IRL Talks to Long Beach for 2006

IRL organisers have initiated talks with officials from the Long Beach Grand Prix with the aim of holding a race at the Californian circuit in 2006

IRL Talks to Long Beach for 2006

The Indianapolis Star newspaper has reported that "serious discussions" have commenced between race officials and IRL vice president Ken Ungar, who is in charge of organising the race calendar for the series.

IRL boss Tony George is known to be a fan of the track - he bought a grandstand ticket to watch the race last year, and has made no secret of his desire to bring the race into his series.

With the contract tying the race to George's rivals at the Champ Car series ending after the event next weekend, the race will be on between them to get Long Beach's signature on a contract for next year.

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