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May 29-31, 2015 - Detroit Grand Prix - Detroit, MI

The 2015 Detroit Grand Prix was held on historic Belle Isle from Friday through Sunday, May 29 - 31. This is a Formula 1 Indy Car race and is a big, highly attended event that requires Belle Isle, normally a park, to be annually turned into a 2.3 mile racetrack. Both the commissioning and decommissioning of the track are major undertakings. Is it worth it? Yes it is.

Normally the weather is good or at least cooperative, but this time it was on a rainy weekend, with total downpours and lightning on Saturday. The Saturday Chevrolet Dual in Detroit #1, presented by Quicken Loans, was cancelled after slightly more than half the laps, using the competitors positions at that point as the starting positions for the Sunday championship. The first three positions were held by Carlos Munoz followed by Marco Andretti, both in Hondas, and then Simon Pagenaud in his Chevy.

DMM was there on Sunday for Chevrolet Dual in Detroit #2, also presented by Quicken Loans, along with an impressive number of fans who weren’t going to let a little rain dilute the fuel of their enthusiasm for both the sport and the beautiful Belle Isle location. Sunday wasn’t to be a winning day for the Hondas, however, as Sebastien Bourdais won the 70 lap, 165 mile race for KVSH Racing in his No. 11 Team Mistic E-Cigs Chevrolet/Dallara. This was the 33rd career Indy Car win for a man who grew up near the legendary Le Mans race track in France. Although he looked like a long shot for much of the race, being led around the track by the Verizon-sponsored cars, Bourdais drove a strong and steady race and was able to take advantage of some minor crashes to help gain his advantage. Rounding out 2nd and 3rd place finishes, respectively, were Takuma Sato (Honda) and Graham Rahal driving a Honda that was sponsored by local favorite Steak ’n Shake.

We have some photos and video of the event, above. Turn the videos up LOUD and play them over gigantic speakers if you want to really experience the event audio. Better yet, go to Belle Isle next year and get the full effect!

More info can be found at the official website,, and on the Facebook pages and websites of the various drivers. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s race!