IRL: Scheckter awarded judgement in court case

Road cleared for Scheckter to drive for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Indianapolis, IN - Chip Ganassi today announced that the lawsuit filed by Tom Walkinshaw's TWR Group Limited and Cheever Racing LLC against Tomas Scheckter and European...

Road cleared for Scheckter to drive for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.

Indianapolis, IN - Chip Ganassi today announced that the lawsuit filed by Tom Walkinshaw's TWR Group Limited and Cheever Racing LLC against Tomas Scheckter and European Tournament Organisers Limited, which had been set for trial next week in London has been "struck out" and judgment entered for Scheckter and ETO -- the British equivalent to a dismissal with prejudice in the U.S. courts -- with the prior claimants ordered to pay Scheckter and ETO's costs and expenses that were incurred in defending the matter. The order was not opposed by TWR and Cheever. The effect is a significant victory for Scheckter who will drive for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2003 IRL Series.

Ganassi, who was clearly pleased with the result, stated that: "Tomas has convincingly overcome his first challenge, demonstrating a propensity for victory which we believe will carry over into the 2003 IRL Series." Continuing, Ganassi added that: "With Scott Dixon and Tomas Scheckter as our drivers, we're ready to continue our championship racing tradition in the IRL."

-cgr-

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Series Formula 1 , IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Scott Dixon , Chip Ganassi , Tom Walkinshaw
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing