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INDYCAR will not return to Edmonton in 2013

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 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).

Monday, 24 September 2012 09:47 Published in Breaking News

INDYCAR: Castroneves gets Edmonton redemption

EDMONTON, AB - Helio Castroneves earned a bit of redemption at Edmonton's City Centre Airport. The Team Penske driver held off Takuma Sato by .8367 of a second to win the caution-free Edmonton Indy on the 13-turn, 2.224-mile temporary airport circuit.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:56 Published in Results & Points

Kennington takes NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race in Edmonton

EDMONTON, ALBERTA (July 22, 2012) – D.J. Kennington charged into the lead in a wild scramble at the finish of the Edmonton 100 at the Edmonton City Centre Airport on Sunday to score a record fourth consecutive victory in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.He gained the lead when the first and second-place cars of Scott Steckly and J.R. Fitzpatrick came together on a restart as the field headed for a green-white-checkered finish.

Monday, 23 July 2012 09:55 Published in Breaking News

NCATS: News & Notes for Edmonton

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 16, 2012) – He was kidding, but he wasn't. D.J. Kennington told 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 champion Scott Steckly last December at the season-ending awards banquet that he better enjoy it because at midnight the title is back up for grabs.

Monday, 16 July 2012 21:56 Published in Breaking News

Ike Janacek new GM of the Edmonton Indy

François Dumontier, President and CEO of Octane Motorsports Events, promoter of the Edmonton Indy, is proud to announce that Edmontonian Ike Janacek, until recently General Manager of downtown's Sutton Place Hotel and Co-Chair of DMF Downtown Cluster, has been named General Manager of the Edmonton Indy. The 11th round of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series is scheduled for July 20-22 at Edmonton's City Centre airport racecourse. Janacek' appointment comes into effect today.

Monday, 12 March 2012 10:06 Published in Breaking News

Three Canadian dates on 2012 Firestone Indy Lights sked

INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011) - A diverse calendar featuring 12 races divided among ovals, temporary street circuits and permanent road courses highlights the 2012 Firestone Indy Lights schedule announced today by INDYCAR officials.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 17:26 Published in Breaking News