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News   January 2, 2006   by Auto Service World

CART Liquidates Assets, Dissolves


The final vestiges of the Championship Auto Racing Teams organization are to be sold for scrap.
Two years after its racing assets were sold to Champ Car World Series owners in U.S. federal bankruptcy court, the stockholders of Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc. (CART) approved the company’s plan to dissolve and liquidate its assets.
CART announced Thursday a stock distribution of 29 cents per share and the closing of stock transfers. It exists now only to administer funds set aside as a contingency reserve for potential liabilities, expenses and obligations.
CART previously owned and operated the racing series now know as the Champ Car World Series. The company has sold all of its operating assets and is in the process of winding up its affairs.
The company, which broke away from the U.S. Auto Club in 1978, took a major blow in 1996 with the emergence of the Indy Racing League, dividing the base of fans and major sponsors.
CART, which became a publicly traded company in 1998, filed for bankruptcy in December 2003, after losing nearly $78 million in the first nine months that year.


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