CHAMPCAR/CART: Toyota wins Manufacturer's championship

Toyota wins 2002 manufacturer'S title. - In a race basically run entirely under yellow due to heavy rain, Kenny Brack ended up placing fourth to give Toyota it's first CART Manufacturer's Championship to go along with the Driver's Championship...

Toyota wins 2002 manufacturer'S title.

- In a race basically run entirely under yellow due to heavy rain, Kenny Brack ended up placing fourth to give Toyota it's first CART Manufacturer's Championship to go along with the Driver's Championship already won by Toyota driver Cristiano da Matta. With two races remaining, Toyota holds an insurmountable 45-point lead, 300-255 over Honda.

- On the way to the Manufacturer's Championship, Toyota has won a series-high nine races to go along with 11 pole positions. The manufacturer also has led a series-leading 1075 laps - more than 50 percent of those run this season. Every Toyota-powered driver has earned at least one fourth-place finish or better this season.

- Toyota drivers continue to rank first and second in the CART points race with three in the top five. Series champion Cristiano daMatta leads with 219 points followed by boyhood friend Bruno Junqueira in second with 144. Christian Fittipaldi is fifth with 116 points, while Kenny Brack moves into 10th with 93 points.

QUOTES:

Jim Aust, Toyota vice president of motorsports: "We're thrilled to win the CART Manufacturer's Championship against some fierce competition. I can't say enough about all those involved in the effort -- everyone at Toyota, TRD and our teams and drivers."

<pre> Toyota Drivers Start/Finish Kenny Brack 4/4 Cristiano da Matta 1/8 Christian Fittipaldi 12/11 Bruno Junqueira 2/14

Scott Dixon                  6/15
Oriol Servia                 9/16
Tora Takagi                  DNS

Next Race: The 500 Presented`by Toyota, Nov. 3, SPEED, 4 p.m. ET

-toyota-

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