Global Edmonton will be covering the Transporter Convoy at 11:15 a.m.
• The Transporter Truck Convoy will start from the Paddock area of the race track and leave from Gate C which has an approximate address of 109th Street and 123rd Avenue.
Global 1 getting ready to follow the #edmontonindy transporter convoy at 11am - live streaming at www.globaltvedmonton.com
Finally, four of the top drivers from IndyCar
Takuma Sato, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, No. 15
Justin Wilson, Dale Coyne Racing, No. 18
Oriol Servia, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, No. 22
James Hinchcliffe, Andretti Autosport, No.
will be having a news conference later today - we will be having our own John Sexsmith covering that off for us today.
Hoping to (barbe)cue it up with local Indy Lights driver - Stefan Rzadzinski later this afternoon/early this evening. Weather permitting.
We shot a commercial together in the spring. Had a blast raging on the road, with Stefan co-piloting.
Stefan Rzadzinski can also fill you in on the Super Cars for Super Kids lottery ... Race in an exotic car for a great cause!
Chopper is a little delayed... Guess it wouldn't win in an Indy race ;)
Chopper taking off!!! Yay! Stand by for convoy!
Indy coverage kicks off our Noon news :) hope you can tune in
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.
Convoy live stream is complete.
Did you know that parking at the Indy is in support of Little Warriors?
Global Edmonton has the Indy covered across all venues - including here on the web site. Stay informed for the next 5 days.
Let's pray the Global weather team produces good weather for the track this weekend.
Worried the weather could put a damper on Stefan Rdadzinski's BBQ at the petroleum club...
Catch the Indy weather forecast with Kevin O'Connell, Mike Sobel and Richard Ozero daily on Global Edmonton. Sunday looks ideal
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.
SuperCars for SuperKids is very pleased to announce that Indycar drivers Graham Rahal and Simona De Silvestro as well as Star Mazda Series Driver, and Edmonton's very own, Stefan Rzadzinski, will be three of the drivers ferrying three lucky winners around the Edmonton Indy racetrack on Saturday evening!The Sherlock Holmes Pubs, in partnership with Edmonton Indy(r), are providing 30 people with a first hand experience of five thrilling laps as a passenger in some of Alberta's hottest supercars - all in support of YESS!On Friday, July 20, beginning at approximately 6:30 pm, watch as these incredible cars arrive on Rice Howard Way, chauffeuring Indy drivers and other VIPs to the Edmonton Indy Driver's party at Moriarty's Bistro & Wine Bar.All cars will be on display from approximately 7-10 pm throughout Rice Howard Way. Tickets for your chance to win one of 30 prizes will be sold on location until 8:00 pm with a live draw for 25 chances following at approximately 9:00 pm.The remaining 5 draws, including three prizes with Graham Rahal, Simona De Silvestro and Stefan Rzadzinsk as drivers, will take place at approximately 12:00 noon live from the SuperCars for SuperKids booth on the Edmonton Indy(r) grounds on Saturday, July 21.
Stefan Rzadzinski @rzadracing Come see my REAL Star Mazda Racecar at Diamond International (170St and 118 Ave) between 10AM and 1PM. It's no show car, real thing!
Don't forget the Sherlock Holmes charity show and shine Saturday night! Downtown :) see you there!
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.
If you missed them on the Morning News, you can watch our interviews with drivers James Hinchcliffe, Takuma Sato and Alex Tagliani online www.globaltvedmonton.com
Walking the track
Edmonton Indy drivers heading out on the track to get the layout. This is the second year for the new track 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)email@example.com 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.
It was so cool to see Global's Erin Chalmers take on Tagliani in the goKarts!!!
Check out Lorraine Mansbridge live at the Edmonton Indy track this morning on GlobalDerek 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
Live today on Global Edmonton - Indy live eye cam all day as practice day opens, John Sexsmith live at the track, Dean Millard live at the drivers party downtown. Stay with Global Edmonton for all your Edmonton Indy coverage.
John Sexsmith interviewing Stefan Rzadzinski today... Dean Millard following heartwarming story about a growing friendship btw a driver and fan :)
Just spoke with Edmonton's Stefan Rzadzinski and JDC Motorsports. RZAD ran fourth fastest during his morning practice/qualifying run. He plans on improving his placing this afternoon. The Team and its owner absolutely love the kid. He has talent, charisma and an amazing work ethic. Stefan will be driving the Global-sponsored, JDC Motorsports car in tomorrow's Mazda Star Championship race. Go Stefan Go!.
Exciting day - The SuperCars for SuperKids Evening Car Show and the Official Edmonton Indy Driver's Party
Noel Dowler is another young star on the rise. The 19-year-old from Sherwood Park is racing in the Nascar series. He's entering this weekend's action at City Centre Airport with three-consecutive Top Ten finishes. Go Noel Go!.
Lots going on today -- morning practice sessions now over -- afternoon session about to begin. IZOD IndyCar series to start at 2:30 MT