Grand Prix of Denver
Project Overview

Grand Prix of Denver

Chief Legal Counsel (2000 -2002) and General Manager (2002 -2004):

John Frew

Key Features
  • 1.647 Mile Street Course
  • Temporary Circuit at the Pepsi Center Arena in Downtown Denver
  • 100,000 Spectator Capacity
  • 30 Day Construction Duration
  • 15 Day Tear Down Duration
  • John Frew was the Chief Legal Counsel (2000 -2002) and General Manager (2002 -2004)

The Grand Prix of Denver is a former Champ Car race held on a street circuit in Denver, Colorado. CART returned to Denver in 2002 with a race on a 1.64 mile (2.64 km) temporary circuit around Pepsi Center.  The 2002 Shell Grand Prix of Denver was the 14th round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, and was first held on September 1, 2002, on the streets around Pepsi Center. It was the first Champ Car event in Denver since a 1991 street course event in Denver’s Civic Center.

The event ran from 2002 -2007 and required the annual conversion of city streets and arena parking lots into a 100,000 spectator racing facility.