CHAMPCAR/CART: Ticket prices and fan activities set for Tenneco GP

DETROIT (February 26, 2001) - IMG Motorsports, organizers of the Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit, today announced ticket prices and several unique fan activities set for the 20th anniversary of the event, scheduled for June 15-17 at the...

DETROIT (February 26, 2001) - IMG Motorsports, organizers of the Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit, today announced ticket prices and several unique fan activities set for the 20th anniversary of the event, scheduled for June 15-17 at the Raceway on Belle Isle Park.

This year's historic event will feature action of the CART FedEx Championship Series, the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series and other races.

Weekend reserved grandstand tickets are available from $50 to $110 and include views of the start/finish line, pit lane, front straightaway, and jumbo television screens. General admission tickets are available for $25 on Saturday and $30 on Sunday.

Additionally, weekend paddock passes are $22 and pit passes are $60. Photo passes, giving fans access to two photo towers and specially cut photo holes along the circuit, are $175. Children 12-and-under are free all weekend when accompanied by an adult.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting any Ticketmaster location or by contacting Ticketmaster charge-by-phone (248-645-6666 in Michigan). Fans can also buy tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com <http://www.ticketmaster.com>. A 10 percent group discount is available for purchases of 20 or more tickets.

In addition to a variety of ticket options, fans can enjoy the race through several unique spectator activities.

Friday will again be "Ford Free Prix Day." Admission that day is free courtesy of the Ford Motor Company. Spectators can see practice and qualifying sessions for the Champ Cars and Trans-Am machines from several different grandstand locations.

Those in attendance Friday can also take part in the 1st Annual CART Fan Forum. Spectators can get up-close to their favorite CART personalities during a unique question-and-answer session. It is a chance to get insight from individuals who have made Champ Car racing what it is today.

The popular All-CART Autograph Session, now in its second year, is slated for Saturday afternoon. Drivers like defending champ Helio Castroneves, Michael Andretti, Kenny Brack, Gil de Ferran, Dario Franchitti, Paul Tracy, Alex Zanardi and the rest of the CART field will all be on-hand to sign autographs in the paddock area.

The 2001 race will commemorate the historic 20th running of the Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit. Last year, nearly 138,000 fans witnessed the high-speed action of Champ Car racing on Belle Isle Park. The Motor City's largest annual sporting event features some of the world's top open-wheel racers in the CART FedEx Championship Series as well as drivers from the BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am series and Barber Dodge Pro Series.

For more information on the Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit, call 1-800-498-RACE (7223) or log on to www.imgmotorsports.com <http://www.imgmotorsports.com>. Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities should contact the Detroit Grand Prix Association at 313-872-3472.

- Donnie Clark

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Series IndyCar , Trans-Am
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Dario Franchitti , Alex Zanardi , Kenny Brack