Friday, May 23, 2008

2 Legs of Canada for IRL?

With Toronto's purchase being completed for AGR/AGT, we looked to have one solid Canadian leg of the IndyCar Series/Indy Lights Series... and now it looks as though Edmonton has been locked up as well for 5 years. From TSN:

Officials from the Edmonton Grand Prix are expected to sign a long-term deal on Friday to become a fixture on the IndyCar schedule.

"We'll get it signed," Terry Angstadt, president of the commercial division of the IRL, tells Sun Media. "The intention is to be there long-term."

The deal is expected to be for five years, which would be in line with an agreement signed Thursday with officials from the Long Beach Grand Prix.

While I am always weary of adding too many road and street course because I believe road and street courses to be the same thing and therefore rule the 6/6/6 "concept" stupid because it would actually be 12/6.

However, I am excited about adding any circuit such as Edmonton (or Cleveland hopefully) that is wide and big and encourages a ton of action. Here's hoping New Hampshire and maybe WDW are actually added to give us balance and a great 11/11 or or something of that nature closer to 40/60-50/50.

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