(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – INDYCAR has announced that it will race on the South Boston Waterfront on Labour Day weekend, during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
The Grand Prix of Boston will feature an 11-turn, 2.25-mile, temporary street course that surrounds the Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event marks the first time INDYCAR has raced in the Boston area, a key northeast market for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
“The level of enthusiasm we have received from the Boston community has been phenomenal and we look forward to showcasing the Verizon IndyCar Series on Labour Day weekend in 2016,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman and Company, the parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “There has been a tremendous amount of work from community leaders and Grand Prix of Boston officials and those efforts led to this key addition to our 2016 calendar.”
The Verizon IndyCar Series offers the most diverse array of venues in motorsports, racing on temporary street circuits, permanent road courses, short ovals, and superspeedways. Other integral street-course events on the schedule include the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, and Honda Indy Toronto.