2007 Champ Car World Series Schedule Thread

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Should there be oval-track events on the ChampCar schedule?

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2007 Champ Car World Series Schedule Thread

Post by mlittle » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:55 pm

Well, its' that time of the year again...time to figure out what the next ywar's ChampCar schedule will look like. According to the geniuses over at ar1.com, here's a proposed schedule............

April(3)--Las Vegas(street), long Beach(street), Houston(street)
May(1)--China(either Zhuhai or Shanghai)
June(2)--Cleveland(road), Portland(road)
July(3)--Toronto(street), Edmonton(road), San Jose(street)
August(2)--Denver(street), Road America(road)
Sept.(2)--both events TBA
October(2)--San Antonio(street), Surfers Paradise(street)
November(2)--Mexico City(street), Phoenix(street)

Notes of interest.......
~~the series likely has bid farewell to ovals(possibly only for a year or two).....Milwaukee has yet to receive a contract offer from ChampCar; rumor has it the Mile will invite the IRL to the early June date, resuming for the first time since 1995 the tradition of Indy, then Milwaukee
~~Monterrey and Montreal are gone; Montreal due to the return of Norman Legault aas promoter for the Circuit Gilles Villenueve(Legault is trying to negotiate a visit by NASCAR's Busch Series to the track; as with last year, the IRL is also interested in the track)
~~other venues that could be added are Assen(which currently hosts a MotoGP event), Otaru, Japan(street circuit), and at least one or two other events as yet unnamed
~~the weeks prior to Memorial Day 2007 will be left open in the event that ChampCar teams decide to compete at Indy for the 500(IMHO, I can't see that occurring if the series drops oval tracks from the schedule)
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Post by mlittle » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:51 pm

8 April 2007}Las Vegas(street race)*
15 April 2007}Long Beach(street race)*
22 April 2007}Houston(street race)*

6 May 2007}Zhuhai, China(road course)
(Remainder of May open so teams can compete in Indianapolis 500)

3 June 2007}Cleveland(temp. road course)
17 June 2007}Portland(road course)*

8 July 2007}Toronto(street race)
22 July 2007}Edmonton(temp. road course)
29 July 2007}San Jose(street road)

12 August 2007}Denver(street race)
26 August 2007}Road America(road course)

Sept. 2007}TBA-1
Sept. 2007}TBA-2

7 October 2007}San Antonio(street race)
21 October 2007}Surfers Paradise(street race)

4 Nov. 2007}Mexico City(road course)
18 Nov. 2007}Phoenix(street race)
*-confirmed for 2007
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Schedule Update

Post by mlittle » Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:53 am

8 April 2007} Las Vegas(street circuit)*
15 April 2007} Long Beach(street circuit)*
22 April 2007} Houston(street circuit)*

6 May 2007} Zhuhai, China(road course)
==remainder of month left open so that Champ Car teams can compete in the 91st Indianapolis 500 if they so choose

3 June 2007} Cleveland(temp. road course)
17 June 2007} Portland(road course)*

8 July 2007} Toronto(street circuit)
22 July 2007} Edmonton(temp. road course)
29 July 2007} San Jose(street circuit)*

12 August 2007} Denver(street circuit)
26 August 2007} Road America(road course)

9 or 16 Sept. 2007} Assen(road course)
16 or 23 Sept. 2007} 2nd European race(most likely the LeMans Bugatti circuit)

7 October 2007} San Antonio(street circuit)
21 October 2007} Surfers Paradise(street circuit)

4 November 2007} Mexico City(road course)
18 November 2007} Phoenix(street circuit)

*-confirmed for 2007
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Post by mlittle » Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:01 pm

8 April 2007}Las Vegas(street circuit)*
15 April 2007}Long Beach(street circuit)*
22 April 2007}Houston(street circuit)*

6 May 2007}Zhuhai, China(road course)*
Remainder of the month only so that, if they decide to, ChampCar teams may compete in the 91st Indianapolis 500

17 June 2007}Portland(road course)*
24 June 2007}Cleveland(temp. road course)*

8 July 2007}Toronto(street circuit)
22 July 2007}Edmonton(temp. road course)
29 July 2007}San Jose(street circuit)*

12 August 2007}Denver(street circuit)
26 August 2007}Road America(road course)

9 or 16 Sept. 2007}Assen, Holland(road course)
16 or 23 Sept. 2007}2nd European race(either LeMans-Bugatti or Oschersleben, Germany)

7 October 2007}San Antonio(street circuit)
21 October 2007}Surfers Paradise(street circuit)

4 Nov. 2007}Mexico City(road course)
18 Nov. 2007}Phoenix(street circuit)*

*-confirmed for 2007
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Post by mlittle » Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:04 pm

Here is the latest revision to what the 2007 ChampCar schedule should look like..........................

