Proving that it’s not just fast in Florida, the Cadillac DPi-V.R of Mustang Sampling Racing dominated the Streets of Long Beach course, and took the overall win in front of the Tequila Patron ESM Nissan and Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac.
We’re here at the Streets of Long Beach for a whole weekend of racing, and in IndyCar, Alexander Rossi got the most out of his Honda to finish in front of a pair of Penske Verizon Chevrolets driven by Will Power and Simon Pagenaud.
Long Beach, California has played host to a massive racing weekend, now known as the Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix. For 44 years, they’ve had a mix of F1, Indy, IMSA, World Challenge, and Stadium Super Trucks battling on the city street course.
Will Power was the epitome of “‘tis just a flesh wound” after a first-lap crash with Charlie Kimball sent him into the wall at Sunday’s IndyCar race in Long Beach. Instead of letting recovery workers pull him out for a tow, he asked them to take his damaged front wing completely off so he could keep going.
The Corvette Racing team was all set for a 1-2 GTLM class win at today’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race until the No. 3 Corvette got stuck behind a three-car pile-up on the exit of Long Beach’s final hairpin. Is there anything worse than watching everyone pass you while you’re stuck behind a crash?
When Dirk Müller tried to get his No. 66 Ford GT back into race traffic around a blind hairpin on the Long Beach Grand Prix circuit, he caused an honest-to-goodness traffic jam that would be just as plausible on I-5.
The Long Beach Grand Prix street circuit is infamously tight in some spots, and always a solid bet for insanity. Today’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Long Beach only made it to turn six of its first lap before a dumb little pile-up that caught several of the top qualifiers in the GTLM class out.
The lovely Cadillac ATS-V.R of Johnny O’Connell had a bit of a boost problem at Long Beach that put them out of Pirelli World Challenge’s allowed specification. A 10-second penalty was assessed after the race, reports Racer. This gave K-Pax McLaren 650S GT3 driver Alvaro Parente his first win in the series.
For the second year in a row, the Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend left a driver so angry over a race result that they refused to spray champagne on the podium. This year, it was Scott Dixon, who got royally screwed by IndyCar’s decision not to impose a real penalty for a shortcut made by race winner Simon Pagenaud.
Nearly everyone on earth was racing this weekend, yet one car stood out heads, shoulders, and feathers above everything else: the eye-searingly green Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles Dodge Viper GT3.R driven by Tim Pappas. You can’t look at this car and not give it at least a chill nod of approval.
When your view suddenly gets obscured by your own hood at speed on a race track, and you lose control of the car, oh hon. Prepare thyself. Clench thy buttocks. This one may smart a bit.
Sometimes a racer tries a move that just makes you shake your head and go “nah.” Nah, man. Naaaaaah. Today, it happened in the last five minutes of the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Long Beach. What on earth was this Porsche driver thinking?
NASCAR commentator and Top Gear USA host Rutledge Wood described the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race as “the coolest thing I’ve ever done.” It’s something he watched as a kid, and he’ll be participating in this year’s event as a past winner and honorary “pro.” We’re just as sad as he is to see it go.
Today’s IndyCar practice was interrupted by a particularly stubborn brake fire out of Charlie Kimball’s car. Between this and the Fiery On Road Dead incident from IMSA practice, maybe California needs to periodically assess car-b-que risk like they do for wildfires. Threat level: at least moderate.
Christian Slater, and Keanu Reeves during press practice for this past weekend's Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. Say it with us: There is no
spoon apex. Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images.
Unless you live under a rock, you saw Travis Pastrana ring in 2010 by launching his Subaru rally car 269 feet across Long Beach Harbor at 95 MPH. Now here's the jump in high-res time lapse and high-def video glory.
A brand-new Boeing C-17 cargo plane fuselage was trucked out of Long Beach, California last night via the Pacific Coast Highway to a ship waiting to transport the 50-ton plane to Virginia for training use. Video below.
The one and only Mister Cooper got together with Señor Jalopy and belly-tank Bobby to hit a Model T swap meet in the fine city of Long Beach. As one of the few art critics Los Jalops intrinsically respect — as he himself has a bit of the old artist in him — we dig the man's take on the inherent majesty of the layout…
Long time Jalop lurker and new buddy John spotted a BMW 1-Series on the streets of Long Beach, sans badging, and nabbed it by cameraphone.