CHAMPCAR/CART: Edmonton's race president/GM steps down

General Manager, Greg Macdonald, Steps Down Edmonton, Alberta -- It was announced today by Ric Forest, Board Chair of the Edmonton Grand Prix, that Greg Macdonald will be stepping down as President and General Manager of the Grand Prix of ...

General Manager, Greg Macdonald, Steps Down

Edmonton, Alberta -- It was announced today by Ric Forest, Board Chair of the Edmonton Grand Prix, that Greg Macdonald will be stepping down as President and General Manager of the Grand Prix of Edmonton. Greg will continue in his role as a Director and Shareholder.

Forest said, "Greg Macdonald, more than anyone, is the key individual who made the Grand Prix happen and Edmonton owes Greg an enormous vote of thanks for his contribution in bringing this event here. It was because of Greg and Tom Doerksen (the other original founder of the race) and the dream they shared, that our city was able to attract the Grand Prix."

Greg Macdonald said "I am very proud of what all of us have accomplished in the first year of this race, and I look forward to the next chapter in my continued role with the Grand Prix of Edmonton, in ensuring that world class motorsport will remain in Edmonton for many years to come. This event has allowed me to realize the passion I have for the City of Edmonton and the dream of things that many never thought possible. We have accomplished that with the inaugural Grand Prix of Edmonton and I look forward to many successful years as a Director.

Macdonald added that "without the 14 hour days which the General Manager post requires, I am looking forward to having more time to spend with my family at a very important time in their lives."

Ric Forest indicated that a new General Manager will be recruited for the Grand Prix of Edmonton. In the interim, Ernie Pasemko and Frank Calder will provide management support to the race working with Tom Doerksen, Director Operations. Pasemko and Calder were part of the original group of four promoters who worked to bring the race to Edmonton.

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