Detroit’s Belle Isle Park is the site for the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix, the first of three double-header events on the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule for 2013. The 982-acre island in the Detroit River will host the stars of IndyCar Friday through Sunday, May 31st through June 2nd, along with the GRAND-AM Rolex Series and the Pirelli World Challenge Championship.
The Quicken Loans Grand Prix Street Fest powered by Chevrolet will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 29th, featuring drivers and cars from all three racing series competing – the IZOD IndyCar Series, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Pirelli World Challenge Series. The event takes place at Campus Martius Park and Cadillac Square in Detroit and will also feature a transporter parade beginning at 11:20 a.m. ET – get more details here.
Gates open on Friday, May 31st at 7:30 a.m. ET, with practice for all three series beginning at 8 a.m. ET. Qualifying for the Pirelli Challenge kicks off at 12:45 p.m. ET, followed by IndyCar qualifying at 3 p.m. ET and GRAND-AM qualifying at 4:30 p.m. ET. Gates open again at 7:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 1st, with a full day of action including the Pirelli World Challenge race at 10:15 a.m. ET, the GRAND-AM race at 12:25 p.m. ET and the first Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit race at 3:30 p.m. ET. On Sunday, June 2nd, gates open at 7:30 a.m. ET, and racing hits the track at noon ET with a second Pirelli World Challenge race followed by the second Indy Dual at 3:30 p.m. ET.
There are three concerts planned for fans at the Detroit Grand Prix. On Friday, Dwele hits the stage at 5:30 p.m. ET, while Saturday night at 6 p.m. ET, Bret Michaels performs. In between races on Sunday, the Plain White T’s perform at 2 p.m. ET.
Tickets are still available for the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix – three-day Super Tickets, which include three-day reserved seating and a three-day paddock pass, are $155 for adults and $110 for children 12 and under. Two-day reserved passes for Saturday and Sunday range in price from $70 to $110 for adults and $50 to $75 for children 12 and under. Single-day passes are also available. For more information and to purchase tickets , visit detroitgp.com.
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