Downforce Racing will be promoter of Baltimore GP

Baltimore city officials have introduced a new promoter for

September’s IndyCar Series race.

Downforce Racing was picked as promoter of the Sept. 2 race. The

group is comprised of an Indianapolis contractor and two former

Constellation Energy Group executives.

The city voided its previous contract with Baltimore Racing

Development in December as it accumulated an estimated $12 million

in debts – including more than $1.5 million owed for city taxes and


IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard was in Baltimore on Thursday with

driver Simona de Silvestro and members of both the new promotional

group and race sponsors. He said it was important for IndyCar to

return to Baltimore following last year’s successful inaugural


Bernard says the Baltimore race can be one of the most popular

on the schedule.