Long Beach, CA April, 15, 2015 – The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach returns this weekend so it’s time to enjoy some turbocharged action. Motor sports racing is one of America’s favorite spectator sports. I don’t need to explain to passionate sports fans why that is. Motorsports racing delivers the burning desire to win, professional race teams, young athletes and an undeniable element of adrenaline fed danger.
The featured race is Sunday afternoon’s Verizon IndyCar Series event, which features an international field of world-class drivers expected to include: defending Series champion Will Power; three-time series champ Scott Dixon; Long Beach winners Takuma Sato, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves and Sebastien Bourdais, along with Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti. Series will have cars with turbocharged engines and all-new aero kits supplied by Honda and Chevrolet
“The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach” has proven over 41 years, that a formula of blending top notch motorsports with an uptown seaside street festival is one longest running and single biggest sporting events in Southern California with over 175,000 paid spectators. This race is a favorite among the racers as well for exactly the same reasons.
Friday through Sunday April 17 – 19 the 1.97 mile street circuit will feature a pro/celebrity race, Formula Drift, TUDOR United Sports Car Championship, Indy Lights, Pirelli World Challenge, a wild off road race and the third round of the Verizon IndyCar Series.
There will be nearly nonstop track action over the three days, a lifestyle expo filled with an exciting array of exhibits and nightly concerts free to race tickets holders. Buy your tickets there, downtown Long Beach or online at GPLB.com. NBC will carry Sundays Indy race with live coverage starting at 1 PM.