CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2004--2003 Motorock Trans-Am
Series Rookie of the Year Jorge Diaz, Jr. will sign autographs and
meet with fans Wednesday, June 30 from noon to 1 p.m. at U.S. Bank's
Clark 25th Office, 3104 West 25th Street in downtown Cleveland. Diaz,
who hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico, drives the No. 8 Puerto Rico
Grand Prix Jaguar XKR in the Trans-Am Series.
Diaz came into last season a rookie and left a veteran. He
finished fourth in the championship last season on the merit of two
podium finishes, four top fives and nine top-ten finishes in 11
starts. He is appearing at the U.S. Bank location in support of its
commitment to the surrounding Hispanic community.
"We are privileged to be invited to take part in this event," said
Diaz. "We won the rookie title last year. That was our goal. This
year, my goals are set squarely on becoming Trans-Am's first Puerto
Rican Drivers' Champion in its 39-year history."
"We are extremely excited for the opportunity to host an autograph
session with Jorge Diaz, Jr. at our West 25th branch as part of U.S.
Bank's commitment to the Hispanic Community in Greater Cleveland,"
said Tom Zirbs, senior vice president and regional manager of retail
banking in Northeast Ohio. "We look forward to welcoming Jorge, as
well as the other drivers that will be competing over the course of
three days at the 23rd annual U.S. Bank Presents the Champ Car Grand
Prix of Cleveland."
Diaz, along with rest of the stars of the Motorock Trans-Am
Series, will compete in the Trans-Am on the Tarmac, part of the U.S.
Bank Presents the Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland at Burke Lakefront
Airport July 1-2. The Trans-Am race is scheduled for Friday, July 2 at
5 p.m. The Trans-Am Series is part of a full weekend of racing,
featuring the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered
By Ford, and also includes the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented
by Yokohama and Formula BMW USA.
The Motorock Trans-Am Series features closed-fendered,
production-based, V-8-powered sports cars, competing on permanent road
courses, and temporary street and airport circuits throughout North
America. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running
road racing series and celebrates its 39th year of competition in
CONTACT: Trans-Am Road Racing Series
Justin Anderson, 704-348-9400
SOURCE: U.S. Bank