DETROIT (September 20, 2000) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) and Quokka Sports, Inc., a leading provider of sports entertainment for the digital world*, today announced the winner of CART's Biggest Fan Contest at www.CART.com ...
DETROIT (September 20, 2000) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART) and Quokka Sports, Inc., a leading provider of sports entertainment for the digital world*, today announced the winner of CART's Biggest Fan Contest at www.CART.com <http://www.CART.com>. Erik Petersen, of Manchester, Tennessee and a guest will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to the final race of the year in Fontana, California on October 29, 2000. They will spend half a day with Newman/Haas Racing and drivers Michael Andretti and Christian Fittipaldi, and half a day with Mo Nunn Racing and driver Tony Kanaan. The award marks the end of the CART season and recognizes the loyalty and passion of its fans.
"We are literally putting the fan in the drivers seat," said John Schram,
General Manager of www.CART.com <http://www.CART.com>, part of the Quokka
Sports Network. "'CART.coms goal is to create an experience that brings
fans as close as they can to the race without actually being there. The
Biggest Fan Contest is CART.com's way of giving back to all of our devoted
The online essay contest held at www.CART.com <http://www.CART.com> in June and July invited CART fans and enthusiasts to put their passion for CART racing on the Internet. More than 750 fans entered the contest, proclaiming why they were to be named CART's Biggest Fan. Fans and 4,000 visitors to www.CART.com <http://www.CART.com> voted online to select the winner after a panel of CART drivers selected finalists for the award.
"CART fans are the most passionate in all of auto racing, perhaps the most passionate in all of sports," said Patrick Leahy, Senior Vice President of Marketing for CART. "The Biggest Fan Contest allowed us to recognize our faithful fans for all their dedication throughout the season."
Erik Petersen, CART's Biggest Fan, has "motor oil in his veins" and refers to his wife as "Timing and Scoring". Petersen writes: "You say you want 'someone with motor oil in their veins.' Well let me finish my morning cup of methanol and I'll give it ten tenths for the next 150 words. I may have been born and raised in the mid-south where NASCAR is a way of life but for me no motors please.