facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

IRL to race in Brazil next year

July 31, 2009 at 9:24 PM   |   Comments

SPARTA, Ky., July 31 (UPI) -- Indy Racing League officials announced Friday the series will conduct races for the first time next year in Brazil and Birmingham, Ala.

The IRL schedule, released Friday, calls for the first race of the 2010 season to be held in Brazil. The venue has yet to be determined.

Brazilian drivers Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, Raphael Matos, Vitor Meira and Mario Moraes currently drive in the series.

The race in Birmingham will be held April 11 at Barber Motorsports Park.

"We couldn't be more pleased with the diversity of the schedule as it will help us maintain a championship tradition that has been exciting for both competitors and fans," said Brian Barnhart, president of competition and operations for the IRL.

Races in Milwaukee and Richmond, Va., were dropped from the schedule.

Topics: Vitor Meira
© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Ohio State strength coach body slams fan who runs on field Ohio State strength coach body slams fan who runs on field
2
Roger Goodell's bodyguard accused of assaulting NYC photographer Roger Goodell's bodyguard accused of assaulting NYC photographer
3
Arizona Cardinals player formally charged Arizona Cardinals player formally charged
4
Phil Mickelson disses Tom Watson after Ryder Cup loss Phil Mickelson disses Tom Watson after Ryder Cup loss
5
NFL hits Colts' Landry with 4-game ban
Trending News
x
Feedback