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Photo Finish: 2013 Long Beach Grand Prix Weekend

A jam-packed racing weekend.

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach has always been referred to as the United States’ version of Monaco. It doesn’t have quite the history nor does it host Formula One, but it is one of the busiest and most diverse racing weekends around. Whatever your taste, be it open-wheel racecars, endurance racing, touring cars, and the newly-added drift challenge & stadium super trucks, Long Beach has it all.

Here’s a quick run-down of the Top-Three finishers for all the weekend races.

Saturday:
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Pro
1st Place – Adam Carolla
2nd Place – Tyler Clary
3rd Place – Melanie Troxel

Celebrity
1st Place – Rutledge Wood
2nd Place – Brett Davern
3rd Place – Michael Trucco
Official Results from Grand Prix of Long Beach Site

Firestone Indy Lights Series
1st Place – Carlos Munoz
2nd Place – Gabby Chaves
3rd Place – Sage Karam
Official FIL Race Report from Grand Prix of Long Beach Site

American Le Mans Series
LMP1
1st Place – Klaus Graf/Lucas Luhr – Muscle Milk
2nd Place – Neel Jani/Nick Heidfeld – Rebellion Racing
3rd Place – Chris Dyson/Guy Smith – Dyson Racing

LMP2
1st Place – Scott Sharp/Guy Cosmo – Extreme Speed Motorsports
2nd Place – Ed Brown/Johannes van Overbeek – Extreme Speed Motorsports
3rd Place – Scott Tucker/Ryan Briscoe – Level 5

LMPC
1st Place – Jonathan Bennett/Colin Braun – Core Autosport
2nd Place – Mike Guasch/Luis Diaz – PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports
3rd Place – Bruno Junqueira/Duncan Ende – RSR Racing

GT
1st Place – Bill Auberlen/Maxime Martin – BMW RLL
2nd Place – Dirk Müller/Joey Hand – BMW RLL
3rd Place – Marc Goossens/Dominik Farnbacher – SRT

GTC
1st Place – Henrique Cisneros/Sean Edwards – Momo NGT
2nd Place – Nelson Canache, Jr./Spencer Pumpelly – Flying Lizard
3rd Place – Brian Wong/Dion von Moltke – Flying Lizard
Official Results from American Le Mans Series

Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge
1st Place – Matt Powers – Nissan S14 (240sx)
2nd Place – Michael Essa – BMW M3
3rd Place – Walker Wilkerson – Nissan S14 (240sx)
Super Drift Challenge Race Report via Formula Drift

Sunday:
IZOD IndyCar Series
1st Place – Takuma Sato – Honda
2nd Place – Graham Rahal – Honda
3rd Place – Justin Wilson – Honda
IndyCar Official Race Report

Robby Gordon Stadium Super Trucks
1st Place – Justin Lofton
2nd Place – Robby Gordon
3rd Place – Rob MacCachren
Stadium Super Trucks Official Race Results

Pirelli World Challenge
GT
1st Place – James Sofronas – Audi R8
2nd Place – Andy Pilgrim – Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
3rd Place – Mike Skeen – Chevrolet Corvette

GTS
1st Place – Lawson Aschenbach – Chevrolet Camaro
2nd Place – Peter Cunningham – Acura TSX
3rd Place – Jack Baldwin – Porsche Cayman S
Pirelli World Challenge Official Race Report

-Words and photos by Rex Tokeshi-Torres

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