"AND THE WINNER IS..." Last season saw one of the tightest points battles in CART FedEx Championship Series history. Based on the diversity of choices for the 2001 champion by twenty-five motor sports journalists, it appears that this season...
"AND THE WINNER IS..."
Last season saw one of the tightest points battles in CART FedEx Championship Series history. Based on the diversity of choices for the 2001 champion by twenty-five motor sports journalists, it appears that this season may prove to be another great battle to the end.
<pre> Journalist 2001 Pick (Publication)
Elton Alexander Michael Andretti (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Steve Ballard Kenny Brack (USA Today)
Mike Berres Helio Castroneves (Reading Eagle)
Andy Bornhop Kenny Brack (Road & Track)
Louis Brewster Gil de Ferran (Inland Valley Bulletin)
Curt Cavin Gil de Ferran (Indianapolis Star)
David Coffin Michael Andretti (Monterey County Herald)
Damian Dottore Helio Castroneves (Orange Country Register)
Tony Fabrizio Kenny Brack (Dallas Morning News)
Lewis Franck Gil de Ferran (Reuters)
Shav Glick Paul Tracy (LA Times)
Herb Gould Dario Franchitti (Chicago Sun-Times)
Tim Haddock Helio Castroneves (LA Daily News)
Mike Harris Michael Andretti (Associated Press)
Dave Kallman Gil de Ferran (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Gordon Kirby Cristiano da Matta (Autosport)
Keith Lair Paul Tracy (San Gabriel Valley News)
John Mason Gil de Ferran (Wisconsin State Journal)
John Oreovicz Paul Tracy (National Speed Sport News)
Dave Philips Helio Castroneves (Racer)
Mike Pryson Jimmy Vasser (Jackson Citizen Patriot)
Jeremy Shaw Gil de Ferran (Champ Car)
Jeff Vettraino Gil de Ferran (Autoweek)
Marshall Wilson Paul Tracy (San Francisco Chronicle)
Dave Woolford Gil de Ferran (Toledo Blade)
</pre> DO LUNCH WITH GIL DE FERRAN
Gil de Ferran will be in Long Beach on Wednesday, April 4 to attend the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach media luncheon. He is available for one-on-one interviews that day to discuss the race and the 2001 season.
De Ferran will then be in Ft. Worth on Monday, April 9 to host a media luncheon at Texas de Brazil restaurant. Journalists will have the opportunity to sit down for lunch and discuss the inaugural Texas 600 scheduled for Sunday, April 29 at Texas Motor Speedway.
<pre> FEDEX CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINT STANDINGS
1. Cristiano da Matta 21 2. Gil de Ferran 16 3. Paul Tracy 14 4. Michael Andretti 12 5. Kenny Brack 11 6. Jimmy Vasser 8 7. Tony Kanaan 6 8. Helio Castroneves 5 9. Dario Franchitti 4 10. Tora Takagi 3 11. Nicolas Minassian 2 12. Max Papis 1