40th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 11-13th #LBGP

We’re getting ready to host the annual Ancala West Sports Car Club hospitality suite at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach racetrack!

With lots of action on tap, along with celebrations of the history and heritage of the race, so be sure to get your ticket order in early!

Here’s some updates just released from the LBGP front office:

  • New this year is the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, formed in a merger between the American Le Mans Series and Grand Am Series, which will feature the top-line prototype and GT sports cars in the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Racing Showcase, a 100-minute “sprint” race that will take place Saturday afternoon, April 12.

The TUDOR Championship season kicked off last weekend with the Rolex 24Hours of Daytona, and the Prototype Corvette co-driven by IndyCar driver (and three-time Long Beach winner) Sebastien Bourdais, Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa took the overall win for CORE Autosport and leading a 1-2-3 finish of Corvette prototypes. The headline event on Sunday, April 13 will once again be the IndyCar Series, with talented drivers such as 1999 Long Beach winner Juan Pablo Montoya, returning to the series after a 13-year absence; defending series champion Scott Dixon; Long Beach winners Takuma Sato, Helio Castroneves, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Will Power, along with Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal.

On Saturday, you’ll see the fan-favorite Pro/Celebrity Race, in which film, television and sports stars take on pro drivers in race-prepared Scion FR-S. On Sunday, in addition to the Indy cars, we’ll have the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and Pirelli World Challenge. Also returning is the popular Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge,an invitational Formula DRIFT event that will take place under the lights at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Free with your race admission, the Super Drift Challenge is expected to again feature the top drivers and cars competing in the Formula DRIFT series.

Off the track, you’ll be able to enjoy the Friday Tecate Light and Saturday night concerts and the Lifestyle Expo with an expanded Family Fun Zone featuring racing simulators, kids’ racing cars, computer games and action sports. Also in the Expo will be the ever-growing Green Power Prix-View, featuring the latest in environmentally conscious products for the car and home.

Add to that multiple driver autograph sessions including several planned with Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach legends, the popular Food Truck Experience, Sunday’s Mothers Exotic Car Paddock, and it’s a weekend packed full of activity.  We’ll also have more exciting announcements in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

To secure your 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach seats, parking and paddock passes online, go to http://www.gplb.com.

Ticket orders can also be placed by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 82-SPEED (827-7333).

Ticket prices for the Grand Prix range from $28 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $135 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat./Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. Pre-paid parking packages are also available, along with handicapped seating, IndyCar Paddock passes, Super Photo tickets and a wide variety of Hospitality Club packages, including the original C300 Paddock Club – a three-day weekend party that features live music, dancing, closed-circuit television, reserved grandstand seats in the best locations, breakfast, lunch and a full-service bar.

We look forward to having you join us once again this year.

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