Portland race sponsor announced

Albertsons To Sponsor Portland Motorock Trans-Am Series Race During Champ Car Grand Prix Weekend. PORTLAND, Ore (May 20, 2004) & ...

Albertsons To Sponsor Portland Motorock Trans-Am Series Race During Champ Car Grand Prix Weekend.

PORTLAND, Ore (May 20, 2004) — Albertsons has been named title sponsor of Round 2 of the 2004 Motorock Trans-Am Series championship, scheduled for June 19, during the Champ Car Grand Prix weekend at Portland International Raceway. The race will be known as the Albertsons Trans-Am 100. The event marks a return of the Trans-Am Series to Portland after a two-year hiatus.

“Albertsons considers itself a family-focused food and drug retailer, and we’re privileged to be this year’s sponsor of such a wonderfully family-focused sporting event,” stated Mike Withers, Albertsons NW Region Vice-President. “The Motorock Trans-Am race represents the best of what Portland has to offer to race fans of all ages, and we at Albertsons look forward to helping the event be a winning part of the Champ Car Grand Prix weekend.”

“We’re delighted to have Albertsons as part of the extended Champ Car family through the sponsorship of the Trans-Am race. Albertsons has been a long time member of the Portland community and we’re honored to have a title sponsor with the stature and local presence that Albertsons enjoys,” stated Champ Car World Series President Dick Eidswick.

“We are pleased to announce Albertsons as our title sponsor for our return to Portland,” said Motorock Trans-Am Series Executive Director John Clagett. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the Trans-Am Series to build a presence with a major food retailer, and makes for an important and exciting partnership that will bring significant value to both the Trans-Am Series and Albertsons.”

The race weekend, which runs from June 18-20, also features the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford and the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama.

The Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland, an official Portland Rose Festival event, will mark the 21st running of Champ Cars in Portland. The weekend schedule includes a doubleheader for the Argent Toyota Atlantic Series races on Saturday and Sunday morning. The Champ Cars will take the green flag Sunday, June 20, at 1 p.m. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone 503-224-4400, or through the Event Ticket Office 503-821-4344.

Albertsons is one of the world’s largest food and drug retailers, with annual revenues of over $35 billion. Based in Boise, Idaho, the Company employs more than 230,000 employees and operates over 2,500 retail stores in 37 states across the United States, under banners including Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Albertsons-Osco, Albertsons-Sav-on, Sav-on Drugs, Osco Drug, Super Saver, Shaw’s and Star Markets.

The Motorock Trans-Am Series features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars, competing on permanent road courses, and temporary street and airport circuits throughout North America. The Trans-Am Series is America’s oldest continuously running road racing series and celebrates its 39th year of competition in 2004.

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