27 Sep 2001, Pompano Beach, Florida - Champion
today proudly announces a very special new livery for our Audi R8 Le Mans
set to compete in the upcoming 'Audi Presents Petit Le Mans' at Road
Champion Racing owner Dave Maraj, a naturalized American citizen,
artist Dave Schnorr to transform our normally rainbow-colored Audi
into a symbol of the strong patriotism we all share. Schnorr, who has been
for decorating Champion Racing's cars for nearly ten years, has applied
trademark reflective color designs in red and blue on the Audi R8's white
To complete the stylized American colors theme, reflective white stars are
throughout the new design.
"Like all Americans, the Champion Motors family has been deeply shocked
saddened by the tragic events of September 11, but also inspired by those
have so heroically served their country during this difficult time," said
"As an American team, our Audi R8 always proudly carries the U.S. flag in
Le Mans Series competition. But we wanted to go beyond that, to honor our
country in a special way".
Race fans in attendance at Road Atlanta will be able to experience the
effect of this special livery, because the 10-hour/1000mile Petit Le Mans
extends well into the hours of darkness, where track lighting and camera
cause the reflective colors to "pop" brilliantly. As always, we expect the
to be a photographer's favorite.
The 1,000-mile, 10-hour race will be the final event of the 2001 ALMS
Practice sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, with qualifying
Friday, Oct. 5. The race starts at noon on Saturday. The Speedvision
network will have live, flag-to-flag coverage of the race beginning at
a.m. on race day.