2006 Calendar Announced

Houston, Texas, will be added to the 2006 Champ Car calendar, with fifteen events taking place next year, organisers announced today

2006 Calendar Announced

The calendar includes all fourteen venues from this season, and will again begin with the Grand Prix of Long Beach - the third consecutive season the event has hosted the first round, and the 23rd time Champ Car will be racing at the track.

"We feel that we have been able to create a strong schedule that will provide one of the toughest tests in all of motorsports," Champ Car President Dick Eidswick said.

"We have seen great new events like those in San Jose and Edmonton providing great excitement while our longer-running venues have been able to create new enthusiasm in their markets.

"We believe this gives us a great platform for our valued commercial partners and will allow us to attract many new sponsors, teams and drivers."

The 15-race calendar marks the first time since 1999 that Champ Car has increased to the number of races on its schedule, and organisers have said there may be more races added to the 2006 calendar.

"Our intent is to put out a schedule that our teams, sponsors and fans can trust, and we will hold to our policy of not announcing an event until we are certain that we have a deal in place that works for all our partners," said Executive Vice-President of Development, Governmental Affairs and Planning Joe Chrnelich.

"As we continue building, you will see us maintain a disciplined focus on growing long term strength in all our markets. Without a doubt, the strong success this year is directly attributable to positive collaboration with our loyal family of promoters who we believe are among the best in the business."

2006 CHAMP CAR CALENDAR: Date Venue April 9 Long Beach, California May 13 Houston, Texas (Night) May 21 Monterrey, Mexico June 4 Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 18 Portland, Oregon June 25 Cleveland, Ohio July 9 Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 23 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada July 30 San Jose, California August 13 Denver, Colorado August 27 Montreal, Quebec, Canada September 23 Las Vegas, Nevada* October 15 Ansan, Korea October 22 Surfers Paradise, Australia November 5 Mexico City, Mexico 
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