Cleveland: Fact sheet and notes of interest

Fact Sheet The CART Toyota Atlantic Championship Round 8, Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland July 12- 14 2002, Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio Event: Round 8 of the 12-event CART Toyota Atlantic Championship will be held on the 2.106-mile...

Fact Sheet
The CART Toyota Atlantic Championship
Round 8, Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland
July 12- 14 2002, Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio

Event: Round 8 of the 12-event CART Toyota Atlantic Championship will be held on the 2.106-mile temporary road course, as Sunday's opening event at the Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by U.S. Bank. Sunday's race will mark the fifth time since 1998 the Atlantic series has competed at the Burke Lakefront Airport. The Atlantic Championship did not run in Cleveland in 1999

Race Series: The CART-sanctioned Toyota Atlantic Championship is a key rung on CART's "Ladder System", and is noted for its long history of graduating its stars into CART competition. Among the drivers who have graduated from the Atlantic series are CART Champ car stars Michael Andretti, Jimmy Vasser, Patrick Carpentier and Alex Tagliani, former Champ Car stars Bobby Rahal and Danny Sullivan, as well as 1997 FIA Formula One Champion, Jacques Villeneuve.

Atlantic Schedule at Cleveland:


Friday, July 12:
Practice 1:30 p.m.-- 2:10 p.m.
Qualifying 5:30 p.m. -- 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, July 13:
Practice 9:00 a.m. -- 9:40 a.m.
Qualifying 12:15 p.m. -- 12:45 p.m.


Sunday, July 14:
Warm-Up 9:00 a.m. -- 9:15 a.m.
RACE 10:55 a.m. -- 11:55 a.m. (32 laps/67.392 miles)

Atlantic History at Cleveland: The CART Toyota Atlantic Championship has raced at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport four times dating back to the 1997 season. The previous Atlantic winners at Cleveland were; Alexandre Tagliani (1997), Memo Gidley (1998), Buddy Rice (2000), and Hoover Orsi (2001).

Television Broadcasts: Speed Channel will broadcast Sunday's Round 8 race from Cleveland on same day delay on Sunday, July 14, at 5:00 p.m. ET, while Atlantic fans in Canada can watch the race on RDS on Saturday, July 27, at 8:30 a.m. Speed Channel will replay the race on Monday, July 15, at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Race Video Highlights: CART Toyota Atlantic highlights from the Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by U.S. Bank, Sunday, July 14, 2002 will be included in the following VNR (Video News Release).

5:30-6:00 p.m. ET, Sunday July 14, 2002
Galaxy 11
KU14 Transponder
Downlink Frequency 11980, Audio 6.2/6.8 (VerticalPolarization)

Next Race: After six races over the past seven weeks, the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship gets a much need break before returning to action at the historic Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres on Sunday, August 4th.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Michael Andretti , Memo Gidley , Bobby Rahal , Patrick Carpentier , Alex Tagliani , Hoover Orsi , Danny Sullivan , Buddy Rice