There was a big announcement from the American Le Mans Series yesterday, officially confirming the numerous rumors that had been circulating for the past few months: Yes, the ALMS is officially going to be making a stop in Charm City USA. The great
Aside from the fact that there have been no Mid-Atlantic ALMS events since the very short liveed Cadillac Grand Prix of Washington DC, Baltimore is our home town and knowing those streets and the environment of downtown Baltimore, it will be a heck of an event for sure. The Baltimore Grand Prix, as it is officially known, will take place over the weekend of September 2nd through the 4th, and will feature the IZOD Indy cars as the main event for Sunday, backed up by the ALMS on Saturday.
The announcement was made official yesterday afternoon, fittingly, at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The streets to be used for the track are already under reconstruction and improvement, and based on what we have seen it should be an excellent layout, with great vantage points and a supurb backdrop, fitting the world class racing the ALMS is known for.
More as it develops, but if you're on the east coast you owe it to yourself to be in Baltimore next year for this event. We certainly will be.