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Grand Prix Of Baltimore Cancelled Through At Least '15 After Scheduling Stalemate
Published September 16, 2013
CHEERS & JEERS: In Baltimore, Peter Schmuck wrote this year's race was "a smashing success" by most accounts, but it was "obvious at the time that the entire three-day event was running under a caution flag." The cancellation "may also have the unintended consequence of magnifying Baltimore's reputation as a scheduling-challenged city." The event "did evoke some mixed emotions and did not deliver on all that was promised to the local businesses that hoped to benefit from a crowded holiday weekend downtown, but it did succeed in giving Baltimore an image boost from the national and international television broadcasts" (Baltimore SUN, 9/14). Also in Baltimore, James Briggs wrote he can see why visitors "might have loved seeing auto races pour through an urban track," but as a resident of Baltimore, he had "no desire to be anywhere near it." There were "logistical hurdles of getting downtown" during the event (BIZJOURNALS.com, 9/13).