Let’s take it to the Streets in Lauderdale

By on November 24, 2012

Ryan Hunter-Reay here racing through the streets of St. Petersburg may soon be plying his trade on the Streets in South Florida (photo by Chuck Green / Cg Photography)



















According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel current Izod Indy Car champion, and Fort Lauderdale resident, Ryan Hunter-Reay is working with Andretti Sports Marketing in negotiations with the City of Fort Lauderdale, and Broward County to bring the inaugural Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix to life.

Initial plans are still in the works, and all involved are working to get the needed funding in place to successfully stage an event of this magnitude. Hunter-Reay stated the local businesses, and surrounding communities were supportive of the idea of Indy Car coming to Fort Lauderdale, and all indications are that Hunter-Reay is active in the negotiations with city, and county officials, in a recent tweet from Hunter-Reay, he posted,”Very productive morning with Broward County Commission, lots of support in our community.”

If the funding can be put in place in a timely manner this race could happen late in the 2013 Izod Indy Car season, it would be a temporary street course, with the American Lemans Series in support. It will also give Indy Car fans in the Sunshine State a second chance to see the cars, and stars of the series. The series kicks off the season on the streets of Saint Petersburg which is currently the only scheduled event in Florida.

(photo by Chuck Green Cg Photography)

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