View Full Version : Baltimore Grand Prix?

07-07-2009, 09:05 AM
I like the sound of this...


If IndyCar is still in existence by 2011, I'd very ecstatic to see a Baltimore street race on the calendar. Maybe they could lump it with Grand-Am, NASCAR Busch, ALMS, SCCA, etc. into an awesome event?

07-07-2009, 04:04 PM
I saw a map of the proposed course in the newspaper. I think we should go test it out...

07-08-2009, 12:50 PM
How cool, hope no cars get caught in any cross fire on city streets though. Wait, that just might make it more interesting to watch.

07-08-2009, 01:24 PM
I think they will have to do some MAJOR repair work (i.e. completely re-paving) to those roads...

07-08-2009, 02:23 PM

07-08-2009, 09:02 PM
Very cool, thanks for posting the link. This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a while, I'm sure there will still be people who complain about the "noise" though.:rolleyes:

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07-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Does anyone remember the Washington GP?

07-08-2009, 09:13 PM
Does anyone remember the Washington GP?


07-09-2009, 08:33 AM
Does anyone remember the Washington GP?

There's a Washington circuit in my PS3 game GRID. Wonder if the layout is the same? Running by the USDA building, west on Independence..

A Baltimore GP would be awesome! :biggrin: Sam's testing would have to be be in line with driving seen in the Stockholm Getaway movies, though you'd either need to speed the video by x2 or slap a huge turbo in that E30 to compare against the 911 Turbo, Escort Cosworth and Supra. (if you haven't seen the Stockholm Getaway series, I almost suggest you do..)

07-09-2009, 04:11 PM
Does anyone remember the Washington GP?

Yeah, 2002? By all accounts except the neighbors and perhaps financially, it was a great event. Not a street course, but a 1.7-mile track laid out in the parking lot on the NE side of RFK Stadium. The ALMS race included Audi R8s, Panoz LMPs, and Riley-Cadillacs, ex-PTG M3s, etc. Support races included the Trans-Am, Formula Mazda, Panoz Women's Challenge, and the SCCA World Challenge GT and Touring Cars. The 45-car Touring field included 22 BMWs. Today this class has a dozen starters with 3-BMWs.