CHAMPCAR/CART: Rockingham opens ticket sales

Power to the people! Only £40 to see Britain's fastest motor race. The Rockingham 500, Britain's round of the CART FedEx Championship Series, is back. The 2002 event features an exciting new two-day format and ticket prices designed to make the...

Power to the people!
Only £40 to see Britain's fastest motor race.

The Rockingham 500, Britain's round of the CART FedEx Championship Series, is back. The 2002 event features an exciting new two-day format and ticket prices designed to make the race on Saturday September 14th, more fan-friendly than ever.

Rockingham's aim for the 2002 event is to set ticket prices at a level that will allow fans of high speed racing to get closer to the action at a more reasonable cost than many other forms of international motor sport. Taking advantage of Rockingham's all-seater stadium and range of different grandstands, all tickets are allocated a reserved seat and Saturday raceday tickets will now start at £40 for the lower levels in the North and South grandstands, rising to £150 for a prime place in the Rockingham Building, with seating directly opposite the pitlane and great views of the start/finish line.

The most popular seats last year, the 20,000 places at Turns 1 and 4, in the upper and lower grandstands, will be priced at £95 and £65 respectively. Children 16 and under will be charged half price. Every one of Rockingham's 52,000 seats comes with a minimum view of 95% of the entire lap.

During Friday's practice and qualifying, there will be a flat rate of just £30 for general access and a free run of every grandstand seat, with children admitted free. The Friday schedule, which combines the track running that was scheduled for both Thursday and Friday last year, will mean that there is even more action to see as well as free access to the paddock, which will cost £20 and be restricted to 10,000 tickets on Raceday.

"Last year people were amazed at the access they were allowed to have. CART, its teams and the drivers are very proud of being accessible to the fans" said David Grace, Rockingham's Chief Executive. "CART and Rockingham are all about providing great value for money. From every seat you get a fantastic view of the entire track. The people in the lower part of the grandstands are just metres away from race cars thundering past at over 200 mph and those with seats on the upper tiers have a birds eye view of the entire race. There has been a great deal of interest in the 2002 Rockingham 500 and at these prices we are very confident of selling the 52,000 available seats very quickly indeed."

The ticket hotline number is 0870 013 4044 and opens now (Wednesday 24th March). Information on how to book tickets for the 2002 Rockingham 500 is also available on line at www.rockingham.co.uk.

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