The racing on the streets of Long Beach might have been a bit on the bland side, but a couple of events leading up to what became a processional showed the reason why the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is looked forward to by all participants involved.
In many ways, Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg Verizon IndyCar Series season-starter was the portent of a new era. In other ways it was a reflection of the open-wheel category’s past and present.
The first Monday of February, an announcement heralded a new partnership for the IndyCar series: Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan will compete in the series with four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais, securing primary sponsorship from leading pavement sealer company SealMaster.
The 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach kicks off this weekend.