Thursday, January 30, 2014

Detroit Grand Prix seeks volunteers for May-June event on Belle Isle

More than 1,200 volunteers are needed to help put on the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix May 30-June 1, event spokesman Merrill Cain said. Go to and click on the VOLUNTEER tab to learn more and sign up to be a Detroit Grand Prix Association volunteer.
In order to join the DGPA and volunteer, individuals must pay a $15 registration fee.  DGPA members have access to benefits including credentials for all three days of the Grand Prix, a volunteer uniform, a DGPA membership patch, a lapel pin, free off-island parking during race weekend, access to pre- and post-event parties and lunch provided all three days.  Volunteers are required to work a minimum of 25 hours during race weekend, with shifts set up depending on the volunteer area.
This year’s event will include concerts, BMX demonstrations, Monster Truck rides, displays featuring Detroit’s top sports teams and more. On the track, the weekend will once again include two IndyCar Series races – the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans.  Along with the IndyCar races, the event will feature the new unified sports car series, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, two Pirelli World Challenge Series races and for the first time in Detroit, the high-flying trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck Series.

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