CHAMPCAR/CART: Stallone to continue filming at Detroit

DETROIT (June 14, 2000) - Franchise Pictures, the production company for the Champ Car-based film preliminarily entitled "Champs", will continue shooting footage for the feature at this weekend's 19th Annual Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of ...

DETROIT (June 14, 2000) - Franchise Pictures, the production company for the Champ Car-based film preliminarily entitled "Champs", will continue shooting footage for the feature at this weekend's 19th Annual Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit.

Sylvester Stallone, featured star and producer of the film, will be at The Raceway on Belle Isle to continue work on the project. Cast members joining Stallone at Detroit are supermodel Estella Warren and German actor Till Schweiger.

The focal points of this weekend's filming will be post-race celebrations and Victory Circle activities. This will occur after the formal victory ceremonies for the CART FedEx Championship Series race on Sunday afternoon. Additionally, over 200 film crew members will gather aerial footage from helicopters over Belle Isle, shoot on-track action from the pace cars, and do work in the pits throughout the race weekend which is sanctioned by Troy, Mich.-based Championship Auto Racing Teams.

"Champs" is scheduled for release to more than 3,000 movie theaters in the summer 2001. The film is being distributed by Warner Brothers.

The Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit will be held June 16-18 at The Raceway on Belle Isle. To order tickets, call 1-800-498-RACE or 313-870-7223 or visit any TicketMaster location. Anyone interested in being a part of the race as a volunteer should contact the Detroit Grand Prix Association at 313-872-3472. For further event and ticket information, visit www.imgmotorsports.com.

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