Grand Prix of Long Beach http://www.gplb.com Grand Prix of Long Beach RSS feed en-us Copyright (C) 2016 gplb.com Long Beach to be Second Race of 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Season • The 2017 schedule positions INDYCAR for continued growth in attendance, television ratings and viewership • Multi-year agreements put in place for a new event at Gateway Motorsports Park and Watkins Glen Internationa http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-08-25/long-beach-to-be-second-race-of-2017-verizon-indycar-series-season/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-08-25/long-beach-to-be-second-race-of-2017-verizon-indycar-series-season/ Bannon Named Director of Marketing & Sponsorship Richard Martinez Joins Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach as Manager of Corporate Sales LONG BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2016) – The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced today that Martin Bannon has been named Director of Marketing & http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-08-15/bannon-named-director-of-marketing-sponsorship/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-08-15/bannon-named-director-of-marketing-sponsorship/ Pagenaud Wins in Closest Finish in Grand Prix History Simon Pagenaud has knocked on the door of victory lane in each of the first two races of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Today at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Frenchman broke through to earn the win. Pagenaud, in the No. 22 PPG A http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-17/pagenaud-wins-in-closest-finish-in-grand-prix-history/ Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-17/pagenaud-wins-in-closest-finish-in-grand-prix-history/ Parente Wins GT Class, Fuentes GTA Class in Pirelli World Challenge Race Alvaro Parente won Sunday's Pirelli World Challenge Round 5 race at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Martin Fuentes won in GTA. Parente was awarded the win after a post-race technical infraction led to a 10-second penalty being assessed http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-17/parente-wins-gt-class-fuentes-gta-class-in-pirelli-world-challenge-race/ Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-17/parente-wins-gt-class-fuentes-gta-class-in-pirelli-world-challenge-race/ Alfonso Ribeiro Wins 40th Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race! Ribeiro takes the trophy in the last running at ‘The Beach,’ Max Papis and Rod Millen round out the Top 3. LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 16, 2016) — Alfonso Ribeiro won the 2016 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, triumphing over the mos http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-16/alfonso-ribeiro-wins-40th-toyota-pro-celebrity-race-/ Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-16/alfonso-ribeiro-wins-40th-toyota-pro-celebrity-race-/ Castroneves Repeats as Grand Prix Pole Winner LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 16, 2016) - Helio Castroneves continued his mastery of Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying by winning the Verizon P1 Award today, earning the pole position at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Team Penske driver, in his 19t http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-16/castroneves-repeats-as-grand-prix-pole-winner/ Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-16/castroneves-repeats-as-grand-prix-pole-winner/ Taylor Brothers Defend Title in BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix Beaten out for the TOTAL Pole Award on Friday, Ricky Taylor didn’t need long to make amends. Driving the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP, Taylor bested polesitter Christian Fittipaldi into Turn 1 on the opening lap and paired with his brother http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-16/taylor-brothers-defend-title-in-bubba-burger-sports-car-grand-prix/ Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-16/taylor-brothers-defend-title-in-bubba-burger-sports-car-grand-prix/ Matt Field Wins Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Formula DRIFT presented by BlackVue returned to Long Beach to host the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge as part of the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.  Matt Field in the Falken Tire / Drift Cave Nissan S14 takes the victory. The Motegi http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-16/matt-field-wins-motegi-racing-super-drift-challenge/ Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-16/matt-field-wins-motegi-racing-super-drift-challenge/ Vasser Wins 40th Toyota Pro/Celebrity Pole, But Field Inverted LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 15, 2016) — After a 30-minute qualifying session on Friday, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach officials awarded the 40th and final Toyota Pro/Celebrity Pole Position to winner, Jimmy Vasser.  