Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

grandprix_5Once a year street racing becomes legal in downtown St. Petersburg. Well, at least for some. In April of each year many of the walkable and pleasantly urban streets of downtown St. Petersburg become an Indy Car race track. The twists and turns and sharp corners became the first non-oval track where the super-fast monster racers made famous at the Indianapolis 500 compete.

grandprix_6Actually, the Indy Car Race is only one day of a three-day event. The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a unique city speed-fest. Indy “Lights” and four classes of American LeMans cars also compete. If racing is not your thing, concerts, air shows, and kids’ activities abound. The annual event is scheduled for April since that’s prime time for perfect weather in Florida.

For the excitement and drama of city street racing you’ll need to come to the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and you’ll find that only in Pinellas.