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Inaugural CARA Charities Indy Shop Tour Set For U.S. Grand Prix Week Charity Event Gives An Inside Look At Top Indianapolis Open-Wheel Race Shops August 12, 2001- Indianapolis, Indiana - A new event in the 20th Anniversary celebration season of...

Inaugural CARA Charities Indy Shop Tour Set For U.S. Grand Prix Week
Charity Event Gives An Inside Look At Top Indianapolis Open-Wheel Race Shops

August 12, 2001- Indianapolis, Indiana - A new event in the 20th Anniversary celebration season of CARA Charities, the inaugural CARA Charities Indy Shop Tour, Thursday, Sept. 27, will showcase some of the top open-wheel auto racing facilities in the U.S. when the international motorsports community focuses on Indianapolis for the SAP Grand Prix of the United States at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The CARA Charities Indy Shop Tour will include guided tours of top CART and IRL team race shops, a luncheon at the Columbia Club at historic Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis and several surprises and guest appearances by motorsports VIPs. Among the guest hosts already confirmed is 1998 Indianapolis 500 winner and current Indy Racing Northern Light Series star Eddie Cheever Jr.

Race shops on the tour include CART FedEx Championship Series competitors Patrick Racing and Team Green and Indy Racing Northern Light Series championship leaders Panther Racing. Shop tour guests will be given a complete tour of each facility by personnel from each team in addition to a full question and answer session at each location. Race fans and members of the media alike are welcome to participate in the CARA Charities Indy Shop Tour.

"We are grateful to our CART and IRL team partners for their assistance with the inaugural CARA Charities Indy Shop Tour" said Mary Lou Bogner, National Director of CARA Charities. "This is a great opportunity to open up to the world our fine race shop facilities in Indianapolis while raising some funds for CARA Charities and the various organizations we support."

In addition to the luncheon, the CARA Charities Indy Shop Tour also includes all transportation to and from each facility. The event's exact schedule is being finalized.

A limited number of CARA Charities Indy Shop Tour tickets are available for a donation of $150. Tickets may be purchased through the CARA Charities office at (317) 299-2277 while orders may also be placed via email at carachar@aol.com. Please indicate in the subject "Shop Tour Ticket Order" for all email purchases.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, CARA Charities was founded in 1981 to serve the community through charitable work and promote the friendship of all those involved in the motorsports family. Over $3.25 million dollars has been distributed to numerous racing and community organizations, including the nationally recognized and award-winning "Buckle Up Baby" program that is a partnership between CARA Charities and the Bridgestone/Firestone Trust. In addition to the CARA Shirley Bettenhausen Children's Fund, other recipient charities include CART Ministries, San Bernardino Children's Fund, CARA Benevolent Fund, Inc., Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Foote Memorial Hospital, International Vehicular Injury Research Center, California Highway Patrol "Kids" Program, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Championship Drivers Association Benevolent Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer and Valley View Medical Center.

-CARA-

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Series Charity
Drivers Eddie Cheever
Teams Panther Racing