IndyCar »

Edmonton faces uncertain future.

"Watching every dollar that we spend has been an important part of this process, and I can tell you that I'm really satisfied with the way we've managed our expenses this year," Burton said.

"They're working very hard to make sure that expenditures are looked at very closely and they're putting on a strong promotional effort," councillor Ron Hayter, who unsuccessfully petitioned for an audit of last year's Indy, claimed, "I'm cautiously confident they're going to put on the event this year without hitting the taxpayer between the eyes."

Supporters of the event, however, insist that simply being on the IndyCar calendar is a worthy ambition, helping to promote the city to visitors.

"The publicity, you can't even put a price tag on it," councillor Tony Caterina maintained, a sentiment backed up by colleague Karen Leibovici.

"We know the Indy has huge worldwide appeal," she said, "Every time the cars go around the track on the TV screen, people see Edmonton. We can't afford the kind of advertising we get."


Tagged as: Edmonton , storm

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Will Power - Team Australia/KV Racing Technology  [Pic credit: IRL/Snoddy]
A wet pit lane after the storms had passed before the start of the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Winner Helio Castroneves celebrates winning the Edmonton Indy. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Edmonton Indy Pole Winner Ryan Hunter-Reay with pole award. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt. (PHoto Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Edmonton Indy Pole Winner Ryan Hunter-Reay with pole award. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt. (PHoto Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Charlie Kimball against the skyline of nearby Edmonton city centre. [Photo credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media]
Takuma Sato leads Scott Dixon and the rest of the field into turn 1 at Edmonton. [Photo credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media]
Tony Kanaan locks up under braking on the new Edmonton circuit - Sunday. [Photo credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Ryan Hunter-Reay and Oriol Servia run side by side through turn 1 followed by Helio Castroneves at Edmonton [Photo credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media]
Takuma Sato leads Will Power through turn 1 at Edmonton. [Photo credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media]
The field head down to the first corner at the start of the Edmonton Indy. [Photo credit: Daniel Incandela for IndyCar Media]
Takuma Sato leads a crowded field into the first corner at the start of the Edmonton Indy. [Photo credit: Daniel Incandela for IndyCar Media]
Will Power in the #12 at Edmonton. [Photo credit: Daniel Incandela for IndyCar Media]
Dario Franchitti in the #10 at Edmonton. [Photo credit: Daniel Incandela for IndyCar Media]
Takuma Sato in the #5 at Edmonton. [Daniel Incandela for IndyCar Media]
Helio Castroneves in the #3 at Edmonton. [Daniel Incandela for IndyCar Media]
The top three in victory lane - Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Dario Franchitti celebrate. [Photo credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Will Power leads Penske team mate Helio Castroneves and Ganassi`s Dario Franchitti in the closing stages of the race at Edmonton. [Photo credit: LAT Photo USA for IndyCar Media]

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.