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3/6/2020 Member News

Woodie's Wash Shack joins as a new sponsor of Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Locally Based St. Petersburg Company Is Named the Official Car Wash

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 4, 2020) – Woodie’s Wash Shack (, a national express car wash, is now the official car wash of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to be held next weekend, March 13-15. Woodie’s has recently opened its first location on 66th St. in Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Fla., and will open another eight locations throughout the Tampa Bay area in 2020. It also has two locations under construction in Memphis, Tenn.


“We think it's only fitting that Woodie's Wash Shack, the premier car wash in Tampa Bay, is an exclusive sponsor of the premier automotive event on the West coast of Florida!” said Donald Phillips, managing director of Woodie’s Wash Shack. “We could not have a better partner or event that demonstrates our mantra of "Car people washing cars!"


With this new multi-year agreement, Woodie’s Wash Shack will have a strong brand presence on site with trackside and spectator signage and a display activation at the event. Leading up to next weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES show car has made multiple appearances at the Woodie’s Wash Shack location in St. Petersburg for customers to interact with and take pictures.


"It’s outstanding to have Woodie’s Wash Shack, a great local company, get involved in this premier St. Petersburg event for the first time,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "We also appreciate Woodie’s assistance in keeping our vehicles shined up too leading up to the big race weekend."


Woodie’s Wash Shack offers single wash options as well as monthly wash club memberships. Prices start at $6 for a single wash or $24 for the monthly membership. Combining the most modern equipment in the industry with a helpful and considerate staff, Woodie’s provides a first-class experience while operating eco-friendly by recycling 90 percent of the water used per car wash.


Tickets to the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale now at or by phone at 888-476-4479. Registrations are open for the 8th Annual Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track benefiting the St. Petersburg Police Athletic League and American Stage Theatre on Friday, March 13, 2020, at 



Woodie’s Wash Shack is an express car wash inspired by the classic Woodie Car and surf culture of the 1950’s. Its goal is to provide every customer with the best car wash experience in the business. Each location creates approximately 10 new jobs and is equipped with free vacuums, on-site crew members and a membership model built with the customer and community in mind. For more information, visit



The 16th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a race event held during Florida’s spring break season each March. As the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ season-opening race for the 10th consecutive year, St. Pete is a destination city hosting this annual motorsports tradition and offering a festival atmosphere with its downtown location. The temporary circuit is a 1.8-mile, 14-turn configuration using the streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlooks the waterfront of Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is owned and operated by Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC, whose affiliates also promote three additional IndyCar races, Honda Indy Toronto (July 10-12, 2020), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (August 14-16, 2020) and Grand Prix of Portland (September 4-6, 2020). 


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