CHAMPCAR/CART: Robert resigns from CART board of directors

DETROIT (October 2, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) confirmed today that Bert Roberts has resigned from CART's Board of Directors, effective September 14, 2001. In making his decision, Roberts, who has been on the CART...

DETROIT (October 2, 2001) - Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) confirmed today that Bert Roberts has resigned from CART's Board of Directors, effective September 14, 2001.

In making his decision, Roberts, who has been on the CART Board since May of 2000, cited personal reasons.

Joseph F. Heitzler, CART's Chairman and CEO, offered his thanks to Roberts for the contributions he made as a Board member.

"Bert has provided the CART Board of Directors with useful insight and expertise during his tenure and he will be missed," said Heitzler. "We appreciate the time and effort he has devoted to CART and wish him well in his future endeavors."

Roberts is the chairman of WorldCom, which is a sponsor of both CART and the Mo Nunn Racing Team that competes in the CART FedEx Championship Series.

Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) owns, operates and markets the FedEx Championship Series. Series champions Gil de Ferran, Jimmy Vasser and Michael Andretti are among the drivers who battle for the FedEx Championship Series title on oval circuits as well as temporary and permanent road courses. CART also owns and operates its top two development series, the Dayton Indy Lights Championship and the Toyota Atlantic Championship. Learn more about CART's open-wheel racing series at www.cart.com.

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Series Automotive , IndyCar
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Mo Nunn