Report: Boston IndyCar plans ramping up


IndyCar may be making its return to the northeast next year for the first time in what would be three years, with a new street race in Boston.

Per the Boston Herald, a group called IndyCar Boston led by former IndyCar executive Mark Perrone is shooting to have the 2016 season finale on the streets there during Labor Day weekend.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh told the Herald the city is exploring it and said it would be a great promotion for the city.

Later in the report, it was suggested as many as 250,000 spectators could attend, which would be an optimistic projection.

Still, any new venue for IndyCar is a good one, especially one in such a major metropolitan area as Boston. The last northeast street race for the series was Baltimore, which lasted from 2011 through 2013 and went through several different promoters.