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04.11.14

Troy Lee Designs Pre-Race Report: Long Beach Grand Prix 2014

Auto Racing - Long Beach, CA

The 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is host to seven incredible racing events including the IndyCar Series and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the two events that Troy Lee Designs is proud to be represented by some of "The World's Fastest Racers".

Cars with turbocharged engines from Honda and Chevrolet driven by racing royalty like 2013 IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon, Long Beach winners Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves, Takuma Sato and Will Power, along with Tony Kanaan and, in his first season back in open-wheel, Juan Pablo Montoya, thunder through the city streets of Long Beach!

Two classes of the most advanced, exotic sports cars on the planet battle on Saturday afternoon in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship 100-minute shootout featuring suspenseful passes, driver changes and battles for position in almost every corner! Ferraris, Porsches, Corvettes, Dodge Vipers and BMWs race with the futuristic-looking Prototypes in this event.

Saturday, April 12:

Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase featuring the TUDOR Championship - 3:05pm

Prototype Class

Extreme Speed Motorsports
Both of the Troy Lee Designs supported Extreme Speed Motorsports Tequlia Patron cars, No. 01 piloted by Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel and the No. 02 piloted by Ed Brown and Johannes van Overbeek, will compete to repeat their 1-2 podium finishes achieved at last year's event.

Chip Ganassi Racing
Long time Troy Lee Designs driver Scott Pruett will team up with Memo Rojas to race their No. 01 Mazda Prototype to what they hope will be the top spot.

GT Le Mans Class

Porsche North America
Troy Lee Designs driver Patrick Long will compete with his Porsche factory teammate Michael Christensen to drive the No. 912 through the streets of Long Beach to what they hope will be a podium finish.

Sunday, April 13:

The IZOD IndyCar Series - 1:50pm

Team Penske
This year, all three of the Team Penske drivers, No. 12 Will Power, No. 03 Helio Castroneves and team new-comer No. 02 Juan Pablo Montoya, will be donning custom painted helmets from Troy Lee Designs as they compete for victory. In addition to the drivers, the Team Penske pit crew will also be outfitted with helmets custom painted by Troy Lee Designs.

Target Chip Ganassi Racing
With Dario Franchitti's retirement, Target Chip Ganassi has signed driver Tony Kannan to pilot the No. 10 and join 2013 IndyCar Series Champ No. 09 Scott Dixon in pursuing a second consecutive Long Beach win for the team. Both drivers and their pit crews will be donning helmets freshly painted by Troy Lee Designs.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Troy Lee Designs driver Oriol Servia will be returning to the streets of Long Beach looking for victory, this time, in the first of a projected four race stint with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

Follow @TroyLeeDesigns on Twitter and Instagram for updates on our drivers and pit crews who are competing at the 2014 Long Beach Grand Prix.

Be sure to follow the drivers and teams directly for the latest news, photos and results straight from the source:

Extreme Speed Motorsports
Twitter / Instagram - @ESMRacing
Facebook - www.facebook.com/ESMracing

Chip Ganassi Racing
Twitter - @CGRTeams
Instagram - @chipganassiracing
Facebook - www.facebook.com/ChipGanassiRacingTeams
Scott Pruett Twitter / Instagram - @scottpruett01

Porsche North America
Twitter / Instagram - @PorscheNAracing
Patrick Long Twitter / Instagram - @pLmotorsport

Team Penske
Twitter / Instagram - @Team_Penske
Facebook - www.facebook.com/TeamPenske
Will Power Twitter / Instagram - @12WillPower
Helio Castroneves Twitter - @h3lio
Helio Castroneves Instagram - @heliocastroneves
Juan Pablo Montoya Twitter - @jpmontoya
Juan Pablo Montoya Instagram - @jpmonty2

Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Twitter - @CGRTeams
Instagram - @chipganassiracing
Facebook - www.facebook.com/ChipGanassiRacingTeams
Scott Dixon Twitter / Instagram - @scottdixon9
Tony Kanaan Twitter - @TonyKanaan
Tony Kanaan Instagram - @tkanaan

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Twitter / Instagram - @RLLracing
Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan-Racing
Oriol Servia Twitter / Instagram - @OriolServia
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