(DETROIT) -- Fans have 45 chances to win the nearly $10,000 in prizes available in the "Start Your Summer Sweepstakes" leading up to the 2014 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, May 30-June 1. With assistance from some of its premiere partners, the Grand Prix is offering some unique prizing and experiences through the sweepstakes as the weekend full of world-class racing, entertainment and fun returns to the Motor City to wave the green flag on summer.
Fans that buy tickets to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix are automatically entered into the "Start Your Summer Sweepstakes," and the chance to win the ultimate grand prize package - a unique experience for two at the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on August 30. Included in the grand prize package is round-trip airfare for two, two-night hotel stay, rental car for the trip and two tickets to the championship race.
The "Start Your Summer Sweepstakes" features three phases with different prizes available to win during each phase, so the earlier fans enter, the more chances they have to win. The first phase, which runs through March 19, includes prizes from Tim Hortons, the Grand Prix, the Detroit Pistons and a grand prize experience from MotorCity Casino Hotel. The second phase of the sweepstakes runs from March 20 through April 16 and includes prizing from Meijer, Made in Detroit, the Detroit Red Wings and a special Grand Prix grand prize package that includes a "hot lap" ride with a Grand Prix driver on the Belle Isle race circuit. The final phase of the sweepstakes will take place from April 17 through May 14 with prizes available from Andiamo, the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show and a Grand Prix VIP experience that includes passes to the Chairman's Chalet, on-island parking on race weekend, a pace car ride on track and special stage seating for the live concerts on the Motor City Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage.
"We want to thank our great partners for supporting the 'Start Your Summer Sweepstakes,'" said Bud Denker, Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. "With all of these terrific prizes available, including a dream trip to the Verizon IndyCar Series finale in California, our fans will be the real winners."
Each fan can have up to four entries into the sweepstakes and all non-winning entries will carry over to the next phase drawings. The ultimate grand prize will be selected from among all of the entries. Prizes are limited to one per household and no purchase is necessary to win, claim or receive a prize. For more details on all of the prizes, and for more information on the sweepstakes, please visit www.DetroitGP.com/summersweepstakes