THE 36th ANNUAL TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
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Published on Tue, Apr 13, 2010
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
(Kurt Fuhrmann) The April 16-18, 2010 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, featured six races including the IZOD IndyCar Series. The IZOD IndyCar Series, featured stars such as Danica Patrick, Helio Castroneves, Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Marco Andretti and headlined the weekend. The three-day event also included: the popular Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race; the technologically advanced sports cars of the Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach race; Firestone Indy Lights; Team Drifting Challenge and the SCCA Pro World Challenge.
(Kurt Fuhrmann) The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race again boasted a star-studded lineup that includes the return of Keanu Reeves, skateboarding icon Tony Hawk and Christian Slater tangling with professional drivers such as former CART champion Jimmy Vasser and Drifting ace Tanner Foust in an always-action-packed 10-lap dash for charity. In addition to wheel-to-wheel racing, fans enjoyed the Tecate Light Fiesta Friday Concert Presented by Exitos 93.9, with the potent one-two punch of "Molotov" and "Maldita Vecindad." On Saturday, the Tecate Light Rock-N-Roar Concert Presented by KLOS at 6:30 p.m. featured classic rockers "Cheap Trick." Both concerts, held on the Convention Center outdoor stage, were free to race ticket holders.
(John Grafman) The weekend-long Lifestyle Expo in the Convention Center - free to all ticket holders - featured the alternative energy vehicles of "Green Power Prix-View" and highlights renewable energy sources and a host of energy tips for inside AND outside the home, as well as racecars, games, simulators, and BMX bike exhibitions. A new addition, Arena Jamm, took place inside the Long Beach Arena and featured over 20 local musical acts providing a constant stream of entertainment throughout the weekend.