CHAMPCAR/CART: LBGP names Shav Glick as honorary starter

SHAV GLICK, RETIRED LOS ANGELES TIMES WRITER, TO BE HONORARY GRAND PRIX STARTER LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 23, 2006) -- Shav Glick, who recently retired from the Los Angeles Times after 52 years as a sportswriter - 36 of those years as the...

SHAV GLICK, RETIRED LOS ANGELES TIMES WRITER, TO BE HONORARY GRAND PRIX STARTER

LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 23, 2006) -- Shav Glick, who recently retired from the Los Angeles Times after 52 years as a sportswriter - 36 of those years as the nation's finest motorsports writer - will be in the flag stand and serve as honorary starter for the April 9, 32nd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Champ Car World Series race.

Glick, 85, has covered the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach since its inception in 1975. He was a classmate of Jackie Robinson's at Pasadena Junior College, and later became Robinson's golfing buddy. He watched Ted Williams play baseball in high school.

Glick has also covered the Olympic Games and golf - among many other sports - and is the only general-circulation daily newspaper writer enshrined in the Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, featuring six racing events including the opening round of the 2006 Champ Car World Series, can be purchased from the Grand Prix ticket office by calling the toll-free ticket hotline at (888) 82-SPEED. A handy ticket brochure - which includes circuit map, grandstand and parking locations, ticket prices and order form - can be obtained by calling the ticket hotline. Tickets are also available online at longbeachgp.com or ticketmaster.com.

Ticket prices range from $35 for Friday/Saturday general admission up to $115 for a three-day ticket that includes Saturday and Sunday reserved seats in upper levels of the grandstands. Pre-paid parking packages are also available when ordering through the Grand Prix Ticket Office. Handicapped seating, Bosch Champ Car Garage passes, super photo tickets and a variety of hospitality club packages are also available.

-TGPLB-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Ted Williams
Teams Williams