Racer Communications Launches New Magazine

Posted on March 16, 1999

Champ Car, a new Racer Communications title, will launch in May. The bi-monthly publication from the creators of Racer magazine will provide coverage of the CART FedEx Championship Series plus the PPG Dayton Indy Lights and KOOL Toyota Atlantic championships.

Paul Pfanner, founder and president of Racer Communications, said, "A recent survey of Racer's readers indicated strong interest in Champ Car, a title we've been considering for several years. That survey plus the encouragement and support of numerous advertisers tipped the scale."

Although an independent publication with no affiliation to CART, Andrew Craig, CART's chairman, president and CEO, welcomed Champ Car's entry. "There is so much going on in our sport right now," said Craig, "that I think the fans will appreciate the depth of coverage that Champ Car will provide."

Jeremy Shaw, one of the leading journalists covering open-wheel racing in North America, will edit the new magazine. "I've been closely involved in Champ Car racing for many years," said Shaw, "and, during that time, have witnessed an astonishing period of growth. For me, this is a very exciting opportunity."

Shaw has edited the Champ Car Yearbook and On Track. He is a commentator for the CART EuroSport/ESPN race feed and is open-wheel editor for two RACER news organs: RaceWeek, a FAX newsletter, and the news driven website at Racer.com.