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Car Race in Long Beaches

Racing / March 8, 2015

Formula DRIFT kicks-off the 14th championship season on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course.

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course has been around since 1977. Highlighted by Formula 1, IndyCar, American Le Mans Series, The Toyota Pro/Celebrity race, and now Formula DRIFT.

2017 will be Formula DRIFT’s 12th consecutive year at the famous Street Course. The 2-day event will again be one week prior to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Utilizing Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course, Formula DRIFT slides its way on one of two actual street course utilized for professional drifting. With a high-speed entry and very tight spacing between the cars and walls, there is no room for mistakes, making the opening round of the Formula DRIFT season one of the most exciting drift events of the year.

This event also features: a huge vendor village, tons of giveaways from sponsors, driver autograph session, open pits to see the cars and stars up close and personal, and so much more!

Round 1: Streets of Long Beach will kick-off the 2017 Championship season in style with new cars, new drivers, and all the sideways excitement that Formula DRIFT is known for. 2016 Champion Chris Forsberg will be back to defend his title against all competitors including Fredric Aasbo, Vaughn Gittin Jr., Aurimas “Odi” Bakchis and the rest of the talented pool of drivers.

Don’t miss out on the exciting 2017 Formula DRIFT Season Opener on March 31 – April 1!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:00am - 6:00pm - BOX OFFICE HOURS
10:00am – 1:00pm – FD: Open Practice
11:00am – 5:00pm – GATES OPEN TO PUBLIC
1:00pm – LIVESTREAM:
1:15pm – 3:45pm – FD: Qualifying - All Drivers
4:00pm – 5:00pm – FD: Autograph Signing Session

10:00am - 6:00pm - BOX OFFICE HOURS
9:00am – 10:45am – FD: Open Practice
9:00am – 6:00pm – GATES OPEN TO PUBLIC
10:45am – LIVESTREAM:
11:00am – 1:00pm – MAIN COMPETITION: Top 32
1:00pm – 2:30pm – HALF TIME BREAK
2:00pm – 2:30pm – VIP EXPERIENCE: Track Walk
3:00pm – LIVESTREAM:
3:00pm – 3:20pm – NATIONAL ANTHEM / OPENING CEREMONIES
3:30pm – 5:30pm – MAIN COMPETITION: Top 16
5:45pm – 6:00pm – TROPHY CEREMONY & CLOSING

Formula DRIFT has the right to refuse any of the following items: Alcoholic Beverages, Illegal Substances, Folding Chairs, Skates/Rollerblades/Bicycles/Tricycles/Skateboards, Ladders/Stepstools, Portable Tents, Ice Chests, Guns/Knives/Mace/Stun Gun, Pets/Animals (Service ONLY), Glass Bottles/Cans, Hoverboards, Drones/RC Aircraft, Fireworks, No Fire Pits

**All schedules are subject to change without notice. Any questions on possible changes can be addressed with any FD representative on-site.

Long Beach Convention Center

Streets: E. Seaside Way and E. Shoreline Drive
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Click for Directions/Map
Phone: 562.436.3636

Courtyard by Marriott

500 East First St.
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-435-8511

Main-parking structure is on Seaside Way and Long Beach Blvd. Overflow parking is at the Long Beach Convention Center parking on Pine.

Cost: $15

Formula DRIFT has the right to refuse any of the following items:
Alcoholic Beverages, Illegal Substances, Folding Chairs, Skates / Rollerblades / Bicycles / Tricycles / Skateboards, Ladders / Stepstools, Portable Tents, Ice Chests, Guns / Knives / Mace / Stun Gun, Pets / Animals (Service ONLY), Glass Bottles / Cans, Hoverboards, Drones / RC Aircraft, Fireworks, No Fire Pits

Location: West end of Formula Drift Paddock
Cost: Free for FD Teams and Exhibitors

Long Beach Airport
(LGB) - 6.3 miles to track

Los Angeles International Airport
(LAX) - 21.9 miles to track

John Wayne Airport Orange County
(SNA) - 23.7 miles to track

Burbank Airport
(BUR) - 37.1 miles to track

Ontario International Airport
(ONT) - 53.7 miles to track

Enterprise Car Rental

Source: www.formulad.com