Firestone Backs GP of St. Petersburg
Green Savoree St. Petersburg LLC announced the season-opening March 28-30 IndyCar Series event will now be known as the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and GSSP, the promoter of the downtown waterfront event, entered a multi-year agreement as entitlement sponsor.
“Firestone has been a first-rate sponsor of our event for the past nine years, and we can only express gratitude for having a partner who understands the value of our event,” said Tim Ramsberger, president of the newly christened Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “It speaks volumes about Firestone and what we have built with all of our partners in our wonderful community.”
General public tickets for the 2014 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will go on sale Dec. 1. All tickets will be available online at gpstpete.com or by calling 877-283-5385.
Firestone has been the Official Tire of the IndyCar Series since 2002 and is the only tire to compete in every event since the league’s formation in 1996.