ST. PETERSBURG, FL, February 20, 2013 - Media are invited to “start their engines” at the third annual Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Driver & Media Karting Competition taking place Wednesday, February 27 at Andersen RacePark in Palmetto, Florida.

To participate, media organizations are invited to put together a team consisting of their very own hosts, reporters, producers, etc. to engage in a friendly competition where Tampa Bay area media are pitted against each other. Each team will be paired up with a professional driver. Only 12 team spots are available, register ASAP as space is limited.



Tim Ramsberger, President of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Dan Andersen, Owner of the Andersen RacePark, Pro Mazda and USF2000 Championships

Jason Penix, Director of Grassroots Initiatives for the Mazda Road to Indy

Tony Leno, Manager of Event Recruitment and Management for the City of St. Petersburg

IZOD IndyCar Series Drivers: James Jakes, Alex Tagliani and Justin Wilson

Firestone Indy Lights Drivers: Jack Hawksworth, Zach Veach

Pirelli World Challenge Drivers: Ernie Francis Jr.

USF2000 Championship Drivers: RC Enerson, Danilo Estrela and Michael Epps


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

10:00 a.m. – Media sign-in opens

10:30 a.m. – Welcome and driver introductions

11:00 a.m. – One-on-one interview availability with guest drivers

11:30 a.m. – On-track karting begins

1:00 p.m. – Event concludes


Andersen RacePark, 10101 US 41, N. Palmetto, FL 34221

To register your media team or to learn more about the competition, contact:

Kathleen Stelmach

416-341-9929 ext. 227 (office)

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On site contact:

Paul Vaillancourt

727-871-6632 (cell)

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