2015 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Cathi and Dave attended the Indycar season opening race at St. Petersburg (2015 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg) on March 29, 2015.  We had great seats in Turn 1.

We rooted for Team Penske and all four Penske cars were in the top 5 with Juan Pablo Montoya the winner!

We also enjoyed watching the support series races especially Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks.

The top 10 finishers and season points standings after the first race of the season are:

1 Juan Pablo Montoya (Team Penske)
2 Will Power (Team Penske)
3 Tony Kanaan (Chip Ganassi Racing)
4 Hélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
5 Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske)
6 Sébastien Bourdais (KV Racing Technology)
7 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
8 Jack Hawksworth (A J Foyt Enterprises)
9 Luca Filippi (CFH Racing)
10 Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport)

We stayed at the Frog Creek RV Resort & Campground in Palmetto, FL just across the bridge from St. Petersburg.

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Welcome to St Petersburg and the Firestone Grand Prix.
We camped at Frog Creek RV Resort in Palmetto, FL and crossed the bridge going to qualifying and the race.
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The view of the corvette pace cars at the end of pit row from our seats in turn 1.
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Looking down the track between qualifiying sessions.
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Helio Castroneves braking hard at the end of the front straight heading into turn 1.
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More turn 1 action.
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The winner, Juan Pablo Montoya. Team Penske finished with 4 of the top 5 spots.
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Robby Gordon's Stadium Super Trucks were fun to watch, I was not expecting them to set up multiple jumps for the trucks to take at speed while racing.
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We stayed at Frog Creek RV Resort in Palmetto, FL. A great campground and just a short trip across the bridge to St. Petersburg.
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At a rest stop on I-75 on the way to Destin, FL for a few days at the beach.
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Sunset on Ft. Walton Beach, FL just across Highway 98 from the Destin West RV Resort.