CHAMPCAR/CART: Gentilozzi added Champ Car Town Meeting Long Beach

Gentilozzi to appear at Champ Car Town Meeting. LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Three-time Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup champion Paul Gentilozzi will be part of a blue-ribbon panel of guests at the Long Beach Champ Car World Series Town ...

Gentilozzi to appear at Champ Car Town Meeting.

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Three-time Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup champion Paul Gentilozzi will be part of a blue-ribbon panel of guests at the Long Beach Champ Car World Series Town Meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. at The Grand at Willow Street Centre, 4101 E. Willow St., in Long Beach.

Gentilozzi will be joined on the panel by Champ Car President and CEO Christopher R. Pook, Toyota Grand Prix Association President and CEO Jim Michaelian, SPEED Channel President Jim Liberatore, and Rocketsports Racing Champ Car driver Alex Tagliani.

Gentilozzi owns teams in both the Trans-Am Series and Champ Car World Series, is a successful commercial real estate developer, and is competing on a limited basis in the Trans-Am Series.

Gentilozzi's most recent appearance at Long Beach included what is considered by many to be the most exciting finish in Trans-Am Series history. Last year, Gentilozzi won a three-car battle between Boris Said and Justin Bell on the final lap to notch his fourth victory on the tricky temporary street course.

Four-time Trans-Am Series Drivers' Champion and SPEED Channel broadcaster Tommy Kendall will moderate the evening's question-and-answer session.

The Long Beach Town Meeting, part of Champ Car's rapidly growing Town Meeting Series, will give fans a chance to have an open dialogue with some of the Champ World Series' top drivers, promoters, executives and team owners. Fans in attendance are urged to ask questions of the panel. The Town Meeting is open to anyone who registers in advance at www.champcarworldseries.com. Space is limited.

The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running sports car racing series and celebrates its 38th anniversary in 2003.

The next Trans-Am Series race is scheduled for April 13, during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend. The race will air on a same-day, tape-delayed basis on SPEED Channel at 9 p.m. ET.

-scca pro racing/transam-

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Series IndyCar , Trans-Am
Drivers Boris Said , Alex Tagliani , Justin Bell , Paul Gentilozzi , Tommy Kendall