2019 Grand Prix of Long Beach Week

2019 Grand Prix of Long Beach Week

It's that time again, Race Week in Long Beach! Don't miss one second of the action!

Race fans get ready! One of the city's most exciting and popular annual things to do, the 45th Grand Prix of Long Beach is back! We've made it easy for you to get in on the fun, just have a look below.

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Formula DRIFT Kickoff

April 5th - April 6th

Formula DRIFT kicks-off the championship season on the Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course.

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The Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course has been around since 1977. Highlighted by Formula 1, IndyCar, American Le Mans Series, The Toyota Pro/Celebrity race, and now Formula DRIFT.

2019 will be Formula DRIFT’s 14th consecutive year at the famous Street Course. The 2-day event will again be one week prior to the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Utilizing Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course, Formula DRIFT slides its way on one of two actual street course utilized for professional drifting. With a high-speed entry and very tight spacing between the cars and walls, there is no room for mistakes, making the opening round of the Formula DRIFT season one of the most exciting drift events of the year.

This event also features: a huge vendor village, tons of giveaways from sponsors, driver autograph session, open pits to see the cars and stars up close and personal, and so much more!

Round 1: Streets of Long Beach will kick-off the 2019 Championship season in style with new cars, new drivers, and all the sideways excitement that Formula DRIFT is known for.


Friday, April 5, 2019

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM - WILL CALL: Open for credential pick up

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - PRO: Open practice #1

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Gates open to spectators

1:00 PM - Livestream: www.formulad.com/live

1:15 PM - 3:45 PM - PRO: Qualifying: All drivers

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - PRO: Gumout Autograph signing: Mandatory

racers in action during Streets of Long Beach event

Saturday, April 6, 2019

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM - WILL CALL: Open for credential pick up

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM - Box office hours

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM - PRO: Open practice #2

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Gates open to spectators

10:45 AM - Livestream: www.formulad.com/live

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - PRO: Main competition: Top 32

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Half time break

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Gumout VIP experience track walk

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM - PRO: Opening ceremonies

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM - PRO: Main competition: Top 16

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM - Trophy ceremony and closing

Don’t miss out on the exciting 2019 Formula DRIFT Season Opener on April 5 - April 6!

Thunder Thursday

Thunder Thursday

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets, the free-to-the-public festival that annually marks the start of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach race weekend, will take place on Thursday, April 11, and have plenty of fun for the entire family.

Presented by the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, Thunder Thursday’s activities begin at 6:00 p.m., with NTT IndyCar Series pit stop competitions on Shoreline Drive, west of Pine Ave., taking place at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Tony Carbajal’s stunt motorcycles will wow the crowd at 7:05 p.m. and 8:05 p.m. and the always-exciting freestyle motocross demonstrations will take over Shoreline Drive at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Find more information on Thunder Thursday. 

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Practice & Qualifying

Friday, April 12, 2019

7:00 AM - Spectator Gates Open

7:40 AM - 9:40 AM - BUBBA Burger SportsCar Grand Prix (IMSA) Practice

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM - NTT IndyCar Series Practice P1

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM - Historic IMSA GTO Practice

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM - Stadium SUPER Trucks Practice

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - NTT IndyCar Series Practice P2

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM - Historic IMSA GTO Qualifying

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Pirelli GT4 America Practice

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - NTT IndyCar Series Fan Appreciation Activity - All Driver Autograph Session (INDYCAR Paddock)

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM - BUBBA Burger SportsCar Grand Prix Qualifying

6:45 PM - 7:30 PM - Super Drift Challenge Practice

6:45 PM - Fiesta Friday Concert (Concert Stage)

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM - Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Competition #1

Saturday, April 13, 2019

7:00 AM - Spectator Gates Open

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM - NTT IndyCar Series Practice P3

9:30 AM - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Autograph Session (IMSA Paddock)

10:00 AM 10:35 AM - Pirelli GT4 America Practice

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM - Pirelli GT4 America Qualifying

12:10 PM – 1:25 PM - NTT IndyCar Series Qualifying & FIRESTONE FAST 6

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM - BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix Pre-Race

2:06 PM – 3:46 PM - BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix of Long Beach (Race #3 of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – 100 min.)

