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Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg underway

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Diane Purtty and her son Mike came from St. Louis to enjoy the Honda Grand Prix. Diane Purtty and her son Mike came from St. Louis to enjoy the Honda Grand Prix.
ST PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -

Thousands of fans waited in line Saturday morning to get into the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for the first full day of qualifying and races.

Diane Purtty and her son Mike came from St. Louis to see the races. Purtty said, "I like this track better then any track because it's open and you can get up close and personal with some of the drivers. "

Purtty was also a very happy fan.  She was able to get her hat signed by her favorite drivers.  James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter Ray said hello as they passed through pit roll on their way to practice runs this morning.

Some fans are at the Honda Grand Prix for their need for speed.  Dennis Martin is one of those fans.  He says, "It's awesome for downtown St. Petersburg and I like the family friendly environment.  I love the speed."

Fans can expect an autograph session where they  can meet up with the drivers around 4 p.m. in the Fan Village on Saturday.

The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg runs through Sunday.

 

 

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