National Grand Prix in D.C. will benefit Kennedy Krieger

Tickets for July event going on sale today

Auto Racing

February 06, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

National Grand Prix officials said yesterday at a Washington news conference that the Kennedy Krieger Institute of Baltimore, an international center for children with autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities, is the official charity of the inaugural race, July 19-21 on the grounds of RFK Stadium.

The 40,000 reserved grandstand seats and 35,000 general admission tickets for the Grand Prix weekend go on sale today at 10 a.m. The Grand Prix includes races in the American Le Mans, Trans-Am and World Challenge GT Series, a pro-celebrity race that includes Timothy Dalton (a former James Bond), William Shatner (Star Trek's Captain Kirk) and Kim Alexis (the former supermodel who starred in numerous Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues) and an attempt at a record-setting motorcycle jump by Robbie Knievel.

Tickets can be obtained by calling Ticketmaster at 202-432-SEAT. Prices range from general admission for $20 on Friday, $25 on Saturday and $35 on Sunday, to reserved seating for $40 on Saturday and from $65 to $85 on Sunday.

There is also a Superpass for reserved grandstand seating all three days and three-day pit/paddock (garage area) passes.

The pit/paddock passes are also available for $10 a day or $25 for a three-day pass but must be accompanied by a reserved or general admission ticket.

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