IndyCar files lawsuit against Boston Grand Prix

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter.

IndyCar has filed a lawsuit against the organizers of the scrapped Boston Grand Prix.

The lawsuit was filed in the Indianapolis district court on Monday but all of the details of the case have been sealed by IndyCar due to the information containing sensitive information including sanctioning fees and trade secrets of the company.

According to Stephen Starks, IndyCar vice president of Promoter Relations, the suit was filed “to enforce the organization rights under the agreement with Boston Grand Prix and to cause them to meet their obligation to refund the ticket revenue to IndyCar fans who purchased tickets to the event.”

The Boston Grand Prix was announced last May and was to be held on Labor Day Weekend from 2016-2020. The event was met with opposition from local organizations and was ultimately cancelled on April 28 due to the promoters being unable to get a wetlands permit to race in an environmentally protected area.

Boston Grand Prix CEO John Casey and former CEO Mark Perrone were named as defendants.

IndyCar has since replaced the event with a race at Watkins Glen International Raceway which will be held on September 4, 2016.

 

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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