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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20752.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20752

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Title Houstonian 2002
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Grand Prix Houston During the first week of October the streets of downtown Houston were transformed into a twisting, ten-turn labyrinth that challenged the skills of the greatest race drivers in the world. The Oct. 4-7 Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Houston (THGPH) was the 17th of 22 races during the 2001 Championship Auto Racing Teams FedEx Championship Series. It attracts more than 2.5 million spectators from four continents. An additional 1 billion viewers in 195 countries and territories watch the series on television. When the green flag dropped to begin the THGPH, the thunder created by the roar of the fastest cars on earth echoed through the canyons of downtown Houston, reverberating between the towering skyscrapers that distinguish the Bayou City from every other city in the world. The 1.53-mile course was centered between the George R. Brown Convention Center on the east, Root Park on the south, Enron Field on the north and the Houston skyline on the west. Pit Lane was on Chenevert in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. The back straightway where the bullet-shaped cars could reach speeds in excess of 175 miles per hour was a seven-block stretch on Austin between Clay and Texas. Transforming 40-square blocks of a city into a racecourse was a mammoth undertaking. Race organizers built eight skyboxes, 34 suites and four pedestrian bridges to expedite entry to the inside of the circuit. In addition, 2,000 five-ton concrete barriers custom-built for the Grand Prix, as well as protective debris panels and 12,000 tires, were placed around the track to increase fans' safety. Metro ran shuttles from seven locations to two downtown sites near the racetrack so more than 200,000 spectators could watch the race and pre-race qualifying. Racing aficionados watched the field of 27 international drivers and teams from one of 30,000 grandstand seats located around the racetrack, and, in the spirit of the event, they left the driving to Metro. That is, everyone but Brazilian Gil De Ferran let Metro do the driving. De Ferran won the Fourth Annual THGPH. - Tom Carpenter Zoom, zoom! Cars zoom through the streets of Houston during the Houston Grand Prix. The event took place over three days and is an annual event. Thousands of people crowd the streets to watch one of the country's most popular sports. Photos by Lauren Wilson \ iiiiiff Bit* K^ A illi h .it ivwn* lil mi -- * -»-■ - (community Grand Prix \229_