INDIANAPOLIS, IN - INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, announced today it will not return to Edmonton in 2013."When we finalized our schedule for the upcoming 2013 season, it unfortunately did not include Edmonton," said Randy Bernard, CEO, INDYCAR. "We thank the city of Edmonton and all the fans for their support of the event over the last eight years."
Bernard added: "More importantly this has not affected our plans for a minimum of 19 races next season, and we remain optimistic that we will return to having two races in Canada as early as 2014. We anticipate announcing our full 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule the first week of October."
From Amy Konrath, INDYCAR
UPDATE: Here is a story on the cancellation in the Calgary Herald.
NOTABLE: There is a new 2.7 km road course more than halfway completed on the property at Castrol Raceway, adjacent to the Edmonton International Airport. The owner of that property, Rob Reeves, recently told Inside Track that he had no plans to host the Edmonton Indy, but that he would be interested in talking with the people at NASCAR (re: the Canadian Tire Series) and the Canadian Superbike Series, to name a few. Watch InsideTrackNews.com for an interview with Reeves in the coming days. Castrol Raceway already hosts several major motorsports events, including the IHRA drag races and the World of Outlaws (on its dirt oval).
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ANTIGONISH, N.S. (Sept. 15, 2012) – D.J. Kennington bounced right back to the cusp of a second NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship. A week after a fuel pump failure took a large chunk of his points lead, the St. Thomas, Ont., driver dominated the Wilson Equipment 300 en route to his sixth win of the season. With the season-finale looming next week at Kawartha Speedway, Kennington looks to put the finishing touches on the 2012 championship to go along with the one he captured in 2010.
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BARRIE, ON - September 9, 2012. Normally at NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events we see DJ Kennington piloting the familiar #17 Castrol Edge Dodge. But for round number 10 at Barrie Speedway on Sunday Kennington caught the racing world of guard with an eye catching new look. For this one event Kennington would race the #17 SuperClean Dodge.
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