Road America rejects OWRS 'contract'

Attorneys for the Road America venue at Elkhart Lake, WI, have informed CART that it has breached its contract by attempting to assign it to Open Wheel Racing Series. CART said that the contract is part of the bankruptcy proceedings but track president George Bruggenthies asserted that it is non-transferable. He said: "All CART's assets are before a bankruptcy judge, and resolution of the issues could take a while. Again this year, Road America can't make definitive plans."

Road America rejects OWRS 'contract'

This year's Champ Car race at the venue took place after considerable uncertainty caused by a contractual wrangle between CART and the circuit.

Bruggenthies continued: "No one can predict the future, and the future for CART is uncertain. Everything is in the hands of a judge who must make a decision on a complicated bankruptcy. The schedule of the GP of Road America will go forward with the notation 'CART to be determined'."

The 2004 race meeting is also due to include events for the CART-affiliated Trans-Am, Toyota Atlantic and Barber Dodge series. OWRS purchased the Trans-Am series this week and the Atlantic series is part of the OWRS offer now under consideration by a US Bankruptcy Court judge in Indianapolis [Dec 18].

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