The package consists of the following championships
CART ChampCars World Series
ChampCars are the unique name given to the single-seat 200mph+ cars which race in the FedEx Championship Series of races. These are sanctioned by Championship Automobile Racing Teams Inc.(CART), the organising body which is based in Troy, Michigan, USA.
Indy Racing League
The series currently includes 20 events in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Japan. From 2001 the calendar will also include Mexico and Europe. The cars race on a variety of road tracks, short ovals and city-centre street circuits, but the unique spectacle is offered by the cars when they achieve speeds approaching 240 mph - nearly four miles a minute - on the banked oval 'superspeedways'.
The races, which normally see the 26 starters battling for two hours or more, feature multiple lead changes and very close racing. The first eight races of the 2000 season saw a different winner in each race! Each of the FedEx Championship Series events are broadcast worldwide on either a live or tape-delayed basis to 195 countries in 19 languages. The average audience is more than 60 million viewers.
The open-wheeled ChampCars are powered by turbocharged, eight cylinder engines capable of producing nearly 900 horsepower. These give the cars, the vast majority of which are built in England by the Lola and Reynard companies, a 0-100mph acceleration time of around 4.2 seconds.
Instead of running on gasoline, ChampCars are fuelled by methanol (methyl alcohol), a non-fossil fuel consisting of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Methanol possesses an inherently high octane rating and stable combustion characteristics, making it ideal for modern turbocharged engines. Unlike gasoline, methanol fires can be safely extinguished with water.
US series for single-seater cars raced on ovals.