Pacific F2000 Championship at Infineon Raceway
The Infineon Raceway has long been a favorite amongst drivers, and the track has hosted the Pacific F2000 every year since it was started in 2004. However the track’s popularity has a downside and it seemed as if the Pacific F2000 faced too much competition for the venue this year. Fortunately fans of the race and the track have come together and the Pacific F2000 Championship will be returning to Infineon Raceway later this year.
Originally the plan for this year’s Pacific F2000 was to have the cars race with the Champ Cars at Portland in early July. This would have been the sixth venue of the series. But things changed when the IRL and Champ Cars series were unified earlier this year and so the race coordinators have had to make other plans. The immediate response was to schedule a race at the very popular Infineon Raceway, but the track’s race calendar was already fully booked and the chances of slipping the race in last minute, when one of the clubs already booked decided not to race, were slim. Yet alternate choices were not very attractive since they were either too far away, too small or duplicates of tracks that were already being raced this season. The Infineon Raceway was the perfect choice and all the stops were put out to secure the venue.
The massive problem of securing one of the most popular and demanding venues on the West Coast was solved when the Shelby Club agreed to share the venue with the contestants of the Pacific F2000. Teams, drivers and organizers are all excited about the change in venue as the Infineon Raceway is seen as being a world class venue – the perfect place to end the racing series. With the final race date and venue finally secured, it seems that the 2008 Pacific F2000 Championship race schedule is looking really good. Some of the other venues that will be used during the championship include the Auto Club Speedway, the Buttonwillow Raceway Park, the Willow Springs International Raceway, the Miller Motorsports Park and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The championship, which is presented by Hankook Tires, will end in Vegas, where drivers and fans can end the spectacle in one massive party. The race at the Infineon Raceway is set to take place on July 5 to 6.