Grand Prix of Long Beach news 2010-02-04

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES CORVETTE DRIVERS TO 'CORRAL' THEIR OWN ROOTING SECTION AT 2010 TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2010) -- The Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race at the April 16-18 Toyota Grand...

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES CORVETTE DRIVERS TO 'CORRAL' THEIR OWN ROOTING SECTION AT 2010 TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2010) -- The Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race at the April 16-18 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will have special meaning for Corvette Racing drivers like Olivier Beretta, Jan Magnussen, Johnny O'Connell and Oliver Gavin.

The four will have their own special rooting section in the form of the "Corvette Corral," with more than 100 Corvettes and their owners sharing a special private Friday and Saturday hospitality area behind Grandstands 24-26.

Corvette Corral members will enjoy a weekend filled with visits from ALMS drivers, tech talk and swapping stories, touring the free Lifestyle Expo and enjoying Saturday's racing, which also includes the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, IndyCar qualifying and Team Drifting Challenge.

Similar Corvette Corrals are popular at many other racing venues across the United States and Canada.

Ticket prices for the Friday, April 16 Corvette Corral are $25 for a general admission grandstand ticket and $20 for private Corral parking. On Saturday, April 17, tickets are $57 for a reserved grandstand seat or $42 for general admission grandstand seat and $20 for private Corral parking. Admission ticket purchase is required to obtain Corral parking.

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach schedule for Sun., April 18 includes Dario Franchitti and Danica Patrick headlining the field in the IZOD IndyCar Series race, along with the Firestone Indy Lights, Team Drifting Challenge and SCCA Pro World Challenge Championships races.

For the second consecutive year, ticket prices for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach have remained unchanged. Tickets for the three-day event range from $25 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $125 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat./Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. Pre-paid parking packages are also available, along with handicapped seating, IndyCar Paddock passes, Super Photo tickets and a wide variety of Hospitality Club packages including the all-new Vista Club located high atop the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.

Credit card orders for the 2010 event weekend will be accepted at the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 82-SPEED, or online by visiting www.gplb.com. The Web site also includes updates on 2010 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach news, ticket information downloads and ongoing announcements of special race week activities.

A printed ticket brochure that includes a circuit map, ticket prices, order form and other information can be obtained by calling the hotline.

-source: -TGPLB-

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Series ALMS
Drivers Jan Magnussen , Dario Franchitti , Johnny O'Connell , Oliver Gavin , Danica Patrick
Teams Corvette Racing