CART: Watkins Glen in line to host race

US racetrack Watkins Glen is being lined up to host a Champ Car race

CART: Watkins Glen in line to host race

The president of the former F1 venue, Bryan Sperber, and CART chairman and ceo, Andrew Craig, have had top level discussions about bringing CART to the road course circuit.

Earlier this year, Roger Penske sold his interests in three speedways - California, Michigan and Nazareth, where CART races are run - to the International Speedway Corporation fueling interest in a CART race at Watkins Glen.

The France family, the owner of Watkins Glen and the Homestead-Miami Speedway, which also hosts a CART race, runs the ISC.

'You now have four (ISC) facilities that host CART races, so I'm pretty optimistic that somewhere down the road something will happen to bring an Indy-car Grand Prix race back to the Glen,' said Watkins Glen communications director, Scott Rovn.

Craig recently confirmed that he and Sperber were considering holding a race at the track.

However, he added some improvements would have to be made before a date could be granted.

'I'm sure that those discussions will start heating up as time goes on,' Rovn said.

The circuit, which also hosts NASCAR Winston Cup races, last staged a Formula One Grand Prix in 1980.

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