Monday, November 05, 2007

Champ Car 2008 Schedule ?

Rumor or fact?

Perhaps we will know for sure this week!

Source ESPN

INDIANAPOLIS - The Champ Car World Series is expected to release a 2008 season schedule Monday 11/5 that includes the formula's first ever event in Spain. However, absent from the 14-race slate is the Las Vegas Grand Prix, which debuted to mixed reviews in 2007. Las Vegas and the stillborn Phoenix Grand Prix (the intended 2007 season finale) were promoted by a group that included Arizona Diamondbacks co-owner Dale Jensen. The 2008 Champ Car schedule is broadly similar to this year's 14-race line-up with a couple of key exceptions.

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach kicks off the season April 20, followed by the Grand Prix of Houston, the first of three twin bills with the American Le Mans Series.

Only one race is scheduled in May (at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the 18th), leaving the slim chance some Champ Car teams could enter the IRL Indianapolis 500. The series will then leave the country for June races at Zolder, Belgium and Jerez, a 2.752-mile road course in southern Spain that hosted the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix from 1986 to 1990.

The rest of the summer is business as usual for Champ Car, aside from a date change for the race at Portland International Raceway to late July. A trio of Canadian dates remain intact, and the series returns to Europe in September for a reprise of the popular race at Assen, Netherlands. A fourth European race could be twinned with Assen with FIA approval.

Long gaps in the schedule remain in the latter part of the season, with only four races currently scheduled between August 10 and November 9, when the championship will again come to a close in Mexico City.

Champ Car's Atlantic Championship development series is set for growth, with an expected return to the historic Trois-Rivieres street circuit in Quebec and a new venue for the championship finale -- Utah's Miller Motorsport Park. Out: Las Vegas, Phoenix, Zhuhai In: Laguna Seca, Jerez (Spain) Still in question: 4th European race. (British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch Or Donnington.)Champcar Atlantics new races at Troi Rivieres and Miller Motorsports Park.


Anonymous Richard said...

Its not a rumour, its true! Infact, the Champ Car sponsors are offering Free Tickets and Access Passes to the Long Beach Grand Prix 2008. I just had to answer a small survey to take part. A lot of other Champ Car stuff like apparel, autographs, etc. is also being given away here -

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The schedule is already out...its true! You can view it at

or also on my squidoo page at

I have linked you there in my list of favourite blogs :)

4:04 AM  
Anonymous Jake said...

Did you see who is sponsoring Milka Duno in the Rolex 24 hour race at daytona?

3:01 PM  
Anonymous jake said...

Did you see who is sponsoring Milka Duno in the Rolex 24 hour race at daytona?

12:34 PM  

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