CHAMPCAR/CART: Turbo Tour day two report

Champ Car's Turbo Tour Continues to Fly Sky High on Day 2 Denver, Colo. (March 14, 2006) -- Katherine Legge set the tone early on Day Two of the 2006 Champ Car Turbo Tour and kept the momentum going through another busy day for the stars of the...

Champ Car's Turbo Tour Continues to Fly Sky High on Day 2

Denver, Colo. (March 14, 2006) -- Katherine Legge set the tone early on Day Two of the 2006 Champ Car Turbo Tour and kept the momentum going through another busy day for the stars of the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford.

Legge did an early-morning media appearance in Portland as the groundbreaking Turbo Tour left the Rose City and headed for Edmonton. The Turbo Tour Gulfstream G550 landed at Edmonton's City Centre Airport, which for a few breathtaking days in July is magically transformed into Finning International Raceway, for the Grand Prix of Edmonton.

"Our stop in Edmonton was incredible," said RuSPORT driver A.J. Allmendinger. "The event was great with us landing directly on the race track and then with me winning the RC car race was just icing on the cake. I can't wait to come back here in July when it's just a little bit warmer."

Drivers, along with Face of Champ Car winner Brandi Latimer and Champ Car President and CEO Steve Johnson, greeted the media in thick Eskimo-style jackets, as is befitting someone traveling to Edmonton in early March! Allmendinger and Legge battled alongside Justin Wilson, Mario Dominguez and Alan Sciuto in radio-controlled race cars before conducting a number of interviews with the media of Western Canada.

Denver had a racy feel even before the plane landed at Denver's Centennial Airport. Drivers donned their firesuits and were greeted by the site of waiting go-karts, and the quintet of racers happily took over the driving chores at "The Track at Centennial" for the first time on the Turbo Tour.

"I'm really excited about this new go-kart track near my house," said RuSPORT driver Justin Wilson who resides near Denver. "I joined the tour last night and it is what I was expecting, very busy but very fun."

After the karts were rolled away, the Tour headed to dinner with Centrix Financial CEO Bob Sutton, who hosted a sponsor event with the drivers. With two days down and three on the calendar still remaining, the drivers headed back to the hotel to rest for tomorrow's three-stop adventure.

In total the Turbo Tour has touched down in five cities, traveling more than 2,600 miles with more than six hours of time in the air

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Mario Dominguez , A.J. Allmendinger , Katherine Legge , Steve Johnson , Alan Sciuto