Long Beach Grand Prix 2011 Friday’s event
Like I mentioned earlier this week about how I won tickets to the Long Beach Grand Prix, today I spent a few hours enjoying this loud and fast paced event.
There were no races scheduled for today, only practice runs. The event takes place on the streets of Long Beach (they close them off to the public) and the course is lined with wired fence, several layers of cement blocks and rubber tires to protect the spectators from any mishap.
Because of the wired fence, it’s actually difficult to get a clear photo of a car, unless of course you pay the $300 Super Photo Pass, which gives you access to several unobstructed areas. No thanks, the $300 bucks are still in my pocket, so I went ala cheap and found some open spots. In the photo above, if you click to enlarge you can see the heat rising from the rear of the car, the engines on these cars are powerful!
I’ll be there again tomorrow, so you might see another photo from the LBGP.