CHAMPCAR/CART: Interactive fanfest in Ohio

DUBLIN, Ohio (July 31, 2000) - The Champ Cars of the CART FedEx Championship series bring advanced technology, high speed and artistic brilliance to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio, for the Miller Lite 200, August ...

DUBLIN, Ohio (July 31, 2000) - The Champ Cars of the CART FedEx Championship series bring advanced technology, high speed and artistic brilliance to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio, for the Miller Lite 200, August 10-13.

Racing fans will have several opportunities during the week leading up to the race to visit the CART FanFest display at various locations throughout Central Ohio. The FanFest display is designed to give the racing fan or casual observer a closer look at the inner-workings of the FedEx Championship Series.

"The CART FanFest is a great opportunity for fans to get one-on-one with CART. There are several interesting and involving exhibits that will help fans gain a better understanding of CART as well as the excitement and spectacular racing that is the FedEx Championship Series," says Pat Leahy, CART Senior Vice President of Marketing.

The display includes an authentic Champ Car, a Mercedes Benz C-43 Safety Car, and a Honda CBR 900RR super cycle. Fans will also be able to:

* View a Champ Car wing display, the key handling component of the racing machine * Listen to radio communications between drivers and their crew chiefs * Play the "CART World Series" video game on a Sony PlayStation video wall * Watch racing highlights on several video screens * View the CART Champion's award trophy, the PPG Cup, and a Champ Car engine

The display makes its first stop in Central Ohio on Sunday, August 6, at the 11th Annual Arthritis Foundation Mini Grand Prix, located at the Hilliard Municipal Park in Hilliard, Ohio, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fans can also interact with the display at Dave and Buster's in Hilliard, Ohio, Wednesday, August 9, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., during the Miller Lite 200 FanFest. Team Rahal will also be present with their Champ Car and transporter display. Team owner Bobby Rahal, and drivers Max Papis and Kenny Brack will be on-site to sign autographs.

As the race weekend approaches, the CART FanFest will relocate north to Buck's Bar and Grill in Lexington, Ohio, on Friday, August 11. Buck's is a traditional stop for race fans and race participants alike during all Mid-Ohio race weekends.

For more information on the CART FanFest display or the Miller Lite 200, please call 1-800-MID-OHIO or visit www.midohio.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Max Papis , Bobby Rahal , Kenny Brack