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Edmonton International Speedway
Edmonton International Speedway, also known as Speedway Park, was a 251-acre (1.02 km2) multi-track auto racing facility located in the present Cumberland and Hudson neighbourhoods[1] of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The facility featured a ¼ mile dragstrip, a 2.53 miles (4.072 km) 14-turn road course, and a ¼ mile short oval. At its peak, it had capacity for over 30,000 fans.Contents1 History 2 Major Series2.1 Can-Am 2.2 Formula 5000 2.3 Formula Atlantic 2.4 Trans-Am3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (June 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)In the late 1940s, the dirt-surfaced Breckenridge Oval opened on the site. In 1952, the oval was shortened and paved as a 1/2 mile asphalt oval, and the facility was renamed Speedway Park
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Jacky Ickx
Jacques Bernard "Jacky" Ickx (French pronunciation: ​[ʒaki ɪks]) (born 1 January 1945, in Brussels) is a Belgian former racing driver who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
six times, achieved eight wins and 25 podium finishes in Formula One, won the Can-Am
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Geoff Brabham
Geoff Brabham
Geoff Brabham
(born 20 March 1952) is an Australian racing driver. Brabham spent the majority of his racing career in the United States. Racing career[edit] CART[edit] He raced successfully in CART early in his career, finishing 8th in 1982, 1984 and 1987 with nine podiums. In ten appearances in the Indianapolis 500, he had a best result of fourth in 1983 and fifth in 1981. Sports car racing[edit] His greatest source of success was in various forms of sports cars, winning four IMSA GTP titles (1988 - 1991) when racing for Nissan, and one Can-Am
Can-Am
championship (1981). Brabham also won the 1993 24 Hours of Le Mans
1993 24 Hours of Le Mans
driving one of the factory Peugeot 905
Peugeot 905
alongside French drivers Éric Hélary
Éric Hélary
and Christophe Bouchut
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Peter Revson
Peter Jeffrey Revson (February 27, 1939 – March 22, 1974) was an American race car driver and heir to the Revlon
Revlon
cosmetics fortune
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Edmonton, Alberta
Edmonton
Edmonton
(/ˈɛdməntən/ ( listen); Cree: Amiskwaciy Waskahikan; Blackfoot: Omahkoyis) is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton
Edmonton
is on the North Saskatchewan River
North Saskatchewan River
and is the centre of the Edmonton
Edmonton
Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region
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Danny Sullivan
Daniel John Sullivan III (born March 9, 1950), better known as Danny Sullivan, is an American former racing driver. He earned 17 wins in the CART Indy Car World Series, including the 1985 Indianapolis 500. Sullivan won the 1988 CART Championship, and placed third in points in 1986. Sullivan also scored a victory in IROC.Contents1 Before racing 2 Formula One 3 CART career 4 After Indy 5 Racing career results5.1 Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
results 5.2 Complete Formula One
Formula One
World Championship results 5.3 Non-Championship Formula One
Formula One
results 5.4 CART career results 5.5 NASCAR5.5.1 Winston Cup Series6 See also 7 References 8 External linksBefore racing[edit] Sullivan was born in Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
to a building contractor father
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Eppie Wietzes
Egbert "Eppie" Wietzes (born 28 May 1938 in Assen, Netherlands[1]) is a former racing driver from Canada.[2]Contents1 Formula One 2 Safety car 3 Complete Formula One
Formula One
World Championship results 4 References 5 External linksFormula One[edit] Wietzes emigrated with his family to Canada
Canada
when he was 12 years old. He participated in two Formula One
Formula One
World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 27 August 1967 in the inaugural Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport.[1] He retired on lap 69 with wet electrics and was subsequently disqualified for receiving outside assistance.[3] Wietzes also participated in the 1974 Canadian Grand Prix
1974 Canadian Grand Prix
with a rented Brabham
Brabham
BT42 but again retired with a transmission problem.[4] He scored no championship points
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Lola Cars
Lola Cars
Lola Cars
International Ltd. was a racing car engineering company founded in 1958 by Eric Broadley
Eric Broadley
and based in Huntingdon, England. Enduring more than fifty years, it was one of the oldest and largest manufacturers of racing cars in the world. Lola Cars
Lola Cars
started by building small front-engined sports cars, and branched out into Formula Junior
Formula Junior
cars before diversifying into a wider range of sporting vehicles. Lola was acquired by Martin Birrane in 1998 after the unsuccessful MasterCard Lola
MasterCard Lola
attempt at Formula One. Lola Cars
Lola Cars
was a brand of the Lola Group, which combined former rowing boat manufacturer Lola Aylings
Lola Aylings
and Lola Composites, that specialized in carbon fibre production
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McLaren (racing)
McLaren
McLaren
Racing Limited, competing as McLaren F1
McLaren F1
Team, is a British Formula One
Formula One
team based at the McLaren
McLaren
Technology Centre, Woking, Surrey, England. McLaren
McLaren
is best known as a Formula One
Formula One
constructor but has also competed in and won the Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
and the Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am). The team is the second oldest active team after Ferrari. They are the second most successful team in Formula One
Formula One
history after Ferrari, having won 182 races, 12 Drivers' Championships and eight Constructors' Championships