4:15 PM – 4:40 PM - Stadium SUPER Trucks Race #1

5:00 PM – 5:20 PM - Historic IMSA GTO Race

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Competition #2

6:00 PM - SMG Presents Rock-N-Roar Concert (Concert Stage)

Long Beach Grand Prix racing series live competition on track

Main Event

Sunday, April 14, 2019

7:00 AM - Spectator Gates Open

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - NTT IndyCar Series Warm Up

9:35 AM - Pirelli GT4 America Pre-Race

9:53 AM - "Drivers Start Your Engines"

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM - Pirelli GT4 America Race

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM - Mothers Exotic Car Parade

12:15 PM - NTT IndyCar Series Pre-Race

12:30 PM - Indy Cars to Grid

1:23 PM - "Drivers Start Your Engines"

1:42 PM - 3:30 PM - ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH (Race #4 of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series)

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM - Stadium SUPER Trucks Race #2

Formula DRIFT has the right to refuse any of the following items: Alcoholic Beverages, Illegal Substances, Folding Chairs, Skates/Rollerblades/Bicycles/Tricycles/Skateboards, Ladders/Stepstools, Portable Tents, Ice Chests, Guns/Knives/Mace/Stun Gun, Pets/Animals (Service ONLY), Glass Bottles/Cans, Hoverboards, Drones/RC Aircraft, Fireworks, No Fire Pits

**All schedules are subject to change without notice. Any questions on possible changes can be addressed with any FD representative on-site.

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Fiesta Friday Concert

April 12th, 2019

For those who quieren rock-and-roll, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach has you covered: an acclaimed international artist (TBA) will take to the stage to headline the popular Tecate Light Fiesta Friday Concert. Past performers have included Moderatto, Ozomatli, and Moenia.

The Tecate Light Fiesta Friday Concert will take place at approximately 6:45 p.m. on the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center Terrace Plaza and is free to Friday race ticket holders. Space at the Plaza is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Free Fiesta Friday pass coupons will be available for fans 21-and-older to pick up at retail locations in Southern California where Tecate and Tecate Light are sold (where available and legal).

Featuring a wide variety of on- and off-track activities for the entire family, the Grand Prix weekend’s on-track action will be headlined by the Verizon IndyCar Series and also include the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge, SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks, Pirelli World Challenge and the inaugural running of the historic Can-Am Challenge.

Ticket prices for Friday’s racing events and concert start at $32 for a General Admission ticket.  Three-day tickets, pre-paid parking packages, handicapped seating, Verizon IndyCar Series Paddock access passes, Super Photo tickets and an array of VIP Club packages are also available.

Fans can select and pay for their 2019 Grand Prix of Long Beach tickets, parking and paddock passes online at gplb.com. Ticket orders can also be placed by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 827-7333.  A printed ticket brochure that includes a circuit map, ticket prices, order form and other information is also available.

Fans can also follow the Grand Prix of Long Beach on Facebook at GrandPrixLB.

Cheap Trick live at Rock-N-Roar event during Grand Prix of LB

Rock-N-Roar Concert

April 13th, 2019

Rock-and-roll royalty will invade the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach when SMG presents a high-energy performance by a legendary rock act (TBA) at the event’s popular Saturday night Rock-N-Roar Concert.

Free to Saturday race ticket holders, the concert will take place at approximately 6 p.m. Space at the outdoor stage is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Past Rock-N-Roar performers have included iconic acts like Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Cheap Trick, and supergroup Lords of Chaos featuring members of Guns N' Roses, ZZ Top, The Cult, and Stone Temple Pilots.

The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will take place April 12th - 14th. For more information, visit gplb.com.

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