CHAMPCAR/CART: Rocketsports Racing supports Convergence 2004

Lansing-based Rocketsports Racing supports Michigan State University and Mid-Michigan business at Convergence 2004. Rocketsports Racing engineers, Randy Gibson and John Gentilozzi, will speak to Michigan State University students at the ...

Lansing-based Rocketsports Racing supports Michigan State University and Mid-Michigan business at Convergence 2004.

Rocketsports Racing engineers, Randy Gibson and John Gentilozzi, will speak to Michigan State University students at the Convergence 2004 on Saturday, February 21 from 9 AM - 2 PM at the Communication Arts and Sciences Building on the MSU campus. The Two engineers, both MSU Alumni, will provide students with first-hand insight into the technology, communication, business and team work required on a professional open-wheel racing team.

The third annual Convergence is a forum designed to encourage networking and communication between mid-Michigan businesses and emerging professionals. The event is presented by ASCOT (Associated Students for Career Orientation in Telecommunication) and strongly supported by Rocketsports team owner and Champ Car World Series partner, Paul Gentilozzi.

Gentilozzi earned his MBA from MSU and operates one of the largest commercial real estate businesses in the mid-Michigan area. Gentilozzi pursued his passion for racing and formed Rocketsports in 1985. In addition to producing road-racing engines and chassis, the Lansing-based organization runs a multi car team in the Motorock Trans-Am Tour, and the No. 33 Johnson Controls Ford-Cosworth Lola in the Champ Car World Series.

Rocketsports' primary sponsor, Johnson Controls, will transport the No. 33 Johnson Controls open-wheel show car to the MSU campus to give students at the Convergence 2004 a glimpse of the impressive land rocket.

Convergence 2004 is expected to attract over 250 young professionals to the event this year. Admission to Convergence 2004 is not limited to MSU students. There is no cost to attend the program. For more information about the event and participating companies please visit www.convergence2k4.com.

-rsr-

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