2007 Schedule Update - Mid-Ohio

Posted by Iannucci | 10/12/2006 | 0 comments »
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It's been almost two weeks, but we finally have one of the final three (presumably) announcements for 2007 schedule announcements. It's another road course.

The 2.258 mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is located not just in the heart of Ohio but also near to several Honda manufacturing facilities. The date of July 22nd was previously thought to be earmarked for Michigan, so this likely means something has been worked out with Michigan Speedway to switch to a different date.

Speaking of, the Detroit News reports folks in Michigan aren't to happy about that. Looks like Honda twisted the IRL's arm to get the Ohio date, and the league twisted Michigan's arm to accommodate Honda's request. That's kind of a shame, since bad weather resulted in very few fans seeing this year's race at Michigan International Speedway (both in person and on TV) and moving the IRL race so close to not only a NASCAR race but also the Detroit race sounds like a really bad idea if even for one year.

But, I guess they gotta do what they gotta do. In the meantime, still waiting on announcements for Michigan and Sonoma.

The official 2007 total is now up to 15 races.

March 24 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
April 1 in St. Petersburg, Florida
April 12 at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan
April 29 at Kansas Speedway
May 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
June 3 at The Milwaukee Mile
June 9 at Texas Motor Speedway
June 24 at Iowa Speedway
June 30 at Richmond International Raceway
July 8 at Watkins Glen
July 14 at Nashville Superspeedway
July 22 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
August 11 at Kentucky Speedway
September 2 at Belle Isle
September 9 at Chicagoland Speedway

Geez, don't make any plans this summer.