CHAMPCAR/CART: The 2004 schedule is more complete

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As part of the opening session of the 2004 Champ Car Series preview, underway today in Long Beach California, the series unveiled their season schedule. In addition to the season opener in Long Beach on April 18th, the Champ Cars return to...

As part of the opening session of the 2004 Champ Car Series preview, underway today in Long Beach California, the series unveiled their season schedule.

In addition to the season opener in Long Beach on April 18th, the Champ Cars return to twelve venues that were part of the 2003 calendar. One new race is confirmed for the schedule, a street race in Seoul, Korea, with two other new events listed as "to be announced".

After the Champ Cars finish the street party at Long Beach, they will make their third visit to Fundidora Park in Monterrey, Mexico in May. The Milwaukee Mile will open June on the traditional Champ Car date, with a return to Portland, Oregon later in the month. In July, the tour visits popular temporary circuits in Cleveland, Toronto and Vancouver. August sees races at Road America, Denver and Montreal.

Laguna Seca has a September date this year, marking a return to an autumn date after two years of lackluster attendance with a June race. Another event will be held in September, although Champ Car is not ready to release the location and date just yet.

Next is an international swing for the series, with the first Korean race and the annual carnival that is Surfers Paradise scheduled for October, and the massive Mexico City event in early November. The Champ Car season will likely end in Las Vegas, but the venue and date for that November event aren't final yet.

The tentative schedule:
April 18: Long Beach, California
May 23: Monterrey, Mexico
June 5: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 20: Portland, Oregon
July 3: Cleveland, Ohio
July 11: Toronto, Ontario
July 25: Vancouver, British Columbia
August 8: Road America, Wisconsin
August 15: Denver, Colorado
August 29: Montreal, Quebec
Sept. 12: Laguna Seca, California
Sept. TBD: TBA
Oct. 17: Seoul, South Korea
Oct. 24: Surfers Paradise, Australia
Nov. 7: Mexico City, Mexico
Nov. TBD: TBA

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