Cal Speedway files lawsuit

The company that owns the California Speedway has filed a lawsuit against CART after the final race of the Champ Car series was cancelled.

Cal Speedway files lawsuit

According to Reuters News Agency the event, scheduled for the speedway, was called off as a result of the vicious fires in the region, but the circuit's owners International Speedway Corp (ISC) say the race could still have been run at a later date.

ISC said in a statement that such a declaration, under the terms of its contract with CART, would entitle the race track to recover fees of some $2.5 million less a mutually agreed upon amount for reasonable expenses incurred by the CART in preparation for the race.

California Speedway boss Bill Miller told AUTOSPORT: "I was surprised and disappointed by how CART handled this. We postponed the race on Tuesday last week, which meant that we still wanted to hold it."

But CART boss Chris Pook said: "We regret that the event has been cancelled and we offered to explore every avenue, including running the event on Monday or Tuesday at Phoenix [also owned by ISC]."

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