Justin aiming high in Edmonton Justin and Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing return to one of their favourite stomping grounds this weekend when the IndyCar Series makes its first visit to Edmonton's City Centre Airport course in Alberta, Canada. Justin...
Justin aiming high in Edmonton
Justin and Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing return to one of their favourite stomping grounds this weekend when the IndyCar Series makes its first visit to Edmonton's City Centre Airport course in Alberta, Canada. Justin won the race in 2006 and finished on the podium a year ago.
"Between Newman/Haas/Lanigan and myself, we've won every race that's happened at Edmonton," said Justin. "Hopefully if we put the two together we'll be in good shape to bring McDonald's another win there. We expected to be going there in a good position with a well-balanced Champ Car, but obviously the merger happened so we have to start from scratch with new equipment. But we still have the advantage of knowing the track and having some information about it, which is a lot more than we've had at previous races this season. I'm looking forward to it."
The 1.973 mile circuit is one of a kind - a temporary airport track with some permanent corners. The quick transitions, high corner speeds, changes to track surface and a few tricky bumps provide a real challenge that Justin relishes.
"It's very physical and demanding," added Justin. "The corners lead into each other, so you have to get into a rhythm and be able to push the car to the limit in qualifying. If you have a good car it is just amplified around the lap so you end up being that much faster than anyone."
Justin provides turn-by-turn commentary around Edmonton in View from the Cockpit on JW TV at www.justinwilson.co.uk.
Practice begins on Thursday, qualifying is on Friday and the Rexall Edmonton Indy can be seen on live on Saturday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN. For UK viewers, Sky Sports 2 has live TV coverage on Saturday from 10 p.m. BST. As always, fans can follow the action from every on-track session via the official website of the IndyCar Series, www.indycar.com. It will also be broadcast live on IMS Radio Network and XM Radio Channels 144 and 145.