CHAMPCAR/CART: ALMS cars to run exhibition laps at Mexico City

AMERICAN LE MANS CARS TO RUN EXHIBITION LAPS IN MEXICO DURING CART WEEKEND BRASELTON, Ga. (November 12, 2002) -- A pair of Prototype sports cars from the American Le Mans Series will run exhibition laps this weekend at the Autodromo Hermanos ...

AMERICAN LE MANS CARS TO RUN EXHIBITION LAPS IN MEXICO DURING CART WEEKEND

BRASELTON, Ga. (November 12, 2002) -- A pair of Prototype sports cars from the American Le Mans Series will run exhibition laps this weekend at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City to give fans a preview of the series event scheduled at the rejuvenated road racing venue in 2003.

The circuit will officially re-open by hosting the CART FedEx Championship Series for Grand Premio Telmex/Gigante presented by Banamex/Visa this weekend. A large crowd is expected at the historic track, which previously hosted the Mexican round of the Formula One World Championship and has undergone a massive revitalization project to make it one of the world's top racing circuits.

Former Formula One and CART star Stefan Johansson of Sweden will drive the Champion Racing Audi R8 in the American Le Mans Series exhibitions in Mexico City. Young American driver Gunnar Jeannette will be in a Panoz LMP-01 for the exhibitions, which will take place on all days of track activity. The Panoz was the first car of any kind to turn laps on the circuit when it was driven by ALMS star David Brabham on Nov. 5.

When they are not on the track, the two American Le Mans Series cars will be available for fans to see in the track's garage area. The ALMS will hold its event at the circuit Apr. 4-6, 2003.

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Series ALMS , IndyCar
Drivers David Brabham , Stefan Johansson , Gunnar Jeannette