Will Power

Did you know that the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was named among the 100 top stadium experiences for 2014 by Stadium Journey Magazine?

"Everything is made to give it a party atmosphere. This is a great event to cap off the month of March," said the review in the magazine out last week.

So experience the March 27-29 race weekend yourself. Tickets to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg -- the North American season opener for the Verizon IndyCar Series and all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy -- are available for purchase. It will be the 11th edition of the INDYCAR-sanctioned race on the 1.8-mile, 11-turn street circuit.

The Verizon IndyCar series race will mark the competition debut of the street/road course aerodynamic bodywork kits supplied by manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda. Additionally, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires will introduce its new Dallara chassis/Mazda engine during its season-opening races.

"We have found a winning recipe here for our event on the streets of St. Petersburg," said Kevin Savoree, co-owner, president and COO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "The addition of Stadium Super Trucks last year, combined with the world-class Verizon IndyCar Series, Mazda Road to Indy and Pirelli World Challenge is a formula that works and that our race fans enjoy. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in the coming months for another spectacular event."

Will Power of Team Penske won the 2014 season opener on his way to earning his first series championship. A variety of ticket packages, including paddock passes, is available at www.gpstpete.com or by calling 877-725-8849.