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Sports Car Club Of America
The Sports Car Club of America
Sports Car Club of America
(SCCA) is an American automobile club and sanctioning body supporting road racing, rallying, and autocross in the United States. Formed in 1944, it runs many programs for both amateur and professional racers.Contents1 History 2 Sanctioned racing2.1 Professional racing 2.2 Club Racing2.2.1 SCCA Majors formula group classes2.3 Autocross 2.4 Rallying 2.5 Time Trials3 Divisions and regions 4 Awards 5 Hall of fame 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] The SCCA traces its roots to the Automobile Racing Club of America (not to be confused with the current stock car series of the same name)
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David Hobbs (racing Driver)
David Wishart Hobbs[1] (born 9 June 1939 in Royal Leamington Spa, England)[2] is a British former racing driver. Originally employed as a commentator for the Speed Channel, he currently works as a commentator for NBC
NBC
and NBC
NBC
Sports Network. In 1969 Hobbs was included in the FIA list of graded drivers, a group of 27 drivers who by their achievements were rated the best in the world.[3] Hobbs currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
with his wife, Margaret, with whom he has two sons, Gregory and Guy. In 1986, Hobbs opened a car dealership, David Hobbs Honda, in Glendale, Wisconsin, which continues to exist today, and for which he personally voices advertisements. His youngest son, Guy, worked for Speed as a pit reporter on their sports car coverage
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Jacques Couture (auto Racer)
Jacques Couture is a Canadian auto racer. He is known for opening North America's first racing school in Quebec. He was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2000. He has been credited as the "instructor who taught the young Gilles Villeneuve
Gilles Villeneuve
how to race." Jacques also created a mechanics training programme for aspiring race car mechanics in 1971.[1] References[edit]^ "The Honourable Members of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame; Jacques Couture". Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame
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Howdy Holmes
Howdy S. Holmes (born December 14, 1947, Ann Arbor, Michigan), is a former driver in the CART Championship Car
Championship Car
series. He began racing in the early 1970s and was based in Stockbridge, Michigan, about 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Chelsea, Michigan
Michigan
where his family owned a milling company. He raced in the CART series for 7 seasons (1979-1980, 1982-1985, and 1988), with 72[1] career starts, including the Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
each of those years except 1980. He finished in the top ten 26 times, with his best finish in 2nd position in 1984 at Phoenix. He was the Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the year in 1979, with a 7th-place finish. In 1978, he was the Formula Atlantic champion. Holmes is currently the President of Chelsea Milling Company, his family's firm that was founded in 1901
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Team Lotus
Team Lotus
Team Lotus
was the motorsport sister company of English sports car manufacturer Lotus Cars. The team ran cars in many motorsport series, including Formula One, Formula Two, Formula Ford, Formula Junior, IndyCar and sports car racing. More than ten years after its last race, Team Lotus
Team Lotus
remained one of the most successful racing teams of all time, winning seven Formula One
Formula One
Constructors' titles, six Drivers' Championships, and the Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
in the United States, between 1962 and 1978. Under the direction of founder and chief designer Colin Chapman, Lotus was responsible for many innovative and experimental developments in critical motorsport, in both technical and commercial arenas. The Lotus name returned to Formula One
Formula One
in 2010, as the name of Tony Fernandes's Lotus Racing team
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March Engineering
March Engineering
March Engineering
was a Formula One
Formula One
constructor and manufacturer of customer racing cars from the United Kingdom. Although only moderately successful in Grand Prix competition, March racing cars enjoyed much better achievement in other categories of competition, including Formula Two, Formula Three, IndyCar and IMSA GTP
IMSA GTP
sportscar racing.Contents1 1970s 2 1980s 3 1990s3.1 Leyton House
Leyton House
Racing 3.2 Demise4 2000s 5 Car designations 6 Formula One
Formula One
results 7 Bibliography 8 References 9 Related links1970s[edit] March Engineering
March Engineering
began operations in 1969. Its four founders were Max Mosley, Alan Rees, Graham Coaker
Graham Coaker
and Robin Herd
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Bertil Roos
Bertil Roos (October 12, 1943 – March 31, 2016)[1] was a Swedish racing driver from Gothenburg. He participated in a single Formula One Grand Prix, his home race in 1974, from which he retired with transmission failure.Contents1 Career 2 Racing record2.1 SCCA National Championship Runoffs 2.2 Complete Formula One results3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] Despite enjoying early promise in winning the US Formula Super Vee title in 1973, and also doing well in Formula 2 in Europe and Formula Atlantic in Canada, Roos only received one shot at Formula One. He and his team, Shadow, did not get on particularly well, and ultimately the team chose to work with Tom Pryce instead. Roos went back to the USA and Canada, where he continued racing. He was the senior driving instructor for the Fred Opert racing school in Pennsylvania, USA near Pocono Raceway.[2] A business that he later purchased
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