LOS ANGELES, CA (April 1, 2012)- Following a hard-earned second place during last month’s prestigious Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Brian Wong will return to The American Le Mans Series for the series’ second round, The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Wong, who resides just a few miles down from the circuit in nearby Newport Beach, will race for the second time at the venerable street circuit.
“Racing at Long Beach is a truly special occasion,” stated Wong. “Growing up in Southern California, this is one of the biggest events you could participate in. It’s like racing at Daytona, Indianapolis, or Monaco. Everyone looks forward to it, and we really want to win. We had a great race at Sebring, and I’m really anxious to carry this momentum forward.”
As a 1.9 mile, 11-turn temporary circuit run entirely on the streets of Long Beach’s downtown district, The Long Beach Grand Prix is the longest running race of its kind in North America. Hosting everything from Formula One, to IndyCar, to now The American Le Mans Series, the crowd of over 100,000 attendees come out to truly experience an event.
“What I really enjoy about this race is that we have such a diverse crowd,” continued Wong. “A lot of our events cater to a very specific car culture, but Long Beach is a staple of the Southern California lifestyle. A majority of the fans are there to just capture the event, and it would be a great trophy to collect.”
Having collected podium trophies at both last month’s race at Sebring as well as the 2011 Petit Le Mans, Wong will be headed to his home circuit in pursuit of victory. As the first ever Chinese-American to stand on the podium in the series, the Californian will drive with continued support from World Stage Racing (WSR).
Based out of Los Angeles, WSR is a business entity designed to foster the relationships between Chinese and American businesses through motorsport. As a business-minded entity, the organization will be heavily involved in the upcoming Grand Prix, looking to entertain a number of notable guests and businesses, particularly within the Asian American community.
The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will take place from April 19-21, 2013, with the American Le Mans Series racing on Saturday, April 20.
Over the coming days both Brian and World Stage will release several updates on their program as well as partnerships.
For more information, visit worldstageracing.com.