CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto race gets four-year extension

Champ Car World Series Announces Four-Year Extension with Molson Indy Toronto INDIANAPOLIS (October 29, 2004) -- Following up on Thursday's announcement during the unveiling of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by...

Champ Car World Series Announces Four-Year Extension with Molson Indy Toronto

INDIANAPOLIS (October 29, 2004) -- Following up on Thursday's announcement during the unveiling of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford calendar, Champ Car today announced an agreement with Molson Sports & Entertainment for a four-year contract extension to host the popular Molson Indy Toronto. The extension ensures that there will be a Champ Car race in Toronto through the 2008 season.

"We are delighted to officially announce the race in Toronto," said Champ Car Vice-President of Development and Planning Joe Chrnelich. "Toronto is obviously one of our top locations on the circuit and we greatly appreciate all the of the support we get in Toronto from only Molson, but the business community, the event organizers, and most of all, the multitudes of fans and supporters that Champ Car has not only in Toronto but throughout Canada."

The Molson Indy Toronto will run for the 20th consecutive season in 2005 July 8-10, racing on the 1.755-mile temporary street course in Toronto's Exhibition Place. The wildly-popular event has drawn at least 160,000 fans for each of the last 11 years and has seen more than three million fans come through the gates since the inaugural race in 1986.

"The 20th Anniversary of the Molson Indy will be a special event for race fans in Toronto - and all of Canada," said Jo-Ann McArthur, president, Molson Sports & Entertainment. "We are excited to announce a four year extension for the Molson Indy. A strong partnership between Molson, Champ Car, city officials and community business leaders in this great city will help us continue to build upon this strong event for years to come."

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