Friday is Free Prix Day. There is no charge to enter Belle Isle or to wander the grounds today. The Corvette Racing Team will be practicing at 8:40 a.m. and at 3:20 p.m. Qualifying for the GT1 Class begins at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, of course, is the actual American LeMans Series race, with a race starting time of 3:15 p.m. Believe me, from the looks of things Tuesday at the Corvette Racing Team Pep Rally, and having talked to some of the drivers, these boys are ready! Keep in mind that admission to the island on Saturday and Sunday is by ticket only. As of Tuesday there were only about 4000 tickets of any kind left. They may even be all gone by now!
Sunday is the Indy Car competition, beginning at 3:45 p.m.
Keep in mind that the only parking available on the island is for a limited number of pre-registered Corvettes. The best plan is to park at an outlying area, and take one of the many free shuttles. Passengers will be dropped off at the entrance to the walking bridge to Belle Isle.
The complete schedule from the Detroit Grand Prix website is copied for you just past the jump in this blog. ALMS activities including our Corvettes is highlighted.
Friday, August 31, 2007 – Free Prix Day presented by Comerica Bank
8:00 am Gates open to public
8:40 am – 10:10 am American Le Mans Series Practice (All Classes)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm IndyCar Practice (All Cars)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm American Le Mans Series Kleine Tools Pit Crew
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm IndyCar Practice (Group 1)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm IndyCar Practice (Group 2)
3:20 pm – 4:20 pm American Le Mans Series Practice (All Classes)
4:30 pm – 4:50 pm American Le Mans Series Qualifying (GT1 / GT2)
5:00 pm – 5:20 pm American Le Mans Series Qualifying (LMP1/LMP2)
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm DBIGP Happy Hour – Free fan access to paddock
Saturday, September 1, 2007
7:45 am Gates Open to the Public
8:45 am – 9:15 am IndyCar Series Practice (Group 1)
9:15 am – 9:45 am IndyCar Series Practice (Group 2)
10:10 am – 10:40 am American Le Mans Series Warm-up (all classes)
11:15 am – 12 Noon American Le Mans Series Drivers Autograph Session
in the Meijer Family Fun Zone
11:45 am – 1:15 pm IndyCar Series Qualifying – All Cars + Firestone Fast 6
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm IndyCar Series All Driver Autograph Session
in the Meijer Family Fun Zone
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm American Le Mans Series Pre-Race Activities
3:15 pm – 6:00 pm Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch
(2 hours, 45 minutes)
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm American Le Mans Series Victory Ceremonies
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm Cheap Trick presented by XM Radio (on XM Stage the
Meijer Family Fun Zone)
Sunday, September 2, 2007
9:00 am Gates Open to the Public
10:30 am – 11:00 am IndyCar Series Warm-up
10:00 am – 11:00 am Gospel Concert at XM Stage (Performers -TBA)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm DBIGP Fan Forum (featuring IndyCar Series and
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm On-track concert or other entertainment
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm IndyCar Series Pre-race Activities
3:45 pm – 6:00 pm Detroit Indy Grand Prix
presented by Firestone (100 Laps)
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm Soul Asylum presented by XM Radio (on XM Stage)
Schedule subject to change.