Event Preview: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 3/27-3/29

 

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Floridians start your engines! The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is set to take place March 27-29 in downtown St. Petersburg. Taking place on the waterfront street course in downtown St. Petersburg, The Firestone Grand Prix is among the most respected motorsports events in North America. It features a week-long festival-like atmosphere that includes the fastest racing series on the planet, celebrity athletes, live entertainment and interactive activities.

The three-day festival kicks off Friday, March 27 at 8 a.m. with the USF2000 practice laps. The race is the first round in the 2015 championship for the racing series which has been around since 2010. Fans are looking forward to the jaw-dropping velocity and expert precision of the 1.8 mile, 14-turn street circuit race. The current record holder is 21-year old race royalty, Matthew Brabham who broke the record in 2012 with a time of 1:13.064 at 88.689 mph.

The main event, however, is the Verizon IndyCar Series. America’s premier racing series, Verizon IndyCar Series features single seat, open cockpit cars with up to 700 horsepower that average speeds of around 200 mph. On the Indianapolis Speedway, these drivers reach as much as 235 mph! Fans save the best for last with the main race which takes place Sunday, March 29 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. And it’s the best for a reason. The series is the fastest and closest of all its counterpoints. There have been 96 races with a margin of victory of less than one second. In eight races, there was a margin of victory of one-tenth of a second between the first, second, and third place drivers! If that’s not enough, there’s much at stake here for international lineup. The top scorer in the series receives a $1 million dollar bonus! Um… is it too late to change careers?! Order your tickets now and get ready to supersonic in St. Petersburg!

3 Day General Tickets are $55 for  Adults, $30 for kids 12 and under.
2 Day Reserved + Friday GA Tickets are $105 – $135 for Adults, $70 – $100 for kids 12 and under.

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