As summer began last year, with the Grand Prix of Baltimore about three months away, organizers had sold no tickets. They had landed no sponsorships. And they hadn't put out a single advertisement.
Financier J.P. Grant and his group, Race On LLC, swooped in to save a troubled race — which one business had left in financial ruin and another failed to even launch — and pulled off what Grant called a "90-day miracle."
This year, they say they won't need divine intervention.
Organizers are bullish on sponsorships for the Labor Day weekend event and on tickets, which have been for...