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City moves to replace Grand Prix of Baltimore

City moves to replace Grand Prix of Baltimore

Race cars speeding down Pratt Street brought Kevin and Debbie Parkhurst the 50 miles from their home in North East to downtown Baltimore for a third consecutive Labor Day weekend this month.

"It's the best thing the city's done," Kevin Parkhurst said of the Grand Prix of Baltimore. "It's three full days you have all this activity going on."

But city tourism leaders will have to find another way to draw the Parkhursts and other visitors from around the state, region and world to the city after organizers canceled the race indefinitely due to schedule conflicts. They say they are focused on booking more sporting events — like European soccer matches,...