IndyCar's Race In China Officially Canceled
The IndyCar race in China scheduled for Aug. 19 was officially canceled Wednesday, and IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard "must find another event for the second-half of the season," according to Jenna Fryer of the AP. Bernard had been working with promoters in China's major port city Qingdao the last several months "to salvage the race." Despite an existing contract, new leadership in local government "balked" at the race. Discussions "began with IndyCar about moving the event to a new date or new location." Bernard said that when faced with a deadline "event promoters canceled the race." Bernard added that IndyCar is "evaluating what it can recoup from the existing contract" (AP, 6/13) (Tripp Mickle, SBD Global, 6/11).