The 46th running of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is coming up this weekend, September 24-26, 2021. To celebrate this legendary race’s return, we’re providing the opportunity for TEN WINNERS to receive a PAIR of tickets to Sunday’s IndyCar season finale. And here’s the best part – it won’t cost you anything to enter.
You just have to be one of the first ten people to win a head-to-head race in-person against K1 Speed’s self-proclaimed Long Beach GP expert, Ryan, on Forza Motorsport 7. Think you have what it takes? Read on.
You’ve got to beat Ryan in a 3-lap head-to-head race for position at the Long Beach Grand Prix circuit in Forza Motorsport 7. You and Ryan will drive identical 2019 Chevy IndyCars and will both be using the XBOX controller. If you beat Ryan, you’ll be given a pair of tickets (see Terms & Conditions below) so that you and a friend can go to the IndyCar season finale on Sunday, September 26. And don’t worry – if you lose, you can get back in line and try again.
When & Where:
This competition is taking place starting at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 22 at K1 Speed Anaheim. The competition will end once 10 people have beaten Ryan and won all our tickets.
So mark your calendars for this Wednesday, September 22, log in some practice laps, and get ready to race head-to-head against Ryan on the Streets of Long Beach for your chance at winning tickets to this world-renown race!
Get Ready to Go Racing!
So mark your calendars for this Wednesday, September 22, log in some Long Beach practice laps, and get ready to go head-to-head against Ryan for your chance at winning tickets to this world-renown race!
This year’s event is the first time the event will take place in September since the very first Long Beach Grand Prix on September 28, 1975.
K1 Speed was an official sponsor and the Official Go-Kart Track Operator of the Grand Prix of Long Beach from 2017 to 2019.
Al Unser, Jr. is the most winning driver at the GPLB (six wins).
Team Penske and Newman/Haas are tied with most wins as a team at the LBGP with six wins each.
The most winning drivers during the Pro/Celebrity race, that was held for 40 years, was Dan Gurney as a pro with four wins, and Alfonso Ribeiro as a celebrity with four wins.
The Formula One record for race winner with the lowest starting position goes to John Watson during the 1983 event, who started from the 23rd position to win the race.
Toyota sponsored the Grand Prix of Long Beach from its inception, and had been a title sponsor from 1980 to 2018, which is believed to be the longest continuously-running sports sponsorship in the United States. 2019 was the first year that Toyota was not be the title sponsor, with Acura taking its place.
Every Grand Prix of Long Beach from 1978 to 2019 was announced by Bruce Flanders, who was memorialized with his own star on the Long Beach Motorsport Walk of Fame. Sadly, Flanders passed away in 2020.
The first event drew 30,000 fans. Today, the event pulls in more than 200,000 fans from all over the world.
A multitude of drivers can claim the GP of Long Beach as their first IndyCar win, including: Michael Andretti, Paul Tracy, Juan Pablo Montoya, Mike Conway and Takuma Sato.
Michael Andretti scored both his first IndyCar win (1986) and last IndyCar win (2002) at Long Beach.
In 2005, Katherine Legge won the Atlantic Championship support race at Long Beach, becoming the first female driver to win a feeder series open-wheel race in North America.
Terms & Conditions
Limit one pair of tickets per winner. No repeat winners.