We're live this morning from the Edmonton Indy. It's already super busy at the airport. Practice sessions started this morning at seven am. .
Correction, warm up session starts at 8 am. Grounds opened at 7. .
I just arrived at the Edmonton Indy. Fab weather and the sound and speed of these cars is awesome. Check it out.
Getting ready to start the first race of the day.
Izod IndyCar Series race underway at 12:45 - 75 laps -- 169.2 miles - 272.3kms
Stefan in 15th
Edmontonian Stefan Rzadzinski in tough at 15th so far this morning .
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.
Wow are these cars FAST and LOUD!!.
Noel Fowler of Sherwood Park in this Nascar Canadian race. I think he's 18!.
here is the
schedule for rest of the day
10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Race (75 minutes)
12 noon IZOD IndyCar® Series Drivers' Introduction/ Opening Ceremonies
12:45 p.m. IZOD IndyCar® Series
Track announcer just said we need a yellow flag to tighten up this race. Is he asking for a crash?.
2.8 second lead in Nascar race seems like infinity!.
#11 car about to be lapped by leader #22 in Nascar. I would probably drive like #11!.
Shane Jones now at Indy to help with Live Blog.
Yellow flag out, should a great finish to the Nascar!.
Wow what a restart including a fantastic spin and crash.
Poor Noel Dowler of SP involved in latest crash, still in race though.
Jets just flew over Indy!
CF-18's just took off from the airport. What a great sight!!!.
Wow what a finish at Nascar. Leader bumped in a turn #22 now in 4th!.
That was some finish for Nascar. Great finish. This is why the Indy race needs to stay in Edmonton. .
Opening ceremonies and drivers intros start at noon. Mayor Mandel will kick off the race as Grand Marshal at 11:45. Hope everyone has sunscreen and lots of water, its hot out here!!.
IndyCar coverage reporter in the pits says expect temps in the upper 70's - or 26 degrees celsius your preference
Mayor Mandel and general manager Ike janachek start openin ceremonies... Briefly interrupted by jets ;)
Stefan Rzadzinski tells Global he couldn't have asked for a better finish today. Coming back from 18th spot to finish 6th in the Star Mazda Championship this morning. .
CF-18's just flew by. Mayor Mandell about to say those famous words "Gentlemen start your engines!".
Introducing the racers, moments away from the race. What an international field!.