The race can be a chaotic atmosphere. Super trucks and Global Time Attack cars zoom all around the race expo with the roar of engines and the backfiring from exhaust pipes making it hard to hear the person next to you. But if you’re eating any of the wide varieties of food at the race it can eliminate the need for words.
Temperatures will sink back to the mid-70s Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with patchy fog in the morning and partly-cloudy skies.
As difficult as it is to believe, not everyone in this city loves the musical lilt of screaming high-performance engines on Grand Prix weekend.
In hopes of avoiding long lines and confusion on race day, race organizers are encouraging ticket holders to submit proof of vaccination ahead of time or have it handy on race day.
The Global Time Attack challenge, a new addition to the Grand Prix program, in which drivers compete for the fastest lap time over the course of the weekend.
“The fact that we’re the season finale … adds a whole new dimension to the interest level,” Michaelian said, noting that the interest is not relegated to race fans but also to teams and their sponsors.
This year’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will look and feel a little different, but race organizers say attendees can still expect a weekend filled with loud noises, food and libations, and a concert on Saturday, Sept. 25.
The April 18 concert is free to Saturday ticket holders at the Grand Prix and will begin after the day’s race activities.
The streets of Downtown Long Beach will be tough to navigate the next few days as Formula Drift heads into this weekend, and the Acura Grand Prix—expected to draw over 100,000 spectators over three days—begins April 12.
As always, the weekend festivities will feature Stadium Super Trucks, evening concerts, food trucks, libations—and of course, the main event, the Acura Grand Prix on Sunday.