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Tickets on sale for 2008 LB Grand Prix
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Tickets for Southern California’s annual “Spring Brake,” the April 18-20, 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, will go on sale Monday, Oct. 8.

The 34th Annual Grand Prix will again feature the cars and stars of the Champ Car World Series, expected to be led by four-time Long Beach winner Paul Tracy, Justin Wilson, and young hot shoe Graham Rahal, as well as the Champ Car Atlantic Championship and the EZ Lube Team Drift Challenge.

Action on Sat., April 19 will include the American Le Mans Series race and the fan-favorite 32nd Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.

“As always, we’re dedicated to bringing more than just the finest in racing to the streets of Long Beach and our fans,” said Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach (GPALB).

“Again this year, we’ve lined up a three-day entertainment festival that includes two top concerts, free with a race ticket, in the Tecate Cool Zone and, for the first time, we will be introducing the ‘Green Power Prix-View’ to all of our fans.”

The Green Power Prix-View will feature alternative energy vehicles on the track as well as on display in the free-to-race-ticket holders “Lifestyle and Alternative Energy Expo.” The Expo, located in the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, will also showcase renewable energy sources, water and energy conservation and healthy lifestyles.

Ticket prices for the three-day event range from $25 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $125 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat. and Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels.  Pre-paid parking packages are also available.

Beginning Monday at 10 a.m., credit card orders for the 2008 event can be placed by calling the toll-free ticket hotline -- (888) 82-SPEED – or online by visiting www.gplb.com. Handicapped seating, Champ Car Garage Passes, Super Photo tickets and a wide variety of Hospitality Club packages are also available.

The web site also includes continuous updates on 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach tickets, news and ongoing announcements of special race week activities.

A ticket brochure that includes a circuit map, ticket prices and order form can be obtained by calling the hotline.

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