2007 CCWS Rd. 8--Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton

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Who will win the Rexall GP of Edmonton?

Poll ended at Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:39 am

Sebastien Bourdais
1
17%
Paul Tracy
1
17%
Robert Doornbos
0
No votes
Will Power
2
33%
none of the above
1
17%
none of the above
1
17%
 
Total votes: 6

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2007 CCWS Rd. 8--Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton

Post by mlittle » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:39 am

For the past two years, Edmonton's City Centre Airport has been the stage for one of the more interesting races on the schedule, the Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton. Rexall Speedway(a/k/a City Centre Airport) is to new airport-circuits as Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport is to older airport-circuits..................fast, wide and exciting!!! Granted, there's no "funnel turn" in Edmonton as there is in Cleveland(...... :shock: :shock: :shock: ................), it's a good bet there'll be some carbon fibre parties during the race............the past two years have had some interesting highlights; I wonder, what's in store this go-round?

Weekend event schedule..........................
Friday Practice Session} 12:15 pm, 20 July 2007
Qualifying Session #1} 5 pm, 20 July 2007*
Saturday Practice Session} 12:15 pm, 21 July 2007
Qualifying Session #2} 4 pm, 21 July 2007*
Warm-Up Session} 10 am, 22 July 2007
Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton} 3 pm, 22 July 2007**
*--includes a 15-minute practice prior to qualifying
**---live on ESPN in the United States and Global TV in Canada
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Post by cmlean » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:18 pm

For those in Australia, coverage is on Channel 7 early Tuesday morning. 12:50 - 2:00am. Abridged but better than nothing.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:15 am

cmlean wrote:For those in Australia, coverage is on Channel 7 early Tuesday morning. 12:50 - 2:00am. Abridged but better than nothing.
How am I gunna get the kids to ride the "generator bike" at that hour :shock:
The V8Supercar coverage costs me ten bucks on a good weather weekend :cry:

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Post by mlittle » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:57 am

cmlean wrote:For those in Australia, coverage is on Channel 7 early Tuesday morning. 12:50 - 2:00am. Abridged but better than nothing.

Now that you mention it, cmlean, Channel 7 in Australia will, if I'm not mistaken, be covering the rest of the ChampCar season starting with Edmonton.
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Post by cmlean » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:33 pm

mlittle wrote:
cmlean wrote:For those in Australia, coverage is on Channel 7 early Tuesday morning. 12:50 - 2:00am. Abridged but better than nothing.

Now that you mention it, cmlean, Channel 7 in Australia will, if I'm not mistaken, be covering the rest of the ChampCar season starting with Edmonton.
You are not mistaken mfer. There is good news on this side of the Pacific. Having missed half the season, it will take a little while to adapt to who is driving for whom and in which colour car again.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:34 am

cmlean wrote:
mlittle wrote:
cmlean wrote:For those in Australia, coverage is on Channel 7 early Tuesday morning. 12:50 - 2:00am. Abridged but better than nothing.

Now that you mention it, cmlean, Channel 7 in Australia will, if I'm not mistaken, be covering the rest of the ChampCar season starting with Edmonton.
You are not mistaken mfer. There is good news on this side of the Pacific. Having missed half the season, it will take a little while to adapt to who is driving for whom and in which colour car again.
Will's car is easy to spot :lol:

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Bridgestone Fast Facts, Edmonton...........

Post by mlittle » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:53 am

Event: Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton
When: 22 July 2007; TV coverage on ESPN(United States), Global TV(Canada) and Channel 7(Australia)
Where: City Centre Airport, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Race Distance: timed event of 1 hr, 45 minutes
Bridgestone Tire Allocation.......................
--each team is allocated 13 sets of Bridgestone Potenza race tires; 7 standard-compound tires, 2 sets of softer-compound tires and 4 sets of rain-condition tires
--the tire compounds to be used...........standard-option(Cleveland 2007), soft-compound(Edmonton 2006), rain-weather tires(Mt. Tremblant 2007)

Edmonton Entry List...................................................
Sebastien Bourdais, #1 McDonald's
(R)Graham Rahal, #2 Medi/Zone
Paul Tracy, #3 Indeck/Monster Energy Drink
(R)Robert Doornbos, #4 Muermans/OzJet
Will Power, #5 Aussie Vineyards
Oriol Servia, #7 Indeck
Alex Tagliani, #8 Wal-Mart Canada
Justin Wilson, #9 CDW Canada
Katherine Legge, #11 AMR/i-Rise
Dan Clarke, #14 Ticketmaster/Synapse Power
(R)Simon Pagenaud, #15 Aussie Vineyards
Bruno Junquiera, #19 Sonny's Real Pit BBQ
(R)Neel Jani, #21 Red Bull/Gulfstream
(R)Tristan Gommendy, #22 Pay by Touch/Megaspirea
(R)Ryan Dalziel, #28 Ironclad/Molecule Labs
(R)Alex Figge, #29 Molecule Labs
Jan Heylen, #34 Grand Prix Belgium 2007
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Post by mlittle » Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:17 am

Edmonton Practice Session #1 top-5......................

