St Petersburg 1061

St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Florida has a tradition of street racing that dates back to Willy T Ribbs winning the inaugural Trans-Am race in 1985.

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United States
Location
St Petersburg, Florida
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St Petersburg, Florida has a tradition of street racing that dates back to Willy T Ribbs winning the inaugural Trans-Am race in 1985. The bayside venue continued to host the final race of the season until 1990. The race was restored to the calendar from 1996-2000 at another temporary course a mile inland on the roads that surround Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. After a two-year hiatus, St Petersburg signed a deal with the Champ Car World Series to open the struggling championship’s 2003 season with racing restored to its bayside setting, albeit on a new layout that used the runways of the airport to the south of the original course. It transferred to the rival IRL IndyCar Series in 2005 when local resident Dan Wheldon led an Andretti Green 1-2-3-4.

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Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2 (Miles)

Description

Circuit using Bay Shore Drive and to the north of current layout

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Fastest Qualifying Lap

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.806 (Miles)

Description

Racing returned using part of the 1985-90 layout and airport runways

Fastest Race Lap

Jordan King (Dallara DW12-Chevrolet), 1m00.0476, 108.275 mph, Indycars, 2018

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Marcus Ericsson (Dallara DW12-Honda), 1m01.2384, 106.368 mph, Indycars, 2020

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