They’re gonna paaaahk the caaahs at Haaahhvahhd Yaaahhd next fall.
OK not really and sincere apologies to Bostonians and New Englanders everywhere for that bit.
But for the Verizon IndyCar Series, it appears the Boston season finaaaahle – dang, I did it again – is on the caaaahhds fully for next year.
OK, this time I’ll stop.
Anyway, a report from the Boston Herald is more or less confirming that IndyCar will end its 2016 season – and perhaps future ones – in the Seaport District in South Boston, with organizers hoping to officially announce the deal on Thursday.
It would fall on the Labor Day weekend and serve as the series’ first trip to a Northeast street course since Baltimore’s race ended at the end of 2013. That race took place on Labor Day weekend each of the three years.
The first track details may be hinted at, too, in the below tweet.
The Herald has reported on this previously, and this would seem to follow Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles’ goals of getting a marquee U.S. race on the calendar beyond one of his stated goals, of more international races.
In an interview with MotorSportsTalk at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Miles touched on how he wants to grow the schedule for 2016.
“We need to continue to strengthen the schedule,” Miles told MotorSportsTalk. “We hope and believe for next year, that the championship schedule, there will be at least one or two meaningful new venues that will be signs of growth, and positive signs about the health of the series.”
This would be one of those “one or two” meaningful new venues.