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September 18, 2013
I am sorry to see that the Grand Prix of Baltimore will not return ( "Grand Prix of Baltimore canceled through 2015, and likely beyond," Sept. 13). Huge kudos to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Councilman Bill Cole, Visit Baltimore CEO Tom Noonan, Race On's JP Grant, Tim Mayer of Andretti Sports Marketing and hundreds of others for their tremendous collaborative efforts in staging the highly successful Grand Prix this year. As a Federal Hill resident, I experienced little to no inconvenience during the race weekend, and like many residents I was extremely appreciative of the thorough pre-event information on the track build and the street closures.
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NEWS
September 18, 2013
I am sorry to see that the Grand Prix of Baltimore will not return ( "Grand Prix of Baltimore canceled through 2015, and likely beyond," Sept. 13). Huge kudos to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Councilman Bill Cole, Visit Baltimore CEO Tom Noonan, Race On's JP Grant, Tim Mayer of Andretti Sports Marketing and hundreds of others for their tremendous collaborative efforts in staging the highly successful Grand Prix this year. As a Federal Hill resident, I experienced little to no inconvenience during the race weekend, and like many residents I was extremely appreciative of the thorough pre-event information on the track build and the street closures.
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NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
Baltimore residents might never know how much money the city's second Grand Prix race generated or how it affected local hotels, restaurants and other businesses. A spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday that the city would not commission an economic impact study of this year's Labor Day weekend event, as it did last year for the inaugural racing festival. City and racing officials also said they might not publicly reveal the number of spectators; last year 160,000 people attended over the three days.
SPORTS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
As excited kids clung to fences and people packed grandstands to catch glimpses of IndyCars blurring around the streets of Baltimore, other Grand Prix of Baltimore attendees could be found in unlikely places Sunday. Indoors. Exhausted, they were reclining on chairs in Convention Center nooks, stacked up like cordwood in a downtown sandwich shop and decamped like heat-seared refugees to the orange and blue carpet of the Baltimore Hilton's air-conditioned walkway. "It's a lot cooler in here," said David Allen, 19, of Baltimore County, who sought shelter in the hotel walkway, which stretches to the Convention Center and offered a clear view of the track, sheltered from the heat of the day. The spot came in handy Sunday as temperatures rose into the upper 80s, and humidity hovered around a soupy 66 percent, according to the National Weather Service.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
Organizers of the Grand Prix of Baltimore are working hard to avoid traffic delays as they begin the construction of the street course for the Labor Day weekend racing event in the city. A year ago, a series of road closures snarled traffic, disrupted downtown business operations and ignited tempers of residents and workers in Baltimore. Monday, at the official placing of the first ceremonial concrete block at the intersection of Pratt and Light streets, general manager Tim Mayer said the organization is planning the construction in order to avoid a repeat this year.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun and By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
The conclusion of the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday night meant that life would soon return to normal on the two miles of downtown streets used for the three days of racing. The question looming over the finish line on Pratt Street is whether the event itself will return in 2014. It appears that those involved - from drivers and team owners to fans and local organizers to city and state officals - hope the IZOD IndyCar Series will be back for a fourth year next summer.
SPORTS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
As excited kids clung to fences and people packed grandstands to catch glimpses of IndyCars blurring around the streets of Baltimore, other Grand Prix of Baltimore attendees could be found in unlikely places Sunday. Indoors. Exhausted, they were reclining on chairs in Convention Center nooks, stacked up like cordwood in a downtown sandwich shop and decamped like heat-seared refugees to the orange and blue carpet of the Baltimore Hilton's air-conditioned walkway. "It's a lot cooler in here," said David Allen, 19, of Baltimore County, who sought shelter in the hotel walkway, which stretches to the Convention Center and offered a clear view of the track, sheltered from the heat of the day. The spot came in handy Sunday as temperatures rose into the upper 80s, and humidity hovered around a soupy 66 percent, according to the National Weather Service.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
As summer began last year, with the Grand Prix of Baltimore about three months away, organizers had sold no tickets. They had landed no sponsorships. And they hadn't put out a single advertisement. Financier J.P. Grant and his group, Race On LLC, swooped in to save a troubled race - which one business had left in financial ruin and another failed to even launch - and pulled off what Grant called a "90-day miracle. " This year, they say they won't need divine intervention.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2012
Although organizers of this year's Grand Prix of Baltimore got a late start — taking over with a little more than 100 days to spare — they say the event will run more smoothly because of lessons learned from last year. Over the past few months, new operator Race On LLC has tweaked the event plan, responding to issues such as complaints that roadside barriers limited access to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and that downtown restaurants saw little spillover business during the 2011 inaugural race.
