CHAMPCAR/CART: City of St. Petersburg statement on canceled event

City of St. Petersburg Statement on Cancellation of Champ Car Eve St. Petersburg, Fla. (February 25, 2003) -- Mayor Rick Baker expressed the city's disappointment upon hearing that Champ Car was unable to secure the rights to conduct a race in...

City of St. Petersburg Statement on Cancellation of Champ Car Eve

St. Petersburg, Fla. (February 25, 2003) -- Mayor Rick Baker expressed the city's disappointment upon hearing that Champ Car was unable to secure the rights to conduct a race in St. Petersburg in 2004:

"It is unfortunate that St. Petersburg will not be included this year in the Champ Car World Series despite repeated attempts made by Open Wheel Racing Series to make the race happen," said Mayor Baker. "St. Petersburg has demonstrated it can host a successful street racing event along its world class waterfront. The terrific fan support from the 2003 race uniquely positions the city for a return of Champ Car racing in the near future. I am pleased that Champ Car continues to express a desire to return a race to St. Petersburg."

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