Cart 2004 The good news: CART has released a provisional schedule for 2004. The bad news: They only have enough cash on hand to get them through to mid-December 2003. There is a buyout offer on the table, but the earliest date for a shareholder vote on the matter is December 18. That's leaving things a bit on the late side, but at least they are making plans now instead of waiting to see if there is a deal, then scrambling to secure dates. In any event, here's the provisional schedule: Feb. 22- St. Petersburg, FL (Street Course) Apr. 18- Long Beach, CA (Street Course) May 16- Las Vegas, NV (Site to be determined) May 23- Monterrey, MEX (Road Course) Jun. 5- Milwaukee, WI (Oval- Milwaukee Mile) Jun. 20- Portland, OR (Road Course) Jul. 3- Cleveland, OH (Road Course) Jul. 11- Toronto, ON (Street Course) Jul. 25- Vancouver, BC (Street Course) Aug. 8- Elkhart Lake, WI (Road Course- Road America) Aug. 15- Denver, CO (Street Course) Aug. 29- Montreal, PQ (Road Course) Sep. 12- Laguna Seca, CA (Road Course) Oct. 24- Surfers Paradise, AUS (Street Course) TBA- Miami, FL (Street Course) TBA- Mexico City, MEX (Road Course) TBA- Seoul, SK (Road Course) TBA- Fontana, CA (Superspeedway) Brands Hatch, UK (Road Course)- Place on schedule dependent on aggreement with track owner and race promoter. The dates for Miami, Mexico and Seoul will be finalized when the date for Fontana is aggreed upon, however those are all definate races for next season, the only question mark being Brands Hatch, and of course, the financial situation of CART itself.