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

Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge This Weekend During the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge This Weekend During the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach; Coverage on Friday and Saturday via Livestream

Long Beach, Calif. – April 18, 2013 – Formula DRIFT will be hosting the first Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge this weekend during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Practice and competition to be shown on the Formula DRIFT Livestream on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM (PST.

For the first time in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach history, motorsports action will take place at night with the inaugural Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge. The invitational competition will pit sixteen of the top drifters from Formula DRIFT against each other for a $25,000 prize purse.

“After a successful Round 1: Streets of Long Beach event last weekend we are excited to bring drifting competition to the masses for a consecutive weekend during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “For the past few years we have showcased drifting, but never to this extent with a full action-packed competition and to top it off it will be at night for the first time in the history of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and we are anxious to showcase world-class drifting to this audience.”

The practice and competition will air live on the Formula Drift Livestream at 7:00 PM (PST) on both Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, 2013. Visit www.formulad.com/live to watch the action online. Drivers include:

– Fredric Aasbo
– Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis
– Jhonnattan Castro
– Chelsea Denofa
– Mike Essa
– Patrick Goodin
– Jeff Jones
– Ryan Kado
– Kyle Mohan
– Patrick Mordaunt
– Robbie Nishida
– Matt Powers
– Daigo Saito
– Forrest Wang
– Walker Wilkerson
– Toshiki Yoshioka

The Formula DRIFT Pro Championship presented by GoPro continues at Round 2: Road to the Championship at Road Atlanta on May 10-11, 2013.