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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.
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 www.gpstpete.com.
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 gpstpete.com.