2013 St. Petersburg Honda Grand Prix: Sneak Preview
How much action can you pack into one weekend? Head over to the Honda Grand Prix in St. Petersburg March 22-24 and find out. Single day ticket prices start at $20 for kids and $35 for adults. Read on to learn more about some of the not-to-be-missed events during the Honda Grand Prix.
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Honda Grand Prix in St. Petersburg
25 Second St. N, Suite 160 |nSt. Petersburg, FL 33701
Date: March 22-24, 2013 | www.gpstpete.com
Price: Click here for a list of ticket prices
Spectator guide: Click here for parking details and more
Time of Races: Click here.
Festival of States Parade/Fireworks Honda Grand Prix
Hours: 5 p.m., Fireworks will follow
The Festival of States Parade has been a St. Petersburg tradition since 1896. A family-friendly event, the parade winds through St. Petersburg’s waterfront area and features floats, marching bands, honor guards and lots of free stuff. In addition to truckloads of beads, giveaways will be provided by sponsors such as Busch Gardens, Radio Disney, the Salvador Dali Museum, and Celebration Station. After the parade is over, stick around for a fireworks show that is as beautiful as it is loud.
Price: Online registration $25, Day-of registration $30
Time: 6:15 p.m.
The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K Run, to benefit the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, takes place right on the Honda Grand Prix racetrack. In addition to getting some exercise and raising funds for a great cause, participants are given all kinds of incentives. The first 18 finishers will receive a gift certificate to Road ID, the first 100 children to cross the finish line will receive Grand Prix model cars, and the top individual pledge participant will receive two tickets to the Day at the Races with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. This package includes access to the track, pit access and a meet-and-greet with Sam Schmidt drivers including a photo opportunity.
USF2000, powered by Mazda, is an entry-level race series for career-minded, open-wheel drivers. For more than 20 years, USF2000 has provided cost-effective training for young drivers and participates in racing events all over the state, including the Honda Grand Prix. Keep your eyes open – you might just spot the next racing legend.
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IZOD IndyCar Series Race
If you enjoyed the USF2000 race, then you’ll love the IZOD IndyCar Series race. This race is made up of more experienced drivers, so spectators can expect more action, faster laps, and more suspense. The 2011 race winner, Dario Franchitti, will be back to defend his title. See if he can remain IZOD’s top driver.
Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg,
The World Challenge race is an SCCA Pro series that uses factory-approved vehicles with only a handful of modifications and is a descendant of Showroom Stock racing. The highest GT category features cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Viper, Ford Mustang GT and Volvo S60. Spectators can expect to see over 45 cars whipping around the streets of St. Petersburg to compete for the winning spot.
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