Every year a couple hundred thousand race fans descend on Long Beach, California for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The three days of racing around the streets of Downtown Long Beach include the IndyCar Series, the Super Drift Challenge, and the IMSA GTO Challenge, so there is constant action on this street course for all three days. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back with two classes of the most advanced, exotic sports cars on the planet. The SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Race is also back again this year. The Pirelli GT4 America is also part of the action.
There's also the Thursday Thunder kick-off party at The Pike Outlets, and the traditional pre-race Roar in the Shore street party in Belmont Shore on Wednesday.
In addition to what takes place on the track, there are driver autograph sessions, demonstrations, vendors, a Family Fun Zone and the Long Beach Grand Prix Lifestyle Expo all three days inside the Long Beach Sports Arena.
Friday is warm-up day, which makes it a great bargain. You still get to experience all the different cars on the track. The first Super Trucks Race, the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, the Historic GTO Race, and the Drift Challenge finals are on Saturday. The Pirelli GT4 America, part 2 of the Super Trucks Race and the official Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach IndyCar Race all take place on Sunday.
I've put together the most important information to help plan your trip to the Long Beach Grand Prix, including race details and general information about visiting Long Beach.
April 17-19, 2020, see schedule for exact hours.
Where: Pine Avenue, Shoreline Drive and Seaside Way in Long Beach, at the end of the 710 freeway. Circuit Map
Cost: 1-day general admission $33-$90 in 2019, 3-day from $95 adult, see the Official Website for more prices and information. Check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
Super Photo Ticket: $290 includes 3-day access to photo stands, paddocks and limited pit access
Grand Prix Resources:
Long Beach Grand Prix Schedule
Grand Prix Insider - Insider tips on the best deals and best seats
The Grand Prix Seating Gallery - to take the guesswork out of it, I took photos to show you what the track view from different seating areas look like from grandstands to Pit Suites to restaurants.
Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Home Page
Long Beach Resources: