CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee race sponsors renew

Time Warner Cable Road Runner, U.S. Bank Renew Champ Car Race Sponsorship at The Milwaukee Mile (West Allis, WI) April 13, 2005 -- The high-speed world of open wheel racing meets the leading edge technology of Time Warner Cable and its Road...

Time Warner Cable Road Runner, U.S. Bank Renew Champ Car Race Sponsorship at The Milwaukee Mile

(West Allis, WI) April 13, 2005 -- The high-speed world of open wheel racing meets the leading edge technology of Time Warner Cable and its Road Runner High Speed Online service at The Milwaukee Mile on Saturday June 4, it was announced today.

The world-class drivers competing in the Champ Car World Series make their return to America's Legendary Oval for the first time in a Saturday afternoon race, entitled the "Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225 presented by U.S. Bank."

U.S. Bancorp, the 6th largest financial services holding company in the United States returns in the presenter's role of the traditional Champ Car World Series auto race, and remains the "Official Bank of The Milwaukee Mile."

Series driving champions Paul Tracy, Jimmy Vasser, Cristiano da Matta and 2004 titleholder Sebastien Bourdais will race at speeds approaching 180 miles per hour on the one-mile oval, and lead the field of contenders determined to unseat last year's race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay. The 24 year-old Texan captured the checkers in 2004 at the historic speedway in record fashion, as he became the youngest American oval race winner in series history when he raced to a flag-to-flag triumph from the pole position.

"Time Warner Cable's Road Runner High Speed Online is thrilled to once again partner with The Milwaukee Mile as the title sponsor for the 2005 Champ Car race. Our sponsorship of this major motorsports event is a perfect tie to the remarkable speeds and unique product offerings of our Road Runner High Speed Online service," stated David Gray, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Southeast Wisconsin Division of Time Warner Cable. "Champ Car Race Fans can experience the high-speed and performance of Time Warner Cable Road Runner High Speed Online services, as well as the Champ Car action on the track."

This announcement is a renewal of the 2004 Champ Car entitlement for Time Warner Cable and the presenter's role for U.S. Bank.

"U.S. Bank is committed to providing its Five Star Service Guarantee and financial services in the greater Milwaukee area, and we are thrilled to continue this strong representation in our community with The Milwaukee Mile," commented Andrew Randall, U.S. Bank -- Wisconsin President. "Auto racing is the number one spectator sport in the United States, and for U.S. Bank, it means a great deal to be aligned with The Milwaukee Mile, one of America's great racing treasures."

Mark Perrone, Vice President / General Manager of The Milwaukee Mile was equally enthused. "We are really look forward to continuing our relationship with Time Warner Cable and its Road Runner high-speed services brand at The Milwaukee Mile. Along with U.S. Bank, we couldn't ask for better partners who are taking such an active role in our Champ Car event again in 2005," Perrone said.

Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Practice and qualifying for the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford will take place on Friday, June 3. The "Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225 presented by U.S. Bank" will take the green flag at 12:00pm CST on Saturday, June 4, followed by the ARCA RE/MAX Series 150-mile race at 2:30pm the same afternoon. Just added to the June 3-4 weekend will be the introduction of drifting, with exciting Formula Drift-sanctioned competitions.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Paul Tracy , Ryan Hunter-Reay , Sébastien Bourdais , Cristiano da Matta