#HMBlog: St. Pete City Council Extends the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Until 2024
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has been a huge success for the city & it continues to grow every year. I rode my bike down there for the last one and the streets were so packed it made me nauseous. You used to be able to go right up to the fence and kind of watch the cars go by for free if you’re cheap like me but they had it locked down this time, you couldn’t see anything unless you paid for a ticket and as much as I think it’s a cool event, I’m just not interested in watching a car go in a circle enough to pay to watch it. A lot of people are though so good news for you freaks. St. Pete City Council inked an extension to keep the Grand Prix in St. Pete until 2024. So unless you live downtown and have to hear these loud machine-beasts start belching sound for prelims at 7AM on a Saturday morning you’re probably pretty amped. This can be particularly problematic if you’re brutally hungover from the night before and then you’ll curse it’s existence but lucky enough for me, I got priced out of downtown and can enjoy my hangover in peace a bit more uptown. It’s a good amount of revenue for the city though and it is a cool event so whatever.
Here are the dates set for the next five races:
2020 race event: March 12-15
2021 race event: March 11-14
2022 race event: March 10-13
2023 race event: March 9-12
2024 race event: March 7-10