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Birmingham City Council decides to fund Honda Indy Grand Prix

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BIRMINGHAM, AL -

A third attempt to approve Birmingham's portion of funding to support this year's Honda Indy Grand Prix proved successful Tuesday.

The Birmingham City Council approved the money for the annual race on consent, which means councilors never even discussed it.

The one-year allocation comes after failed attempts to dole out $300,000 annually, for four years.

After a political scuffle and concerns over the length of the deal, Mayor William Bell placed the abridged one-year plan on Tuesday's agenda.

The item passed unceremoniously along with what are considered procedural and non-controversial matters.

City leaders along with race hosts, Zoom Motorsports, have vowed to revisit Birmingham's contribution next year.

Zoom will use the money to offset the $2 million it paid in sanctioning fees to bring Indy to the Magic City.

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