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Old Posted Mar 31, 2010, 5:27 PM
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Honda Edmonton INDY and Race Week Edmonton

In conjunction with the HONDA Edmonton INDY July 23-25, RACE WEEK EDMONTON will be promoting and providing fun, family, and grassroots motorsport orientated events leading up to the actual INDY. From solo events to BBQs to show and shines and even a soap box derby, it will bring a much needed energy and spirit to the City prior to the actual INDY.

Photos from todays media launch... watch the news for more info and maybe even a familiar face/car...















HUGE media turnout, nice work Dick

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For more info on the race and tickets...

http://www.edmontonindy.com/
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For those who use that facebook machine, here is a plug-in/app/link or whatever the kids call it these days to join their group:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=...4560272914673#
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We already have our 3 day event / Winner's Circle Club tickets - Looking forward to the week!
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For those who use that facebook machine, here is a plug-in/app/link or whatever the kids call it these days to join their group:

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I'm glad to see someone else who shares my disdain for facebook. Thanks for sharing those photos, Cold.
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Edmonton, start your engines -- Race Week is coming
'Getting the community involved is what this is all about'


Taylor Bendig
Edmonton Journal

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Featuring everything from drift racing to a soapbox derby, the Edmonton racing community hopes this summer's celebration of their sport will become a growing annual event...

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Website - will have far more soon:

http://raceweekedmonton.com/
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and for those wondering about some of the things that are coming together:

The Edmonton Race Experience Event Schedule (as of 04/05/10)

Jun-27 Sunday Airfest 2010, RWE events launch, Aviation Museum
Jun-28
Jun-29
Jun-30

Jul-04 Sunday Main street Cruisers Show, Bonnie Doon Mall
Jul-05 Monday
Jul-06 Tuesday
Jul-07 Wednesday
Jul-08 Thursday
Jul-09 Friday
Jul-10 Saturday Alberta Mustang Owners Show, Healy Ford DT
Jul-11 Sunday Soapbox derby event/Japanese Car Club show
Jul-12 Monday All Race Car night
Jul-13 Tuesday Drift Car Night / Main Street Cruisers Show 2
Jul-14 Wednesday Classic Sports Car Club
Jul-15 Thursday AMOA and NACOC American muscle night
Jul-16 Friday Racing Movie night... Good, bad and awful
Jul-17 Saturday Airliner pull/ZED Car Club
Jul-18 Sunday Super Slalom/Super Cruise
Jul-19 Monday Push Cart Challenge
Jul-20 Tuesday Green Vehicle event, Tenative
Jul-21 Wednesday Green Vehicle event, Tenative
Jul-22 Thursday Transporter Parade/Block party on Kingsway
Edmonton Honda Indy
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Edmonton Honda Indy
Jul-26 Monday Aviation Heritage Week, Alberta Aviation Museum
Jul-27 Tuesday Aviation Heritage Week, Alberta Aviation Museum
Jul-28 Wednesday Aviation Heritage Week, Alberta Aviation Museum
Jul-29 Thursday Aviation Heritage Week, Alberta Aviation Museum
Jul-30 Friday Aviation Heritage Week, Alberta Aviation Museum
Jul-31 Saturday Aviation Heritage Week, Alberta Aviation Museum


please note that this is as of last week and only lists confirmed events. some of what hasn't made the list yet is just as exciting...
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New grandstand map:

http://www.edmontonindy.com/files/EI...%20NEW7(1).pdf

I like the idea of more RV parking but removing the grandstand from turns 1 through 3 sucks! Having marshaled turn 3 before, that area is tremendously exciting.

It also provided very good views of 4-6.

While you still have a good view of the course, you now essentially have stands only on the main straight.

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^ I don't like that at all. We always sat between turn 1 and 2. They were some of the best seats.
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Kind of a strange decision - that said, the Turn 1 grandstand tickets were the most expensive. Sat there the first year I went to the event, since then I've sat between 12 and 13 and loved it. From there I can see passes at turn 10, into turn 11 and for the stock cars out of turn 12.

The first couple years of the event there was a grandstand where there's now RV parking between 2 and 7 - still don't get why they took that out, there's good passing there at times and EVERYBODY takes a turn spinning out into the infield. It's fun to walk around to 7 and 8 and watch the stock cars bounce off the curbs.

That being said, there's not a bad viewpoint anywhere. Now if only we could get some rain this year and not have it be the hottest weekend of the year...
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booo. We sat in the second to top row in the grandstand at corner 2-3 for every single grand prix. It was fantastic.

Not only do we loose what I would consider seating on the best corner, we may loose the amazing view we had from row2. I'll be pissed if we have to sit with the rest of the commoners down low.....maybe I don't go this year.
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That grandstand was the Mac's zone with cheap general admission tickets. It was 3/4 full on race day if i recall (i was facing it at turn 6 one yr and 3 another). I can attest to 3 being incredibly fun for we got briefed as such:

Cascar coming at our barrier:

"run away from car"

Atlantics:

"duck and cover against barrier"

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"pray"
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Province gives Indy $300,000
Opposition asks why government reversed original policy


Trish Audette, Keith Gerein And Gordon Kent
Edmonton Journal

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Honda Indy Edmonton is getting an extra $300,000 boost from the provincial government that could help push the cash-strapped race closer to the break-even point.

The funding, from the government's "other initiatives" lottery fund, comes on top of $500,000 from Travel Alberta that was previously committed...

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