A Great way to Decide a Mayoral Race

By on March 22, 2015

 

 

The 5th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Media Kart Day at Andersen Race Park in Palmetto, Florida took on a different spin (literally) this year.
A Mayors challenge…
Six local Mayors;  Shirley Groover Bryant (Palmetto), Bob Buckhorn (Tampa) Rick Kriseman (St. Petersburg) Samuel Henderson (Gulf Port) Woody Brown (Largo) and Bill Truex (Port Charlotte) put on quite a show at Andersen Race Park Thursday to kick off the 2015 Firestone St. Pete Grand Prix !
Enjoy the photos as it seems fitting St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriesman wins as his city host the start of the Indy Car Grand Prix season.  Bob Buckhorn took the different spin, a spin out…

 

Mayor Rick Kriseman of St. Petersburg won the race fittingly, since he is hosting the event in the beautiful downtown area of the City of St. Petersburg.   (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Mayor Rick Kriseman of St. Petersburg won the race fittingly, since he is hosting the event in the beautiful downtown area of the City of St. Petersburg. (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa was a DNF (did not finish) after he spun out and came to a halt in the grass. (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa was a DNF (did not finish) after he spun out and came to a halt in the grass. (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

All in good fun he celebrated his accomplishment with a salute to the crowd !  (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

All in good fun he celebrated his accomplishment with a salute to the crowd ! (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

RSEN's Travis Failey was teamed up with Indy Lights Champ and Indy Car rookie Gabby Chavez (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

RSEN’s Travis Failey was teamed up with Indy Lights Champ and Indy Car rookie Gabby Chaves (RSEN Photo)

Indy Car veteran Graham Rahal (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Indy Car veteran Graham Rahal (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

In second year tradition Sebastian Wheldon led the way in the Official Pace Car for the race in honor of his late father Dan Wheldon. (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

In second year tradition Sebastian Wheldon led the way in the Official Pace Car for the race in honor of his late father Dan Wheldon. (photo The Hockey Hottie / RSEN)

Mayor Rick Kriesman addresses the media before the karting extravaganza (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Mayor Rick Kriesman addresses the media before the karting extravaganza (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is all smiles along with Palmetto Mayor Shirley Grover Bryant (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is all smiles along with Palmetto Mayor Shirley Grover Bryant (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Seeing the Wheldon boys always brings a smile to your face (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Seeing the Wheldon (Sebastian front,  and Oliver)  boys always brings a smile to your face (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

RSEN's The Hockey Hottie and Rick Sassone got into some of their own  politics with Bob Buckhorn, Rick Kriesman and Gulfport Mayor Samuel Henderson (far right) (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

RSEN’s The Hockey Hottie and Rick Sassone got into some of their own politics with Bob Buckhorn, Rick Kriesman and Gulfport Mayor Samuel Henderson (far right) (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Sebastian Wheldon stoically readies himself for the main event, the Mayor Race Pace lap  (photo The Hockey Hottie / RSEN)

Sebastian Wheldon stoically readies himself for the main event, the Mayor Race Pace lap (photo The Hockey Hottie / RSEN)

Sebastian, the mayors and professional drivers (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

Sebastian, the mayors and professional drivers (photo Travis Failey / RSEN)

RSEN's Travis Failey on pit road ready to fire out onto the track (photo The Hockey Hottiey / RSEN)

RSEN’s Travis Failey on pit road ready to fire out onto the track (photo The Hockey Hottiey / RSEN)

 

 

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