It was the gamble of a lifetime 29 years ago that took the career of one of the most decorated and diverse drivers in American motorsports to another level.
Scott Pruett cannot forget the impact the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach has had on his life, from coming to the track as a fan and meeting Niki Lauda as a teenager, to the year he bet on himself – and won.
One team to watch in a robust GT Le Mans (GTLM) field set to duel at Long Beach is the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE.
Co-drivers Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander and James Calado have finished on the GTLM podium in each of the past three races, dating back to a victory in the 2016 season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Fisichella and Vilander will share the Ferrari at Long Beach as the team’s full-season driver pairing, as Calado joins the team only for endurance events.
The BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday, April 8 will feature a full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship paddock, with 35 cars – comprised of 13 different automotive manufacturers – on the entry list (LINKED HERE) for Round 3 of the 2017 season.
Austin, Texas is home to Circuit of the Americas, the fourth stop on IMSA’s 2017 race schedule, but it is also the capital city of Texas! Looking to experience the local culture during your IMSA race weekend May 5-6? Be sure to check out these quintessential Austin neighborhoods and activities to top off your action-packed weekend.