You're right, that's what I want to know too. For a while, the word was that the race was going to be moved to the gulf side, near St. Pete Beach...Then it was back in the bay and now, well, who knows what's going on?
What's wrong with St. Pete?(besides $ ?'s) I imagine the Bay race should be pretty popular. There's no better venue(besides Key West) as far as convenience is concerned. The dry pits, wet pits, hotels, entertainment and race course are literally all within walking distance. No long idles, no long tows when broken down and no better viewing exists elsewhere(again, except Key West)