This Labor Day weekend the Inner Harbor will have some interesting traffic patterns. There will be twelve turns in only two miles and cars will reach speeds of 180 miles per hour. The Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT (Chrysler Group's Street Racing Technology) should be an amazing race festival for Baltimore.
There's the cars - The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón offers a chance to see Vipers, Porsches, Ferraris, Corvettes and more as they race through the streets of Baltimore. The P1 class engines are engineered to produce between 475-575 horsepower, have a minimum weight of 900 kilograms (approximately 1,985 pounds), can accelerate from 0-100 mph in four seconds and reach top speeds near 200 mph. The GT3 Cup Challenge features semi-professional drivers competing in Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. The IZOD IndyCar Series features races held on ovals, permanent road courses and temporary street courses, this exhilarating series brings accelerated action through the streets of Baltimore.
There's the fun for the family - Port Discovery Children’s Museum has SNUG Obstacle Course where kids can race through an obstacle course consisting of cones, balance beams, djembe drums, hopping stones and hula hoops. There's European-style indoor go-karting provided by Autobahn Indoor Speedway. Electric go-karts for juniors (8 to13) can reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, while adults (ages 13 and over) karts can reach up to 50 miles per hour. New for this year is in conjunction with the Boy Scouts, a series of Pinewood Derby races for kids and adults.
On Saturday, Aug. 31 at 6 pm, multi-platinum band from York, Pa., LIVE is the headliner. A family-favorite, Radio Disney, will be on site playing popular music and hosting interactive entertainment. Hungry? Try The Taste of Maryland, an entire zone dedicated to the culinary treasures of Maryland.
Like the cars, the weekend will go by fast.