If car racing’s your thing, now’s the time to lock down your beach-chic accommodations at Hotel Cabana for the upcoming Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg!This local event in the Verizon IndyCar Series, which includes 11 different races, revs into action for its 14th running from Friday, March 9th through Sunday, March 11th, once again converting a 1.8-mile length of downtown St. Petersburg blacktop into a 14-turn street circuit. This thrilling waterfront course encompasses some of the runway at Albert Whitted Airport and skirts Al Lang Stadium (home of the Tampa Bay Rowdies) and Pioneer Park.
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has been going strong since 2005, when the inaugural race was won by the late British driver Dan Wheldon (the IndyCar Series champ that year and a part-time resident of St. Petersburg—a stretch of the circuit now goes by Dan Wheldon Way). Last year, Sébastien Bourdais of France came out on top in the headlining IndyCar competition.
Besides that Verizon IndyCar Series contest, weekend-long action also includes races in the Mazda Road to Indy and Pirelli World Challenge Championships arenas.
Both single-day and three-day tickets are available for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, with options for both General Admission and Reserved Grandstand seating. The festival grounds are open from 8 AM to 6 PM on Friday and Saturday and from 8 AM to 5 PM on Sunday; you can check out the full schedule right here.
Fan Action at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Lively spectator hubs at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg include the Verizon IndyCar Series Fan Village, Spectrum Speed Zone, and a couple of beer gardens. Along with enjoying various activities and exhibits, you’ll also have the opportunity to nab driver autographs. Take a gander at the complete Fan Guide for the race weekend here.
Take in the 14th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg With a Stay at Hotel Cabana
As a guest of ours here at Hotel Cabana, enjoying the sun and sand our barrier island serves up day in and day out, you’re only about an hour’s drive from downtown St. Pete and its high-octane street-circuit drama; a ride on the Suncoast Beach and Central Avenue trolleys is another possibility for the occasion.
Come join us for all the fast-paced, tight-turning action this March at the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg!