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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.
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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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KART RACE BENEFITING JOHNS HOPKINS ALL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL MOVED TO FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG

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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Chevrolet Continues Its Support of Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

 

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.

CONNECTWISE JOINS AS NEW PARTNER OF FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG

           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…

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