Wilson set for Edmonton race - Metro US

Wilson set for Edmonton race

Justin Wilson rolled into town today fresh from victory to talk about his upcoming role in the Rexall Edmonton Indy. Wilson won the Indy Car Series’ Watkins Glen Camping World Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, N.Y. on Sunday.

“We’re on a high,” said Wilson, “it was a very special moment for myself and everybody on the team.”

This was the first win in 25 years for owner Dale Coyne, who Wilson drives for.

He added that the day after winning the race he began to focus on what’s next.

The way Wilson is driving lately what’s next could be a victory in Edmonton.

“I love this track, it’s a fantastic layout,” he said about the Edmonton track. “There are a lot of challenges.

“It sounds simple just driving around a race track, but there is no power steering … (the car) is very heavy,” Wilson said, who is a shade taller than six-foot-three.

He said that his size makes getting into the vehicle difficult, but that his team makes adjustments to make him comfortable.

“We got some really good people, mechanics, and engineers that are able to maximize what you have,” he added.

The team has worked seven-day weeks since the season started, and he said that he needs to repay them for their faith by performing his best on the track.

The Rexall Edmonton Indy race weekend, at the City Centre Airport begins on Friday, July 24. The event will be revved up with a performance by Sam Roberts Band, who perform Friday at 7 p.m..

The big race takes place on Sunday, July 26 at 4 p.m.

For more information, go to edmontonindy.com.

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