1.2 min readBy Published On: November 30th, 2016Categories: News1 Comment on Indy Car Saga heats up

The former CEO of Grand Prix Boston is playing the blame game when it comes to the failed Indy Car  event that was slated for September of 2016According to an article in the Boston Herald written by Joe Battenfeld, John Casey, former CEO is alleging that Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration in addition to Governor Charlie Baker’s top aides, pushed the hard sell on the event even though they didn’t have the permitting for the event.

To bring you up to speed (pun intended), IndyCar Boston was canceled back in April and race organizers struggled to reimburse ticket holders – over $1million in refunds – yikes!  Also, Massport is suing Grand Prix Boston for sticking them with 2000 giant concrete barriers for the canceled event.  Attorney General Maura Healey got involved to help sort out the messed and it was revealed that Grand Prix Boston was  mismanaged with John Casey getting the brunt of several lawsuits by the state, vendors and sponsors of the failed event.

Casey filed a complaint this week at Suffolk Superior court claiming that aides from the Walsh and Baker administrations pushed him to sell tickets “so the race could sell out” before the Labor Day weekend event.  He goes so far to name names too as to who pushed him to sell tickets for an event that was on shaky ground from the get go.  So there you go.  We shall see what happens next.

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  1. Eric Kozlowski December 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Let’s have the Indy car races in City Point next year. Start the race at M & Broadway. Cars fly down Boadway hill to the Farragut statue. Drivers then turn right and circle the sugar bowl, then the castle. They continue to race from the island to lovers lane then blaze down first to M. Drivers bang a left on M, fly up and over the hill then down M street to the beach. They bang a right as they race along day boulevard to circle Joe Moakley park then back on day Blvd. to circle the island to head up Broadway to the M street finish line. 50 laps of excitement and a great ending at M & Broadway. It could turn city point into the Monte Carlo of the USA. Members of the City Point Assoc. could act as “race officials”, lowering the cost to the City of Boston. City Point needs the Indy Car race. Indy Cars over Condos. Let’s make City Point Great Again!!!

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