CHAMPCAR/CART: FANatic contest at Nazareth Speedway

Through a new program called FANatics, Nazareth Speedway and CART are offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be involved in pre-race activities for the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix presented by Toyota CART FedEx Championship Series race on...

Through a new program called FANatics, Nazareth Speedway and CART are offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be involved in pre-race activities for the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix presented by Toyota CART FedEx Championship Series race on May 6.

Ten lucky fans will be in the middle of the action as CART's Champ Car teams prepare for battle on race day. The current top ten drivers in the point standings (Cristiano da Matta, Gil de Ferran, Helio Castroneves, Paul Tracy, Jimmy Vasser, Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti, Tony Kanaan, Kenny Brack and Nicolas Minassian) will each be assigned to a fan. Each fan will then became part of the driver's team during key moments leading up the to green flag and if one of the ten drivers wins the race, the FANatic he is paired with will also participate in victory lane ceremonies.

In addition, two of those fans will receive a special bonus. The fan who is paired with Michael Andretti will receive an authentic Martin Guitar and the fan who wins the opportunity to be with Gil de Ferran will have the unique opportunity to be in the starter's stand for the beginning of the race.

The only way fans can win this opportunity is by registering for free at nazarethspeedway.com or by listening to radio station WZZO 95.1 FM in Allentown, PA. Radio personalities "The Bearman and Keith" will give away one FANatic experience each morning from Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27. All current members of nazarethspeedway.com are already eligible to win a FANatic package and no purchase is necessary to enter.

Each fan will have the opportunity to watch pre-race introductions and activities on the grid, meet the driver in a more personal 1-on-1 atmosphere and get candid photographs as the team readies the car and the driver situates himself in the cockpit. Fans involved in CART FANatics will be so close to the action they will be able to smell the methanol and tire rubber as the stars of the series are released from the grid to begin the race.

The lucky fans will also be invited to a private VIP party at the track on Friday, May 4 where they will find out which driver they will be paired with for the race. Each FANatic will receive a FedEx package containing a variety of special FANatics promotional items, including four race tickets, a bright orange CART FANatics T-shirt and an autographed 'hero' card from their FANatics driver.

Nazareth Speedway FANatics will recieve:

Each winning fan will be paired with one of the current top ten drivers in the point standings:

Cristiano da Matta, Gil de Ferran, Helio Castroneves, Paul Tracy, Jimmy Vasser, Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti, Tony Kanaan, Kenny Brack and Nicolas Minassian

In addition, two of those fans will receive a special bonus:

The fan paired with Michael Andretti will receive an authentic Martin Guitar

The fan paired with Gil de Ferran will have the unique opportunity to be in the starter's stand for the beginning of the race

Invitation to the private VIP party on Friday, May 4

Four race tickets

A bright orange CART FANatics T-shirt

An autographed 'hero' card from their FANatics driver

Watch pre-race introductions and activities on the grid

Meet the driver in a more personal 1-on-1 atmosphere

Get candid photographs as the team readies the car and the driver situates himself in the cockpit

Participate in victory lane ceremonies

-NS

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Nicolas Minassian , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Kenny Brack , Cristiano da Matta