Grand Prix of St Pete set to take place April 23-25

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is the premier open-wheel racing series in the United States. It offers one of the most diverse and challenging schedules in motorsports with races held on super speedways, ovals, permanent road courses and temporary street circuits. A new aerodynamic body kit was introduced to the series in 2018 providing a sleeker, more aggressive-looking Indy car. An aeroscreen was added last season offering additional protection to the driver’s cockpit.

Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires is the top rung on the Road to Indy ladder system for aspiring INDYCAR drivers. It has produced some of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ biggest names during its 34-year history. Recent Indy Lights champions and front-runners have gone on to pursue their dream of racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and the famed Indianapolis 500. Among them are Jack Harvey, Colton Herta, James Hinchcliffe, Ed Jones, Dalton Kellett, Josef Newgarden, Patricio O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist and Rinus
VeeKay.

The Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires is the second step on the Road to Indy, bridging the gap between the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. The series’ champion is awarded a scholarship package valued at $718,065 to advance to Indy Lights competition the following year. Graduates include Marco Andretti, Oliver Askew, Conor Daly, James Hinchcliffe, Kyle Kirkwood, Patricio O’Ward, Graham Rahal and Rinus VeeKay.

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship is the first step on the Road to Indy. In addition to providing a vital training ground for rising stars just out of the karting ranks, the series champion will earn a scholarship package valued at $401,305 to advance to the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in 2022. Drivers who have honed their skills in the series include Oliver Askew, Austin Cindric, RC Enerson, Braden Eves, Colton Herta, Kyle Kirkwood, Spencer Pigot and Rinus VeeKay.

The Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich® Tires is the signature spec series for Mazda Motorsports. Mazda-powered grassroots champions can earn a Mazda scholarship to compete in the series. The Mazda MX-5 Cup champion earns a $250,000 scholarship.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks return to the streets of St. Petersburg! Created by former INDYCAR and NASCAR driver Robby Gordon, This series is always a fan favorite and adds to the thrills of the on track action. These identically-prepared, high-horsepower trucks will fly across jumps, power down the straightaways, and slide through the turns.

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COMING TO OSCEOLA COUNTY, RAM NATIONAL CIRCUIT FINALS RODEO OFFERS ACTION-PACKED EXCITEMENT APRIL 9th & 10th IN KISSIMMEE

The RAM NCFR will kick off with a Cattle Drive through Downtown Kissimmee, as well as honor healthcare heroes, our local military, and cancer survivors throughout performances!

 WHO:   RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (RAM NCFR)  

WHAT:  The excitement of the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo returns to Osceola County, bringing a level of rodeo competition unlike any other to the dirt-covered floor of the Silver Spurs Arena. Rodeo Fans will see 200+ circuit champions from across the US and Canada vie for $1 million in cash and prizes while trying to leave their mark on history. Plus, local vendors will be on-site for shopping and selling local merchandise. 

“With the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo being in Osceola County for several years, we are building on and growing an amazing, one-of-a-kind rodeo that brings national champions and fans all under one roof,” said Brandon Arrington, Chair of the Osceola County Commission. “The final round on Saturday night, including some local cowboys and cowgirls, will have you on the edge of your seat as the best of the best compete against each other for $1 million in cash and prizes.”

 WHEN:   RAM NCFR Events: (www.RNCFR.com) – April 5 and April 8-10, 2021  

Monday, April 5th (3:00 to 6:00 p.m.)– 6th Annual Cattle Drive (Free & open to the public) will include over 50 head of cattle that will make its way through Downtown Kissimmee (beginning at 1 Courthouse Sq., traveling down Broadway and ending at Sproule Ave.). Celebrate at the Cattle Drive After Party near Broadway Pizza Bar and Sproule Avenue.  

Wednesday, April 7th (3:00 to 5:00 p.m.) Contestant Check-In, 200+ Contestants

Thursday, April 8th (7:30 p.m.) Healthcare Heroes Night (Invitation Only)- All healthcare employees will receive complimentary tickets with a valid ID. (One per ID. Capacity is limited. First come, first serve) 

Friday, April 9th (11:00 a.m.) – Invitation Only

Friday, April 9th (7:30 p.m.) Military Appreciation Night – Pay tribute and honor our local active and retired military and first responders, free with a valid ID. (One per ID)

Saturday, April 10th (1:30 p.m.) Family Day – Looking for fun for the entire family? Grab your boots and enjoy good food and good family fun! 

Saturday, April 10th (7:30 p.m.) Pink Heals Night – Wear your best “pink” and honor those who are fighting and have fought cancer. A $1,000 donation will be made to the Pink Heals Organization of St. Cloud, Florida. Staff, competitors, and livestock will be sporting their pink rodeo gear! Plus, this is the Final Round of the RAM NCFR, where the top eight contestants from each event advance to the semifinal round, then move to sudden death competition that determines the National Champions in each event. 

WHERE: Silver Spurs Rodeo Arena at Osceola Heritage Park – 

1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744 (Showtimes and dates listed above)

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets range from $25 – $85 for adults, kids 3 – 12 range from $12.50 – $15 for each performance, and kids 2 and under are free. Seniors 55+ may receive $3.00 off any ticket purchase (with valid ID). On April 8th & 9th, during Healthcare Heroes and Military Appreciation Night, we will honor healthcare employees, servicemen and women, and first responders with free admission (with valid ID). Tickets can be purchased at the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000, or by visiting ​www.Ticketmaster.com​. 

  For detailed and up-to-date information, please visit ​www.RNCFR.com

For regular updates, photos, news, and more, follow the RAM NCFR on Facebook at Facebook.com/Rncfr, on Twitter at Twitter.com/RNCFR, and on Instagram at @RncfrKissimmee.