This morning, representatives from the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg marked the start of construction of its 1.8 mile, 14-turn street course in downtown St. Petersburg. Construction crews placed the ceremonial "first block" in the company of Kim Green (co-owner of Green Savoree St. Petersburg), Tim Ramsberger (vice-president and general manager of the Honda Grand Prix), Will Phillips (Vice President of Technology at INDYCAR) and E.J. Viso (IZOD IndyCar Series driver for KV Racing Technology).


(Left to Right: EJ Viso, Tim Ramsberger and Kim Green look on as construction load concrete barriers into place)


(Kim Green, left in blue, with construction crews)


(Left to right: EJ Viso, in white, and Tim Ramsberger)