THE LONGEST WEEKEND
Grand Prix weekend in Long Beach
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Published on Fri, Apr 19, 2013
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
2013 TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH The longest automotive racing weekend of the year has arrived—i.e., the 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 19th to the American Le Mans Series practice. From there, it’s the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, Firestone Indy Lights, Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge, Firestone Fast Six, Stadium SUPER Trucks, IZOD IndyCar Series and the Pirelli World Challenge Championship sessions, with concerts and parades throughout the weekend. PROGRAM OF EVENTS Friday, April 19 7:00 a.m. Gates open 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. American Le Mans Series Practice 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. IZOD IndyCar Series Practice 11:30 a.m. - noon Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Practice 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Firestone Indy Lights Practice 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. IZOD IndyCar Series Practice 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Toyota Pro/Celebrity Qualifying 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. IZOD IndyCar Series All-Driver Autograph Session (IndyCar Paddock - FREE to all ticket holders for this activity) 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Pirelli World Challenge Championship Practice 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. American Le Mans Series Qualifying 6:45 p.m. Tecate Light Fiesta Friday Concert Starring Moderatto and Moenia 7:00 - 7:45 p.m. Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Practice 7:45 - 9:00 p.m. Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Qualifying
Saturday, April 20 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Pirelli World Challenge Practice 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Firestone Indy Lights Practice 10:40 - 11:25 a.m. IZOD IndyCar Series Practice 11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race (10 laps) 12:55 - 1:40 p.m. Firestone Indy Lights Qualifying 2:00 - 3:10 p.m. IZOD IndyCar Series Qualifying & Firestone Fast Six 3:55 p.m. American Le Mans Pre-Race Ceremonies 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series Race (120 minutes) 6:45 p.m. Tecate Light Rock-N-Roar Concert Starring Bret Michaels 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Sunday, April 21 7:20 - 7:40 a.m. Stadium SUPER Trucks Practice 8:00 - 8:25 a.m. Pirelli World Challenge Qualifying 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. IZOD IndyCar Series Practice 9:55 a.m. Firestone Indy Lights Pre-Race 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Firestone Indy Lights Race (60 minutes) 11:30 - 11:38 a.m. Mothers Polishes Exotic Car Parade 12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. Stadium SUPER Trucks Exhibition Race 12:30 p.m. IZOD IndyCar Series Pre-Race Ceremonies 1:38 p.m. "Drivers, Start Your Engines!" 1:45 - 3:30 p.m. Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Round #3 of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series) 3:55 - 4:10 p.m. Formula DRIFT Demonstration 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Pirelli World Challenge Championship Race (60 minutes)
The Racetrack is located in downtown Long Beach at: 300 East Ocean Blvd Long Beach, CA 90802 See also: Shooting Stars: Long Beach Grand Prix celebrity shootout Formula DRIFT to be LBGP’s first night race For more information about the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, go to gplb.com BEHIND THE SCENES FROM THE TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH: