REXALL EDMONTON INDY SECURED UNDER THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT Edmonton lone Canadian stop on 2008 IndyCar Series schedule EDMONTON, AB - It's confirmed - the Rexall Edmonton Indy shifts into high gear at the Rexall Speedway, July 24-26, 2008.
REXALL EDMONTON INDY SECURED UNDER THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT
Edmonton lone Canadian stop on 2008 IndyCar Series schedule
EDMONTON, AB - It's confirmed - the Rexall Edmonton Indy shifts into high gear at the Rexall Speedway, July 24-26, 2008. Northlands, operator of the Rexall Edmonton Indy, has signed a three-year agreement with the Indy Racing League, sanctioning body for the IndyCar Series, to bring the excitement of IndyCar Series racing to the extremely fast and technically challenging Rexall Speedway through 2010.
"We welcome the opportunity to partner with the Indy Racing League during such an exciting time," said Ken Knowles, Northlands President. "The Edmonton Indy has a proven track record with terrific support from our fans and partners. Under this new partnership, we expect that this year's event will be the biggest and best to date."
Edmonton becomes the 17th race on the 2008 IndyCar Series schedule.
"The city of Edmonton and Northlands have put together a first-class event, and we're excited that we can bring the IndyCar Series to such a great venue," said Terry Angstadt, president of the commercial division for the Indy Racing League. "While drivers such as Justin Wilson and Will Power have raced in Edmonton before, some of our other stars - Danica Patrick, Helio Castroneves, Marco Andretti and Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon - will compete there for the first time. We look forward to a long relationship with the Rexall Edmonton Indy."
"In just three years of operation, we have shown that Edmonton is in the top tier of racing cities across North America," commented Jim Haskins, General Manager, Rexall Edmonton Indy.
"This announcement is great news for Edmonton and for race fans across Canada," said Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel. "The economic benefits to our city are extensive and our citizens and corporate sector have really embraced this event, making it one of the most successful racing venues in North America."
Edmonton's biggest summer celebration is set to kick-off in July as Edmonton's Capital EX brings us the thrills of the midway July 17-26 and the Rexall Edmonton Indy takes to the track July 24-26.
As part of the IndyCar Series schedule, the Rexall Edmonton Indy is positioned to be one of the most exciting races in the world. Tickets for the race are on sale now through Ticketmaster or online at www.edmontonindy.com. Three-day grandstand packages start as low as $125.
In 2007, more than 167,000 spectators watched the Grand Prix of Edmonton while injecting more than $25 million into Edmonton's economy.