This was the first ever U.S.-based Olympic qualifying event for skateboarding, which is a new sport for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
While the gates for the Grand Prix races don’t open till Friday, there’s still lots of race-related happenings in the week before. Here’s a run-down of all the events:
On the track, every run during practice, qualifying and competition had fans on their toes as competitors made their start from Seaside Way onto turn 1 into the Long Beach Convention Center parking lot, hitting speeds of up to 100 mph.
With a shot at the 2018 Professional Fighters League championship and $1 million top prize, the stakes were high for fighters competing in the PFL9 playoffs at the Long Beach Arena on Saturday.
PFL fighters go through an open workout at Groundwork Fitness as they prepare for the PFL9
Long Beach State Athletics announced yesterday that construction will begin in early 2018 on a locker room facility to accommodate the women’s soccer and softball teams.
Scott Dixon of New Zealand took the lead from Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais on the 57th lap and kept it for the rest of the way to win the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach IndyCar Series race.
Grand Prix weekend kicks off this week with two motorsports legends being inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame in the morning, and the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ 15th annual Thunder Thursday shutting down Pine Ave. in the evening.
It’ll be a star-studded weekend in Long Beach, as pro football star DeSean Jackson, Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, and actor Patrick Stewart serve as Grand Marshals for the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The week that was and will be in LBSU athletics.