OHIO or visit www.midohio.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bobby Rahal , Calvin Fish , Danica Patrick
Teams ART Grand Prix