Only 12 Champ Car fixtures listed for 2004

A provisional 2004 Champ Car World Series schedule has been released by US santioning body Championship Auto Racing Teams in Indianapolis, pending its projected takeover by Open Wheel Racing Series. It features only 12 confirmed fixtures. The only European date, at Brands Hatch, is listed as 'provisional' due to the ongoing sale of the UK venue to a new owner

Only 12 Champ Car fixtures listed for 2004

California Speedway is expected to return to the calendar, despite the current legal dispute between CART and track owner International Speedway Corporation over the cancellation of this year's Champ Car finale. CART says that the uncertainty over this event has prompted it not to assign dates to the final four races on its 2004 schedule, which include the proposed races in Miami, Mexico City and Seoul.

"We have an unresolved situation in terms of a date at California Speedway," said CART president and CEO Chris Pook. "Until this issue is resolved, we're unable to finalise dates at Mexico City, Korea and Miami. However, agreements exist with all these venues and, once the California Speedway issue is resolved, we'll announce the remaining race dates. A similar situation exists with a possible return to Brands Hatch, and we'll be able to proceed in that regard as soon as ownership rights to the track are worked out."


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