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Grand Prix gets rolling

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By Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 20, 2003


Engines will roar to life this weekend. Read all about the St. Petersburg race in Friday's special sports section. In the meantime, here are the basics.

RACE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

7 a.m. Gates open.

8 a.m. Trans-Am practice.

9 a.m. Barber Dodge practice.

10 a.m. Champ Car practice.

11 a.m. Pace car on-track activities.

11:40 a.m. Champ Car practice.

12:45 p.m. Fran-Am practice.

1:30 p.m. Barber Dodge qualifying.

2:20 p.m. Pace car on-track activities.

3:10 p.m. Champ Car qualifying.

4:40 p.m. Trans-Am practice.

5:15 p.m. Fan appreciation activity.

SATURDAY

7 a.m. Gates open.

8:15 a.m. Fran-Am qualifying.

9 a.m. Barber Dodge qualifying.

10 a.m. Champ Car practice.

11:30 a.m. Trans-Am qualifying.

12:20 p.m. Fran-Am qualifying.

1 p.m. Pace car on-track activities.

1:45 p.m. Champ Car qualifying.

3 p.m. Pace car on-track activities.

3:45 p.m. Barber Dodge race.

About 5 p.m. Rock-N-Roar concert with Better Than Ezra. (Free to those with Saturday race tickets.)

SUNDAY

7 a.m. Gates open.

8 a.m. Fran-Am warmup.

8:30 a.m. Trans-Am warmup.

9 a.m. Champ Car warmup.

9:40 a.m. Pace car on-track activities.

10:20 a.m. Fran-Am race.

11:30 a.m. Pace car on-track activities.

12:15 p.m. Prerace ceremonies.

1 p.m. Start Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

About 4 p.m. Trans-Am race.

ADMISSION

Grandstand reserved: Three-day admission, $80-$105 adults, $55-$80 ages 12 and younger; Sunday only, $55-$75 adults, $35-$55 children.

General admission: Three-day, $45; Sunday only, $35; Friday or Saturday only, $25.

CART Paddock Pass: Does not include entry to circuit. Three-day, $50; one-day, $20.

Bayshore Club: Hospitality tent and seat in grandstand, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, sold out.

Bay View Club: In the Bayfront Center, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, sold out.

Summit Club: On the Bayfront Center's rooftop corporate village, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, $350.

Pit Lane Club: Overlook Pit Lane, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, $695.

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