ST. PETERSBURG, FL, November 12, 2015 – Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, received approval today from the members of City Council for the extension of its license for the annual event with the City of St. Petersburg through 2020.

Under the amendment, the dates for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg have also been confirmed through 2018. The event will be held on March 11-13 in 2016, March 9-12 in 2017 and March 8-11 in 2018, with the Verizon IndyCar Series headlining the weekend.

"We would like to express our sincere thanks to Mayor Rick Kriseman, members of City Council and all city staff for their support and approval of this extension," said Kim Green, Owner, Chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "The City of St. Petersburg has a special place in the history of racing, and we look forward to running the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg here for years to come."

Planning for the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is underway, with tickets to the upcoming event available now. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, visit gpstpete.com.

About the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Now in its 12th 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. The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions. To learn more about the event, visit gpstpete.com, 'like' its Facebook page at facebook.com/GPSTPETE or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE #FirestoneGP.

About Green Savoree Racing Promotions
Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) is an Indianapolis-based motorsports event ownership and management company that owns, operates and promotes race properties in St. Petersburg, Florida; Lexington, Ohio; and Toronto, Canada. GSRP hosts NASCAR XFINITY Series and Verizon IndyCar Series events at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Honda Indy Toronto and Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. In working together since 1993, Kim Green and Kevin Savoree have won four IndyCar championships, three Indy 500 championships and the 12 Hours of Sebring as team principals, and established the first IndyCar street race in 2004.

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