CART confirms 15 events for 2004

CART has released a list of 15 confirmed venues that will host a round of the Champ Car World Series in 2004. The list features one new event, at the 1.5mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway oval. However, Brands Hatch is not on the list, but is one of six events that are still "under consideration" for 2004

CART confirms 15 events for 2004

Specific dates have yet to be assigned to the 15 confirmed events, which will see the series racing in four different countries, including three stops in Canada, two in Mexico along with the annual sojourn to Surfers Paradise in Australia. Reports suggest that the final schedule will comprise between 16 and 18 events.

The addition of Las Vegas will see the series visit a third oval next year, joining California Speedway and the Milwaukee Mile on the schedule. The 22,000 capacity Speedway currently hosts a round of the NASCAR Winston Cup.

"The addition of such a strong market as Las Vegas, where our television numbers have always been well above average, gives us even more reason to be excited about the upcoming campaign," said CART president Chris Pook. "We are confident that 2004 will provide out fans, sponsors, teams and drivers with a series that they can be proud of and that delivers maximum value across the board."

Alongside Brands, three traditional CART venues - Laguna Seca, Mid-Ohio and Portland - are on the "under consideration" list for next year, along with the EuroSpeedway Lausitz oval in German and an unnamed track in "East Asia."


All US unless stated
California Speedway, Fontana, CA - Superspeedway
Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, OH - Airport circuit
Denver, CO - Street circuit
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV - Oval
Long Beach, CA - Street circuit
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico - Road course
Miami, FL - Street circuit
The Milwaukee Mile, Milwaukee, WI - Short oval
Fundidora Park, Monterrey, Mexico - Temporary road course
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada - Permanent road course
Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI - Permanent road course
St. Petersburg, FL - Street circuit
Surfers Paradisa, Australia - Street circuit
Toronto, Canada - Street circuit
Vancouver, Canada - Street circuit



Brands Hatch, UK
East Asia
EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Germany
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Portland International Raceway

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