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Long Beach, CA. April 8 - 9

STREETS OF LONG BEACH - Long Beach GP Street Course

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Formula DRIFT kicks-off the 13th championship season on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course.

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The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course has been around since 1977. Highlighted by Formula 1, IndyCar, American Le Mans Series, The Toyota Pro/Celebrity race, and now Formula DRIFT.

2016 will be Formula DRIFT's 11th consecutive year at the famous Street Course. The 2-day event will again be one week prior to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Utilizing Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course, Formula DRIFT slides its way on one of two actual street course utilized for professional drifting. With a high-speed entry and very tight spacing between the cars and walls, there is no room for mistakes, making the opening round of the Formula DRIFT season one of the most exciting drift events of the year.

This event also features: a huge vendor village, tons of giveaways from sponsors, driver autograph session, open pits to see the cars and stars up close and personal, and so much more!

Round 1: Streets of Long Beach will kick-off the 2016 Championship season in style with new cars, new drivers, and all the sideways excitement that Formula DRIFT is known for. 2015 Champion Fredric Aasbo will be back to defend his title against all competitors including Ken Gushi, Chris Forsberg, Ryan Tuerck and the rest of the talented pool of drivers.

Don't miss out on the exciting 2016 Formula DRIFT Season Opener on April 8-9!



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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, April 8, 2016 – Practice & Qualifying

6:00am – STREET CLOSURES BEGIN: Effecting Shoreline Dr., E. Seaside Way, Linden Ave., Hart Pl.
7:00am – 4:00pm – WILL CALL: Open for credential pick up – Will Call Tent
7:00am – VENUE OPEN: Credential Holders Only – Venue
10:00am – 1:00pm – FD: Open Practice – Track
12:00pm – 5:00pm – GATES OPEN TO PUBLIC – Venue
1:00pm – 3:30pm – FD: Qualifying; Reverse order using 2015 Final Standings – Track
3:35pm – 4:35pm – FD: Autograph Signing Session – TBA
6:00pm – STREETS OPEN
6:00pm – 8:00am – CLEAR GRID (Noise Ordinance; No Revving Engines)

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Main Event

6:00am – STREET CLOSURES BEGIN: Effecting Shoreline Dr., E. Seaside Way, Linden Ave., Hart Pl.
7:00am – 4:00pm – WILL CALL: Open for credential pick up – Will Call Tent
7:00am – VENUE OPEN: Credential Holders Only – Venue
9:00am – 10:30am – FD: Open Practice – Top 32 – Track
10:00am – 6:00pm – GATES OPEN TO PUBLIC – Venue
11:00am – 1:00pm – MAIN COMPETITION: Round of 32 – Track
1:00pm – 2:30pm – HALF TIME BREAK
2:00pm – 2:30pm – VIP EXPERIENCE: Track Walk – TBA
3:00pm – NATIONAL ANTHEM / OPENING CEREMONIES – Track
3:30pm – 5:30pm – MAIN COMPETITION: Round of 16 to Finals – Track
5:45pm – 6:00pm – TROPHY CEREMONY & CLOSING
6:00pm – STREETS OPEN


**All schedules are subject to change without notice. Any questions on possible changes can be addressed with any FD representative on-site.



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