"It's a real gem for the city," Dawson said of the race. "We have every reason to believe it's going to become the premier street race in the market."

julie.scharper@baltsun.com

twitter.com/juliemore

luke.broadwater@baltsun.com

twitter.com/lukebroadwater



Highlights of Grand Prix contract



•Part of proceeds from ticket sales to be placed in escrow account to cover taxes

•City to levy $3 fee on each ticket sold to pay for services

•Organizers do not have to pay $250,000 racing fee that city charged Baltimore Racing Development

•Community impact funds to be based on ticket sales

  • Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts