Tag Archive: Long Beach

May 05

Circuit of The Americas Thursday Notebook

The No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R finished each of the day’s two practice sessions at the top of the leaderboard

Continuing a perfect to start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor continued to show the speed Friday at Circuit of The Americas that led to season-opening wins at Daytona, Sebring and Long Beach.

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May 03

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing firing on all cylinders one Year after First Ford GT Win

At this point in last year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing was struggling

2017-04-16_0179Though competitive speed was demonstrated, mechanical issues plagued the brand-new No. 66 and 67 Ford GTs through the first few races of 2016. The highest finishing position managed by either car in the first three races was a fourth in class by the No. 67 car, taken at . Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 09

Castroneves speeds to track record, 3rd straight Long Beach pole

He will lead the 21-car field to the green flag in Sunday’s second race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season

Helio CastronevesWith a new track record lap of 1 minute, 6.2254 seconds (106.980 mph) in the Firestone Fast Six final round of qualifying today, Castroneves (No. 3 Auto Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet) locked down his third consecutive Verizon P1 Award and pole position on the streets of Long Beach.

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Apr 09

Two-Way Three-Peat

The win was also the Taylors’ third consecutive on the streets of Long Beach

The closing driver in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi V.R may have been different, but on Saturday the result was more of the same as Jordan Taylor – after watching his older brother and co-driver Ricky drive to victory in the opening two races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar – made it three wins in a row by winning the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 09

Milner, Gavin score last-lap victory for Corvette in BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

Multi-car incident in the hairpin on the final lap

The iconic hairpin turn at the Long Beach street circuit played a central role in the fate of the No. 4 Corvette Racing team and co-drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner two years in a row. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 08

Taylor brothers score TOTAL Pole Award for BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

In the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R

The wave of momentum brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor established with wins in the opening two races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar has seemingly carried over to the streets of Long Beach.

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Apr 08

Jan Magnussen takes Third Long Beach class pole in Corvette

In both cases, the Dane went on to win the next day.

Prior to Friday, Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen had qualified on pole twice for IMSA sports car races on the streets of Long Beach, taking the American Le Mans Series GT1 class pole in 2008 and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class pole in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 07

Visit Florida Racing has early end to Long Beach weekend

Visit Florida Racing will next be in action at Circuit of the Americas on May 4-6 for Round 4

Visit Florida Racing visits Sebring for Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of SebringVisit Florida Racing made the trek West this week in pursuit of the team’s second IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship podium of the season with drivers Renger van der Zande and Marc Goossens as the duo were set to share the Gibson-powered No. 90 VISIT FLORIDA Racing Riley/Multimatic in Round 3 of the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Long Beach: IMSA goes Seaside in the Springtime

One of two street-circuit races on the schedule

For a short time each spring, streets in Long Beach, California are blocked off for an action-packed racing weekend fit for one of the largest entertainment markets in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 26

FFord Champ takes early lead in Road to Vegas

Scotland’s Graham Carroll secured victory in the opening eRace of the Road to Vegas Challenge at Long Beach

After 42 incident-filled laps, Carroll – the winner of the prestigious Formula Ford Festival in 2015 – prevailed against 19 rivals, which included some of the world’s highest-ranked sim racers as well as numerous experienced real-world drivers.

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Apr 18

Simon Pagenaud charges to first win for Team Penske in closest Long Beach race finish

“Hats off to my whole crew, to Kyle Moyer, my strategist, as well” – Pagenaud

Simon PagenaudRenowned for its glamour and stardom, the bright lights of Southern California were joined this weekend by the history, pageantry and outright speed of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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Apr 15

Taya Kyle takes IndyCar ride with Mario Andretti in Long Beach

Californian Fire Captain joins PIRTEK Team Murray’s CK Crew for Indy 500

PIRTEK Team Murray driver, Matt Brabham, Mario Andretti, Taya Kyle and Californian Fire Captain, Sonny Saghera Taya Kyle – military and first responder family advocate and author – has taken the ride of a lifetime with IndyCar and Formula 1 World Champion, Mario Andretti at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 11

Ryan Hunter-Reay set for Long Beach double with Visit Florida Racing

Marc Goossens and Ryan Hunter-Reay will co-drive the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype

Fighting Fifth in Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for Visit Florida Racing Full season Visit Florida Racing driver Ryan Dalziel is participating at Silverstone this weekend as part of his World Endurance Championship commitment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 31

INSIGHT: The history of racing at Long Beach

It’s the longest running street race in the US, so naturally Long Beach has a wonderful history

It’s the longest running street race in the US, so naturally Long Beach has a wonderful historyFor over 40 years the streets of Long Beach have reverberated to the sound of racing cars. From thunderous F5000s, to high-tech F1 and through multiple generations of IndyCar, the Long Beach Grand Prix has played host to them all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 30

“Long Beach, a promising place for Venturi Formula-E team”

The Formula-E series is back in Long Beach, California, one of the most iconic racing locations in the US for 40 years

Long Beach, a promising place for Venturi Formula-E team Long Beach is a very particular place for Venturi’s Formula-E driver Mike Conway. The English champion won there in April 2014.”Long beach holds a lot of great memories, all from my IndyCar days” said Conway remembering his victory.

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Mar 28

INSIGHT: Building the Long Beach track

Mark Glendenning looks at the work that goes into to creating the oldest surviving street race in the US

Mark Glendenning looks at the work that goes into to creating the oldest surviving street race in the USThere can’t be many endeavours in the sporting world more complicated than organising a street race. There’s the challenge of identifying and securing an appropriate venue, followed by navigating the relevant local authorities and the mountains of paperwork.

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Mar 27

Piquet provides his thoughts on the Long Beach circuit

Long Beach track guide 

Piquet provides his thoughts on the Long Beach circuitLong Beach is a track steeped in tradition and is renowned as one of the most famous and challenging street circuits in America.

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Jan 12

Tickets on sale for Long Beach ePrix

Special early bird offer with prices from $25

Special early bird offer with prices from $25Tickets for round six of the FIA Formula E Championship in Long Beach are now on sale with early bird prices starting from $25. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

NEXTEV: “We want to reimagine the vehicle”

New CEO sets ambitious aims for Chinese-based car company

New CEO sets ambitious aims for Chinese-based car companyThe logos of NEXTEV first appeared in Long Beach, where the winning Team China Racing car was sporting an unfamiliar grey and green livery in place of the usual red and yellow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 20

MSA podium, Pirelli World Challenge victory for Ferrari in Long Beach

Fisichella and Kaffer finish second in GT-LeMans in Saturday’s IMSA race

62 Risi Competizione A valiant fight on the streets of Long Beach saw the no. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia earn its place on the IMSA United SportsCar Championship podium on Saturday afternoon. Roughy twenty-four hours later, Olivier Beretta drove the no. 61 R. Ferri Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia to victory lane in Sunday’s Pirelli World Challenge race. Read the rest of this entry »

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