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      03-28-2014, 10:11 PM   #1
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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

I will be there Saturday and Sunday. Is anyone else going?


Track Info

The 1.8-mile, 14-turn circuit incorporates streets of downtown St. Petersburg and a section of runway of Albert Whitted Airport.

After the long frontstrecth, there's a tight right-hander into Turn 1 and then a quick left-hand turn. Plenty of drivers have gotten into trouble in these two turns over the years. There are two other long straights with braking zones that afford opportunities to overtake.
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FRIDAY March 28, 2014
8:00am - 6:00pm GATES OPEN
8:00am Practice USF2000
8:35am Practice Pro Mazda
9:20am Practice Pirelli World Challenge
10:00am Practice Verizon IndyCar Series
12:15pm Practice Stadium Super Trucks
1:00pm Practice Indy Lights
2:00pm Practice Verizon IndyCar Series
3:00pm Practice USF2000
3:35pm Practice Pro Mazda
4:20pm Practice Pirelli World Challenge
6:30pm 5K RUN Wish for Our Heroes 5K
Presented by Modern Business Associates

SATURDAY March 29, 2014
8:00am - 6:00pm GATES OPEN
8:00am Qualification Pirelli World Challenge
9:00am Practice Indy Lights
10:00am Practice Verizon IndyCar Series
11:00am Qualification USF2000
11:45am Qualification Pro Mazda
12:30pm Race #1 Stadium Super Trucks
1:15pm Qualification Indy Lights
2:00pm Qualification Verizon IndyCar Series
3:25pm Race #1 Pirelli World Challenge
4:40pm Race #1 USF2000
5:35pm Race #1 Pro Mazda

SUNDAY March 30, 2014
8:00am - 6:00 PM GATES OPEN
8:50am Race #2 USF2000
9:45am Warm-Up Verizon IndyCar Series
10:30am Race #2 Pro Mazda
11:25am Race #2 Pirelli World Challenge
12:45pm Race Indy Lights
2:00pm Race #2 Stadium Super Trucks
2:35pm Pre-Race Activities IndyCar Series
3:20pm Race Verizon IndyCar Series

PWC:
DATE OF EVENT: Friday, March 28 - Sunday, March 30
LOCATION: St. Petersburg, FL
ROUND(S): GT/GT-A/GTS 1 & 2
The Pirelli World Challenge's 25th anniversary 2014 season starts on the streets of St. Petersburg, as part of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. GT, GT-A and GTS classes compete in Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2014 season.



PWC: Turner names Cameron driver of its BMW Z4 for St. Pete


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KPAX ditched the Volvos from a couple MP4's. Very nice.

We will see how JPM does switching back to open wheel.
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Heading over today. I'll keep the thread updated today and tomorrow if anyone is interested.

Indy practice photos:
http://www.indycar.com/Photos/Gallery?g=2548

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KPAX ditched the Volvos from a couple MP4's. Very nice.

We will see how JPM does switching back to open wheel.
The Volvos are for sale now!
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Franchitti is trackside as an advisor for Target Chip Ganassi Racing:
http://tbo.com/sports/auto-racing/gr...role-20140329/
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The cars sound great. Hopefully one of the most competitive series in the US gets some more viewers this year.
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I was thinking about going, but the weather today was pretty atrocious. I usually go every year as I live right up the road from St. Pete. Maybe next year.
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It's bad today but starting to clear up. I think today's WC events were cancelled.
Live stream feed says 18hrs to next event www.world-challengetv.com
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It's a beautiful day for some racing here in St Pete!

Stay tuned for some updates and photographs
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Beautiful day!

The sun is shining. The weather is sweet. Makes you want to move your track slick feet


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Thanks for the WC info! Race about to start!

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World Challenge TV site crashed
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It was working a few min ago race us over lots of Yellow
Turner Motorsports BMW day short due to broken suspension

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World Challenge TV site crashed
Yup.

Maybe it is a sign they should air the race live on tv. It is obvious internet traffic crashed the site, people want to watch it live.
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