Before Vasser could http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-15/vasser-wins-40th-toyota-pro-celebrity-pole-but-field-inverted/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-15/vasser-wins-40th-toyota-pro-celebrity-pole-but-field-inverted/ Fittipaldi Takes Prototype Pole, Redondo Beach's Auberlen Wins GTLM Pole for BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix LONG BEACH, Calif. – Christian Fittipaldi threw down the gauntlet for Saturday’s BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach in Friday’s qualifying with a fast lap of 1 minute, 14.962 seconds in his Action Express Musta http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-15/fittipaldi-takes-prototype-pole-redondo-beach-s-auberlen-wins-gtlm-pole-for-bubba-burger-sports-car-grand-prix/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-15/fittipaldi-takes-prototype-pole-redondo-beach-s-auberlen-wins-gtlm-pole-for-bubba-burger-sports-car-grand-prix/ Actor Robert Patrick to Serve as Grand Marshal for Saturday Local 11-Year-Old singing prodigy, Alexis “Shafira” Cunningham to Sing National Anthem to Kick Off 40th Annual Charity Event LONG BEACH, Calif., (April 11, 2016) — Actor, Robert Patrick, best known for his roles as villainou http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-11/actor-robert-patrick-to-serve-as-grand-marshal-for-saturday/ Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-11/actor-robert-patrick-to-serve-as-grand-marshal-for-saturday/ Oscar de la Hoya Named Sunday Grand Marshal Honorary Starter Taya Kyle, C-17 Flyover and National Anthem Singer Sgt. Marcus Dangelo Add to Festivities Before Sunday, April 17 Verizon IndyCar Series Race A superstar whose popularity transcends boxing, Oscar De La Hoya has been named Grand Marshal f http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-07/oscar-de-la-hoya-named-sunday-grand-marshal/ Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-04-07/oscar-de-la-hoya-named-sunday-grand-marshal/ Team Penske, Bruce Flanders to Be Inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame Two legendary names with proud histories at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – Team Penske and Bruce Flanders – will be inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 14. The public is invited to the free, http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-03-30/team-penske-bruce-flanders-to-be-inducted-into-the-long-beach-motorsports-walk-of-fame/ Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-03-30/team-penske-bruce-flanders-to-be-inducted-into-the-long-beach-motorsports-walk-of-fame/ BUBBA burger Named Title Sponsor of IMSA Race! LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 17, 2016) – The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced today that BUBBA burger® has become the new entitlement sponsor of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race on Saturday, April 16 as part o http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-03-17/bubba-burger-named-title-sponsor-of-imsa-race/ Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-03-17/bubba-burger-named-title-sponsor-of-imsa-race/ Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Field Announced! Sean Patrick Flanery, Alfonso Ribeiro and Al Unser Jr. will lead the field of past winners to the FINAL checkered flag wave in Long Beach. LONG BEACH, Calif., (March 9, 2016) — Grand Prix Association of Long Beach and Toyota announced today th http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-03-09/toyota-pro-celebrity-race-field-announced/ Wed, 09 Mar 2016 12:00 -0800 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-03-09/toyota-pro-celebrity-race-field-announced/ Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible to Headline Tecate Light Fiesta Friday Concert! LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 8, 2016) -- Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich and Fussible will star in the Friday night, April 15 Tecate Light Fiesta Friday Concert at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The concert, free to all race ticket holders, w http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-03-08/nortec-collective-presents-bostich-fussible-to-headline-tecate-light-fiesta-friday-concert/ Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:00 -0800 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-03-08/nortec-collective-presents-bostich-fussible-to-headline-tecate-light-fiesta-friday-concert/ Cheap Trick to Perform Saturday Night! LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 3, 2016) -- Just one week after their April 8 induction into the prestigious  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the classic rock band Cheap Trick will celebrate the milestone by starring in the Rock-N-Roar Concert at the Apri http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-03-03/cheap-trick-to-perform-saturday-night/ Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:00 -0800 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-03-03/cheap-trick-to-perform-saturday-night/ Construction Begins on Race Circuit! LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2016) – The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is officially speeding into Spring!  The 42nd edition of the iconic street race, set to take place April 15-17, took its first steps toward the green flag when th http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-02-16/construction-begins-on-race-circuit/ Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:00 -0800 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-02-16/construction-begins-on-race-circuit/ Erwin Dazelle Selected as Official Artist LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2016) – Internationally acclaimed French artist Erwin Dazelle has been selected as the Official Artist for the April 15-17 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Dazelle’s colorful artwork will be featured on the http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-02-04/erwin-dazelle-selected-as-official-artist/ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:00 -0800 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-02-04/erwin-dazelle-selected-as-official-artist/ Weekend Schedule Posted! The 2016 weekend race schedule is posted here: http://www.gplb.com/weekend-schedule/  http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-01-27/weekend-schedule-posted/ Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00 -0800 http://www.gplb.com/news/2016-01-27/weekend-schedule-posted/ Tickets On Sale! LONG BEACH, Calif.  – It’s time to speed into spring! Tickets for the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, set to run April 15-17, 2016, are on sale now. With a wide array of on- and off-track activities for the entire famil http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-10-15/tickets-on-sale/ Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-10-15/tickets-on-sale/ Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Continues Long-Standing Entitlement LONG BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 24, 2015) – The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced today that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. and the Southern California Toyota Dealers Association to continue as http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-08-24/toyota-grand-prix-of-long-beach-continues-long-standing-entitlement/ Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-08-24/toyota-grand-prix-of-long-beach-continues-long-standing-entitlement/ Grand Prix Voted Among World's 10 Best Motorsports Events! LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 26, 2015) – Motorsports fans have voted the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach among the world’s 10 best motorsports races, in an online poll conducted by USA TODAY and 10Best.com. Results of the 10Best Readers&a http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-06-26/grand-prix-voted-among-world-s-10-best-motorsports-events/ Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-06-26/grand-prix-voted-among-world-s-10-best-motorsports-events/ Scott Dixon Wins 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach New Zealand’s Scott Dixon led 44 of the race’s 80 laps to win the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Verizon INDYCAR Series race. It was Dixon’s 36TH career Indy Car win, but his first at Long Beach.   He http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-19/scott-dixon-wins-41st-toyota-grand-prix-of-long-beach/ Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-19/scott-dixon-wins-41st-toyota-grand-prix-of-long-beach/ Ribeiro, Pasant Take Pro/Celebrity Race Dave Pasant makes pass in final turn to win celebrity category in his sixth attempt at ‘The Beach’ LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2015) — Alfonso Ribeiro won the 2015 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity race, triump http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-18/ribeiro-pasant-take-pro-celebrity-race/ Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-18/ribeiro-pasant-take-pro-celebrity-race/ Castroneves Takes Pole, Sets Track Record for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach LONG BEACH, Calif. - It took only eight minutes of the first of three knockout qualifying rounds for the nine-year-old Long Beach track record to fall. Tony Kanaan, who will make his 12th Indy car start in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and 297th o http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-18/castroneves-takes-pole-sets-track-record-for-toyota-grand-prix-of-long-beach/ Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-18/castroneves-takes-pole-sets-track-record-for-toyota-grand-prix-of-long-beach/ Taylor Brothers, Auberlen/Werner Take Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase After flirting with victory in the first two races on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship calendar, brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor broke through in a big way Saturday, winning the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at the Long Beach stre http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-18/taylor-brothers-auberlen-werner-take-tequila-patron-sports-car-showcase/ Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-18/taylor-brothers-auberlen-werner-take-tequila-patron-sports-car-showcase/ Grunewald Takes KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge Formula DRIFT hosted the KMC Super Drift Challenge during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Conrad Grunewald in the Always Evolving / Replay Camera Chevrolet Camaro takes the victory. The KMC Super Drift Challenge for the third consecutive year broug http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-18/grunewald-takes-kmc-wheels-super-drift-challenge/ Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-18/grunewald-takes-kmc-wheels-super-drift-challenge/ Forrest Wang Edges Justin Pawlak for Top Spot in KMC Wheels Super Drift Forrest Wang took the top spot in the 2015 KMC Wheels Super Drift Challenge, edging out Justin Pawlak on the first night of drifting competition at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The rest of the brackets for tomorrow evening's finals, which http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-17/forrest-wang-edges-justin-pawlak-for-top-spot-in-kmc-wheels-super-drift/ Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:00 -0700 http://www.gplb.com/news/2015-04-17/forrest-wang-edges-justin-pawlak-for-top-spot-in-kmc-wheels-super-drift/