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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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PUBLIC TICKET SALES LAUNCH TOMORROW FOR 2018 FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG

  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…

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Tickets for 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Are On Sale Now for Renewal Customers

 

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.

GREEN SAVOREE RACING PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCES AN EXPANDED PARTNERSHIP WITH PILOTI

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…

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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

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.”
 
To learn more about the new partnership, visit www.gpstpete.comwww.hondaindy.com or www.midohio.com.
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