Andersen RacePark Continues Its Support as Pro-Am Race’s Kart Supplier and Organizer ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 30, 2018) – Kart 4 Kids, Inc. is excited to announce that the 7th Annual Kart 4 Kids Pro-Am Kart Race to Benefit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Featuring Sebastien Bourdais and Patrick Long will be held at the site of the…
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ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 23, 2018) – The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is proud to announce the renewal of its partnership with Chevrolet for the upcoming event on March 9-11, 2018. For the fifth consecutive year, Chevrolet will serve as the official truck and have a strong on site presence both on and off the racetrack.
For Chevrolet in its seventh Verizon IndyCar Series season, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg serves as the 2018 opener as well as the highly anticipated debut of the new Dallara IR-12 chassis featuring a more aggressive, sleeker universal aerodynamic body kit into competition. The event also offers Chevrolet the opportunity to showcase its 2018 vehicle lineup.
“The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg offers an exciting consumer facing platform for Chevrolet to kick off the 2018 IndyCar season,” said Michael Stouffer, Marketing Manager Verizon IndyCar Series for Chevrolet Racing. “Our partnership with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a key component to our Verizon IndyCar Series program. This event is geared to give fans the ultimate experience throughout the weekend. It provides us the opportunity to introduce the 2018 Chevy driver lineup and give fans a great interactive experience with our current vehicle portfolio, performance parts and accessories.”
A full schedule of appearances by Team Chevy IndyCar drivers at these exhibits will be announced soon to race fans.
Chevrolet has won the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in five out of its six starts since re-entering the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2012. The Chevy 2.2-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine has powered Helio Castroneves (2012), James Hinchcliffe (2013), Will Power (2014) to victories as well as back-to-back checkered flags for Juan Pablo Montoya (2015 and 2016).
“Chevrolet has been a tremendous supporter of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and their drivers and teams have had great success on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn downtown street circuit,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “Chevrolet’s interactive displays are always a fan favorite. We really appreciate Chevrolet’s contributions to making this a world-class race weekend.”
In addition to a strong brand presence of trackside and spectator signage, Chevrolet provides the official vehicles used by event staff. Plus, the “Bowtie Brand” serves as the official pace car and safety vehicle during the on track action.
Tickets to the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale now at gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-725-8849. Registrations are now open for the annual 5K Run presented by MBA benefiting the Police Athletic League on March 9, 2018, at gpstpete5k.com.
Photo Credit: ConnectWise® ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 18, 2018) – ConnectWise, a global software company based in Tampa, Florida, has joined as a partner of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The March 9-11th event will be its first involvement in the annual motorsports festival and with the motorsports industry in general. “Success at the Firestone…
Champions Club Offer Available Through December 1 ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 14, 2017) – Three-day tickets for the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg go on sale tomorrow (November 15) at 10 a.m. EST at gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-725-8849. The 14th edition of this annual racing festival returns to the downtown streets and picturesque waterfront of St. Petersburg, Fla., March…
TICKETS FOR 2018 FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG
ARE ON SALE NOW FOR RENEWAL CUSTOMERS
Public Sales Will Begin November 15
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 11, 2017) – Race fans who were on hand at this March’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg can be the first to do so again for the 2018 event. The exclusive renewal period for these customers is open now through November 14. General public sales will begin on Wednesday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. EST.
Pricing remains unchanged for the 2018 event for all ticket options. Renewal customers who purchase a three-day reserved seating get automatic enrollment in the Champions Club when placing their order now through November 14 at 9 p.m. EST.
“The 2017 event was our best yet, and it won’t be long before the Verizon IndyCar Season is back in action at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and chief executive officer of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “We are pleased to announce that ticket pricing for 2018 will be the same as this year, and the return of the Champions Club offers superb access and exclusive benefits for our most loyal fans.”
The Champions Club offers exclusive benefits and event access, including a souvenir credential with lanyard, complementary Verizon IndyCar Series paddock passes, access to the pre-race grid walk, discounts on official event merchandise, an opportunity to win a two-seater INDYCAR ride on the track, and many other experiences. Additional discounts and surprise benefits will be revealed leading up to the 2018 event.
