Racing in the Streets – F1 Boston PAL Grand Prix 2012

Sept. 15, 2012 – Stephen Sweeney, the manager of F1 Boston at left, lectures Saturday’s racers about safety before beginning the fourth annual F1 Boston Police Athletic League (PAL) Grand Prix on Seaport Boulevard in Boston. The event, which has raised $100,000 for the Police Athletic League each of the past three years, pits corporate-sponsored teams against one another in a 4-hour race. Photo/Christopher Weigl

September 15, 2012 – Chris McIntosh, a publisher at the Boston Business Journal, right, explains the best way around a tight corner to fellow media teammate Doug Meehan, left, a WTKK radio personality, and McIntosh’s son Jared. Each of the fourteen participating teams, most of them corporate, paid a $10,000 entry fee to take part in the race. Photo/Christopher Weigl

September 15, 2012 – EMT’s prepare to move Hobbs Brook Management team member Patti Vorias, center, to a stretcher after she crashed her kart into a wall while driving practice laps before the Police Athletic League Grand Prix got underway on Saturday. Neal Rossi, the chairman of the Boston Police Athletic League Board, expects this year’s event to raise about $150,000 for the PAL, which organizes educational, recreational and social activities for city youth. Photo/Christopher Weigl

September 15, 2012 – Elliot Seldman, one of the PAL Grand Prix event organizers, leads drivers in a Boston Police kart for a lap before the 4-hour race officially gets underway at speeds of up to 45 mph. Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis III kicked off the event by touching on the many programs the Police Athletic League sponsors and finished: “Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines.” Photo/Christopher Weigl

September 15, 2012 – A member of Boston Police team district B-2, of Roxbury, takes a tight turn during the Police Athletic League Grand Prix on Saturday, a 4-hour race that event organizers hope will raise $150,000 for the League. Racers had to switch drivers every 8-16 minutes and refuel about halfway through. RJ Valentine, the CEO of F1 Boston and an accomplished professional racer, started the event three years ago. Photo/Christopher Weigl

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