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July 12, 2007 | General

It is official. The Champ Car World Series Organization has granted final approval of a race for Edmonton starting in 2005 making Edmonton the latest city in Canada to host a premier Indy event. Fans can now look forward to seeing 2003 World Series Champion Paul Tracy and many more of the most skilled race car drivers in the world featured live next year in Edmonton.

Edmonton’s Indy will take place the next three years at the City Centre Airport and there is an agreement in place ensuring the Airport will run with virtually no disruption to its services during the race period.

The Event will include three days of racing from July 15-17 and a week-long festival leading up to the racing finals on the 17th.

Greg Macdonald who leads the Edmonton organizing group said “this is an amazing event and it will do amazing things for our city. Everyone knows that when Edmonton gets behind an event, there is no doubt it will become a success. The Champ Car Race is no exception and already we have seen exceptional indications of solid support from governments, business people and the community at large. Our race circuit location is right in the heart of this city and is designed to show Edmonton at it’s finest to the rest of the world.”

In November, Greg Macdonald will be joined by Tom Doerksen and other local organizers plus sponsors, government officials and Champ Car representatives for an official news conference which will also launch tickets sales.

Contact: Greg Macdonald
(780) 975-2580

Joe Chrnelich, Executive Vice-President
Champ Car World Series
(317) 715-4182

Note to media: Greg Macdonald will make every effort to return all media calls and
make himself available for interviews today. He will not be releasing further details of the Edmonton Indy until the official launch in November.