Ticket sales during the renewal period are available to customers who purchased three-day grandstand seats for the 2017 race. These customers can reserve the same seats as last year or possibly upgrade their location. The 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the event’s 14th annual edition, takes place March 9-11. Renewals are available online at gpstpete.com or by phone at 1-877-725-8849 with pricing starting at $105 for Reserved Grandstand Seating. For full ticket pricing and event information, visit gpstpete.com.
INDIANAPOLIS (March 1, 2017) – Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) today extended its partnership with Piloti, makers of performance, luxury and casual driving shoes and apparel. Piloti will outfit race staff at both the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and 2017 Honda Indy Toronto as a result of the expanded program. “The partnership…
DETROIT, Mich. (February 24, 2017) – One of country music’s most prominent duos will bring their blue collar sound to the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear as Montgomery Gentry will perform on the MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage on Saturday evening, June 3. With a strong Kentucky sound led by Eddie Montgomery and…
CADILLAC AND CHEVROLET RENEW SUPPORT OF FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG
Interactive Displays for Race Fans Highlight Partnership Activation
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 24, 2017) – For the fourth consecutive year, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg announces the renewal of its partnership with Cadillac and Chevrolet for the upcoming race on March 10-12, 2017. These classic American brands are designated as the official luxury car and the official truck, respectively.
Cadillac and Chevrolet will display an expansive line-up of their 2017 cars, trucks, crossover/SUVs and performance vehicles. Their on-site exhibits will also be a gathering point for fans to meet Pirelli World Challenge and Verizon IndyCar Series drivers racing for Cadillac Racing and Team Chevy. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg serves as the season-opening event for both race series.
“Cadillac and Chevrolet are synonymous with racing success, and it’s an honor to have them as a major part of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg both on and off the racetrack again,” said Kim Green, Owner, Chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “Cadillac and Chevrolet build premium, award-winning vehicles consistently recognized for quality and dependability. Their displays are a must see highlight for fans attending.”
Cadillac will have a display presence near the Pirelli World Challenge sports cars team paddock also featuring fan giveaway items throughout the weekend. Additionally, its comprehensive activation plans include a parking corral area for Cadillac owners as well as VIP trackside hospitality for its guests.
Chevrolet will offer two fan exhibit locations inside the race circuit showcasing the amazing 2017 lineup of Chevrolet cars, trucks and crossovers. A full schedule of appearances by Team Chevy IndyCar drivers at the exhibits will be posted soon for fans.
In addition to an array of event signage, Cadillac and Chevrolet are the official vehicles used by event staff. Plus, the brands serve as the official pace cars and safety vehicles during the on track action.
Cadillac Racing has enjoyed success at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg with the two Cadillac ATS-V.R Coupe entries posting four top five finishes, including two third places, in last year’s two races on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary circuit.
“Cadillac returning to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, not only as competitors but also as partners, is gratifying,” said Matt Russell, Cadillac Racing Marketing Manager. “The overwhelming response of the fans inspires confidence in our teams and drivers, while seeing customer-owned V-Performance products on the streets and in the parking areas bolsters the strength of our brand and dealers.”
The 2017 season marks the sixth year of competition for Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series with the Chevy twin turbo Indy V6 engine. The “Bowtie Brand” has won the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg five times in a row with Chevy power taking the checkered flag first by Helio Castroneves (2012), James Hinchcliffe (2013), Will Power (2014), and back-to-back victories by Juan Pablo Montoya (2015 and 2016).
“Our partnership with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a key component to our Verizon IndyCar Series program,” said Michael Stouffer, Marketing Manager Verizon IndyCar Series for Chevrolet Racing. “St. Petersburg offers an exciting platform to kick off the 2017 IndyCar season for Chevrolet. This event is geared to give fans the ultimate experience throughout the weekend. It provides us the opportunity to introduce the 2017 Chevy driver lineup and give fans a great experience with current vehicle lineup, performance parts and accessories.”
Tickets to the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale now at www.gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-725-8849. Registrations are now open for the annual 5K Run presented by MBA benefiting the Police Athletic League on March 10, 2017, at www.gpstpete5k.com.