SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS join track lineup for 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Single-day event tickets on sale now
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 1, 2016) – Organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are pleased to announce that Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will join the on-track lineup, March 11-13, for a third consecutive year.
“The Stadium Super Trucks have been a fan favorite since we introduced them in 2014,” said Kim Green, Owner, Chairman and CEO, Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “The series brings a different and unexpected style of racing to the event. We are pleased to have them back and know that fans will enjoy watching the trucks take on the ramps and challenging turns of our street course.”
Stadium Super Trucks bring the excitement of Baja-style desert racing to large crowds of race fans at popular race circuits across North America. The series features identically prepared trucks that are designed to take flight, hitting huge man-made ramps at more than 100 mph.
“This will be year three for us and we are excited to come back,” said Robby Gordon, Founder and President of Stadium Super Trucks. “The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is an awesome venue and the local fans are great. We’ll have a full fleet of racers coming, along with some new drivers from Australia, and we’re ready to return and do battle on the challenging street circuit.”
The series joins a diverse racing lineup featuring the Verizon IndyCar Series, Pirelli World Challenge and the entire Mazda Road to Indy ladder series, which includes Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.
Starting today, single-day event tickets for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are available for purchase to the public. Tickets range in price from $75 to $100 for single-day reserved grandstand seats, and $20 to $50 for single-day general admission tickets. For full pricing information or to buy tickets to the event, visit www.gpstpete.com or call 877-725-8849.
About the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Now in its 12th year, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is run on a 1.8-mile, 14-turn waterfront circuit that includes a combination of adjacent downtown streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlook the Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina. The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions. To learn more about the event, visit www.gpstpete.com, ‘like’ its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GPSTPETE or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE #FirestoneGP.
About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.
Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.
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SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS