The Texaco Havoline Grand Prix of Houston announced today
that Houston-based sport-marketing agency Global Productions has been selected as sponsorship agency for the 2001 event.

‘We look forward to working closely with the Grand Prix’s in-house staff to create new branding opportunities and build strong corporate partnerships,’ says Global Productions President Thomas Hensey. ‘It’s been a great event for the City of Houston, and we’re committed to helping grow its international profile.’

With the fourth annual event just months away, Texaco Havoline Grand Prix Marketing Vice President Chuck Kosich is eager to expand current partnerships and establish new ones. ‘With three years of successful events under our belt and the huge growth in the sport of motor racing, we anticipate an even bigger and better race this coming year,’ comments Kosich. ‘Our plan is to grow this event in many ways, and we see Global Productions as a key partner in achieving these goals.’

The Texaco Havoline Grand Prix is a CART series race through
downtown Houston, featuring renowned drivers like Michael Andretti, Jimmy Vasser and 2000 CART Champion Gil de Ferran. This internationally televised event, showcasing Houston and its commitment to this growing sport, is scheduled for October 5, 6 and 7.

For further information, please contact:

Jackie Hutto
Global Productions
Tel: +1 713-681-5898