The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is an annual IRL IndyCar Series race held on a non permanent street circuit, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Racing on the streets of St Petersberg dates back to the 1980′s when the SCCA Trans-Am Series took place on the streets. It carried on until 1990, when racing ceased due to disputes. Usage at the circuit continued on and off, with arguments over the noise, promoter fall outs etc, until in 2003 the circuit hosted a round of the Champcar championship. This only took place for one year, and in 2005 the Indycar moved into the track and has race there ever since. Looking at the main track, it runs partially on a runway, as well as passing by the waterfront and is just over 1.8 miles long. The track is constructed around Progress Energy Park and Mahaffey Theatre and encompasses portions of the picturesque Bayshore Drive. The main straightaway uses Runway 7/25 at Albert Whitted Municipal Airport. After turn 4, there are some very tight corners, but after turn 9 it opens up again.