CHAMPCAR/CART: Eric Mauk named News Manager

Mauk named News Manager for Championship Auto Racing Teams. INDIANAPOLIS (May 30, 2002) - In looking for someone to deliver the news of the CART FedEx Championship Series, Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) Vice President of ...

Mauk named News Manager for Championship Auto Racing Teams.

INDIANAPOLIS (May 30, 2002) - In looking for someone to deliver the news of the CART FedEx Championship Series, Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) Vice President of Communications Adam Saal decided to bring someone onboard that has been delivering racing news nearly every day for the past four years.

CART named Eric Mauk as its new News Manager today, hiring the former RACER magazine writer and SPEED Channel website Managing Editor to replace Nate Siebens, who has moved to the newly-created position of Creative Production Manager. In his new role, Siebens will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day operation of CART.com, the official web site of the CART FedEx Championship Series, and will oversee all production of the company's in-house creative department.

"We're happy to have Eric on board, and he brings a great deal of experience and professionalism to our department," said Adam. "At the same time, we're happy to be able to move Nate over to a new, and what we believe will be an important role in not only CART communications, but the entire company. We feel that we've assembled a strong team in CART communications, and the addition of Eric has made our team even stronger."

Mauk, 37, will be responsible for all editorial assignments related to CART open-wheel racing in addition to running the department's press room operations on race weekends. He will also be tasked with the release of all news and happenings to the media on race weekends.

The change will be in effect for this weekend's Miller Lite 250 at The Milwaukee Mile and for the rest of the season, although Mauk will still be a contributor to the Speedtv.com website through June 30.

The Ohio State University graduate and former member of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division, joined RACER in September of 1999, taking the job after three years as a sportswriter for Suburban News Publications in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to that, the Roaming Shores, Ohio native served as a sportscaster for WBNS-AM Radio in Columbus and was also the public address announcer for OSU ice hockey and Columbus Clippers baseball.

Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) owns, operates and markets the CART FedEx Championship Series. Former series champions Michael Andretti and Jimmy Vasser are among the stars who will battle for the 2002 FedEx Championship Series title on ovals, temporary street circuits and permanent road courses. CART Champ Cars are thoroughbred racing machines that travel at speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, showcasing the technical expertise of manufacturers such as American Honda, Ford Motor Company, Toyota, Lola Cars, Reynard Motorsport and Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. The 20-race 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series will be broadcast by new television partners, CBS, FOX and SPEED Channel. CART also owns and operates its top development series, the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship. Learn more about CART's open-wheel racing series at www.CART.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser