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GRAND-AM: Detroit 200


About GRAND-AM
Several independent race teams fielding the Audi R8 GRAND-AM spec version of the R8 LMS compete in GRAND-AM’s GT class.

LIVE timing and scoring is available during every event weekend on GRAND-AM.COM or from your mobile device on M.GRAND-AM.COM Just open up your browser and visit the GRAND-AM homepage for details!

Timing and scoring allows you, the fan, to follow your favorite team and driver from your computer or mobile device. With LIVE timing and scoring you won’t miss any of the action as all event sessions including practice and qualifying leading up to and including the race are available for FREE!

About Detroit Belle Isle – DetroitGP.com
A 982-acre island in the Detroit River, Belle Isle is managed by the Detroit Department of Parks and Recreation.
It was home to the Detroit Grand Prix from 1992-2001, utilizing a temporary street circuit that was constructed specifically for the CART races. In 2007 and 2008, it once again hosted world-class racing with both the open-wheel cars of the IZOD IndyCar Series and the sports cars of the American Le Mans Series competing at the event. After a four-year absence, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returned to the island in 2012 with the IZOD IndyCar Series, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, the Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series and the Firestone Indy Lights Series.

The race comes back to the island May 31-June 2, 2013 featuring the first IZOD IndyCar Series doubleheader race weekend in the event’s history – the Chevrolet IndyDual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans. The GRAND-AM Rolex Series also returns to action this year along with the Pirelli World Challenge Championship on the newly-reconfigured 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit.

Connected to Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge, various entities call Belle Isle home, including the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Detroit Boat Club, the Detroit Yacht Club, a municipal golf course, an aquarium and a Coast Guard post.

The island also includes a half-mile swimming beach, the only one in the city, and a nature center. The aquarium opened in 1904, making it the oldest public aquarium in the United States. City officials closed it on April 3, 2005 due to budgetary reasons, but four months later Motown’s citizens voted overwhelmingly to reopen it. The vote, however, was non-binding.

Landscaped in the 1880s by Frederick L. Olmsted, the highlights of Belle Isle are the aquarium, Scott Fountain and the botanical garden in the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. The conservatory and the 1908 Belle Isle Casino were constructed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn, well-known for developing open-floor plan concrete factories. The casino building is no longer a gambling facility, but it is used for public events. Belle Isle also was home to a large herd of European fallow deer for more than 50 years. A few remain as exhibits at the nature center, but the last of the 300 animals was captured in 2004 and relocated.


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