Billed as the Grand Prix of America, the street race at Port Imperial "appeared on the provisional calendar in 2013 and 2014, only to be dropped on both occasions." The main problem was that promoter Leo Hindery "could not find the outside investment he had been seeking."
At one stage Ecclestone organized a "loan that provided some funding to get the project moving — a clear indication of just how keen he was to make the race happen." Hindery met with Ecclestone over the Canadian Grand Prix weekend "to discuss a possible way forward." Ecclestone: "He'd like to see that race happen. We'll have a look and see what we can do for him" MOTORSPORT