Barber-CART Scholarship Racers To Be Recognized At Long Beach As part of the festivities surrounding the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the 2002 Barber-CART Scholarship drivers will ride in the pre-race parade during Champ Car driver ...
Barber-CART Scholarship Racers To Be Recognized At Long Beach
As part of the festivities surrounding the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the 2002 Barber-CART Scholarship drivers will ride in the pre-race parade during Champ Car driver introductions, just prior to the start of the FedEx Championship Series event.
The six Skip Barber Formula Dodge National Championship presented by RACER drivers--Colin Fleming, Charlie Kimball, Ward Imrie, Craig Baltzer and Scott Poirier, as well as 2001 Stars of Tomorrow champion Scott Speed--will ride around the famous 1.968-mile street circuit in the back of Toyota Tundra trucks and be introduced to the crowd.
The drivers will already be in Southern California for Rounds 3 and 4 of the National Championship, taking place at California Speedway in Fontana. With their race weekend from Thursday through Saturday, all FDNC drivers have been invited to attend Sunday's race activities, benefiting from a special discount program offered to National Championship drivers and their families by the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. CART President and CEO Christopher R. Pook will also meet with the aspiring drivers in a Sunday morning session before he begins his duties as the race Grand Marshal.
Fleming, Kimball, Imrie and Baltzer earned their Scholarships by winning the Barber-CART Karting Scholarship Runoff in early January, while Poirier won the FDNC Barber-CART Scholarship Runoff after finishing second in the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Southern Regional Championship. Speed earned his ride by winning the 2001 Stars of Tomorrow ICC 125-class karting championship. Each Scholarship is worth approximately $45,000.