Andersen Promotions Signs Three-Year Agreement With Green Savoree Racing Promotions

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PALMETTO, Fla. (August 29, 2017)
– All three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires – the world’s most effective open-wheel development ladder – will continue to enjoy competition at three high profile venues as Andersen Promotions and Green Savoree Racing Promotions today announced a new multi-year contract.

Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda will all be in action on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, through 2020.  All three events respectively known as the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Honda Indy Toronto and Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio will be highlighted by rounds of the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Eight years ago the Mazda Road to Indy’s relationship with Green Savoree began with USF2000 at St. Petersburg, and over the years it has been a tremendous partnership,” said Dan Andersen, Owner and CEO of Andersen Promotions.  “This renewal to have the entire Mazda Road to Indy at all three Green Savoree events through 2020 is the perfect foundation for what we believe to be the best calendar of road courses, street circuits and oval venues designed to train young drivers for careers in professional racing.  Kim [Green] and Kevin [Savoree] have three of the premier events on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule – a testament to their skills in organizing and promoting – and we are very pleased to be a part of their success.”

The waterfront street course at St. Petersburg, the cosmopolitan Toronto street circuit – the second longest-running street race – and picturesque Mid-Ohio Sports Car course have played host to the Mazda Road to Indy since the inception of the INDYCAR-sanctioned ladder system in 2010.

”The racing competition and the depth of driver talent showcased in the Mazda Road to Indy have been fantastic.  Dan (Andersen) and his Andersen Promotions team have done a phenomenal job of building each step of the development ladder for open-wheel racing’s future stars,” said Kevin Savoree, president and chief operating officer of Green Savoree Racing Promotions.  “We’re proud to have all three series return and be key features at all three of our INDYCAR venues for an additional three years.”

The Mazda Road to Indy provides opportunities for drivers from around the world to progress all the way from the grassroots to the pinnacle of the sport in North America.  This year, over $3.5 million in Mazda Scholarships and awards are on offer to help drivers take the next steps in their careers, with the Indy Lights champion claiming a prize valued at $1 million to ensure entry into three Verizon IndyCar Series events in 2018, including the 102nd Indianapolis 500.  All three levels will wrap up the 2017 season this weekend at Watkins Glen International.


ABOUT ANDERSEN PROMOTIONS

Andersen Promotions oversees all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires. The company has a long and successful background in promoting open-wheel championships and has also owned multiple race teams – including USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights teams – in the past. Andersen Promotions in 2010 relaunched the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, which it operated from 1992 through 2001. In December of 2012, Andersen Promotions founded the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires to replace the void left by the Star Mazda Series which ceased operations after 22 years. On July 12, 2013, it was announced that Andersen Promotions would take over the licensing and operation of Indy Lights from INDYCAR beginning with the 2014 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season.

ABOUT GREEN SAVOREE RACING PROMOTIONS

Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) is an Indianapolis-based motorsports event ownership and management company that owns, operates and promotes race properties in Lexington, Ohio, home of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School, St. Petersburg, Fla., Toronto, Ontario. GSRP events showcase some of the most exciting racing series on the continent including the Verizon IndyCar Series, Mazda Road to Indy development series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge and more.  In working together since 1993, Kim Green and Kevin Savoree have won four IndyCar championships, three Indy 500 races and the 12 Hours of Sebring as team principals, and established the first IndyCar street race in 2004. More information about the company is available on its event websites at www.gpstpete.com, www.hondaindytoronto.com and www.midohio.com.

 

Contacts:

Tamy Valkosky, Public Relations
Andersen Promotions | Mazda Road to Indy
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Steve Bidlack, Manager - Marketing and Communications
Green Savoree Racing Promotions
419.884.4000 Ext. 4623 Office
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