Boss Expects Entries to Increase

Champ Car officials believe that the entry numbers in the series will increase with the awarding of the new chassis contract to Panoz

Boss Expects Entries to Increase

The series currently has 18 regular competitors with occasionally extra entries at selected rounds, and has struggled to rise above that figure in recent years.

However, with the new chassis expecting to cost 35 per cent less than the current Lola, and spare parts cost to be slashed in half, Champ Car is bullish that the series will break out of only just managing to meet their minimum number guaranteed to race promoters.

Champ Car President Steve Johnson said: "It will increase the car counts. This was obviously one of our goals and objectives. This package is going to be very attractive for drivers worldwide. Don't know how many, but we do know that it will increase the car counts."

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