CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Competition 2003 plans clarification

INDIANAPOLIS (January 6, 2003) - Herdez Competition Managing Director Keith Wiggins today clarified the team's current situation regarding the lineup of sponsors and drivers for the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford...

INDIANAPOLIS (January 6, 2003) - Herdez Competition Managing Director Keith Wiggins today clarified the team's current situation regarding the lineup of sponsors and drivers for the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford 2003 season.

"There have been a number of rumors and reports over the past weeks, and particularly in the past few days, about the team's plans for 2003. While we are not yet in a position to announce the details, we thought it would be advantageous to clarify our position.

"We have every intention of running two cars for the entire 2003 season. To that end we have hired a number of new staff members and are making investments in the equipment required to support the second car. However, as I said last week, we're still working on a few sponsorship deals to make the second car secure."

With the beginning of the racing season a scant six weeks away, all efforts are now focused on finalizing the programs and making final decisions on the driver line-up.

Wiggins continued, "We begin our pre-season testing program this week in Sebring and, because Mario Dominguez has not yet been cleared by the doctors from his surgery in December, Roberto Moreno will be in the car for the test. We have been talking to Roberto about a position with the team for this year but there is nothing done at this time as well.

"We are excited about the upcoming Champ Car season and have plans for a very successful year. At the same time, we hope that the fans and media will be patient with us while we work out the final details!"

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Roberto Moreno , Mario Dominguez