Toronto is a go

Posted by Iannucci | 5/15/2008 | 7 comments »
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Congratulations, Canada! You can pencil this one on the "cleaner sheet of paper".

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 15, 2008) Andretti Green Promotions, LLC announced today it has formed a wholly-owned Canadian company, Andretti Green Toronto, ULC (AGT), and has completed the purchase of the assets of the Grand Prix Association of Toronto Corp.

The terms of the purchase agreements will not be disclosed.

Andretti Green Toronto is operating out of a Toronto-based office and will run its first IndyCar Series event in 2009.

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  1. SS Minnow // May 15, 2008 4:34 PM  

    Good day and welcome to the Great White North! Beauty, eh! Let's hope Crash can make the scene. No matter what you think of AGR, you have to at least respect their promotional side of the ledger.

  2. Anonymous // May 15, 2008 9:06 PM  

    THIS SUCKS !!!

    Street Courses suck.

    and Toronto is among the worst circuits in the world.

  3. John Edward // May 16, 2008 6:39 AM  

    Dear anonymous,

    Say what you really mean. Don't hold back. It's not good to subdue your emotions. =)

    That said, and I've said it before and I'll say it again, anything that benefits open-wheel is a good thing. Given that the Toronto deal is good for open-wheel, then, as Martha would say, "it's a good thing."

  4. Anonymous // May 16, 2008 8:08 AM  

    Yep, it's a good thing. A mix of oval, street, road... bring it on. More races the better. I can't get enough since the unification.

  5. Grizzlor // May 16, 2008 10:26 AM  

    First off, Vancouver was one of the worst street courses ever in terms of drivability, but always wound up being an exciting race. Ditto for Surfer's. Toronto is actually a very good course, not as good as St. Pete or last year's Las Vegas track, but it is a big race and needed to be yet. Some Ontarians wanted Mosport, but there was no chance of that. Will there be a Canadian other than Roth though?

  6. Tabernerus // May 16, 2008 10:39 AM  

    Re: Canadians in the series
    Depends where Hinchcliffe ends up running next year.

  7. Anonymous // May 16, 2008 3:46 PM  

    Canadians in the race ??

    does it really matter ??

    the Raptors have 0 Canadian
    the Blue Jays have 1 Canadian