Showers don't deter crowds for day 2 of Grand Prix

- Day two of the St. Pete Grand Prix wrapped up with only a few showers threatening the event Saturday.

The streets of St. Petersburg have been transformed into a world-class track.

People are getting the full Indy Car experience. Both locals and visitors say it's an experience worth having – rain or shine.

From passionate Indy Car fans to people who just want to see what all the fuss is about, the Grand Prix of St. Pete is drawing in fans by the thousands.

Saturday, cars hit the tracks whizzing past the audience that lines the fencing for miles.

Fans were amazed by the high speeds, daring competitors, and earsplitting sounds.

And when fans want a change of pace, there's lots more to do; from watching mechanics assemble the cars to food and drinks of every kind.

Some even have the chance to meet the drivers themselves.

The track itself is no joke for drivers.

Up and coming Indy Car talent hit the track Saturday and world-class champions will take the stage for the big race Sunday.

Locals are loving the attention the competition is bringing to St. Petersburg.

And even though the rain did make an appearance, fans say they'll be out here rain or shine.

The 110-lap Indy Car feature is expected to start at 12:30.

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