Indy Transport Convoy getting ready to wrap up, but traffic has been impacted in downtown Edmonton.
This is the second year that the Indy Transport Convoy has taken place.
Up and at em
Up and at 'em at Global Edmonton this morning. A busy day on the Morning News with lots of drivers in studio and on location with Erin Chalmers.
On The Fast Track For Charity
As long as I've covered the Edmonton Indy, the Drivers have been extremely accessible, gracious and charitable. Today, Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon - both members of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, are meeting with the Boys and Girls Clubs, along with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Edmonton. The drivers will speak on the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork. Franchitti and Dixon are making a pit stop to help fuel the minds of impressionable youths. Very commendable. Watch for the story on Global.
Hi There here is our coverage plans for today -
Hinchtown: Dean: Great story on Canadian Indy star James Hinchcliffe living the dream
John: Members of the Target Chip Ganassi Racing Team is partnering up with the Boys and Girls Club of Edmonton. They're doing an availability at Noon – team members include Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon, Chris Arsenault & Derek Jenkins. Great story on drivers giving back to the kids at the Africa Centre.
Drivers Later trackside a number of IZOD IndyCar® drivers will check out the track and provide comments on the layout and upcoming race. No formal presentation, photo opp and one-on-one interviews.
Takuma Sato, Oriol Servia, James Hinchcliffe, Justin Wilson, Helio Castroneves, Simona de Silvestro , Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti (list is subject to change).
Dean will attend that
Indy Eyecam up and running – and Live Blog continues.
And great interview by Shaye this morning with Hinchcliffe & Sato and Erin grilled Alex Tagliani this morning for a # of live hits.
Looking good weather wise for all the Indy events today and Friday! Thanks Mike, Kevin and Richard..
Interviewed Stefan Rzadzinski yesterday. The 19-year-old driver from Edmonton is definitely geared up for this year's race. Last year, the Mazda Star Championship driver was a last minute entry and piloted a car he'd never been in before. He finished in the Top Ten, during his professional series race. He's had a year to prepare for this weekend's race, and likes his chances of improving on that Top Ten finish. Rzadzinski will be driving for JDC Motorsports. We'll be cheering-on, the friend of Global, at the City Centre Airport.
Many of the Indy drivers are helping those less fortunate in our society. Check out some of their activities tonight over the supper hour on Global Edmonton.Derek DeboltManaging EditorGlobal Edmonton, a division of Shaw Media5325 Allard WayEdmonton, Alberta | T6H 5B8Telephone: (780) 989-4682 (b) (780) 940-6683 (c)firstname.lastname@example.org www.twitter.com/derekdeboltACCOUNTABLE BALANCE CUSTOMER FOCUSED INTEGRITY LOYALTY POSITIVE, CAN DO ATTITUDE TEAM PLAYER
Sitting in the Global Edmonton control room ready for the Early News. Check out our Indy coverage.
Waiting to hear and see the practice runs and qualifying rounds from the Indy racetrack. These cars are fast and furious!.
Setting up for Heels on Wheels! The music is playing,lots of people walking around...and the cars are pretty amazing!
Slav Kornik is quite the comedian :) great live hit in the morning show with some Heels on Wheels winners
Local driver Stefan Rzadzinski will take his Qualifying race in the Star Mazda Championship in 20 minutes! Good luck!!!
Slav down at the track catching up on a heartwarming friendship between a young boy & a Indy Driver. Kevin will have all the results for us and also some nice colour stories as well from the track.
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. IZOD IndyCar® Series Qualifying Session (75 minutes)
2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Autograph Session (45 minutes)
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Star Mazda Championship 1st Race (30 minutes)
major rain issues at the track - IndyLights delay due to rain, Star Mazda had all sorts of slippage events & tires were a big factor as well -- With the rain, IndyCar said teams had the option to start on either slicks or rain tires. But they must run whole session on those tires
All of a sudden a couple of crashes in the Star Mazda race. Luckily not Stefan, he's now in 11th.
About to get a green flag again after 2 crashes. Stefan in 10th.
Just like that contact and a crash. Stefan still alive but what action!.
Stefan gets 6th place! Jack Hawksworth the winner in the Star Mazda. Wow.