CHAMPCAR/CART: San Jose ticket sales news 2005-07-09

FOUR GRANDSTANDS SOLD OUT, SEATS SELLING FAST FOR TAYLOR WOODROW GRAND PRIX OF SAN JOSE SAN JOSE, CA - - JULY 9, 2005 - - Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose officials confirmed today that four of the grandstands have already sold out for...

FOUR GRANDSTANDS SOLD OUT, SEATS SELLING FAST FOR TAYLOR WOODROW GRAND PRIX OF SAN JOSE

SAN JOSE, CA - - JULY 9, 2005 - - Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose officials confirmed today that four of the grandstands have already sold out for the event which is scheduled for July 29-31 on the streets of downtown San Jose.

With just under three weeks remaining before the first on-track action commences, grandstand #2 in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, grandstand #3A in the "hairpin" turn and grandstands #4A and #4D along Almaden Blvd. are all sold out with the rest of the grandstands filling up fast.

Today's announcement of brisk and escalating grandstand ticket sales coupled with recent announcements including title sponsorship by Taylor Woodrow Homes, agreement with 15 Official Sponsors and that over 80% of the hospitality suites have been sold, are all indications that the inaugural Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose is on course and schedule to be a major success.

"We are extremely happy with the way grandstand ticket sales are progressing," said Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose Vice President and General Manager Bob Singleton. "We have already sold out four grandstands and are very close to filling several more. Ticket sales are on a pace to meet our expectations and when combined with the number and quality of sponsors that are already on board plus the fact that we have sold over 80% of our hospitality suites, we are looking forward to a very successful inaugural event," Singleton concluded.

In addition to title sponsor Taylor Woodrow Homes the list of Official Sponsors includes: AAA Towing -- Auto Club Membership, Autobahn Motors Mercedes Benz, Clear Channel, Cytomax Sports Drink, the Fairmont Hotel, Hertz Rental Cars, Ikon, iLoop Mobile Inc., KNTV NBC 11, Miller Brewing Company/South Bay Beverage, San Jose Mercury News, Telemundo, Toyota, Wine and Roses Limousine Service and Yellow Checker Cab Co.

The inaugural Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose, the eighth stop on the 2005 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford schedule, is Northern California's historic first downtown street race. The weekend of racing, which will be contested on an approximately 1.6-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit, will draw over 100,000 spectators to northern California's largest city generating an economic impact of approximately $20 million for the City of San Jose. In addition, the race will be televised live on SPEED Channel on Sunday, July 31 with a second airing on KNTV NBC 11 that evening. It will also be broadcast in 160 countries thus showcasing the city of San Jose to viewers around the world.

The Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose will be much more than a race. In addition to practice, qualifying and races for five events, the schedule calls for a week of activities in downtown San Jose.

The Champ Car race, which features some of the greatest drivers in the world including former champions: Morgan Hill's Jimmy Vasser (1996), Cristiano da Matta (2002), Paul Tracy (2003) and Sebastien Bourdias (2004) plus Los Gatos native A. J. Allmendinger and Mexican star Mario Dominquez, piloting cars that will approach speeds of 190 mph, will be run at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31.

The Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose proudly supports Canary Fund. Canary Fund, which was founded by Don Listwin, is dedicated to advancing the science of the early detection of cancer and was also recently announced as the Official Social Cause of the Champ Car World Series.

Tickets for the Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix San Jose are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (call: 408-998-tixs or 510-625-tixs or 415-421-tixs). Ticket plans range from a single day general admission price of $25 on Friday to $150 for a three-day Gold Grandstand seat which includes a paddock pass. Corporate and group discount rates are also available. For corporate sponsorships, hospitality and group tickets call: 408-277-9470.

-www.sanjosegrandprix.com

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Paul Tracy , Cristiano da Matta