2001 calendar announced

Interim CART CEO Bobby Rahal has finally announced the calendar for the 2001 CART FedEx World Series.

2001 calendar announced

As expected the new events at Rockingham in England and the Lausitzring in Germany feature among the 22-race series dates, as do two further additions at Monterrey in Mexico and Dallas, Texas.

The two races that have gone from the schedule are the traditional season-opener at Miami Homestead, and the Gateway race at St Louis. The season will also now start in early February, in Brazil.

"The 2001 FedEx Championship Series schedule reaches out to more fans in more markets than at any time in the history of CART," said Rahal,

"At the core of our series are the 14 races we run here in the United States and, with the addition of the Dallas area, we visit many of the country's leading cities,

"Couple that with races we run in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Germany and England and you have a schedule that serves our fans, teams, sponsors and manufacturers very well."

The weekend of May 27 has been kept free should the CART teams wish to compete in the Indianpolis 500, as Team Ganassi did this year.




February 11, , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Oval)
March 11, , Monterrey, Mexico (Road course)
April 8, , California (Street course)
April 29, , Dallas, Texas Motor Speedway (Oval)
May 6, , Nazareth, Pennsylvania (Oval)
May 19, , Motegi, Japan (Oval)
June 3, , Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Oval)
June 17, , Michigan (Street track)
June 24, , Portland, Oregon (Road course)
July 1, , Ohio (Airport)
July 15, , Toronto, Canada (Street track)
July 22, , Michigan Speedway (Superspeedway)
July 29, , Chicago, Illinois (Oval)
August 12, , Mid-Ohio (Road course)
August 19, , Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (Road course)
September 2, , Canada (Street track)
September 15, , Lausitzring, Germany (Oval)
September 22, , Corby, England (Oval)
October 7, , Texas (Street track)
October 14 , Laguna Seca, California (Road course)
October 28, , Surfers Paradise, Australia (Street track)
November 4, , Fontana, California (Superspeedway)

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