The long wait is over for those anxious to know the fate, date and location of the 2015 Toronto Indycar race.
The usual July time slot for the race on the streets of Toronto, through the Canadian National Exhibition grounds, was precluded by Toronto's hosting of the Pan-American games next year.
Indycar executives were known to have been considering a move to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport) as an alternative to the usual downtown Toronto venue.
Release of the full Indycar schedule has been delayed more than a month, presumably in part because of the uncertainties concerning the Toronto race. But the schedule was released today and it includes the 'Honda Indy Toronto' on June 14.
After an extended period of negotiations and coordination among all the major players, the organizers said they were able to work with the City of Toronto, Exhibition Place and the 2015 Pan-American Games to accommodate both events next summer.
It will be a tight turnaround for the Indycar teams, coming just one week after a race in Texas, but unlike the last two Toronto races which have been Saturday/Sunday doubleheaders, it will comprise only a single Sunday race.
It will be the 28th time the Indycars will race on the streets of Toronto and will continue to be the only Indycar race in Canada. The series will venture outside North America, however, for the first time in several years.
The opening race of the season is scheduled for March 8 in Brazil and the 17-race series ends at Sonoma raceway in California on August 30. It include only one double-header weekend at Detroit's Belle Isle on May 30-31.
In addition to the return to Brazil, it includes one new race venue in Louisiana.
An additional layer of competition will be added for the 2015 season as the two competing engine manufacturers, Chevrolet and Honda, will also be permitted to develop different aerodynamic packages for their respective teams.
One Canadian driver, James Hinchcliffe, is confirmed for the season. He will move from his previous team, Andretti Autosports to Schmidt Petersen Motorsports.
The full race schedule, which includes six oval tracks, six road courses and four temporary street circuits. is as follows:
Date Race/Track City
March 8 Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet Brasília, Brazil
March 29 Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
April 12 NOLA Motorsports Park Avondale, LA
April 19 Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, CA
April 26 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, AL
May 9 Grand Prix of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
May 16-17 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Indianapolis, IN
May 22 Carb Day Indianapolis, IN
May 24 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis, IN
May 30 Raceway at Belle Isle Park Detroit, MI
May 31 Raceway at Belle Isle Park Detroit, MI
June 6 Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, TX
June 14 Streets of Toronto Toronto, Canada
June 27 Auto Club Speedway Fontana, CA
July 12 The Milwaukee Mile Milwaukee, WI
July 18 Iowa Speedway Newton, IA
Aug. 2 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, OH
Aug. 23 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, PA
Aug. 30 Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, CA
(Schedule subject to change)