Tag Archive: Long Beach

Apr 30

‘Bad luck’ for dominant Mercedes’ rivals – Montoya

Mercedes may now be at the front, but little has changed in formula one.

Juan Pablo Montoya - NASCAR - Talladega - 10-2010 That is the view of former driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who left the paddock half-way through the 2006 season to begin his foray in the American series Nascar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Hunter-Reay sweeps sessions at Barber

Practice at 10 a.m. (CT) April 26 precedes the three rounds of qualifications

Verizon IndyCar logo Focus forward has served Ryan Hunter-Reay well during his motorsports career — when he was out of an open-wheel ride following the 2005 Champ Car season, when he was bent on proving his race craft in ’07 in a part-time gig with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, and especially when he was pointing to his first series title in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Stock car racer Danica Patrick endorses BRP’s Can-Am Spyder

“I first tried the Can-Am Spyder in Long Beach, CA in a closed track and I had a blast”

Stock car racer Danica Patrick endorses BRP's Can-Am Spyder Professional stock car racer Danica Patrick, an ambassador of BRP’s popular Can-Am Spyder, not only rides the unique three-wheel on-road vehicle but also actively participates in promotional activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Kuno Wittmer suffers mechanical failure at Long Beach

3rd Round of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship Series…

SRT Motorsports - Kuno Wittmer - Long Beach (1)This weekend, Canadian driver Kuno Wittmer contested the third round of the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar series (the hotly contested North American endurance championship), at the Long Beach street circuit.

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Apr 12

No. 01 Ford EcoBoost/Riley of Pruett and Rojas dominates at Long Beach

Corvette C7.R scores breakthrough first GTLM victory in Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas say they don’t have anything to prove. They’re just racing like they do. Magnussen, Garcia Lead All But Two Laps In No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R. Corvette Racing entered Saturday’s Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase with the goal of proving its new Corvette C7.R was ready to win races in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s competitive GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Pruett takes TOTAL Pole Award in No. 01 Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP at Long Beach

Magnussen gives Corvette C7.R first GTLM pole

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Scott Pruett, back on the Long Beach Street Circuit for the first time since 2006, captured the TOTAL Pole Award Friday for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase, driving the No. 01 Telcel/Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

IMSA News And Notes + Fast Facts

Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach

IMSA logo In Long Beach, California this weekend, many of the world’s coolest sports cars will be highly noticeable, and not only on the race track.

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Apr 07

Ford, IMSA join forces on Official Automotive Partnership

EcoBoost-Powered Ford Taurus SHO to be Official Safety Car at Long Beach

Taurus SHO IMSA Safety Car 3-Year Agreement As Official Automotive Partner of TUDOR Championship, Continental Tire Challenge Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Long Beach postpones F1 decision

F1 will have to wait to know if it can return to Long Beach.

20060408I352 It emerged that at a city council meeting this week, the issue of opening up the street race lease to bidders – including F1 – would be on the agenda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

New reports suggesting Long Beach could return to F1’s annual calendar have emerged.

F1 wants to bid for return to Long Beach

20060408I146 Last year, bosses of the iconic US street race denied reports F1 figures had expressed interest in snapping up a deal when Indycar’s contract expires in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

F1 puts money into New York race – Ecclestone

“There’s no reason why it shouldn’t happen”

2011-06-26_0247F1 has invested financially in the project to put the sport amid the fabled New York skyline. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Long Beach’s Pook joins New Jersey F1 project

“Chris has a history of great success in formula one”

New JerseyLong Beach race founder Chris Pook has been signed up to help organise next year’s inaugural formula one race in New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Long Beach talks ‘a message’ to New Jersey – expert

“Ecclestone’s statements sound more like a message”

2011-06-26_0247A respected formula one correspondent has played down reports the sport could return to Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Long Beach bosses deny F1 rumours

 “Why would they sell it?”

2012-04-15 - IndyCar [Bill Brennan]The bosses of the iconic US street race have denied reports formula one is interested in adding Long Beach to its annual calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Disappointing Weekend for Barracuda Racing at Long Beach

Alex Tagliani finished 19th

No 98 LB - releaseThe P19 result was not reflective of the speed for Alex Tagliani and his Barracuda Racing crew for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Andretti doubts F1 heading back to Long Beach

“Why would they sell it?”

Marcel Lafontaine FormulaTour - Michael Andretti Indy Car - Nathan Blok 2012 championMichael Andretti, a leading motor racing figure in the US, has played down reports F1 could add the iconic Long Beach race to its own annual calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

The Verizon P1 Award firmly in Franchitti’s hands (+results, UPDATED)

 Incident ends qualifying early for AlexTagliani and Barracuda Racing

Dario Franchitti  - photo © IndyCar SeriesDario Franchitti has something to say to those who have advanced supposition about his results early in this 19-race season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Sao Paulo denies Ecclestone to axe Interlagos

F1’s chief executive was quoted saying the city will not be on the 2014 calendar

Interlagos logoSao Paulo’s mayor has dismissed reports Bernie Ecclestone is close to dropping Interlagos from the F1 calendar after 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Former driver da Matta slams Gascoyne

Former F1 driver Cristiano da Matta has slammed well-known F1 engineer Mike Gascoyne.

