Road closures and construction of the race course have started for the second annual Grand Prix of Baltimore event to take place Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 2). The event features the IZOD IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.
The IZOD IndyCar Series, a new race car design for 2012 and turbocharged engines from Chevrolet, Honda and Lotus will include Will Power, the 2011 winner at Baltimore; four-time champion Dario Franchitti; and young stars such as Marco Andretti in the starting lineup. At the Grand Prix Baltimore, the race will 75 laps while the Firestone Indy Lights race on Sunday will be 35 laps or a maximum of one-hour duration.
The American Le Mans Series includes a wide array of race cars, from the ultra-exotic 200-mph prototypes, propelled by a variety of engines, including hybrids and diesel-powered machines, to the production-based GT machines. American LeMans Series races at the Grand Prix of Baltimore will be conducted for two hours.
Race On is a Maryland company led by J.P Grant of Grant Capital Management, which is a Baltimore-based company that provides financial services to municipalities and has contracted with Andretti Sports Marketing, who will run all commercial and operational aspects of the Grand Prix.
GPTraffic.com has been set up to provide city residents and commuters with information on road closures concerning the race. Downtown access maps show impacts during the track construction broken down by week.
More information about the race, news and information and well as sponsors and race-day information can be found at 2012BaltimoreGrandPrix.com.
GBC Member Companies who are sponsoring the event:
Marriott Baltimore Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Kennedy Krieger Institute
University of Maryland Medical Center