CHAMPCAR/CART: Sponsor named for Monterrey race

TECATE AND ROSHFRANS REINFORCES RELATIONSHIP WITH CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES BY INKING NEW SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH MONTERREY RACE INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2006) -- Today's St. Patrick's Day holiday calls for the wearin' o' the green, but Champ...

TECATE AND ROSHFRANS REINFORCES RELATIONSHIP WITH CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES BY INKING NEW SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH MONTERREY RACE

INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2006) -- Today's St. Patrick's Day holiday calls for the wearin' o' the green, but Champ Car fans will today celebrate with the red, white and green national colors of Mexico as top Mexican companies Tecate and Roshfrans have signed on as sponsors of the May 19-21 Champ Car event in Monterrey's Fundidora Park.

Long-time Champ Car supporter Tecate announced today that it will again serve as the title sponsor of the Champ Car event in Monterrey while Roshfrans will take on duties as the race's presenting sponsor.

The sixth annual Champ Car race in Monterrey will be known as the Tecate Grand Prix of Monterrey Presented by Roshfrans, and will take place at the 2.104-mile Fundidora Park layout May 21. The event, won last year by Bruno Junqueira, has drawn an average of 220,000 fans for each of the previous five Champ Car events.

"We are very happy that two high-profile Mexican companies have elected to continue their partnerships with the Champ Car World Series," said Champ Car President and CEO Steve Johnson. "Champ Car fans are well aware of the passion that Mexico has for Champ Car racing, and we are pleased that Tecate and Roshfrans are continuing to help in building that passion."

Tecate has been a major part of Champ Car racing for many seasons, serving as a sponsor not only at events in Monterrey and Mexico City, but also at Long Beach. Roshfrans is the first Mexican company ever to serve as an official series sponsor, and begins its third season as the Official Lubricant of Champ Car. Roshfrans also has lent its name to the Roshfrans Rookie-of-the-Year award in each of the last two seasons.

The Tecate Grand Prix of Monterrey Presented by Roshfrans will be held on May 21, and can be seen live on SPEED. The 2006 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season gets underway April 9 with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Steve Johnson