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Montgomery Gentry to Perform on June 3 at Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear

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…

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PPG Named Official Paint Sponsor of Green Savoree Racing Promotions Properties

INDIANAPOLIS (February 7, 2017) – Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) announces a new partnership with PPG Industries, naming the company as the official paint sponsor of all three GSRP race properties, which include Firestone Grand Prix of St. PetersburgHonda Indy Toronto and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course which hosts The Honda Indy 200 in Lexington, Ohio. 
PPG, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and operating in 70 countries worldwide, is an industry leader in high performance automotive refinish products.  PPG boasts an impressive history of more than 35 years in motorsports and is a market leader in coatings, innovation, sustainability and color. 
“We are thrilled to partner with PPG across our entire portfolio of race properties,” said Kevin Savoree, President and COO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions.  “PPG is consistently on the cutting edge of innovation and aligns with our company’s goals to deliver outstanding results.  With PPG’s long history in motorsports sponsorship, the relationship with GSRP is a natural fit, and we are looking forward to seeing all facets of the partnership in action during the 2017 season.” 
PPG will have a highly visible, ongoing presence during the year’s GSRP events by hosting guests and through branding exposure via trackside signage and fan banners at the three racetracks.  As noted, GSRP’s season highlights include three Verizon Indy Car Series races-the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 10-12; the Honda Indy Toronto, July 14-16; the Honda Indy 200, July 28-30 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
“It’s very exciting for us to partner with Green Savoree and be part of the Verizon Indy Car Series,” said John Outcalt, PPG Vice President, Global Automotive Refinish.  “It’s a great opportunity for PPG to associate itself with a very successful organization whose racing events provide a thrilling spectator experience.  We look forward to being trackside with GSRP.”
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Thirteen Races Announced for March 10-12th Weekend
ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 31, 2017) – Single day tickets to the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will go on sale to the public tomorrow (February 1) at 10:00 a.m. EST at Organizers today also announced five additional racing series each showcasing doubleheader races for fans during the weekend. 
Headlined by the Verizon Indy Car Series 110-lap feature, the green flag will drop on 13 total races during the 13th edition of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  Additionally, the picturesque, 1.8-mile temporary street circuit is the U.S. season opener for all the racing series on the weekend schedule.  
The Pirelli World Challenge Championship features two separate classes of racing:  GT, GTA and GT Cup classes in one race and GTS in another, encompassing four of the weekend’s races.  Joining the line-up will be open-wheel racing’s 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.  Back by popular demand is the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by Traxxas which add a unique dimension to the weekend.  These identically prepared, high horsepower trucks provide a great spectacle jumping ramps and catching air off all four wheels.
“Anticipation is building for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg with track building set to begin next week and continuing at a rapid pace until the first green flag,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  “This is a must see and do annual festival in the greater Tampa Bay area.  In addition to a schedule jam packed with great racing action, downtown St. Petersburg area will remain open for business featuring fantastic food, shopping and night life for our fans.”
Additional features of the weekend include the 5th Annual Firestone Grand Prix 5K Run presented by Modern Business Associates benefiting the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg which is a run and walk event held on the race track.  Registration is open for the Friday, March 10th evening event at  Spectrum SpeedZone, located near Turns 5 and 6 near the Firestone Bridge, will again be full of merchandise vendors to pick up the newest racing gear, interactive displays for adults and children, a rock climbing wall, giant fun slide, double power jump, mechanical gator, 12-seater swing along with face painters, and is the place for many autograph sessions during the weekend.
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 or call 877-725-8849.

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 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

Tickets to Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg now on sale for renewal customers, public sale begins November 8

Event organizers launch new Champions Club loyalty program for renewal clients

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., September 7, 2016 – Race fans who caught the action at the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg can purchase their renewal tickets for the 2017 event starting today. Organizers also announce the launch a new Champions Club program that allows renewal customers to benefit from an even higher-octane experience.

The Champions Club program 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, discounts and benefits that will be revealed leading up to the 2017 event.

“Many of our race fans have been attending the event for several consecutive years and we have been exploring ways to reward them for their loyalty,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “We are very excited to introduce the Champions Club this year. The program offers exclusive, unprecedented access to our event and we’ll be adding some surprises along the way that fans will not want to miss. ”

Ticket sales during the renewal period are available to customers who purchased weekend grandstand tickets in 2016. Race fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets at 2016 event prices and join the exclusive Champions Club. Sales will open up to the general public starting November 8 at 10 a.m.

The 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg takes place March 10-12. Renewals are available online 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

City of St. Petersburg extends license for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg through 2020, confirms dates through 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, November 12, 2015 – Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, received approval today from the members of City Council for the extension of its license for the annual event with the City of St. Petersburg through 2020.

Under the amendment, the dates for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg have also been confirmed through 2018. The event will be held on March 11-13 in 2016, March 9-12 in 2017 and March 8-11 in 2018, with the Verizon IndyCar Series headlining the weekend.

“We would like to express our sincere thanks to Mayor Rick Kriseman, members of City Council and all city staff for their support and approval of this extension,” said Kim Green, Owner, Chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “The City of St. Petersburg has a special place in the history of racing, and we look forward to running the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg here for years to come.”

Planning for the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is underway, with tickets to the upcoming event available now. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, visit

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