CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami-CART Fan Fest

MIAMI (March 14, 2000) – Race fans will be able to experience the thrills of CART FedEx Championship Series racing in the week leading up to the March 24-26 Grand Prix of Miami presented by Toyota. The CART Fan Fest will be on display, free of...

MIAMI (March 14, 2000) – Race fans will be able to experience the thrills of CART FedEx Championship Series racing in the week leading up to the March 24-26 Grand Prix of Miami presented by Toyota. The CART Fan Fest will be on display, free of charge, at selected South Florida Toyota dealers.

The CART Fan Fest will be in South Florida to promote the 2000 season opener for the 210-mph CART FedEx Championship Series, the March 24-26 Grand Prix of Miami presented by Toyota.

The first appearance of the CART Fan Fest will be Friday, March 17, at Expressway Toyota on 150 NW 79th Avenue. Saturday, March 18, it will be at Headquarter Toyota on 5895 NW 167th Street in Hialeah. Sunday, March 19, the display will be located at Kendall Toyota on 10943 South Dixie Highway. On Monday, March 20, it will be at Armstrong Toyota of Homestead, 29330 South Dixie Highway, prior to setting up inside the Speedway main entrance for the race weekend.

The CART Fan Fest is based in a transporter similar to the ones used by the racing teams at the events. An authentic CART FedEx Series race car and Mercedes Benz C-43 Safety Car are on display outside the CART Fan Fest. Inside are several interactive exhibits, including a Sony Playstation featuring the "CART World Series" video game, listening stations and highlight video monitors. The Fan Fest also includes a retail area, featuring CART licensed products.

On-track activities, including opening practice for the Grand Prix of Miami presented by Toyota, begin on Friday, March 24. Qualifying is set for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The race takes the green flag at 2 p.m. Sunday. Supporting events include a pair of Toyota Atlantic Championship races, and the Barber Dodge Pro Series.

Reserved grandstand seats for the Grand Prix of Miami presented by Toyota are on sale, beginning at $55, by calling (305) 230-RACE. For additional information, visit the official web site, www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com.

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