Festival events surround Denver GP

Fast cars, Friday Night Fights and live music under the lights. The CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver presented by PacifiCare today announced its official schedule for its street festival events, which will surround the three days of international auto racing. This year will be the first time the Grand Prix of Denver features events like boxing, a celebrity charity event, and a vintage car show and parade.

“The 2005 Grand Prix of Denver is like no other to date," said Jim Freudenberg, the Grand Prix of Denver general manager. “For instance, race fans will be in awe of the ski jumpers and freestyle motocross athletes, who will perform at track side. Those wanting evening entertainment can enjoy music under the lights on Thursday and Saturday nights. And this is the first time we will host championship boxing during race weekend. This year’s Grand Prix is truly energy unscripted."

Festival activities begin on Wednesday, August 10, and auto racing begins on Friday, August 12. For full details on the festival events, the racing schedule, or to purchase tickets for the racing and festival events, please call 877-336-4701 or visit www.gpdenver.com. Highlights of the week’s activities include:

Wednesday, August 10
BoSPOKER.com Celebrity Bowling, Billiards & Texas Hold ‘Em Charity
Tournament presented by Frontier Airlines – Twelve teams with two celebrities per team compete in bowling, billiards and poker to give back to charity

Thursday, August 11
Rocky Mountain Concours presented by Bridgestone – A Vintage Car Show and Parade

Champ Car Street Party presented by Bridgestone – Donavon Frankenreiter in concert, pit stop competitions, driver autographs, food and drinks

Friday, August 12
Patron Friday Night Fights presented by Coors Light–Championship Boxing brought to Denver by Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions

Saturday, August 13
Saturday Night Concert Under the Lights–Steven Page, THE VANITY PROJECT charity concert featuring Clarias—all proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

On-going activities inside the race circuit – Friday thru Sunday
Lifestyle, Technology and Interactive Expo
Freestyle Moto X
Ski Jumping
Cytomax Skate Park featuring Colorado-native Pro-Am skater, Kody Wright
Interactive Kidz Zone
The World’s Largest Grill by Johnsonville

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