ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., September 7, 2016 – Race fans who caught the action at the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg can purchase their renewal tickets for the 2017 event starting today. Organizers also announce the launch a new Champions Club program that allows renewal customers to benefit from an even higher-octane experience.

The Champions Club program offers exclusive benefits and event access, including a souvenir credential with lanyard, complementary Verizon IndyCar Series paddock passes, access to the pre-race grid walk, discounts on official event merchandise, an opportunity to win a two-seater INDYCAR ride on the track, and many other experiences, discounts and benefits that will be revealed leading up to the 2017 event.

"Many of our race fans have been attending the event for several consecutive years and we have been exploring ways to reward them for their loyalty," said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "We are very excited to introduce the Champions Club this year. The program offers exclusive, unprecedented access to our event and we'll be adding some surprises along the way that fans will not want to miss. "

Ticket sales during the renewal period are available to customers who purchased weekend grandstand tickets in 2016. Race fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets at 2016 event prices and join the exclusive Champions Club. Sales will open up to the general public starting November 8 at 10 a.m.

The 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg takes place March 10-12. Renewals are available online or by phone at 1-877-725-8849 with pricing starting at $105 for Reserved Grandstand Seating. For full ticket pricing and event information, visit www.gpstpete.com.

About Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Now in its 13th 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, as are the Honda Indy Toronto (July 14-16, 2017) and the Honda Indy at Mid-Ohio (July 28-30, 2017).

To learn more about the event, visit www.gpstpete.com, 'like' its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GPSTPETE or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE #FirestoneGP.

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