WEEKHAWKEN — 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.
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.