Toronto Race Returned To 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship Schedule The new PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship schedule remains at 12 races as announced last October, but now offers an even split of six oval races and six road course events. The July 18th Toronto race will replace the May 29th round at Gateway International Raceway which has hosted an Indy Lights race that last two seasons. The return to Toronto will mark the 14th consecutive appearance of Indy Lights at the Molson Indy. "I know I speak for our fans, sponsors, teams and drivers when I say we are delighted to return to Toronto," said Indy Lights President Roger Bailey. "The show of support for this race over the last few months has been outstanding, and we are grateful to CART and the Molson Indy organizers for all of their efforts in getting the PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship back to Toronto.. "On a separate note, we would also like to extend our appreciation to our friends at Gateway International Raceway. They have been ideal hosts the last two years and we hope to return to that site in the years to come. By no means does our 1999 absence indicate a long-term departure from the St. Louis and Southern Illinois markets. The season gets underway for the fifth straight year in Miami on March 21, the fourth time the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex has hosted CART's kick-off event on its high-speed 1.5-mile oval. Other oval track races will be held at Nazareth Speedway (May 2), the Milwaukee Mile (June 6), Michigan Speedway (July 24), the new Chicago Motor Speedway (August 22) and California Speedway (October 30). Road course events include the second round of the championship at Long Beach (April 18), Portland International Raceway (June 20), Cleveland (June 27), Toronto (July 18), Detroit (August 8) and Laguna Seca (September 12). Television air times and dates will be announced in the near future. The final rung in CART's driver development "Ladder System," the PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship emphasizes driver skill and team preparation through the use of identical Lola T97/20 race cars powered by 425-horsepower V6 engines. This year marked the debut of Dayton Tire as the official tire and co-title sponsor of the series with PPG.

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