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Long Beach Grand Prix, Long Beach California Car Racing Event

Apr.16-18, 2010



  LONG BEACH, California -- The streets of Long Beach come alive with the roar of engines, the roar of the crowd applauding and the scenic Long Beach harbor glistening for the annual Grand Prix car race. A tradition and fixture in Long Beach, there were concerns when the Aquarium of the Pacific opened near the race track that the sounds would impact the fish in the state-of-the-art facility. Research was performed to be sure that the race would not impact these contained sea creatures. And the race was on as it has been for decades now. Grand Prix of Long Beach is one of California's hottest, smokin' car events.


2010 Schedule (subject to change):


Friday, April 16, 2010        

  7:15 AM - 9:15 AM   ALMS Practice  

  9:35 AM - 10:00 AM   Team Drifting Demonstration  

  10:15 AM - 11:15 AM   IndyCar Practice    

  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Pro/Celebrity Practice  

  12:15 PM - 1:15 PM   Firestone Indy Lights Practice  

  2:25 PM - 3:25 PM   IndyCar Practice  

  3:40 PM - 4:10 PM   Pro/Celebrity Qualifying  

  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   IndyCar All-Driver Autograph Session (IndyCar Paddock)  

  4:20 PM - 4:45 PM   World Challenge Practice  

  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM   ALMS Qualifying  

  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM   Tecate Light Fiesta Friday Concert  

  7:00 PM       Toyota Grand Prix Charity Ball  


Saturday, April 17, 2010      

  7:15 AM - 7:45 AM   World Challenge Practice  

  8:00 AM - 8:45 AM   Firestone Indy Lights Practice    

  8:55 AM - 9:20 AM   Team Drifting Demonstration  

  10:25 AM - 11:25 AM   IndyCar Practice - Split Groups  

  11:40 AM - 12:40 PM   Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race  

  12:55 PM - 1:55 PM   Firestone Indy Lights Qualifying    

  2:20 PM - 3:55 PM   IndyCar Qualifying & Firestone Fast 6  

  4:30 PM - 6:10 PM   Start of Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series Race (100 minutes)

  6:30 PM       Tecate Light Rock-N-Roar Concert  


Sunday, April 18, 2010        

  8:00 AM   8:15 AM   Firectone Indy Lights Practice  

  8:25 AM - 8:55 AM   World Challenge Qualifying  

  9:15 AM - 9:45 AM   IndyCar Practice  

  10:30 AM       Grid Firestone Indy Lights Cars  

  10:50 AM - 12:00 PM   Firestone Indy Lights Race    

  12:30 PM       IndyCar Pre-Race Ceremonies  

                                     (Race Number 4 of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series)

  3:40 PM - 3:55 PM   Team Drifting Challenge  

  4:15 PM   5:15 PM   SCCA Pro World Challenge Championships Race



Events held in conjunction with the car racing include vendor expos in the Long Beach Convention Center, concerts and a jam-packed Pine Avenue scene each night as those who attend pour onto the streets of Long Beach for dining, dancing and entertainment. In addition to the cute girls in their matching halter tops and form-fitting shorts or pants, youu'll see lots of vendors attempting to grab attention to their newest, latest products through displays of shiny, hot cars.


The biggest, most exciting event of the year in Long Beach, California, offers a tradition of great car racing. The downtown streets of Long Beach are closed with a festive atmosphere. The roar of engines can be heard as Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race; American Le Mans Series Race; Imperial Capital Bank Atlantic Championship Race; EZ Lube Team Drift Challenge and the  Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Champ Car Race) bring three days of thrills. Things to see and do include celebrity and race champ autograph signings, Long Beach Convention Center family lifestyle expo with Skateboard and BMX, bands, food, entertainment and endless fun. Location: Downtown Long Beach near Aquarium of the Pacific and Long Beach Convention Center (race course goes throughout downtown streets, that will be closed.) Prices for event range from a $20/day ticket to special club seating and events with the top package costing around $800 for the Shoreline Pit Lane Club.




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