1st} Will Power, Team Australia...........................................59.203 sec/119.974 mph
2nd} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing...................................59.256 sec/119.866 mph
3rd}(R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing.......................................59.800 sec/118.776 mph
4th} Bruno Junquiera, Dale Coyne Racing.............................59.803 sec/118.770 mph
5th} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing.......................................59.825 sec/118.726 mph
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Post by mlittle » Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:20 am

Edmonton Practice Session #2 top-5.........................

1st} Paul Tracy, Forsythe Champ. Racing............................1:00.224 sec/117.940 mph
2nd}(R)Tristan Gommendy, PKV Racing..............................1:00.253 sec/117.883 mph
3rd}(R)Neel Jani, PKV Racing.............................................1:00.347 sec/117.699 mph
4th} Will Power, Team Australia..........................................1:00.405 sec/117.586 mph
5th} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing......................................1:00.496 sec/117.409 mph
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SeaBass takes provisional pole in Edmonton..................

Post by mlittle » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:58 pm

In a fast QS-1 which ended several minutes earlier for a crash involving PKV Racing's Tristan Gommendy, NHL Racing's Sebastien Bourdais tightened up an already tight points battle by capturing the provisional pole, thus earning one championship point and a front-row starting spot for Sunday's race..............here are the top-5 from the QS-1 session:

1st} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing................................58.709 sec
2nd}(R)Simon Pagenaud, Team Australia..........................58.974 sec
3rd}(R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing....................................59.112 sec
4th} Bruno Junquiera, Dale Coyne Racing..........................59.127 sec
5th} Will Power, Team Australia........................................59.155 sec
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Post by Julian Mayo » Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:03 pm

Good run by Simon :D

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Post by mlittle » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:30 am

Edmonton Practice Session #3 top-5...............................

1st} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing....................................58.931 sec
2nd} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing................................59.214 sec
3rd}(R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing....................................59.331 sec
4th} Will Power, Team Australia........................................59.356 sec
5th} Paul Tracy, Forsythe Champ. Racing..........................59.362 sec
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Post by mlittle » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:34 am

Edmonton Practice Session #4 top-5............................

1st} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing.................................58.466 sec
2nd} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing...................................58.688 sec
3rd} Will Power, Team Australia........................................59.013 sec
4th}(R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing.....................................59.075 sec
5th}(R)Simon Pagenaud, Team Australia............................59.270 sec
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Power nips SeaBass for Edmonton pole..................

Post by mlittle » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:00 am

In a hectic, fast-paced QS-2 earlier today, Team Australia's Will Power nipped 3-time series champion Sebastien Bourdais for the pole for Sunday's race.............

Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton Starting Grid.....................
note.............PKV Racing withdrew the entry of Tristan Gommendy due to injuries suffered in a crash in Friday qualifying

1st} Will Power, #5 Aussie Vineyards.................................58.403 sec/121.617 mph*
2nd} Sebastien Bourdais, #1 McDonald's............................58.596 sec/121.216 mph**

3rd} Justin Wilson, #9 CDW Canada...................................58.410 sec/121.602 mph
4th}(R)Graham Rahal, #2 Medi/Zone..................................58.485 sec/121.447 mph

5th}(R)Neel Jani, #21 Red Bull/Gulfstream...........................58.762 sec/120.874 mph
6th} Bruno Junquiera, #19 Sonny's Real Pit BBQ..................58.846 sec/120.701 mph

7th}(R)Simon Pagenaud, #15 Aussie Vineyards...................58.868 sec/120.656 mph
8th}(R)Ryan Dalziel, #28 Ironclad/Molecule Labs.................59.256 sec/119.866 mph

9th} Alex Tagliani, #8 Wal-Mart Canada..............................59.483 sec/119.409 mph
10th} Dan Clarke, #4 Ticketmaster/Synapse Power.............59.503 sec/119.369 mph

11th}(R)Robert Doornbos, #14 Muermans/OzJet..................59.553 sec/119.269 mph
12th} Jan Heylen, #34 Grand Prix Belgium 2007..................59.561 sec/119.253 mph

13th} Oriol Servia, #7 Indeck.............................................59.582 sec/119.210 mph
14th} Paul Tracy, #3 Indeck/Monster Energy Drink..............1:00.107 sec/118.169 mph

15th} Katherine Legge, #11 AMR/i-Rise...............................1:00.222 sec/117.944 mph
16th}(R)Alex Figge, #29 Molecule Labs................................1:00.937 sec/116.560 mph

On the above note......when Gommendy crashed Friday, he was taken to an area hospital for precautionary X-rays and MRI; it was discovered earlier today after a second exam that he had some swelling in/around two of his thoracic vertebrae, possibly indicating a fracture or other injury...........Gommendy will be re-examined early this coming week at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by Dr. Terry Trammell on the advice of ChampCar Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Chris Pinderski

*--new track record
**--fastest qualifier on Friday
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Dominguez to race for Gommendy in today's event.............

Post by mlittle » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:36 am

PKV Racing officials have tapped former series regular Mario Dominguez to drive for them in the #21 Pay-by-Touch/Megaspirea DP01 for today's Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton, after series medical officials ruled that driver Tristan Gommendy was not cleared to drive today. Dominguez will be making his 82nd career start in ChampCar, his first this year since last racing for Forsythe Championship Racing in the first three races of the year.
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