CHAMPCAR/CART: Honda and Bosch to support inaugural karting event

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (October 26) -- Two prominent names in motorsports have come forward to support top young drivers from around the country. Champ Car veteran Bryan Herta today announced the addition of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Robert...

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (October 26) -- Two prominent names in motorsports have come forward to support top young drivers from around the country. Champ Car veteran Bryan Herta today announced the addition of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Robert Bosch Corporation to the inaugural Championship Auto Racing Teams Stars of Tomorrow karting event to be held November 3, 4 and 5, at the Las Vegas Karting Center.

"Honda and Bosch are leaders in their fields and both are extremely active participants in the higher levels of racing," said Herta. "I am grateful that they are helping to lend their credibility and support to this first of its kind karting event."

Honda, a three-time winner of the coveted CART Manufacturer's Championship, and Bosch, a supporter of the Dayton Indy Lights Championship since its inception in 1986 and sponsor of the Bosch Platinum+4 Speedway Challenge, join a strong support cast. CART, Team Rahal, Skip Barber Racing Schools, Firestone Racing, Paul Tracy Kart Racing, E-Z-Go Golf Carts and Yamaha have all pledged to make the Stars of Tomorrow an unprecedented event in bridging the gap between karting and CART.

"As a company whose roots are steeped in racing, we are proud to be part of this inaugural karting event," said Kurt Antonius, Senior Manager of Public Relations for Honda.

"Bosch always likes to get involved in events like this," said Wolfgang Hustedt, Bosch Motorsports Automotive Manager.  "It's grassroots racing that will help us later on when these young drivers graduate through the ranks.  It creates a loyal following at an early age."

The event will be structured like a Champ Car race weekend, with driver performances closely evaluated by Skip Barber Racing School instructors and a panel of Champ Car drivers. Five drivers from the senior classes will be awarded the title "Championship Auto Racing Teams Stars of Tomorrow". The winners will participate in a Skip Barber Three Day Racing School culminating in a test in the Team Rahal Champ Car.

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Series IndyCar , Kart
Drivers Paul Tracy , Bryan Herta , Skip Barber