Edmonton Cut from 2013 IndyCar Schedule

By Community | September 23, 2012

IndyCar, asthma the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, generic announced 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.”

The race on a temporary road course at Edmonton City Centre Airport began in 2005 under the Champ Car banner.

“This news is disappointing for the city and race fans,” Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel said. “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.”