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Old 18 Nov 2017, 22:34 (Ref:3781401)   #81
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It's a bit old (September 20), but here's another story on the future of the Belle Else race. Belle Isle became a state park in 2014 and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources honored the previous deal to allow the race through 2018. Whether the race continues after 2018 is now up for discussion.

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A contingent of residents and City Council members have regularly expressed concern over the timetable required for setup and tear-down of the annual event as well as restricted access to certain parts of the 982-acre island from April to June.

The Grand Prix this year had eight weeks to setup and three for tear-down. Organizers said they had committed to reducing the setup time to six weeks. Last year, it had been 10 weeks.
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