Mayor looks to bring Grand Prix racing to Boston


BOSTON ( -- Start your engines, Boston? Grand Prix race cars may be speeding down the streets of the city if Mayor Marty Walsh is able to persuade organizers to support his idea of making the Seaport District a racetrack.

According to the Boston Herald, the mayor has put together a Boston Grand Prix committee and had been communicating with the CEO of Verizon IndyCar Series regarding a high-octane street race. Mark Perrone, former IndyCar executive and president of the Grand Prix Boston says because he's a "Boston guy" it's his dream to bring this event to Beantown.

“There is no doubt about it that Boston is open to business, and that this administration is going after major sporting events,” Perrone said.

Perrone did not tell the Herald where he wanted the race to take place, but an administration told the paper that the group was considering the Seaport District, as it less residential than other areas.

“We are excited about the opportunity of becoming a host city for IndyCar, and believe the Grand Prix in Boston would become a signature event for both the IndyCar Series and the City of Boston," Walsh said in a letter.

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