8-8:35 a.m. — Indy Experience
8:45-9:15 — IndyCar warmup
9:30-10:10 — USF2000 race No. 2
10:25-11:25 — Pirelli World Challenge race No. 2
11:50-12:30 — IndyCar prerace
12:30 p.m. — Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, NBC Sports Network (prerace show begins at noon)
2:45-3:30 — IndyCar postrace
3-3:40 — Pro Mazda race No. 2
4-4:30 — Historic sports car racing
What you can't bring
• Food or alcoholic beverages
• Glass bottles and cans
• Stadium seats
• Firearms and weapons
• Commercial signs/banners
• Signs and banners that impair spectator vision or safety
• Lawn furniture, folding chairs (except in RV park)
• Pets (except certified service animals)
• Scaffolding, ladders, step stools or other structures
• Noisemakers, horns, helium balloons, beach balls
• Bicycles and scooters
• Skates, skateboards, inline skates
• Motorcycles, off-road vehicles
• Handbills and pamphlets
What you should bring
• Walking shoes
• Notepad for autographs
• Rain poncho
• Camera or videocamera
• Sunglasses, hat/visor
• Money for concessions and souvenirs
About hearing protection
Permanent hearing loss occurs from prolonged exposure to sound levels higher than 85 dB. Levels are about 115 dB when you're about 10 feet from a race car. If you attend the race, wear earplugs (they're available at the track) or sound-blocking earmuffs, available at hardware and sporting goods stores.
Coming up in the Times
MONDAY: Complete coverage of the race.
What you'll see today
The next step down from Indy Lights, this series, with 260-horsepower engines, has a doubleheader this weekend. This used to be called Star Mazda. The series opened March 2 in Austin, Texas, with Diego Ferreira and Matthew Brabham each winning half of a doubleheader.
The first step on the Road to Indy ladder. These cars produce about 170 horsepower. Scott Hargrove and Neil Alberico each won last weekend in the season-opening doubleheader at Sebring.
Pirelli World Challenge
The sports car series returns with an opening doubleheader featuring cars that produce from 425-525 horsepower. There are four classes: Grand Touring, Grand Touring Sport, Touring Car and Touring Car B-Spec.