Formula 1 Race in NJ Set for June 2013 Pending Confirmation
A Formula One race in New Jersey with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop is now officially on the racing calendar for June 2013, with final confirmation pending.
The FIA calendar released Friday shows the inaugural Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial set for June 16.
New Jersey race promoter Leo Hindery Jr. issued a statement announcing the New Jersey race was now set and thanking elected officials for their support.
Next to the New Jersey race on the FIA calendar is an asterisk indicating "to be confirmed." A spokeswoman for the promoter says new races are often listed that way, pending items like final documentation and track checks.
Earlier in the week the Guardian newspaper of England reported the race was in jeopardy over financial issues of the race's promoters. Formula One’s CEO Bernie Ecclestone was hopeful the issue could be worked out and the race saved. Friday was the deadline for the FIA's 2013 calendar.
The 3.2-mile Grand Prix of America is to run along the Hudson River through the towns of Weehawken and West New York, N.J.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.