2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Weekend Schedule

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2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
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)

Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice

JR Hildebrand to Race Formula Drift Series for TylerMcQuarrie Racing

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JR Hildebrand to Race Formula Drift Series for Tyler McQuarrie Racing

(Carlsbad, CA) – IndyCar Series racer JR Hildebrand to include Formula Drift to his schedule for the 2013 season.

Tyler McQuarrie Racing is proud to announce Hildebrand to drive the No. 6 Chevrolet Camaro at select rounds of the Formula D series. Hildebrand, who will also run fulltime in the IZOD IndyCar series, joins McQuarrie as a second part time driver in the 2-car team.

“This will be my 10th year in Formula Drift and my 2nd year as a team owner,” said McQuarrie. “To partner with JR Hildebrand, and to have him compete as our 2nd driver is huge for our team and a big step for Formula Drift. This is something JR and I have been working on for some time now, so to see it become a reality is awesome!”

Hildebrand drives the No. 4 National Guard Panther Racing Chevrolet in the IZOD IndyCar Series and his best IndyCar finish of 2nd came in 2011 at the Indianapolis 500, after which Hildebrand was named Indy 500 Rookie of the Year.

“I’m pumped to join Tyler with his Mobil1/GoPro/Hankook Camaro program to get into Formula D,” said JR. “Since as early as 2004 I’ve thought drifting was an awesome and unique area of Motorsport, so I’m very excited to finally get involved myself.”

Conrad Grunewald Racing also joins Tyler McQuarrie Racing as technical partner for the 2013 season. “I’m very pleased to be a part of the technical partnership with Tyler McQuarrie Racing. We both have the same goal of winning events and bringing GM a Manufactures Championship in Formula Drift. By working in unison we will have a stronger effort towards our goals,” said Grunewald

“Joining forces with Conrad only adds to that, as we all work together to develop our larger program,” said Hildebrand. “For sure I’ll be leaning on

those guys throughout the year, hopefully just not too much on the racetrack!”

“Our number one goal is to win events and Championships and our new technical partnership with CGR will help us while working with GM to develop the most competitive Drift Camaro in Formula Drift,” said McQuarrie.

Tyler McQuarrie Racing is proud to welcome our newest sponsor Hankook Tires as the Official Tire of Tyler McQuarrie Racing as well as the continued support from Mobil 1 Racing, GoPro, Chevrolet, GM Performance Parts, BC, ACT, Forgestar, K&N, Wilwood, Ignite, OMP, Car West Auto Body, SPY Optics, GoPuck Battery, Panther Graphics, and Enterprise.

Formula DRIFT Exhibition at the MavTV 500 IndyCar Race

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This past Saturday, fans at the MavTV 500 IndyCar race at Auto Club Speedway were treated to multiple drifting demos by Odi Bakchis, Joon Maeng, Danny George and Conrad Grunewald.

In over 100 degree temperatures, the drivers put on a great show in front of thousands of fans as they roamed the paddock prior to the race.

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Formula DRIFT Exhibition at Auto Club Speedway IndyCar Race Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Come see Formula DRIFT drivers Odi Bakchis, Conrad Grunewald, Joon Maeng, and Danny George to do a drift exhibition at MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championship Race at Auto Club Speedway this Saturday, September 15, 2012.

MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships – Saturday, September 15

7:00 a.m. – Parking Lots Open
12:30 p.m. – FanZone Gates Open to Ticket Holders *
12:30 p.m. – Mariachi Los Reyes performs on the DiscoverIE FanZone Main Stage
 1:00 p.m. – Formula Drift Exhibition in the DiscoverIE FanZone
1:00 p.m. – Randy Scott Band performs on the DiscoverIE FanZone Main Stage
1:30 p.m. – Metal Mulisha presented by Royal Purple in the DiscoverIE FanZone
2:00 p.m. – Dario Franchitti Walk of Fame Induction (Outside Gate 14)
2:00 p.m. – Formula Drift Exhibition in the DiscoverIE FanZone
2:00 p.m. – The Spazmatics performs on the DiscoverIE FanZone Main Stage
2:30 p.m. – All-Driver INDYCAR Autograph Session – INDYCAR Fan Village
2:30 p.m. – Firestone Indy Lights Driver Intros – Security Clear Pit Road
3:00 p.m. – Formula Drift Exhibition in the DiscoverIE FanZone
 3:00 p.m. – Firestone Indy Lights Race (50 laps)
4:00 p.m. – Metal Mulisha presented by Royal Purple in the DiscoverIE FanZone
4:00 p.m. – The Spazmatics performs on the DiscoverIE FanZone Main Stage
 5:00 p.m. – Formula Drift Exhibition in the DiscoverIE FanZone
5:00 p.m. – INDYCAR World Championship Driver Intros
 5:50 p.m. – MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championship Race (250 laps)

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Graham Rahal and Ricky Carmichael Go Drifting at Texas Motor Speedway

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Formula Drift drivers Fredric Aasbo and Michael Essa recently met with IndyCar driver Graham Rahal and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ricky Carmichael, also known as the GOAT (greatest of all-time) of motocross racing to give them a chance to sit shotgun in a drift ride. This cross-promotion was held to promote this weekend’s Ultimate Drifting event at Texas Motor Speedway during the IndyCar weekend.