The break-down of a two-seat IndyCar Series ride! ZACH VEACH gave us the ride of a lifetime. Look out for GoPro footage coming at you soon! Buy your tickets for the biggest race in Long Beach now!! ... See MoreSee Less
Sebastien Bourdais took his second win in the Streets of Long Beach in 2006, after a shunt took out his top three competitors during the first lap of the race. He won with more than 14 seconds over second place Justin Wilson.
Bourdais went on to be Bridgestone presents the Champ Car World Series Champion for the third year, after dominating the season with 7 pole positions, 7 wins, and 9 fastest lap honors in 14 races. Bourdais was the first driver since 1948 to win three consecutive World Series titles. Rookie of the year that year was an Australian gent named Will Power.
The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the season opener for the third year running, in the beginning of April, on the very same day of the month as it falls this year in 2017.
History was made in a couple of fashions that year, as Katherine Legge finished 8th, the highest-ever Champ Car finish by a woman.
2006 also brought the Blu-Ray Disc to modern technology, the world's tallest living tree, a 379.3 foot tall sequoia now named "Hyperion", is discovered in Redwood National Park, and Nintendo releases the Wii. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to James Pizzato, whose back-to-back 1975 and 1976 ticket stubs and programs won our 'Nostalgia' contest!
We loved looking at all the pictures and hearing the stories of how everyone feels connected to this race, whether through their own experiences, or those with their parents, grandparents, kids or spouses.
This race is the ❤ of our beautiful city, and we have the BEST race fans around! Thank you all for submitting your memories! ... See MoreSee Less
In 2005, our winner started outside the top three for the first time in his career, but quickly advanced to take the lead, and hold it off for the win. Sebastien Bourdais showed our Streets of Long Beach that he was ready to stay in his first of three - in a row - victories. Bourdais took back to back World Series Championships as well, as he earned his second in 2005.
Paul Tracy started on the pole position during this race on April 10th, and finished in second.
The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the season opener for the second year in a row of the Bridgestone presents the Champ Car World Series powered by Ford, which included 13 races overall.
Also in 2005, George W. Bush is sworn in for his second term as president, Hurricane Katrina strikes the US in August, becoming the costliest hurricane yet, and the Chicago White Sox take their first World Series since 1917. ... See MoreSee Less