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EDMONTON -- The Edmonton IndyCar race is history. Wholesale MLB Jerseys . The city announced Friday that the promoter of the event, Octane Motorsports of Montreal, has told city officials it will not produce the race in July 2013 as planned. "Despite our tight management policies and all our efforts to offer to the fans a world-class spectacle, we were not able to make this event profitable and nothing allows us to hope for a better profitability next year," Octane stated in a news release. "This years attendance was good, but we were also convinced that the event, especially with the quality of the spectacle offered, should have attracted many more spectators over its three days." Octane said to survive the event needed a promise of more spectators and more support from local businesses, and that they werent confident that would happen. IndyCar and the race promoters dont release attendance figures. The city says it will not search for a replacement promoter, meaning the eight-year run for the event in the Alberta capital is over. IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said in a statement that the open-wheel series had already left Edmonton off the unreleased 2013 schedule. "More importantly this has not affected our plans for a minimum of 19 races next season, and we remain optimistic that we will return to having two races in Canada as early as 2014," said Bernard. Edmonton and Toronto have been the only Canadian stops on the IndyCar schedule recently. Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel said the decision was regrettable. "This news is disappointing for the city and race fans," said Mandel. "The 2012 Edmonton Indy was a great event both on and off the track. It, like previous races, brought economic benefits and international exposure to Edmonton." The series began in Edmonton in 2005 under the Champ Car Series banner and then three years later under the IndyCar series when the two circuits merged. The race has been controversial from the start, with taxpayers saying the exposure and spinoff benefits dont justify the millions of dollars spent to promote the July event. Its a race that died once before, in 2010 when the city and Octane could not agree on who should pay for a $3-million retrofit on the street-road course at the downtown City Centre Airport. The two sides ironed out the issue and IndyCar agreed to put the race back on the schedule. But the financial problems continued. For the last two races, the event didnt have a title sponsor, which is considered the anchor for a successful corporate advertising presence. The events brought international racing names like Danica Patrick, Dario Franchitti, Torontos Paul Tracy and Alex Tagliani of Lachenaie, Que. The 2.2-mile, 13-turn race course was a favourite of drivers for its long straightaways and wide corners considered good for passing. It also had its share of drama and excitement. In 2009 Tony Kannan burned his hands when a pitstop went off the rails. Ethanol spilled into the cockpit and ignited, forcing him to scramble out of his harness and dash to safety. A year later, Helio Castroneves took the checkered flag only to be disqualified for blocking driver Will Power two laps earlier. An enraged Castroneves tried to get at race officials in the control tower and had to be restrained by security. Photos of the angry Brazilian were flashed around the world. Castroneves got revenge this July when he won his first, and now last, Edmonton Indy. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys . Veteran right-hander Chad Qualls was designated for assignment and righty Brian Sanches and lefty Jeremy Horst were called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Wholesale NHL Jerseys .E.I. Rocket defeated the Shawinigan Cataractes 6-2 in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Alexis Pepin and Matthew Bursey also score for P. . The 65", 308 lb Ottawa native played college football at Tulsa and was named a Conference USA honourable mention performer for the Golden Hurricane last season. Wholesale NFL Jerseys .C. -- The NFL has announced that Carolina Panthers backup defensive tackle Andre Neblett has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the leagues policy on performance enhancing substances. Wholesale NBA Jerseys . Rookie offensive guard David DeCastro had to be taken off the field on a cart with what coach Mike Tomlin called a "potentially severe" right knee injury. DeCastro was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday.Chris Salamida was spectacular on the mound for the Winnipeg Goldeyes Thursday afternoon, but his teammates couldnt get him even one run of support. The Goldeyes were edged 1-0 by the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks before 4,523 fans at Newman Outdoor Field. The loss, which was Winnipegs third in four games in Fargo this week, pushes the Goldeyes six and a half games back of Fargo for first place in the American Associations North Division and squeezes their lead in the wild card race to four games over the Kansas City T-Bones. The only run in the game was scored by the RedHawks in the eighth inning, as Marco Rodriguez singled with one out and then scored on a Zach Penprase two-out double. Winnipegs bats struggled in the game, as the team collectively had four hits, including three from Amos Ramon. The Goldeyes best chance to break Fargos shutout came in the eighth inning. With onee out, Ramon singled and then went to third on a Kyle Day single. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping. However, Mike Coles grounded into a double play to end the threat. It was one was three double plays the Goldeyes hit into in the game. Salamida was charged with the run in the eighth after being relieved by Chris Allen, but still had a solid outing. Through seven and a third innings, Salamida allowed just four hits, walked only one and struck out six, but suffered the loss. Fargos starter Jake Laber earned the win after also going seven and a third innings, while Tom Boleska pitched the ninth for his 26th save of the season. The Goldeyes return home to begin a three-game series Friday night against the St. Paul Saints. Winnipeg leads the Saints by five games for the American Associations wild card spot. The pre-game show on TSN 1290 with Paul Edmonds begins at 6:30 p.m. ' ' '

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