LONG BEACH,CA -The Long Beach Grand Prix is back for its 40th Anniversary. The city of Long Beach has been a great host for this race for years. This year will have so many attractions and events for the fans to really feel a part of the festivities. Today was the 2014 Pro / Celebrity press and practice on the seaside course before their big race on April 12. The Stars, Pace cars and few Drift cars let their tires screech for all to hear.
This year star studded race will include Adrien Broady, Eric Braeden, Corbin Blue, Brett Davern, Colin Egglesfield, Carmelita Jeter, Cole Hauser, Tricia Helfer, Phil Keoghan, Vanessa Marcil, Lisa Stanley, Max Thieriot, Nick Wechsler, Sam Witwer, Kyle Petty, Al Unser Jr., Rutledge Wood, Doug Fregin and Dr. William Pinsky, is one of several races featured during Grand Prix weekend April 11-13.
We caught up with the fastest woman in the world and asked her can you win? “I hope so — that’s the plan,” Jeter said in between practice runs in downtown Long Beach on Tuesday. “I’m definitely trying to bring the competitiveness from track and field to the … Grand Prix,” she said. “I’m definitely coming out here for the W.”
The charity race benefits Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach and Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Since 1991, Toyota has donated more than $2 million to various children’s hospitals on behalf of the race and its participants.
The celebrities did four days of training at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond in mid-March, but many found Long Beach’s course vastly different than Willow Springs’.
So Stay don’t miss out on great races in Long Beach this year, your Mayor will get his last ride on the track this year before leaving office.
Jevone Moore a writer, photographer by trade and a coach in life at heart. Former UCLA Bruin football player during the good years, City Champs 92-95.