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The Grand Prix was good for Baltimore

1:30 PM EDT, September 18, 2013

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I am sorry to see that the Grand Prix of Baltimore will not return ("Grand Prix of Baltimore canceled through 2015, and likely beyond," Sept. 13).

Huge kudos to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Councilman Bill Cole, Visit Baltimore CEO Tom Noonan, Race On's JP Grant, Tim Mayer of Andretti Sports Marketing and hundreds of others for their tremendous collaborative efforts in staging the highly successful Grand Prix this year.

As a Federal Hill resident, I experienced little to no inconvenience during the race weekend, and like many residents I was extremely appreciative of the thorough pre-event information on the track build and the street closures.

Lastly, I was very pleased with how much positive national exposure Baltimore received through print and broadcast outlets. The Grand Prix was good for our city.

Jody Martin, Baltimore