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San Antonio could make sense for Champ CarUPDATE This rumor is downgraded to 'false' today. The San Antonio Grand Prix is officially off for 2007, but 2008 is still a possibility for Champ Car or the IRL. Word is the politicians may have gotten fed up and confused with the two sides, IRL and Champ Car, trying to beat each other into the city. Like sponsors, they decided to walk away from open wheel racing until they get their act together.
08/02/06 There has been much speculation as to why Champ Car would be interested in a race in San Antonio, Texas when in fact they already have a race in nearby Houston, Texas. Well, if rumors are to be believed that Champ Car will drop the Monterrey, Mexico race from the calendar in 2007, therein lies a possible answer. Certainly this year's Monterrey race saw a lot of empty seats, but some blame that on the promoters who did a lousy job. The fans that did attend the race are in fact die-hard open wheel fans from Monterrey and other northeast cities in Mexico. San Antonio is the number two destination in the US for Monterrey, Mexico tourists (and many other cities in northeast Mexico like Saltillo, Monclova, Reynosa, etc, etc, etc). The number one destination is South Padre Island. Without a Monterrey date you definitely will have Mexican fans attending the San Antonio race. They already travel to San Antonio a few times every year, and the River Walk is famous for its fabulous nightlife. Jose Arrambide reporting from Mexico
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