Local media reports Boston GP called off

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter

Many local media outlets in Boston have reported that the innaugural Grand Prix of Boston powered by LogMeIn has reportedly been cancelled.

John Casey, president of the Grand Prix of Boston, was quoted by the Boston Globe as saying negotiations with the city have proved to be futile.

“The relationship between us and the city is not working,” Casey said . “The relationship is untenable.”

The Globe also reported that the organizers are exploring hosting a race in another city in New England as a backup plan, although no city was named.

The Grand Prix of Boston was announced in May of 2015. The race has been faced with many obstacles along the way, the latest being the Boston Conservation Commission coming to the conclusion that track running through a 100 year old floodplain and a permit would be needed for any kind of construction in that area.

Mark Perrone, one of the promoters behind the race, also has been in talks of hosting an IndyCar race in Oklahoma City in the next few years.

Representatives from IndyCar were not immediately available for comment.

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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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