*NEW FOR 2024* The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding ROOKIE RACERS program is designed to help young racing fans get the MOST out of their race weekend. This experience is best suited for those 5-12 years of age.

ROOKIE RACERS will get up-close access to drivers and cars, have hands-on opportunities to learn how race cars operate and receive ROOKIE RACERS Membership Kits. Saturday will be filled with on-site activities involving some of the support series teams. Sunday during pre-race for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, your child will get the chance to high five EVERY driver on the starting grid!

The ROOKIE RACERS 'Membership Kit' will include goodies from sponsors like O'Reilly Auto Parts, Good Ranchers, Moffitt Cancer Center, & Ring Power!

**Only a $35 add on in addition to event admission! Rookie Racer pass must be exchanged for a Rookie Racer Kit during event weekend.

  • Souvenir credential with lanyard
  • Firestone Paddock access - NTT INDYCAR SERIES "garage"
  • Sunday Pre-Race High Five Line
  • More activities to be added closer to event weekend

Rookie Racers activity times are approximate and are subject to change based on on-track activities. You must be wearing your Rookie Racers credential to access all activities. 

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