As mentioned yesterday, Champ Car has announced the schedule for its 2008 season, including a return to Portland International Raceway on July 27, 2008. Unfortunately, that's also the same weekend as the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship at Washougal Motocross Park on the other side of town. Previous Champ Car races in Portland have seen diminishing crowds, so we're not sure of the wisdom of programming an event on that weekend. We're not sure how much crossover there is among the MX and Champ Car crowds, but we'd try and book a hotel yesterday if we were planning to go to either event. [The Columbian]
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