Indy Race Ends its Run in Edmonton
September 21, 2012
After an 8 year run, the City of Edmonton will not play host to an international car race in 2013.
Octane Motorsports Events Inc., the promoter and operator of the 2011 and 2012 Edmonton Indy, has informed the City of Edmonton and IndyCar that it has made a business decision to not produce the Edmonton Indy in 2013.
The City of Edmonton will not seek another promoter or take additional steps to pursue a race for 2013.
“This news is disappointing for the city and race fans. The 2012 Edmonton Indy was a great event both on and off the track. It, like previous races, brought economic benefits and international exposure to Edmonton,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel. “We appreciate the contribution of all our partners in making the event a positive experience for both residents and visitors.”
The Edmonton Indy first took place in Edmonton in 2005 under the former Champ Car series banner.
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Mary Lou ReelederCity of Edmonton, Communications