SPORTS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
In the command center of the Grand Prix of Baltimore, Tim Mayer, the race's general manager, fielded a few phone calls, answering a couple of questions. But that was it. Preparations for the Grand Prix were running several hours ahead of schedule the day before Friday's qualifying races. In the cavernous room - Mayer asked that its location not be divulged - police and others studied 15 big-screen televisions showing camera feeds and maps. "It's not like it was last year," he said.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun and By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
The conclusion of the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday night meant that life would soon return to normal on the two miles of downtown streets used for the three days of racing. The question looming over the finish line on Pratt Street is whether the event itself will return in 2014. It appears that those involved - from drivers and team owners to fans and local organizers to city and state officals - hope the IZOD IndyCar Series will be back for a fourth year next summer.
SPORTS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
In the command center of the Grand Prix of Baltimore, Tim Mayer, the race's general manager, fielded a few phone calls, answering a couple of questions. But that was it. Preparations for the Grand Prix were running several hours ahead of schedule the day before Friday's qualifying races. In the cavernous room - Mayer asked that its location not be divulged - police and others studied 15 big-screen televisions showing camera feeds and maps. "It's not like it was last year," he said.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman and Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
The race car - what's left of it - sits in a yard in Middle River, a rusty hulk entombed by weeds. The engine's gone; the tires rotted. "It ain't very pretty to look at," Pete Kantorsky, Jr. said of the 1937 Ford. But one man's junk is another's treasure. Sitting by his old jalopy, which he drove at Dorsey Speedway in the 1960s, Kantorsky pats the side of the run-down stock car as a jockey might greet an aging racehorse. "I see this car and I think about the good times and the bad," he said.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
As summer began last year, with the Grand Prix of Baltimore about three months away, organizers had sold no tickets. They had landed no sponsorships. And they hadn't put out a single advertisement. Financier J.P. Grant and his group, Race On LLC, swooped in to save a troubled race - which one business had left in financial ruin and another failed to even launch - and pulled off what Grant called a "90-day miracle. " This year, they say they won't need divine intervention.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
Baltimore residents might never know how much money the city's second Grand Prix race generated or how it affected local hotels, restaurants and other businesses. A spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday that the city would not commission an economic impact study of this year's Labor Day weekend event, as it did last year for the inaugural racing festival. City and racing officials also said they might not publicly reveal the number of spectators; last year 160,000 people attended over the three days.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2012
Although organizers of this year's Grand Prix of Baltimore got a late start — taking over with a little more than 100 days to spare — they say the event will run more smoothly because of lessons learned from last year. Over the past few months, new operator Race On LLC has tweaked the event plan, responding to issues such as complaints that roadside barriers limited access to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and that downtown restaurants saw little spillover business during the 2011 inaugural race.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman and Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
The race car - what's left of it - sits in a yard in Middle River, a rusty hulk entombed by weeds. The engine's gone; the tires rotted. "It ain't very pretty to look at," Pete Kantorsky, Jr. said of the 1937 Ford. But one man's junk is another's treasure. Sitting by his old jalopy, which he drove at Dorsey Speedway in the 1960s, Kantorsky pats the side of the run-down stock car as a jockey might greet an aging racehorse. "I see this car and I think about the good times and the bad," he said.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | March 5, 2013
When tickets to the third Grand Prix of Baltimore went on sale in December, race promoter Race On announced a drastic drop in the price for junior tickets. Now, some kids can watch for free. Race On announced Tuesday a revised ticket plan -- one already in place at other popular road races, officials said -- that will allow each adult with a general admissions ticket to bring one child 12-years-old or younger to the Labor Day event. “We know that Labor Day weekend is a time to spend with family, and we're excited to make it easier for families to attend one of the largest and most exciting sporting events on the East Coast,” said Grand Prix of Baltimore General Manager Tim Mayer in a news release.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
Organizers of the Grand Prix of Baltimore are working hard to avoid traffic delays as they begin the construction of the street course for the Labor Day weekend racing event in the city. A year ago, a series of road closures snarled traffic, disrupted downtown business operations and ignited tempers of residents and workers in Baltimore. Monday, at the official placing of the first ceremonial concrete block at the intersection of Pratt and Light streets, general manager Tim Mayer said the organization is planning the construction in order to avoid a repeat this year.
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