Long Beach Grand Prix 2017 highlights
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The third race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series will take place Sunday, April 9, from 1:30-3:30pm. Can't make it to the final showdown? There will be IndyCar practices and warm ups throughout the weekend.
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You'll see drivers Odi Bakchis, Conrad Grunewald, Kyle Mohan, Robbie Nishida and Justin Pawlak drift their way into Long Beach for the popular Formula DRIFT invitational competition, a fun event that often attracts large crowds. The practice and qualifying runs will take place Friday night, while the final competition will go down Saturday, April 8 from 7-9pm.Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Zach Zupancic
Though this event doesn't take place during the Long Beach Grand Prix, it's related. On Wednesday, April 5 at the waterfront Hotel Maya, 18-20 women will vie for the title of Miss Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, as well as some cash and prizes. The event is free to the public and will also feature a live DJ, race-themed photobooth and a show car display.
Photograph: Courtesy Miss Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
The Lifestyle Expo takes place throughout the weekend and will feature energy-efficient vehicles and building materials. There will be more than 150 exhibitors offering the latest products and services in automotive, travel, home improvement, fitness and recreation. The Verizon IndyCar Series Fan Experience is located herem as is the Family Fun Zone with rock climbing walls, games, video games, racing simulators and more. The expo is free to ticket holders and will be open Friday and Saturday from 8am-6pm and Sunday from 8am-5pm.Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Moto "Club4AG" Miwa