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SPOILER ALERT: 2009 Long Beach Grand Prix Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

by Frank Filipponio (RSS feed) on Apr 20th, 2009 at 12:59PM

- One of our favorite events at the annual Long Beach Grand Prix is the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. The slash in its name lets you know that this event features celebrities racing against real pro drivers, as well as a few buy-in drivers. In this case, each entrant gets the chance to pilot an identically prepped and lightly modified Scion tC. Basically, Toyota has removed the mufflers and added racing wheels and StopTech brakes, plus a rollcage and other safety equipment. The pros spot the celebs 30 seconds at the start of this 10-lap race, and then it's every driver for... Read More

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