St. Pete Day 1

Good late morning from the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The weather is perfect for racing. The organizers have done a great job putting protocols in place. I talked to a volunteer who told me having the race last October helped the get ready for this race. Their preparations show.

Today is tbe start of one of the fewthre day Indycar weekends. The crowd is smaller than the normal Friday crowd at St. Pete. It seems a higher percentage of fans are complying with the mask require than what I observed last weekend at Barber?

USF 2000 qualifying starts at 12:15 followed by Indy Pro 2000 and Indy Lights qualifying. USF2000 and Indy Lights also qualify for Race 2 later today.

Indycar takes to the track at 4:15 this afternoon. More later.