Miami - The Trans-Am Series and the Panoz/Sanchez Group today announced that the San Diego Grand Prix has been dropped from its 2001 schedule. The San Diego Grand Prix, which had been included as tentative when the Trans-Am Series announced its...
Miami - The Trans-Am Series and the Panoz/Sanchez Group today announced that the San Diego Grand Prix has been dropped from its 2001 schedule.
The San Diego Grand Prix, which had been included as tentative when the Trans-Am Series announced its 2001 schedule on November 22, has been unable to confirm its date or location.
Last year's inaugural race was held at the San Diego Naval Training Center, a site that was not available in 2001 due to redevelopment plans. The Grand Prix has been working to secure a new venue and is considering several different locations, including two in the Chula Vista area. Since the site was not confirmed, the date for the Trans-Am Series race can not be set.
"With the Trans-Am Series season beginning in less than two weeks, it is important to have a solid schedule at this point in the year," said executive director John Clagett. "We were very hopeful that the San Diego Grand Prix would be able to finalize a site and a date, and while there has been some progress, the Grand Prix has not taken all necessary steps to give us a high degree of certainty that the event will happen."
The 36th season of the Trans-Am Series will open on March 16 at Sebring International Raceway as part of the Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring. Highlighting the Trans-Am Series schedule during 2001 is the series' first live major network television appearance on CBS from Sears Point on July 21.
<pre> The 2001 Trans-Am Series Schedule: March 16 Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring (with ALMS) April 8 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (with CART) May 20 Mosport Park (Feature) June 16 Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit (with CART) June 30 Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland (with CART) July 21 Sears Point (with ALMS) Aug. 5 Portland (with ALMS) Aug. 18 Motorola 220 Weekend at Road America (with CART) Sept. 9 Laguna Seca (with ALMS) Oct. 6 Texaco Grand Prix of Houston (with CART)