CHAMPCAR/CART: Mark Blundell Joins Students, Shoppers in New York City

Mark Blundell Joins Students, Shoppers In New York City (September 18, 1998) - Champ Car racer Mark Blundell, who has three career victories in Championship Auto Racing Teams' FedEx Championship Series, will be appearing Thursday and...

Mark Blundell Joins Students, Shoppers In New York City

(September 18, 1998) - Champ Car racer Mark Blundell, who has three career victories in Championship Auto Racing Teams' FedEx Championship Series, will be appearing Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24 and 25, at several events in the New York City area.

Blundell, an Englishman who is in his third year racing in the FedEx Championship Series, will kick off his Thursday activities in a noon assembly with students at Automotive High School in Brooklyn where he will talk about the complexities involved with Champ Car racing and about job opportunities within motor sports.

He then moves to Bloomingdale's at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan where he will meet British-Consulate General Jeffrey Ling, who will challenge Blundell on CART's Sony Playstation game in the store. Bloomingdale's will be getting in the racing spirit by featuring an authentic CART race car in the store.

>From 6 to 8 p.m., in conjunction with Esquire magazine, Blundell will be available in the Bloomingdale's men's department where he will sign autographs, pose for photographs and race against the public on the Playstation game. Those who stop by to meet Blundell also will have the opportunity to register to win a trip to the 1999 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Presented by Toyota.

"I am looking forward to meeting many New Yorkers on the 24th and 25th to help educate them and raise awareness for the best racing in the world - the Champ Cars in the FedEx Championship Series," said Blundell, who now resides in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Blundell will move to the Huntington Station Bloomingdale's location on Long Island Friday, where he will meet the public and race on the Playstation game from 7-8:30 p.m.

Blundell joined the PacWest Racing Group in 1996 to drive the Motorola Reynard Mercedes and won three times in 1997, including the season finale Marlboro 500 Presented by Toyota at the California Speedway. His performance earned him 1997 "British Competition Driver of the Year," recognition from AutoSport magazine.

Source: CART Online

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