NOVEMBER 29, 2001
Monaco in Florida?
The struggling series is aiming to break new ground in Florida with the construction of a new circuit on the shores of Tampa Bay.
The St. Petersburg circuit is the brainchild of Long Beach promoter Chris Pook, and will combine the waterfront with the city's Albert Whitted Airport to make a high speed yet picturesque setting for the CART series, which is dropping its Champ Car title for 2002. St. Petersburg last hosted a major event in 1990, when the Trans-Am series visited on a different circuit.