NA 2000: New series adds Vancouver to schedule

North American Formula Renault to race in Vancouver North American Formula Renault announced today that it has expanded its 2004 schedule and will see the series bring its exciting standing starts and close racing to Vancouver to race at the ...

North American Formula Renault to race in Vancouver

North American Formula Renault announced today that it has expanded its 2004 schedule and will see the series bring its exciting standing starts and close racing to Vancouver to race at the beautiful Concord Pacific Place during the Molson Indy Vancouver event, on the weekend of July 23-5 with the Champ Car World Series.

"This is a fantastic addition to our schedule," said North American Formula Renault General Manager Brett Ross. "We are excited about the opportunity to be in Vancouver, as the race is a fantastic event that the entire city gets behind. We are looking forward to putting on a great show for the very enthusiastic Canadian race fans."

The 1.781-mile temporary street course set with Mt. Garibaldi in the background, and the ocean close by, provides a scenic background for the race fans, who attend the event in droves. The track poses a significant challenge for the racers, with a variety of high-and low-speed corners forcing the teams to find the best compromise in their set ups, with the drivers speeding through the course lined with concrete walls, which offer no compromise at all.

The North American Formula Renault Championships are sanctioned by Grand American, and provide a ladder for drivers to develop their talent, with a full in-house open-wheel progression available. The 2004 season will get underway April 8-10 at Phoenix International Raceway.

The Formula Renault V6 Championship is the top rung on the North American Formula Renault Championship ladder, which also includes the North American Formula Renault 1600 Championship and the North American Formula Renault 2000 Championship. The Formula Renault V6 is expected to make its North American competition debut in the latter stages of the North American Formula Renault 2000 season. For more information, visit www.formularenaultna.com.

2004 North American Formula Renault 2000 Schedule (Tentative)

<pre> DATE TRACK EVENT April 8-10 Phoenix International Raceway Grand-Am May 21-23 Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant Grand-Am June 18-20 Watkins Glen International Grand-Am July 23-5 Molson Indy Vancouver Champ Car July 30-31 Trois Rivieres Trans-Am August 6-8 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Grand-Am September 10-12 Homestead Miami Speedway Grand-Am September 24-26 Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant Fall Classic October 1-3 Virginia International Raceway Grand-Am October 8-10 Barber Motorsports Park Grand-Am October 23-4 Pikes Peak International Raceway October 29-31 California Speedway Grand-Am

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