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SportsTime Ohio to Broadcast Historical Grand Prix of Cleveland Races

CLEVELAND, May 25, 2007 – For 25 years, the high-speed, open-wheel cars of Champ Car have thrilled fans at the Grand Prix of Cleveland, a Northeast Ohio tradition that currently has the longest tenure of any temporary racing venue on the Champ Car circuit. To celebrate the event’s rich history, SportsTime Ohio will broadcast 24 historical races leading up to the 2007 Grand Prix of Cleveland, which takes place June 22-24.

Since Bobby Rahal won the inaugural race as a rookie in1982, some of the greatest names in auto racing have taken the checkered flag on the famous course at Burke Lakefront Airport on the shores of Lake Erie. Fans will be able to tune in to watch some of the thrilling contests from years past, with a list of winners that reads like a “who’s who” in open-wheel racing, including Rahal, Alex Zanardi, Danny Sullivan, Al Unser, Jr., Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Paul Tracy and Sebastien Bourdais.

The broadcasts will begin on Saturday, May 26, with an airing of the 1983 race at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 1984 race at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Broadcasts for the first eleven races have been scheduled, as follows:

Saturday 5/26 6:30 p.m. 7/3/83
Sunday, 5/27 7:00 p.m. 7/8/84
Monday, 5/28 12:00 a.m. 7/8/84 (rebroadcast)
Wednesday, 5/30 3:00 p.m. 7/7/1985
Thursday, 5/31 1:00 a.m. 7/6/86
Thursday, 5/31 3:00 p.m. 7/5/87
Friday, 6/1 1:30 a.m. 7/3/88
Monday, 6/4 10:00 p.m. 7/2/89
Saturday, 6/9 8:30 p.m. 7/8/90
Sunday, 6/10 2:00 a.m. 7/7/91
Sunday, 6/10 5:00 p.m. 8/9/92
Sunday, 6/10 9:00 p.m. 7/11/93

SportsTime Ohio will broadcast all historic Grand Prix of Cleveland races from 1983 up to 2006 leading up to this year’s Grand Prix. Check for air times for further historic race broadcasts as they are scheduled.

For more information on the Grand Prix of Cleveland contact the event’s downtown business office at (216) 619-RACE (7223) or visit


About SportsTime Ohio
SportsTime Ohio is a Northern Ohio regional sports network reaching 2.7 million homes and designed to offer a variety of sports programming produced for the Ohio sports fan. STO’s initial venture was the largest television package in Cleveland Indians team history. STO offers 160 Indians games annually with all home games in HD. Beginning July 1, 2007 STO will be the official cable home of the Cleveland Browns offering Browns fans 52 weeks of Browns coverage. Additional programming is geared specifically toward Ohio-area sports fans and the passion that makes the region the greatest sports community.