Baltimore Grand Prix

Oct 14, 2014

IndyCar: Baltimore GP doomed by scheduling conflicts

The IndyCar Series wanted to continue coming to Baltimore but couldn’t deal with annual uncertainty over dates for the race, said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., which owns IndyCar. The event was held on Labor Day weekend in 2011 through 2013, but that conflicted this year with a Navy football game at M&T […]

Oct 18, 2012

Sailabration’s economic impact $166.1M, study says

The Star-Spangled Sailabration, a week-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of The Star-Spangled Banner and War of 1812, generated an economic impact more than three times that of the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, according to a study released Thursday.

Sep 2, 2012

Race goes on despite weather

The biggest race of the weekend here at the Grand Prix of Baltimore is well underway, and the atmosphere has been an interesting combination: the exhilaration of watching two dozen IndyCar drivers complete 75 laps at about 180 mph around the Inner Harbor, and the irritation of trying to keep dry.

Sep 2, 2012

Racing to beat the forecast

The roar of engines downtown was as loud as ever Sunday morning for the third and final day of the Grand Prix of Baltimore, but was accompanied by cloudy skies and smaller crowds.

Aug 31, 2012

Baltimore Grand Prix revvs up

Daily Record Photographer Maximilian Franz captured the sights from the first day of the Baltimore Grand Prix.

Aug 31, 2012

Early Grand Prix crowd lackluster

The second Grand Prix of Baltimore officially began with the first practice rounds at about 8 a.m. Friday, but something appeared to be missing. With the grandstands nearly empty and plenty of tickets still available, many street vendors expressed only tentative optimism in their potential to rake in serious sales. Race On LLC and Andretti […]

Aug 30, 2012

And so it begins….

Managing the rigors of life and work and personal time may seem impossible, but once everyone gets into a routine, it becomes manageable.

Aug 24, 2012

Eye Opener: Lawmakers spend hefty sum commuting to Annapolis

From writing legislation, to grabbing votes, to the upcoming referendum fight, Maryland's casino program oozes with controversy. ...

Jul 16, 2012

Promoters say Grand Prix will be more business friendly

Baltimore Grand Prix organizers said Monday they will make this year’s event more business-friendly, making changes to scheduling, race course access and street closures.

May 16, 2012

City approves 5-year deal for Grand Prix

With its first sponsor in hand and online ticket sales slated to start May 28, the new group behind the Baltimore Grand Prix is confident it will be able to pull off the Labor Day weekend street race in record time with good results. Race On LLC officially took over the event Wednesday after the […]

May 16, 2012

City OKs contract with new Baltimore Grand Prix team

Baltimore City’s spending panel Wednesday morning approved a new, five-year racing agreement with Race On LLC to run the Baltimore Grand Prix beginning this September. City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young was the only member of the five-member Board of Estimates to vote against the agreement. Race On, a minority-owned company, will contract with […]

May 16, 2012

New Baltimore Grand Prix team to discuss plans

The new team behind the Baltimore Grand Prix will discuss plans to bring the racing event back to the city’s streets. Michael Andretti, the former racer and president of Andretti Sports Marketing, and J.P. Grant of Race On LLC will share details about the Labor Day weekend racing event on Wednesday, including ticket sales, sponsorship […]

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