CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexico City: Conquest Racing wins design award

Conquest Racing wins the Sherwin Williams "It's All in the Finish" Color and Design Award Mexico City, Mexico (November 10, 2007) - Conquest Racing is excited to announce the receipt of the Sherwin Williams 'It's All in the Finish" Color and ...

Conquest Racing wins the Sherwin Williams "It's All in the Finish" Color and Design Award

Mexico City, Mexico (November 10, 2007) - Conquest Racing is excited to announce the receipt of the Sherwin Williams 'It's All in the Finish" Color and Design Award. The brilliant pearl blue, white and metallic silver Juniper Soul / Opes Prime car sparkled in the Mexican sun and along with Nelson Philippe, pilot of the #34 car, wowed the local Planet Color judges. The judges evaluated the paint scheme on the field of Champ Car DP01s to find which car had the best color, design, gloss and overall appearance. Along with the Color and Design Award recognition, Conquest Racing earns a $20,000 cash prize.

"We are delighted to have won the Sherwin Williams 'All in the Finish' Color and Design Award this weekend," said Eric Bachelart, Conquest Racing Team Owner. "We made a very strong effort to come up with a good presentation and we are grateful for the support and incentives Sherwin Williams have provided all of the teams to enhance the Champ Car experience. This competition allows the teams to show off the DP01 and Sherwin Williams Planet Color paints to all of the fans. The colors and quality in the vast range of Planet Color paints we can choose from are truly amazing."

About Sherwin Williams
The Sherwin-Williams Company, founded in 1866, is one of the world's leading companies in the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Sherwin-Williams Company, manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and fleet refinishing industries. For more information visit www.sherwin-automotive.com.

About Conquest Racing
1991 Indy Lights Champion Eric Bachelart started Conquest Racing in 1997 to compete in the Indy Lights series, winning races and scoring podium finishes with drivers such as Christophe Tinseau, Felipe Giaffone and Kristian Kolby.

Conquest Racing contested the 2002 Indy Racing League season with rookie Laurent Redon, netting a podium finish in just the third race of the season and clinching the Rookie of the Year award.

Conquest Racing rejoined the Champ Car family in 2003 and has been developing many rookie drivers over the past five years including Justin Wilson, Nelson Philippe, Charles Zwolsman and Andrew Ranger. Through their hard work, Conquest has scored eight top-five finishes and earned two podiums with Andrew Ranger and Jan Heylen. Conquest Racing looks forward to continuing its tradition of working with younger drivers and supporting the future of the Champ Car World Series.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Felipe Giaffone , Christophe Tinseau , Laurent Redon , Nelson Philippe , Andrew Ranger , Jan Heylen , Charles Zwolsman , Kristian Kolby
Teams Williams , Conquest Racing