CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach: ASTJ driver Vasser preview

JIMMY VASSER, ...

JIMMY VASSER, #12 American Spirit/Ford-Cosworth/Reynard

Accomplished: Long Beach has been good to Vasser, he is the defending Pole winner at the Beach, he finished second at last years event. His first and only win at Long Beach came in 1996 en route to the series championship. He has started in the top ten 11 times and finished in the top ten seven times since his Long Beach debut in 1992.

Fantasy CART: Check out www.FantasyCart.com and place your bet as to who will be the Long Beach Grand Prix Champion. Fantasy CART is a sponsor of American Spirit Team Johansson. Registered players will have a budget to build their ultimate Champ Car team; entries must be received before the event weekend begins. Prizes include American Spirit team gear, cash, race credentials and the opportunity to spend a race weekend as an American Spirit guest which will include lunch with Jimmy Vasser and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Racer: Vasser is featured on the cover of the May issue of Racer magazines which hits the news stands this week. The photos featured in the magazine were taken by acclaimed photographer Robert Kerian on the grounds of Firebird International Raceway last month. The feature story was written by Champ Car writer David Phillips.

Merchandise: American Spirit team gear is now available at the official Champ Car merchandise booths. A full line of American Spirit gear will be available shortly at www.AmericanSpiritTeamJohansson.com.

Vasser on Long Beach: "Long Beach is the event that I look forward to the most every year. I love this place; it is a great street circuit with a lot of history and an awesome atmosphere. You have to have a good car to run up front, so as usual that will be the key for us this weekend, a good consistent car. It will be a big weekend for us, this is the home race for one of our sponsors, Merlins Energy Drink, so we will be sure to make them proud.."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser