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St. Petersburg City Council unanimously extends Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg agreement through 2024

Race will occur the second weekend of March for the next five years ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 24, 2019) – The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will remain as a cornerstone event on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule through at least 2024. St. Petersburg City Council unanimously approved a four-year extension to the existing agreement with Green…

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Tony Dungy named grand marshal of NTT IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Dungy will give the command for drivers to start their engines and lead the parade lap as a passenger in a two-seat Indy car known as Honda’s Fastest Seat in Sports ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 4, 2019) – Tony Dungy, the Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach who currrently serves as an analyst on NBC’s…

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Frontier Communications returns as an official partner of Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 21, 2019) – Frontier Communications returns for the second consecutive year as the Official TV and Internet provider of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, set for March 8th-10th on the temporary 1.8-mile, 14-turn scenic waterfront circuit.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Firestone Grand Prix for a second year,” said Melanie Williams, Frontier’s Senior Vice President of Operations, South Region. “The Grand Prix’s commitment to speed, precision and results really resonates with everyone at Frontier. Each day, our team works hard to provide customers with the fastest two-way speeds and service, so they can connect to the things that matter to them.”

Frontier Communications offers home and business telecommunications solutions including video, advanced voice and high-speed internet over the only widely-available, 100 percent fiber-optic network in the region. It also offers device security, identity protection, and digital support services. Frontier is a major employer in Florida, with approximately 3,000 team members. Interested telecommunications professionals can learn more about Frontier career opportunities online at frontier.com/careers. Tampa is the company’s South Region headquarters, and it is committed to partnering with local events like the Firestone Grand Prix in support of the Tampa Bay community.

“Frontier Communications is a perfect collaborator for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which owns and operates the 15th annual downtown race. “Both our teams offer speed, excitement and entertainment to customers. We’re excited to have them back as a partner and look forward to Frontier being involved for many years to come.”

Frontier Communications’ customers will have access to a special savings offer on 3-Day General Admission tickets to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Employees of Frontier can purchase 3-Day General Admission and 3-Day Grandstand tickets at a discount as well as a $5 savings on registrations to the Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track.

Frontier provides marketing support and cross-channel promotions to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Frontier will garner highly visible brand exposure through trackside and spectator signage and onsite activation opportunities during the race weekend, and enjoy client entertainment opportunities including premium onsite experiences, weekend tickets and all-access passes.

Frontier is also offering lucky race fans the chance to win a luxury, VIP Hospitality Suite Experience for the races and hundreds of other ticket prizes by entering the Frontier Fast sweepstakes. Entries must be submitted by February 28th at Frontier.com/FrontierFastSweeps. Also, during the race weekend, spectators will be able to meet with Frontier representatives for chances to win fun prizes.

Tickets to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale now at gpstpete.com or by phone at 888-476-4479. Registrations are open for the 7th Annual Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track benefiting the Police Athletic League set for March 8, 2019, at gpstpete5k.com.

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Chevrolet returns as the official truck of Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

All-new Silverado will parade IndyCar drivers in pre-race festivities
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 1, 2019) – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is proud to announce the renewal of its partnership with Chevrolet. Serving as the official truck for the sixth consecutive year, Chevrolet will have a strong presence on and off the track during the event, March 8-10, 2019. For Chevrolet competing in its eighth NTT IndyCar Series season as an engine supplier, it has achieved great success winning five of the previous seven season openers on the streets of St. Petersburg.
                                                                                                                        
“Our partnership with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a key component to our NTT IndyCar Series program,” said Michael Stouffer, Chevrolet Motorsports Marketing Manager. “This event is geared to give fans the ultimate experience throughout the weekend. It provides us the opportunity to introduce the 2019 Chevrolet driver lineup, and give fans a great interactive experience that showcases our current vehicle portfolio, including the all-new Silverado and Blazer.”
Right before the start of the season-opening NTT IndyCar Series race, a fleet of all-new Chevrolet Silverados will carry the starting grid of drivers around the track for a fan parade lap as part of pre-race ceremonies. In addition to the all-new Silverado truck, Chevrolet will showcase various vehicles from its 2019 vehicle lineup at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg with an engaging interactive display. A full schedule of appearances by Team Chevy IndyCar drivers at its display will be announced soon to race fans.
“We are proud to have Chevrolet’s continued support of this world-class event,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “Chevy’s wide range of vehicle models and interactive displays provide a spectacular feature for fans attending the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.”
In IndyCar competition on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary St. Petersburg street circuit, the Chevy 2.2-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine has powered Helio Castroneves (2012), James Hinchcliffe (2013), Will Power (2014) to victories plus back-to-back wins for Juan Pablo Montoya (2015 and 2016). Including Power, winner of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, the “Bowtie Brand” will have a strong field of NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders again in 2019.
In addition to a significant brand presence of trackside and spectator signage, Chevrolet provides the official vehicles used by event staff. It also is the official pace car and safety vehicle used during the on track action.
Tickets to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale now at gpstpete.com or by phone at 888-476-4479. Registrations are open for the 7th Annual Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track benefiting the Police Athletic League set for March 8, 2019, at gpstpete5k.com.
ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
ABOUT FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG
The 15th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a race event held during Florida’s spring break season each March. As the NTT IndyCar Series’ season-opening race for the ninth consecutive year, St. Pete is a destination city hosting this annual motorsports tradition and offering a festival atmosphere with its downtown location. The temporary circuit is a 1.8-mile, 14-turn configuration using the streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlooks the waterfront of Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also promotes three additional IndyCar races, Honda Indy Toronto (July 12-14, 2019), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 26-28, 2019) and Grand Prix of Portland (August 30-September 1, 2019).
For more information, visit gpstpete.com, ‘like’ its Facebook page at @GPSTPETE or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE and Instagram @GPSTPETE using #FirestoneGP.

Single-day tickets go on sale tomorrow for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Support races also announced for 15th annual event
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 29, 2019) – Single-day tickets to the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, set for March 8-10, are on sale tomorrow (January 30) at 10 a.m. ET online at gpstpete.com or by calling 888-476-4479.
A weekend 3-Day General Admission ticket offers the best value at just $55. Single-day general admission tickets are $20 for Friday, $35 for Saturday, and $50 for Sunday. A single-day Grandstand Seat is available for $100 in upper rows and $75 in lower rows. 3-Day Grandstand Seats are $135 and $105 for upper and lower rows respectively. Junior pricing is available for ages 12 and under. Visit gpstpete.com for all available ticket options including Firestone IndyCar Paddock Passes.
The on track action will feature 11 different races headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series’ 110-lap feature on Sunday, March 10. Additional support series on the weekend schedule include all three steps of Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires’ open-wheel driver development ladder and two series from the World Challenge Championship, North America’s top production car-based racing championship. All five of these support series will hold doubleheaders on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary waterfront street circuit in downtown St. Petersburg.
“It’s another tremendous racing schedule at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The anticipation for this spring break tradition will intensify as the building of the event site and track starts in under two weeks,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “We are also excited for the annual MBA 5K Run supporting St. Pete’s Police Athletic League on Friday evening. We’re hopeful to have over 1,000 participants join us on track for this great cause.”
The 7th Annual Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track is set for March 8, at 6 p.m. ET. Proceeds from this run or walk event benefit the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg. Registration is open now at gpstpete5k.com.
The complete weekend schedule will be released soon as well as additional fan attractions and exhibits planned for SpeedZone near Turns 5 and 6 and Gasoline Alley just outside pitlane.
ABOUT FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG
The 15th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a race event held during Florida’s spring break season each March. As the NTT IndyCar Series’ season-opening race for the ninth consecutive year, St. Pete is a destination city hosting this annual motorsports tradition and offering a festival atmosphere with its downtown location. The temporary circuit is a 1.8-mile, 14-turn configuration using the streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlooks the waterfront of Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also promotes three additional IndyCar races, Honda Indy Toronto (July 12-14, 2019), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 26-28, 2019) and Grand Prix of Portland (August 30-September 1, 2019).
For more information, visit gpstpete.com, ‘like’ its Facebook page at @GPSTPETE or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE and Instagram @GPSTPETE using #FirestoneGP.

Race on track during the Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg course

Online registration is open for March’s event benefiting the Police Athletic League ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 18, 2018) – The 7th Annual Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track is set for Friday, March 8, 2019. Online registration is now open for runners and walkers at gpstpete5k.comto “race on track.” The Firestone Grand…

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Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 7, 2018) – Public sales for three-day tickets to the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg begin tomorrow (Thursday, November 8) at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets may be purchased for the 15th annual event online atgpstpete.com or by calling 1-877-725-8849. The three-day festival in downtown St. Petersburg opens the IndyCar Series season for the ninth…

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2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg tickets are on sale now for renewal customers

Public sales will begin November 8 ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 4, 2018) – The exclusive renewal period to purchase tickets is now open for race fans who attended this March’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Customers who purchased three-day reserved seats for the 2018 event will have until Monday, November 5 to renew or possibly…

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Helio Castroneves Named Grand Marshal of 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

  ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 8, 2018) – Three-time Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg race winner Helio Castroneves will serve as the grand marshal for the March 9-11th weekend. Castroneves, who gained global notoriety for his dazzling performance away from the race car by winning Dancing with the Stars in 2007, has claimed the…

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Single Day Tickets Go On Sale Today for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 1, 2018) – Single day tickets to the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are now on sale at gpstpete.com.  Four additional racing series were also announced for the March 9-11th event held on the 1.8-mile, temporary waterfront circuit in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla.
 
Headlined by the Verizon IndyCar Series, the green flag will drop on 11 total races during theFirestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend.  The 110-lap IndyCar feature is set for Sunday, March 11, with an approximate start time of 12:30 p.m. EDTReminiscent of and inspired by the popular open-wheel cars from the early 1990s, thiswill be the debut event of the new, sleeker Indy car aerodynamic body kits into competition for the 2018 season.
 
“Preparations for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are at full speed, and the process of building the track, Yacht Club, grandstands and suites will begin in less than two weeks,” said Kim Green,co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  “Anticipation is building for both the drivers and race fans, and for every racing series running on our weekend schedule, this event is their season opener to begin another season.”
 
In addition to the Verizon IndyCar Series, joining the open-wheel line-up are the sports’ future stars racing in the Mazda Road to Indy development ladder series, including Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.  All three of these series will hold doubleheader races.  The Pirelli World Challenge Championship features two separate race classes of homologated showroom-style production vehicles:  GT, GTA and GT Cup classes in one race and GTS in another, encompassing four of the weekend’s races. 
 
Another race during the weekend is the 6th Annual Firestone Grand Prix 5K Run presented by Modern Business Associates benefiting the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg.  This run or walk event is held on the race track on Friday, March 9, and will start at 6:15 p.m.  Registration is open at gpstpete5k.com
 
The SpeedZone, located near Turns 5 and 6 by the Firestone Bridge, will be full of merchandise vendors to pick up the newest racing gear and interactive displays for adults and children.  Two new features are WaterVentures known as “Florida’s Learning Lab” and the Kennedy Space Center (NASA).  Andersen RacePark located in nearby North Palmetto, Fla., will have karts on site for spectators to ride for an additional fee.  Gasoline Alley is an additional fan area near pitlane featuring more vendors and exhibitors.
 
Single day tickets start as low as $20 for Friday, $35 for Saturday and $50 for Sunday.  A weekend General Admission ticket offers the best value at just $55.  A single day Reserved Seat is available for $100 in upper rows and $75 in lower rows.  Junior pricing is available for ages 12 and under.  For full pricing information and to buy tickets, visit gpstpete.com or call 877-725-8849
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