Lausitz, Germany, August 18, 2000 - Walker Racing will make history this Sunday as the first open-wheel car ever to run on the new Eurospeedway oval will be the ...
Lausitz, Germany, August 18, 2000 - Walker Racing will make history this Sunday as the first open-wheel car ever to run on the new Eurospeedway oval will be the #5 avex/Honda/Reynard/Firestone machine that is owned by Derrick Walker. Derrick offered the Lausitz track the opportunity to run one his CART FedEx Championship car as a preview to the German 500 CART race which will take place on the 2-mile superspeedway on Sept. 15, 2001, and the track's staff jumped at the opportunity. The historic demonstration will be run in conjunction with a GT Porsche event that will be occurring on the FIA circuit that is also a part of the world-class Eurospeedway facility. "It's not surprising that championship racing is expanding to Europe given the variety that CART offers to its fans," said Walker. "The Eurospeedway group has invested in a world-class facility that brings CART racing to Europe. The interest in championship racing is beginning to show itself in many different ways. I believe that this partnership will be beneficial to both the Eurospeedway and the FedEx Championship Series."
Walker Racing's regular driver Shinji Nakano will be racing at Road America this weekend, so CART driver Bryan Herta will pilot the car around the track. Herta subbed for Nakano at Long Beach and Rio earlier this season when Shinji was recovering from injuries sustained in a private testing accident at Milwaukee.
Walker Racing's corporate sponsor partners are avex, Alpine, Mitsuba, SpeedWRX.com, Dell Computer Corporation, NGK, St. Elmo Steakhouse, Honda, Reynard and Firestone.