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September 3, 2011

Racing in the streets

Clearly, I have stepped outside the box to cover the Baltimore Grand Prix and I'm pretty stoked to see some open-wheel. OK, who am I kidding. I'm pretty stoked to see Danica Patrick, since I've always liked fast women.

The weather didn't completely cooperate during the Indy Lights qualifying this morning. There was a brief rainstorm that gave the event that spongy Baltimore feel we all love so much and a threat of lightning that prompted race officials to close some raised walkways, but the qualifying went on as scheduled.

It was pretty cool watching the Lights cars speed down Pratt Street, so I've included this cheesy cell phone photo to give you a taste of what it's like for the fans lining the track.

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Posted by Peter Schmuck at 11:54 AM | | Comments (1)
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Pete,

It was a pretty fun day watching them race around downtown, wasn't it? As someone who doesn't follow racing, I was amazed how quickly I became caught up in the races. I kept daydreaming about getting an opportunity to drive one of the Porches or Ferraris along the circuit which covers parts of my typical daily commute. While I'll never understand the intrigue of watching cars driving around in circles, street circuits are way much fun to watch!

Congrats to Baltimore for pulling this off and here's hoping it continues to be a success. I'll even promise to stop complaining about the traffic jams leading up to race day.

Chuck

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