Improvements are currently underway at one of Maryland’s most popular racetracks, Maryland International Raceway, just in time for the start of the 2012 season. The IHRA sanctioned track hosts dozens of events every season, with at least one event happening every weekend from March through November. With the track getting a lot of use, the Miller family, owners of MIR since 1989, thought it was time to give the raceway a bit of an upgrade.
After months and months of waiting, the Baltimore Grand Prix finally made its much anticipated debut this past weekend. Instead of rush hour gridlocks, we saw cars racing at speeds of 100+ MPH. The three-day event got underway on Friday with practice rounds and qualifying. As with any inaugural event, there were some bumps in the road, but organizers worked to get everything up and running as fast as possible.
Check out our photo galleries and a virtual lap on the course after the jump!