Having World Class Racing back in Detroit is something that should inspire optimism in metro-Detroiters. It is a sign we have people in our community with vision, a commitment to creating a better Detroit, and belief that our area is worth investing in.
When you look at metro-Detroit Racers, the pride felt as they race on the Belle Isle Raceway Park street circuit at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix is visible.
After all they get to drive close to home, in the motor city, and in cars that are often created right here.
"My car was built just down the road,' said Dane Moxlow on Saturday as he prepared to practice on the track.
Moxlow, a 23-year-old from Grosse Ile, has been riding his bike on Belle Isle for the past two months, getting to know the track, and hoping to get an advantage for the race.
"There's a certain aura around street circuits you need to pay attention to. Street paint, street cracks, the bridges here are a big issue. Anything you can study before hand is a big advantage."
He will be driving his Ford Mustang Boss 302s, car number 48, during the Pirelli World Challenge races.
"This is a great spot to do it because of the support from the Big Three."
He says he hopes to take his racing and the city towards victory by taking part in this event..
"if you look at the paint job on my car you will see the Detroit Skyline."