Bruno Junqueira et Christiano Da Matta Mike GascoyneIn 2003, Gascoyne – who currently heads the technical side at Caterham – joined the now-defunct Toyota outfit, whose driver at the time was Brazilian da Matta. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Another setback for Team Barracuda – BHA in Long Beach

Alex Tagliani in the No. 98 Team Barracuda-BHA car on the streets of Long Beach, Calif.

Team Barracuda - BHA logoWhat started as an unusual race weekend ended in disappointment as Alex Tagliani and Team Barracuda – BHA experienced an engine issue and contact during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

ALMS at Long Beach race report

 Long Beach Repeat for Muscle Milk Pickett Racing – Graf, Luhr win again; Corvette takes landmark GT victory

ALMS - Long Beach -ALMS - Long Beach - Level5Fuel strategy won out at Long Beach on Saturday with Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr winning the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach for the second straight season. The Muscle Milk Honda Performance Development ARX-03a stopped twice during the race’s sole caution period and ran the final 56 minutes without another stop to win over Dyson Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Rain silences ALMS’ Roar By The Shore

Qualifying washed out, grid set by championship points

ALMS - CORE-Popow-041312-1ALMS - Tucker-Level5-041312-1An unusual rainy day in southern California washed away qualifying for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. That left Dyson Racing’s Mazda-powered Lola coupe on pole position for Saturday’s second round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Luhr quickest in damp Long Beach practice

Muscle Milk in pursuit of second straight southern California win

ALMSAmerican Le Mans Series - Lucas LuhrLucas Luhr ended a damp practice Friday morning with the fastest time in a two-hour session for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The two-time ALMS winner at Long Beach set a time of 1:33.121 (76.082 mph) in Muscle Milk Pickett Racing’s Honda Performance Development ARX-03a. He and Klaus Graf are the defending overall race winners and can become the first pair to win in consecutive years at the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

It’ll be a street fight at Long Beach

Close finishes and drama are the norm

ALMSMuscleMilk-Sebring-032912-mainKlaus Graf and Lucas Luhr have the chance to make history when the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón returns to Long Beach. The pairing can become the first to post overall victories in consecutive years at the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

ALMS brings full field to Long Beach

Total of 35 cars set to dazzle America’s premier street festival

ALMS - LongBeachALMSFresh off a record-setting season opener at Sebring, a full grid from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón heads west to America’s premier street racing festival. A total of 35 cars are set for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, tying 2010’s field as the largest of any kind at Long Beach in more than 15 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

F1 needs two US races on east/west coasts – Whitmarsh

“The west coast and the east coast are the natural homes for F1 in America.” – Bob Fernley

2011-06-30 - FOTA - Martin Whitmarsh Chairman of FOTA and Team Principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Ross Brawn 012011-06-30 - FOTA - Bob Fernley Deputy Team Principal Force India 01Formula one needs the US but Martin Whitmarsh has admitted he would have preferred a pair of races on the east and west coasts. After Indianapolis hosted America’s most recent grand prix in 2007, the sport will return to the USA next June to race on a bespoke circuit in the capital of Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Turkey matched record for most overtaking moves

It brings the 2011 tally past 200 overtakes in four races

Istanbulpark.pngThe Turkish grand prix last weekend set a new record for the most overtaking moves during a single formula one race. It was already known that the Istanbul Park race broke the previous record for the most number of pitstops. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

World Challenge: Ehlen finishes 4th for C360R at Long Beach

Aschenbach maintains championship lead despite first-lap incident

Compass360 Racing - Tom EhlenRookie driver Tom Ehlen crossed the line in fifth place in front of a massive capacity crowd at the Long Beach Grand Prix last weekend, having managed to avoid a first-lap incident between the top qualifiers in the World Challenge Touring Car class.

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Apr 17

Mechanical problem sidelines Ferreira on the streets of Long Beach

Conor Daly wins in Long Beach

Bryan Herta Autosport logoIndyLightsA gearbox problem on the #28 LS Sports/Sonangol/BHA entry brought an early end to a promising run by rookie Duarte Ferreira this afternoon in Firestone Indy Lights competition. Ferreira, who started 15th, was running in 11th place after completing two textbook passes and benefiting from the misfortune of others. He retired on Lap 17 of the 45-lap race.

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Apr 15

Guy Smith sets the pace early at Long Beach

Dyson Lola-Mazda nips Muscle Milk Aston Martin coupe

Guy Smith 2011-04-15Patrick Long 2011-04-15After a practice session dominated by Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing, Guy Smith threw down the fastest lap for Dyson Racing on Friday morning in practice for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. The Englishman set a time of 1:16.780 in Mazda-powered Lola that he will share with Chris Dyson in Saturday’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

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