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Bourdais looking to make it official at Surfers Paradise

Sebastien Bourdais can lock up Champ Car title No. 4 by finishing 14th or better Saturday at Surfers Paradise (11:30 p.m., ESPN Classic). In other words, writes John Oreovicz, the Frenchman is a shoo-in.

Updated: October 18, 2007, 2:44 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

The Champ Car World Series is coming off a six-week break in the schedule. But Saturday's Lexmark Indy 300 in Surfers Paradise, Australia (11:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Classic) feels more like an exotic holiday than a return to work.

The Australian race is the one true jewel in Champ Car's tarnished crown. Although the American open-wheel series has slipped in status and now co-headlines the weekend with the popular Australian V-8 Supercar Championship, Champ Car still earns a lot of positive ...

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