Grand Prix of Baltimore offers $5 Friday tickets to students

August 01, 2013 | WNST Staff

Grand Prix of Baltimore Presented by SRT Offering Special AdmissionTo Students on Friday, Aug. 30 

BALTIMORE (Aug. 1, 2013) – Organizers of the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT today announced that active students who present a valid student ID can attend the event on Friday, Aug. 30 for a special one-day price of just $5. The discounted passes will be available at ticket booths located at all of the track’s admission gates.

Students who take advantage of this special admission policy will enjoy general admission access to IZOD IndyCar Series practice sessions, qualifying for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, multiple musical performances on the main stage and activities in the Esskay Family Fun Zone; those 21 and older also can attend the Budweiser Party Zone.

“This is the ideal day way for students to enjoy the final days of summer, before school kicks into high gear,” said Grand Prix of Baltimore General Manager Tim Mayer. “Whether you’re an elementary school student or doing post-graduate work, this is a great opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the Celebration of Acceleration for just $5.”

Activities in the Esskay Family Fun Zone range from high-performance Autobahn go-karting to Pinewood Derby races to Radio Disney performances, bounce houses, and an obstacle course designed by Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Music on the Grand Prix’s main stage will consist of the Doyle Brothers – a New York-based band combining the timeless classics of the Everly Brothers with the modern swagger of Michael Bublé and Bruno Mars – and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band The Waiting.

The $5 ticket special is not available online, as active students must present a valid student ID at a Grand Prix of Baltimore ticket booth on Friday, Aug. 30 in order to receive the discounted admission. Complete ticket and event information is available at www.GrandPrixofBaltimore.com.

About the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT

 

The third annual Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT is one of only two events in the United States to feature the IZOD IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patron in the same weekend. The IZOD IndyCar Series runs 75 laps around the Grand Prix’s 12-turn, two-mile street course adjacent to the famed Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore. The ALMS race is a timed competition, with the team completing the most laps in 2 hours and 45 minutes taking the victory. The Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT also includes Firestone Indy Lights racing and, for the first time in 2013, the largest single-make series in North America: the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama.

 

Beyond the racing action, the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT offers a full range of food and beverage offerings and dynamic live musical entertainment, including multi-platinum recording artists LIVE. The Esskay Family Fun Zone houses a wealth of interactive games and activities for parents and children of all ages in an indoor, climate-controlled environment. The Budweiser Party Zone offers a range of great food offerings, live radio broadcasts with 98 Rock (WIYY-FM) and more great music for event-goers 21 and older.

 

The 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT will take place Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2013. For more information, please visit www.grandprixofbaltimore.com.

 

About SRT

 

The Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand uses a successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots.

The SRT vehicle lineup features five vehicles that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. The 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8 are joined by the new 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT and the SRT flagship 2013 Viper and Viper GTS models which are making their highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market.

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