Category: News Briefs Published on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:35 Written by WWJ
DETROIT (WWJ) - If you’re ready for some racing, tickets for the 2013 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix go on sale Tuesday.
Tickets for the Grand Prix, which takes place May 31-June 2, can be purchased by visiting www.DetroitGP.com or by calling the ticket hotline at 866-464-7749.
Free Prix Day, a Grand Prix tradition in Detroit, will return in 2013 as everyone will be admitted to the Raceway at Belle Isle Park venue free of charge on Friday, May 31. Single-day tickets can be purchased for as little as $25 for a general admission seat and two-day general admission tickets are available for $45. Children 12 and under are admitted free to GA seating with a ticket-holding adult.
Two-day reserved grandstand tickets can be purchased for as little as $70 and premium seating options are also available. Fans can also buy the Three-day Super Ticket plan which features premiere seating and paddock passes for all three days of the Grand Prix.
Penske racing owner, Roger Penske, said races on Saturday and Sunday will be televised nationally.
“To me, the exposure for the city, and letting people come down and have a day that they can count on each year will be important to build this event to world-class, so we’re excited,” Penske told WWJ’s Beth Fisher.
Penske said they’ve spent time and money fixing parts of the track that caused issues during this year’s races.
“In all the places where we had the problems with the pavement coming up, they’ve been changed,” he said.
And IndyCar drivers Helio Castroneves and Will Power will be on hand Tuesday to drive members of the media on the new track.
“We’re going to go around and show the new track, its extended a little bit more, we fixed a problem that we had last year, there’s 80,000 square feet of surface,” said Castroneves.
“It’s definitely going to be better. There will be more passing, it’s smoother and faster, so I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel,” said Power.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.DetroitGP.com or call 866-464-7749.
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