LAUSITZ, Germany--Championship Auto Racing Teams, on behalf of its entire community, will make a donation to a designated World Trade Center Relief Fund that is equivalent to the race purse for today's American Memorial event at EuroSpeedway in Lausitz, Germany. The standard purse for a CART event is $500,000 and will be the amount of the donation. The Championship Drivers Association, which consists of the CART drivers, also has exhibited its support of the WTC Relief Fund with a donation of $50,000.

"With our community being more than 4,000 miles away from home, we frequently have felt helpless in being able to help our families and our country through this terrible tragedy," CART Chairman and CEO Joseph Heitzler said. "This is the CART community's way of showing its support and concern for all those involved while we are abroad. Our hearts continue to go out to everyone and we as a community look forward to returning home soon and becoming more involved in the healing process with our family, friends and communities."