8 April 2007} Las Vegas(street circuit)*
15 April 2007} Long Beach(street circuit)*
22 April 2007} Houston(street circuit)*

20 May 2007} Zhuhai, China(road course)*
ChampCar officials will likely select this date, allowing teams to compete on Pole Day at Indy and in the 91st Indianapolis 500 if they so choose

17 June 2007} Portland(road course)
24 June 2007} Cleveland(temp. road course)*

8 July 2007} Toronto(street circuit)
22 July 2007} Edmonton(temp. road course)*
29 July 2007} San Jose(street circuit)

12 August 2007} Denver(street circuit)
26 August 2007} Road America(road course)

23 Sept. 2007} Assen, Holland or Oschersleben, Germany(road course)
30 Sept. 2007} Assen, Holland or Oschersleben, Germany(road course)

7 October 2007} U.S. venue(tba)
21 October 2007} Surfers Paradise(street circuit)*

4 Nov. 2007} Mexico City(road course)
18 Nov. 2007} Phoenix(street circuit)*

*-confirmed for 2007
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Expected 2007 ChampCar schedule...........

Post by mlittle » Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:09 pm

Although nothing is official as of yet, the 2007 Champ Car World Series schedule is expected to look as follows..............

Rd. 1}8 April 2007--Las Vegas*
Rd. 2}15 April 2007--Long Beach
Rd. 3}22 April 2007--Houston
Rd. 4}20 May 2007--Zhuhai, China*
Rd. 5}17 June 2007--Portland
Rd. 6}24 June 2007--Cleveland
Rd. 7}8 July 2007--Toronto
Rd. 8}22 July 2007--Edmonton
Rd. 9}29 July 2007--San Jose
Rd. 10}12 August 2007--Denver
Rd. 11}26 August 2007--Road America
Rd. 12}23 Sept. 2007--Assen, Holland*
Rd. 13}30 Sept. 2007--Oschersleben, Germany*
Rd. 14}21 Oct. 2007--Surfers Paradise
Rd. 15}11 Nov. 2007--Mexico City
Rd. 16}18 Nov. 2007--Phoenix*

*--new venue for 2007
Circuit Breakdown............
a}oval tracks..........0 :evil:
b}road courses.......8(Zhuhai, Portland, Cleveland, Edmonton, Road America, Assen, Oschersleben, Mexico City)
c}street circuits.......8(Las Vegas, Long Beach, Houston, Toronto, San Jose, Denver, Surfers Paradise, Phoenix)
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ChampCar releases 15-race schedule for 2007......

Post by mlittle » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:19 pm

It's finally arrived........the 2007 ChampCar World Series schedule. 8) :lol: :lol: :D

8 April 2007--Las Vegas, Nevada(street circuit)
15 April 2007--Long Beach, Ca.(street circuit)
22 April 2007--Houston, Tx.(street circuit)
20 May 2007--Zhuhai, China(road course
10 June 2007--Portland, Ore.(road course)
24 June 2007--Cleveland, Ohio(temp. road course)
1 July 2007--St. Jovite, PQ(road course)
8 July 2007--Toronto, PO(street circuit)
22 July 2007--Edmonton, PA(temp. road course)
29 July 2007--San Jose, Ca.(street circuit)
12 August 2007--Elkhart Lake, Wisc.(road course)
2 Sept. 2007--Assen, Holland(road course)
9 Sept. 2007--Zolder, Belgium(road course)
21 Oct. 2007--Surfers Paradise, Australia(street circuit)
11 Nov. 2007--Mexico City, Mex.(road course)
2 Dec. 2007--Phoenix, Ariz.(street circuit)

