(Detroit, Mi) - The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix is back in town after a four-year absence from the Motor City. The city has been fighting for years to bring back the event and to obtain a spot on the map for Detroit once again.
Wether its the sounds the engines roaring at high RPMs or the smell of race fuel circling the island, it is defiantly something you have to check out for yourself. The event was hosted on June 1-3 at the Belle Isle park with views of Windsor's and Detroit's skyline. The three day event brought in nearly 100,000 vistors.
With five races featuring four different series competing over the course throughout the weekend and many family friendly attractions, there was plenty to see at the Grand Prix this year.
- Chevrolet Indy Grand Prix featuring the cars of the IZOD IndyCar Series
- Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 featuring the sports cars of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series
- Cadillac V-Series Challenge featuring the cars of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship
- Series and the Firestone Indy Lights Series
"The 2012 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle was a huge success for the city of Detroit, our region and the state of Michigan. It became a galvanizing, watershed event that brought together public and private communities, as well as international attendees, in ways no one could have imagined," said Bud Denker, Event Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.
"While Friday's PNC Bank Free Prix Day crowds were impacted by inclement weather, it did not stop the over 700 Detroit Public School students from enjoying a truly unique experience at the Grand Prix, thanks to PNC Bank, and the crowds on Saturday and Sunday were unbelievable. We could not have been more pleased with the support we received for the return of the Grand Prix."
Next year's Detroit Grand Prix will be held May 31-June 2, 2013