CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal to host Ohio fan fest

HILLIARD, OHIO . . . Sports fans throughout central Ohio will have a chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at Champ Car racing when Team Rahal hosts its 2002 Fan Fest on Thursday, August 8th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Sears Hardware...

HILLIARD, OHIO . . . Sports fans throughout central Ohio will have a chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at Champ Car racing when Team Rahal hosts its 2002 Fan Fest on Thursday, August 8th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Sears Hardware Store at 7088 East Main Street, in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Admission to the 2002 CART Fan Fest is free and the event coincides with the FedEx Championship Series CART Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, August 9-11, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet Team Rahal drivers Michel Jourdain Jr. and 1996 CART Champion Jimmy Vasser at the event. Both will sign autographs along with three-time CART champion and Team Rahal owner Bobby Rahal. This is the only scheduled appearance by the Team Rahal trio in Columbus the week of the Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.

In addition fans will have an opportunity to view a Shell Champ car, participate in kids' activities and win a variety of CART-related-prizes all while learning more about the competitive sport of Champ Car racing.

"This is a great chance for fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on with Team Rahal," said Bobby Rahal. "This is a means for us to give our great fan base here in Columbus and central Ohio a preview of the upcoming weekend of racing at one of the truly great road courses in existence, Mid-Ohio."

Team Rahal is partnering with UniFirst Corporation, Miller Brewing Company, Central Beverage Group, Sears Hardware Stores, Shell Oil Company, the Gigante Group, Buffalo Wild Wings and WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 The Fan to bring you this celebration of Champ Car racing.

Team Rahal is a franchise member of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART). Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, the team co-owned by three-time CART Champion Bobby Rahal and CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman, currently fields a pair of Championship Cars for Michel Jourdain, Jr. and Jimmy Vasser in the CART FedEx Championship Series and Danica Patrick in the Barber Dodge Series. The 60-member team enjoys primary sponsorship from Shell Oil Company, the Gigante Group and Miller Brewing Company.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Bobby Rahal , Danica Patrick , Michel Jourdain
Teams ART Grand Prix