Since 1997, World-class racing and a unique family-friendly festival returns to the Tampa Bay area. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg takes place on a picturesque waterfront circuit extending onto the runways of Albert Whitted Airport and through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg. A festival-like atmosphere awaits tourists and residents with parades, fireworks, family entertainment, beer gardens, driver autograph sessions and interactive games and exhibits. The event features an exciting line-up of on-track programming that includes the Verizon IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship, Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, Pirelli World Challenge and Robby Gordon's SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks. Check website for race route along Bayshore Drive NE, the airport and 1st Street SE.