Road America back on

The Champ Car World Series will race at the famous Road America circuit this year, after series organiser CART and circuit officials reached an agreement to reinstate the track on this year's calendar

Road America back on

In March, CART cancelled the race it was due to stage at Road America this year after it failed to resolve a row with the circuit's owners over unpaid sanctioning fees. Road America in turn filed a counter-suit in an attempt to save the race. However, talks brokered by motorsports legend Mario Andretti has led to both sides agreeing to cease legal action.

"Road America has always been one of the premier tracks in the United States and is probably the most popular venue among the drivers on the CART Champ Car circuit," said Andretti. "It was a track that we needed to have on our schedule to maintain the series' standing as the truest challenge in open-wheel racing."

The race on the 4.048-mile circuit will be held on August 3 and will now be known as the 'Mario Andretti Grand Prix of Road America' in recognition of the former driver's efforts to save the race.

"I must thank Mario Andretti for his tireless efforts toward getting Road America back on our schedule," said CART boss Chris Pook. "It is great to see that he has the same level of passion for the heritage of CART Champ Car racing that he did when he was behind the wheel."

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