IndyCar crashes at Detroit: Incidents on the tight downtown track
The IndyCar Series raced on the streets of Detroit on Sunday, a change after decades of racing on nearby Belle Isle. The 9-turn, 1.7-mile downtown circuit offered changing surfaces, tight corners, narrow lanes and little room to pass in many areas. Plenty of drivers expressed frustration with the track during Saturday's qualifying. Many...
Detroit Grand Prix aims to make track improvements for 2nd year on downtown streets
The Detroit Grand Prix's short, narrow and bumpy track took some shots a day before the race returned to streets downtown."We recovered any potential damage," race chairman Bud Denker said Sunday.Alex Palou won the race with a dominant performance, leading 74 of 100 laps, a day after saying the 1.7-mile circuit was too tight and too short for IndyCar.While the Spaniard did say the race went smoother than expected, he suggested it can be improved for 2024."Hopefully, we can we can tweak some stuff and make it even better," Palou said.Denker said that's the plan.Changes will be made to the...
Detroit Grand Prix venue change ends victory dip tradition at iconic Belle Isle fountain
A tradition Detroit Grand Prix drivers missed out on as a result of moving the race off of Belle Isle to downtown was taking a victory dip, the equivalent of a Gatorade bath, in the cool water of the marble James Scott Memorial Fountain. "There's just no jumping in the...
Motorsport fans gather for the 2023 Detroit Grand Prix finale
For the first time in 32 years, the Detroit Grand Prix is taking place on the streets of Downtown Detroit.
Claressa Shields wins by unanimous decision over Maricela Corenjo
DETROIT (WJRT) — Flint native Claressa Shields has done it again. Performing in front of nearly 12,000 fans at Little Caesars Arena, Shields defended her undisputed middleweight title belt by unanimous decision, dominating from start to finish. The undefeated Shields (14-0, 2 KOs) earned scores of 100-89, 100-90, and...
Detroit Grand Prix President breaks down what's ahead before the big race
The electric energy continued at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear ahead of the big race on Sunday June 4, 2023. Grand Prix President Michael Montri caught up with Fox 2 Sunday morning to share his excitement.
Metro Detroit high school softball scores for MHSAA district semifinals and finals on June 3
- SF: Bloomfield Hills 13, Birmingham Seaholm 3. SF: Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 11, Ortonville Brandon 1. SF: Bloomfield Hills Marian 15, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 0. SF: Detroit Country Day 6, Orchard Lake St Mary’s 1. F: Detroit Country Day 15, Bloomfield Hills Marian 0. - Center Line...
DeGuardia Hopes Holmes-Toussaint Immediate Rematch Will Be Ordered
Little Caesars Arena in Detroit - A 10-round scrap between Ardreal Holmes Jr. (14-0, 5 KOs) of Flint and Wendy Toussaint (14-2, 6 KOs) of Huntington, New York was cut short when an ugly cut on the forehead of Toussaint from an accidental headbutt forced an eight-round technical decision. Fighting...
Detroit Grand Prix IndyCars will have bright green tires as they race. Here's why.
The IndyCar racers blasting down Detroit’s riverfront this weekend are doing more than trying to get to the finish line first. The 27 cars taking to the 1.7-mile, nine-turn Detroit Grand Prix course are racing using tires made with sustainable materials as well as burning renewable fuel in their engines. The effort is...
Morning 4: Paul W. Smith shifting away from mornings on WJR after 27 years
Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news. Why Paul W. Smith is moving from mornings to middays on Detroit’s WJR. WJR’s Paul W. Smith is moving to the midday radio slot...
Detroit Grand Prix set for first race downtown in 32 years
Drivers, start your engines. The 2023 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix's main event Sunday has arrived: the IndyCar Series' Grand Prix. It's the first top-circuit race on the streets of downtown Detroit since the CART Series' Valvoline Grand Prix of Detroit on June 16, 1991. Team Penske driver Emerson Fittipaldi triumphed that day, with Bobby Rahal finishing second. On Sunday, 32 years later, Rahal's son Graham will try to replicate — or better — his dad's achievement in open-wheel racing's move from Belle Isle to downtown Detroit. Graham Rahal will have a tough task, though, as he'll start in last place in the 27-car field.
Small Business Straightway brings small business owners to Detroit Grand Prix
(CBS DETROIT) - The flags were waving in downtown Detroit as thousands of race fans flooded the streets for the return of the Chevrolet Grand Prix presented by Lear.On Sunday, the Grand Prix weekend crossed the finish line, and the attraction drove up sales for small business owners.The Small Business Straightaway at Cadillac Square brought 29 businesses from each district under one tent to attract new customers, bringing more exposure to their brands.Organizers say they wanted to allow local shops to connect with a large audience."We knew there was an increase of foot traffic due to the Grand Prix coming back to the streets of Detroit," said senior manager of Parks and Public Spaces Laura Dean. "We wanted them to benefit from this increased foot traffic, get their businesses out there so visitors from all over the state or the country coming to see this race could see our local business owners."
Detroit Grand Prix draws "tourists of their own town" to downtown
(CBS DETROIT) - A scorching hot Saturday afternoon in the city didn't stop thousands of Detroit Grand Prix fans from coming out to the races.Between the sounds of music, cars zooming around the track, and the noises of tires being changed in just seconds, downtown Detroit is the place to be for the Grand Prix.In the video above, you'll find those sounds as well as fans who came out on Saturday, saying they were tourists in their own town this weekend.
New Detroit street course race needs just a few tweaks to become a true top-notch event
The change from Belle Isle Park to downtown Motor City was good, but there's some things that need to be fixed
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Joseph Hicks Decisions Antonio Todd
Boxing returned to Detroit Saturday night as local star Claressa Shields defended her undisputed middleweight title against Maricela Cornejo. First, however, middleweight Antonio Todd, 14-7, battled the 6-0 Joseph Hicks in a scheduled 8 round affair. Hicks had himself a strong first and seemed to have his man a bit hurt at the end of the round. The second showcased the fact that Hicks was clearly the stronger of the two fighters.
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