St. Pete Grand Prix

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When is it?

March 27 – 29

Where is it?

The streets of St. Petersburg, FL along the waterfront and part of Albert Whitted Airport.

How do I get there?

St. Petersburg is on the Gulf Coast of Florida and is easily accessible by i75 which connects Florida to all points North as far as Michigan. And i4 which connects Tampa with Daytona Beach area on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. The city of St. Petersburg is connected by i275 which wraps around the peninsula from Tampa to Bradenton, FL (PIA) St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is 12 miles North of downtown or 15 minute drive. (TPA) Tampa International Airport is 21 miles Northeast of the downtown or 25 minute drive. (SRQ) Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is 36 miles South of downtown or 50 minutes drive. (MCO) Orlando International Airport is 108 miles Northeast or 1 hour 45 minutes drive.

When can I register?

Registration opens a few months before the event, and stays open close to the start of the event.

Who do I register with?

Central Florida Region of the SCCA organizes the marshals for this event. The registration process is available on their web site:  http://www.cfrscca.org/ On the CFR web site see the tab for Pro Racing and choose “Pro Worker Registration Process” from the drop down menu. Fill it out and submit. You will be notified by e-mail with the results closer to the event date.

What should I bring to the event if selected and what’s provided?

You must bring your own White gear to volunteer. Two piece shirt/pant or one piece overalls are acceptable. Some marshals, especially international do wear their Orange overalls, but White is the appropriate color for American marshals. The weather should be warm and pleasant with rain possible, so bring rain gear and sun screen. Wear comfortable shoes as the temporary circuit is set up on the concrete and asphalt streets and the days on track are long.

Where is event registration?

Event registration typically depends on the venue booked by the organizers. Typically it has been the University building.

Where is the morning meeting?

Morning meetings have in the past taken place at the Port building along the water behind the airport.

Where can I stay?

Stay in downtown St. Petersburg or the neighboring Clearwater or Tampa. Tent camping is not realistic, but RV parking may be available. Cheap hotels for all budgets should be easy to find. Couchsurfing and Airbnb are also a reasonable way to stay near the temporary circuit.

What perks are offered for volunteering this event?

Event patches, t-shirts and hats may be distributed. CFR also distributes “swag” donated by competitors and teams.

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