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2/20/2018 Member News
Media Karting Challenge with Indy 500 Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Orlando

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

 

INDY 500 CHAMPION RYAN HUNTER-REAY

TO VISIT ORLANDO FOR MEDIA KARTING CHALLENGE

Event Previews 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

 

WHAT:

Media Karting Challenge and Interview Opportunity

WHEN:

Monday, February 26, 2018

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

WHERE:

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

9299 Universal Blvd.

Orlando, FL 32819

www.AndrettiKarting.com/Orlando

WHY:

For the eighth consecutive year, the Verizon IndyCar Series begins its season on the streets of downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., for the 14th Annual Firestone Grand Prix.  It is the only State of Florida stop for the series in 2018.  It will also be the season opening event for the four other support racing series on the weekend schedule.

INTERVIEWS:

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Driver of the No. 28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport

Pro drivers for additional support racing series will also be on hand and participate.

VIDEO B-ROLL:

Download footage from the below links to supplement interviews:

Ryan Hunter-Reay B-roll Package: 

https://file.ac/Mjf___f2e08/

 

Footage from 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg when RHR finished 3rd

http://video.indycar.com/Movie.ashx?file=VICS%20ST%20PETE%20RACEDAY%20VNR.mov

 

Highlight of 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: https://file.ac/2jw8JJNT52U/

RSVP:

Please confirm attendance to:

Steve Bidlack, Manager Marketing and Communications

sbidlack@greensavoree.com

614-214-6359 (mobile)

CREDENTIALS:

Media credential applications for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 9-11th race weekend are now being accepted. The online form is available via the "Media" page at gpstpete.com.

 

ABOUT FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG

Entering its 14th 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. Scout.com's Stadium Journey named the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg as #2 on the list of "Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2016."  The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also promotes Honda Indy Toronto (July 13-15, 2018), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 27-29, 2018) and Grand Prix of Portland (August 31-September 2, 2018). 

 

For more information, visit gpstpete.com, 'like' its Facebook page at @GPSTPETE or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE and Instagram @GPSTPETE using #FirestoneGP.

 

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