CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee, Chicago offer promotion

CHICAGO and MILWAUKEE (May 10, 2002) - Race fans have an opportunity to see the best open-wheel racing action on two oval courses in June by taking advantage of a discounted ticket offer from the CART Grand Prix of Chicago and the Milwaukee ...

CHICAGO and MILWAUKEE (May 10, 2002) - Race fans have an opportunity to see the best open-wheel racing action on two oval courses in June by taking advantage of a discounted ticket offer from the CART Grand Prix of Chicago and the Milwaukee Mile.

The Miller Lite 250 at the Milwaukee Mile takes place May 31 through June 2, while the CART Grand Prix of Chicago at Chicago Motor Speedway is scheduled for June 29 and 30.

Fans have two options for the discounted tickets. The first offer includes a free Saturday event and pit/paddock ticket for the Miller Lite 250 at the Milwaukee Mile with the purchase of a Sunday reserved seat for the CART Grand Prix of Chicago, or a free Saturday event and pit/paddock pass for the CART Grand Prix of Chicago when buying a reserved Sunday seat for the Miller Lite 250.

The second offer is a 25 percent discount when purchasing a Sunday reserved ticket for both events. Tickets can be purchased at either facility by mail, fax or telephone. The number for the ticket office at the Milwaukee Mile is 414-453-8277 and at Chicago Motor Speedway, it is 708-656-6300.

"Championship Auto Racing Teams has many thousands of loyal fans in these two markets and they should be given the opportunity to enjoy both of these races so close together in the area", said Charles M. Kosich, director of marketing for the Milwaukee Mile. "We are pleased to be able to work together with our partner CART, in delivering this great offering."

CART and the Milwaukee Mile are committed to keeping the best racing in the world close to their fans.

"The tremendous support we have from our Midwestern fan base made it easy to decide to stage the race in Chicago," said CART Vice President of Joint Venture Operations Rena Shanaman. "These offers are small gestures to acknowledge our fans, and we sincerely hope to see many of the same faces at both the Miller Lite 250 and the CART Grand Prix of Chicago. We believe that both events will be extremely exciting."

The Miller Lite 250 is Round Four of the 20-race 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series, and the race is scheduled to air live on CBS Sports at 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 2. Legendary drivers such as Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, and present-day Champ Car racing starts such as Michael Andretti, Paul Tracy, Jimmy Vasser, and Kenny Brack have won races on the historic one-mile oval.

The CART Grand Prix of Chicago FedEx Championship Series race is scheduled to take place at the Chicago Motor Speedway on June 30, 2002 (CBS, 3:30 p.m. ET). Fans will witness speeds approaching 200 miles per hour and new CART rules have created closer racing and put an end to fuel-economy runs. The 2002 CART Grand Prix of Chicago marks the fourth time Champ Cars have visited the Windy City, with Juan Montoya, Cristiano da Matta, and Kenny Brack winning previous events at CMS.

Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) owns, operates and markets the CART FedEx Championship Series. Former series champions Michael Andretti and Jimmy Vasser are among the stars who will battle for the 2002 FedEx Championship Series title on ovals, temporary street circuits and permanent road courses. CART Champ Cars are thoroughbred racing machines that travel at speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, showcasing the technical expertise of manufacturers such as American Honda, Ford Motor Company, Toyota, Lola Cars, Reynard Motorsport, and Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC. The 20-race 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series will be broadcast by new television partners, CBS, FOX, and SPEED Channel. CART also owns and operates its top development series, the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship. Learn more about CART's open-wheel racing series at www.CART.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Paul Tracy , Kenny Brack , Rick Mears , A.J. Foyt
Teams ART Grand Prix