note---events in italics are iaugural events

Quotes from those involved.......
Steve Johnson, President--Champ Car World Series:
We have put together a solid schedule of events for 2007 that will provide great racing for our fans and strong challenges for our teams and drivers. This schedule, combined with the new DP01 and the arrival of new Champ Car teams, gives us great momentum as we build toward a bright future.
France Howard, CEO, FRC-USA, llc.(promoter of Zhuhai, China race):
ChampCar is one of the top international racing series in the world with a focus on driver and team performances and we are proud to bring it to China. The on-track racing resulting from strategies related to pit stos, power-to-pass, tire choice and driver's skill, is surely the most fun. We believe the Chinese racing fans will embrace the full Champ Car World Series and a high number of them will watch each race on television starting next year.
John Clagett, Champ Car VP-Venue Development:
Canadian Champ Car fans are some of our most ardent fans, and we are excited about running three consecutive events in Canada. But our entire schedule is one that all of our fans can be excited about. From exciting new venues to great traditional events, the 2007 Champ Car season will be one to remember.
Jim Freudenberg, Vegas Grand Prix CEO(promoter for both Las Vegas and Phoenix):
We are excited to open the Champ Car season with this new world-class event in Las Vegas. This will be a festival of speed like no other. In a city where first-class events happen every day, we will be expected to maintain that caliber and are prepared to do that. [about Phoenix]We are prepared to end the Champ Car season with another incredible event in Phoenix. Stay tuned to www.grandprixarizona.com to all the exciting announcements this event will be making in the coming months.
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Possible decision on European venues......

Post by mlittle » Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:24 pm

According to autoracing1.com, the current 15-race schedule could increase by two, as series officials are in the final stages of approving two new venues.......Assen, Holland and Zolder, Belgium; a final announcement could come as early as tomorrow in Mexico City.
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ChampCar returning to ESPN in 2007...........

Post by mlittle » Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:13 pm

Apparently, ESPN's home office in Bristol, Ct. is going to be a very, very, very busy place next year...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

ChampCar officials announced this week that, beginning in 2007, the Champ Car World Series will broadcast 11 of the 15(for now....) races on ESPN, beginning with the season opener in Las Vegas in early April. In 2008, the series begins an exclusive contract with ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC(more details to be announced at a later date....) More information on this can be found at the following link..........

http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/news/stor ... id=2664958
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Sponsor announcement for Vegas GP race.........

Post by mlittle » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:53 am

Officials with both the Champ Car World Series and Vegas Grand Prix held a joint announcement concerning the 2007 ChampCar season opener, to be known as.......The Las Vegas Grand Prix, fueled by VISA.
Here is the transcript of today's announcement.


The major points of the announcement were.......
~~that the agreement btwn. ChampCar and the promoters is going to be a multi-year agreement covering both the Las Vegas and Phoenix races on the schedule
~~the major companies involved are both Vegas Grand Prix, LLC and CardService International and First Data Independent Sales
~~one question involved whether or not Paul Stoddart would field a ChampCar team for 2007; ChampCar President Steve Johnson said that he would be meeting w/Stoddart in Indianapolis this week; Johnson also said that he expects the car count to be from 20-24 cars for the season opener

Pictures from today's announcement.................
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Notes on above picture.......
~~the first picture is that of one of Pacific Coast Motorsports' ChampCars being taken for a spin outside the Celebrity Theatre in Las Vegas
~~the second picture has(starting in the left foreground), PCM drivers Alex Figge and Ryan Dalziel; in the center background are Vegas Grand Prix promoters Bradley Yonover, Richard Ramirez and Dale Jensen
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Schedule expansion.........

Post by mlittle » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:40 am

According to autoracing1.com's rumors page, there is to be a scheduled announcement by ChampCar officials concerning the series' two expected European venues........the most likely candidates are Zolder and Assen; an announcement is expected no later than Tuesday.
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Re: Schedule expansion.........

Post by mlittle » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:34 pm

mlittle wrote:According to autoracing1.com's rumors page, there is to be a scheduled announcement by ChampCar officials concerning the series' two expected European venues........the most likely candidates are Zolder and Assen; an announcement is expected no later than Tuesday.
Although, according to multiple sources, the official announcement is not until tomorrow, the Indianapolis Star is reporting on its' website(as noted by ar1.com) that ChampCar will be racing at both Assen and Zolder in 2007.
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Post by cmlean » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:14 am

The Champ Car World Series today announced that it will return to Europe for the first time since 2003 with inaugural races in Holland and Belgium. Events added to the Champ Car World Series calendar will take place September 2 at the TT Circuit in Assen, Holland and September 9 at the Zolder circuit in Belgium.
source: www.champcarracing.com

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Post by mlittle » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:28 am

cmlean wrote:The Champ Car World Series today announced that it will return to Europe for the first time since 2003 with inaugural races in Holland and Belgium. Events added to the Champ Car World Series calendar will take place September 2 at the TT Circuit in Assen, Holland and September 9 at the Zolder circuit in Belgium.
source: www.champcarracing.com
Thanks, cmlean.......I should have both circuits listed in a previous post; there's also reports that Denver may get the axe from ChampCar officials after five years.......now, if they could get a couple of ovals on the darn' schedule...... :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by cmlean » Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:22 pm

Maybe Milwaukee to start.

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