CHAMPCAR/CART: Tagliani, Manning to represent Ford in Cleveland

INDIANAPOLIS (March 3, 2003) -- Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford drivers Alex Tagliani ( ...

INDIANAPOLIS (March 3, 2003) -- Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford drivers Alex Tagliani (#33 Johnson Controls Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) of Rocketsports Racing and rookie shoe Darren Manning (#15 Walker Racing Ford-Cosworth/Reynard/Bridgestone) of England will visit The Buckeye State this Wednesday, March 5th for the Greater Cleveland Auto Show at the IX Center located near Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport.

Tagliani and Manning will be on hand at the Ford Racing display from 6:00 -- 8:00 p.m. to sign autographs on behalf of Ford Racing and the Champ Car World Series, along with a Herdez Competition show car that has been featured throughout the duration of the auto show.

Prior to the Ford Racing appearance, the duo is slated to sign autographs at the Cleveland Grand Prix Race Event Volunteers (REVs) booth from 4:00 -- 5:00 p.m., after a luncheon with print media from 12:30 -- 1:45 p.m. on the 15th Floor of the IMG Center in downtown Cleveland.

Before stopping at the Auto Show, Tagliani and Manning will spend the morning and early afternoon in Cleveland with media discussing the concept of night racing in preparation for the largest temporary lighting project ever in the world at Burke Lakefront Airport, site of Round 9 of the Champ Car World Series.

The July 5th U.S. Bank Presents The Cleveland Grand Prix will be run under the lights as world-renowned Musco Lighting will turn the airport runways into what will be the world's largest outdoor lighting project. Musco, which has lent its temporary and permanent lighting facilities to events ranging from The Olympic Games to rock concerts, will erect 21 lighting towers to illuminate the racing circuit.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Alex Tagliani