The Verizon IndyCar Series kicks off its 2014 season this weekend on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Friday through Sunday, March 28th through 30th. The stars of the IndyCar Series will be joined on the 1.8-mile temporary street course by the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires, the Cooper Tires presents the USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda, the Pirelli World Challenge and the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Series presented by Traxxas (Stadium Super Trucks).
Gates for the event open daily at 8 a.m. ET. On-track action begins Friday with practice for all series; following on-track activities, the Wish for Our Heroes 5K will take place – learn more about the run here. Qualifying for the Pirelli World Challenge, USF2000, Pro Mazda Series, Indy Lights and IndyCar Series takes place Saturday, alongside races for the Stadium Super Trucks, Pirelli World Challenge, USF2000 and Pro Mazda Series. Sunday features second races for the USF2000, Pro Mazda, Pirelli World Challenge and Stadium Super Trucks as well as the main event for the Indy Lights and the IndyCar Series.
First-time visitors to the St. Pete Grand Prix can click here for the Fan Guide and here for a complete schedule of events. Throughout the weekend there will be live music, fireworks, interactive games and exhibits and the tallest Ferris wheel in St. Pete, proceeds of which will go to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of the late Dan Wheldon.
Tickets are still available for the IndyCar Series weekend – three-day tickets for adults start at $55, and junior pricing is available for kids 12 and under. Visit www.gpstpete.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
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