CHAMPCAR/CART: Fanfest makes stop in detroit

DETROIT (June 10, 2000) -- IMG Motorsports, organizers of the 19th Annual Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit, will be hosting the CART Fanfest Presented by Southern Michigan Shell Retailers on June 12 - 18. The interactive display will be...

DETROIT (June 10, 2000) -- IMG Motorsports, organizers of the 19th Annual Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit, will be hosting the CART Fanfest Presented by Southern Michigan Shell Retailers on June 12 - 18. The interactive display will be parked at the Oakland Mall, located at 412 West 14 Mile Road in Troy, Michigan, June 12-15. Then, it moves to The Raceway on Belle Isle for the race weekend, June 16-18.

"We are pleased to be able to help bring the CART Fanfest to the Detroit area. This experience gives fans the opportunity to see first-hand how incredible and fascinating the sport of Champ Car racing is," said Denny Young, Vice President of IMG Motorsports.

"The CART Fanfest is a great opportunity for fans to get one-on-one with CART. There are several interesting and involving exhibits that will help fans gain a better understanding of CART as well as the excitement and spectacular racing that is the FedEx Championship Series," said Pat Leahy, CART Senior Vice President of Marketing.

On display as part of the CART Fanfest experience will be an authentic Champ Car, a Mercedes Benz C-43 Safety Car, and a Honda CBR 900RR supercycle. Visitors will also be able to:

*See a Champ Car wing display, the key component of the car's down force traction

*Play the "CART World Series" video game on a Sony PlayStation.

*Watch racing highlights on several video monitors

*Listen to the radio transmissions of CART drivers and their crew chiefs

*Shop at the CART Licensed Product retail area

To get to the Oakland Mall, take I-75 to the 14 Mile Road east exit. The CART Fanfest will be open during mall hours, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit will be held June 16-18 at The Raceway on Belle Isle. To order tickets, call 1-800-498-RACE or 313-870-7223 or visit any TicketMaster location. Anyone interested in being a part of the race as a volunteer should contact the Detroit Grand Prix Association at 313-872-3472. For further event and ticket information, visit www.imgmotorsports.com.

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