Take a Lap on the Grand Prix Track

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Grand Prix track day

Photo by Leo Delati/Palacio de Long Beach

For the second year in a row, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is opening up its track to the public on Tuesday, April 1, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. The community is invited to walk, bike, roller skate or even push a stroller along the course where the world’s best IndyCar drivers will scream at over 180 mph the following week.. No motorized vehicles allowed; animals are not permitted with the exception of service animals

“This free ‘Grand Prix-View’ is a great opportunity to get some exercise while experiencing up close the race track, which is usually reserved for some of the most elite race car drivers in the world,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

People can travel at their own pace while checking out the tire tracks and other sights of one of the most famous street courses in the world. The Grand Prix-View will cover 1.5 miles of the course, and travel in the same direction as the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which starts the following week and draws approximately 170,000 spectators.

“By opening up the track, we’re showcasing our vibrant Downtown and providing a great experience to the community,” said Councilmember Suja Lowenthal, who represents the 2nd District.

The two entrance points for the public to access the track are at:

  • Ocean Boulevard and Hart Place
  • Ocean Boulevard and Collins Way

Parking is available for a fee at the Terrace Parking Structure. For more information, call 562.570.3150.

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One Response to “Take a Lap on the Grand Prix Track”
  1. J. R. says:

    Would love to get in touch with some of the photographers there today. The guy at the beginning of the back stretch had a great angle for pics and got a few as my wife and I rode by.