AUGUST 11, 2001
Motor racing goes to Washington
The city sees the event as a great showcase for and Mayor Anthony Williams made reference to Melbourne, Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Montreal is his announcement. The race has been in the planning stages for nearly a year and there were talks with the CART organization but in the end it was decided to concentrate on sportscar racing for the time being. It will be interesting to see how the event develops.
It is worth noting, incidentally, that Jordan sponsor Legg Mason has been involved in the planning of the event.