Barber Dodge announces Portland, Mexico City date changes (LAKEVILLE, Conn.) May 30, 2002 -In light of the recent amendments to the CART FedEx Series calendar for 2002, the Barber Dodge Pro Series has added a race in support of the G.I Joe's...
Barber Dodge announces Portland, Mexico City date changes
(LAKEVILLE, Conn.) May 30, 2002 -In light of the recent amendments to the CART FedEx Series calendar for 2002, the Barber Dodge Pro Series has added a race in support of the G.I Joe's 200 at Portland International Raceway on June 16, 2002, becoming round 4 of 10 in the 2002 season.
The series had been scheduled to conclude in support of the Mexico Gran Premio 2002 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City; however, that round is now slated for November 17 as a non-championship invitational round. Thus the 2002 Barber Dodge Pro Series finale will now be the Molson Indy Montreal on August 25 on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec.
"Thanks to Michael Nealy and the G.I Joe's Grand Prix for the help in putting the Barber Dodge Pro Series on their schedule with such relatively short notice. Portland is certainly a great event and we very much look forward to racing there," said Jeremy Dale, Managing Director of the Barber Dodge Pro Series. "Mexico City will be a great opportunity for Barber Dodge and for the five Mexican drivers in our series this year. We are thrilled to be going and that it has remained a part of the 2002 season."
An added bonus of ending the season in Montreal at the end of August and one week before the Toyota Atlantic Series is that it allows Barber Dodge drivers making the step up more time to finalize their plans for 2003.
The Barber Dodge Pro Series last raced in Portland in June of 1999. The Mexico Gran Premio 2002 will be the Series' first visit to Mexico.