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Detroit Grand Prix Welcomes New Races, State Oversight To Belle Isle

May 30, 2014

Belle Isle welcomes the top Indy 500-style cars and drivers this weekend for the latest edition of the Detroit Grand Prix. This year the island hosts seven different races including world-class sports car events, super truck competition and two grueling Indycar races held on consecutive days. It also marks the first Grand Prix held since Detroit entered bankruptcy and Belle Isle became a state park. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter talked about the weekend of racing -- and the improvements promoters have made to the island -- with Grand Prix Chairman Bud Denker… (photos and video by Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo)


Public Radio goes on track for latest on Detroit Grand Prix.


McLaren 12C GT3 prepares for action at the temporary track on Belle Isle.

Here's a hot lap around the Belle Isle circuit in the McLaren world-class racing sports car.

A more sedate lap on the Belle Isle track, courtesy of Team Ganassi driver Ryan Briscoe.