Long Beach City Council approves GP through 2028
IndyCar’s second biggest race received a big boost as the Acura Grand Prix at Long Beach was approved with an extension until 2028.
“The Grand Prix extension that was approved by city council is the result of extensive discussions with city leaders which we believe have benefited all parties involved,” said Jim Michaelian, President and Chief Executive Officer. the management of the Long Beach Grand Prix Association. “The Grand Prix has always been a very strong community event and this agreement only amplifies the unique relationship with the City of Long Beach going forward. Our thanks to all those who contributed to the realization of this project.
Founded in 1975 by Chris Pook and Dan Gurney as the flagship event of the SCCA Formula 5000 series, the Long Beach Grand Prix has become the crown jewel of America among street racing, with a long history of Formula 1, the CART IndyCar series, Champ Car and the current NTT IndyCar series as feature series.
Despite the cancellation of the 2020 race due to COVID-19 and the push from its traditional date of April to the end of September in 2021, the newer AGPALB was greeted by large crowds throughout the event of three. days. And with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship spearheading Saturday’s activities with a 100-minute round featuring prototypes and GTs, as well as a variety of vintage racing cars and other attractions, the event continues. to retain its place as the annual celebration of speed in Southern California.