CHAMPCAR/CART: Mentor program announcement for Vancouver

CART teams Newman/Haas and Player's Forsythe to host Mentor Program Atlantic drivers Fogarty and Valiante at Vancouver race. INDIANAPOLIS, (July 10, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams announced today that CART Mentor Program participants...

CART teams Newman/Haas and Player's Forsythe to host Mentor Program Atlantic drivers Fogarty and Valiante at Vancouver race.

INDIANAPOLIS, (July 10, 2002) - Championship Auto Racing Teams announced today that CART Mentor Program participants Jon Fogarty and Michael Valiante will be partnered with Newman/Haas Racing and Player's Forsythe Racing, respectively. Both Toyota Atlantic drivers will be guests of the Champ Car teams during the upcoming race weekend at Vancouver.

Fogarty and Valiante will participate in debriefings, team meetings, plus press and sponsor events, when applicable. They will be in pit lane with headsets during all practice and qualifying sessions and the race.

Fogarty was chosen as a participant due to being the Toyota Atlantic point leader following Round 6 at the CART Grand Prix of Chicago. Fogarty will be with Newman/Haas and its drivers Cristiano Da Matta and Christian Fittipaldi.

Valiante, a resident of nearby Burnaby, British Columbia, was chosen as an at-large selection by a distinguished motorsports panel. During his time with Player's Forsythe Racing, Valiante will be with fellow Canadians Alex Tagliani and Patrick Carpentier.

Fogarty and Valiante chose their Champ Car teams from a list that also included Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Herdez Competition, Walker Racing, Fernandez Racing and Team Rahal.

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Series Atlantic , IndyCar
Drivers Patrick Carpentier , Alex Tagliani , Jon Fogarty , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , ART Grand Prix